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Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal? Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton Hundreds of striking porters, cleaners and domestics in Bolton show the way to fight attacks on pay, NHS privatisation and outsourcing, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Hancock's half-cocked response to crisis in mental health

Hancocks half-cocked response to crisis in mental health Tory health secretary Matt Hancock offered warm words in the run-up to World Mental Health Day on Wednesday.

The truth about food that makes us sick

The truth about food that makes us sick Pret A Manger killed a teenage girl.

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

01 October 2018
A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

As the Infected Blood Inquiry begins - campaigners call for truth and justice

24 September 2018
An inquiry into the infected blood scandal began on Monday. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood during the late 1970s and 1980s. More than 2,800 have died.

East London health trust drops racist ID checks after protest

13 September 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after east London’s biggest trust hospitals trust partially backed down over checking patients’ immigration status

Health is a class issue

11 September 2018
Women in Britain die earlier than women living in most other European countries, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Protest against hostile health practice that targets migrants

04 September 2018
Health campaigners plan to protest outside the annual general meeting of Barts Health NHS Trust on Wednesday of next week.

Use NHS and you could be deported, migrants told

21 August 2018
The Tories are trying to use the NHS as a back-door vehicle for deportations. Socialist Worker has seen two examples of how it works—and there are likely to be more.

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

21 August 2018
Hundreds of health workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust were celebrating last week after bosses dumped plans to outsource their jobs.

Privatisation as NHS faces cash crisis

07 August 2018
Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is involved in the NHS

Don’t let Prentis palm off piss-poor pay packet on health workers

17 July 2018
Tens of thousands of health workers will be forced to wait up to eight months for thousands of pounds promised by the Tories and union leaders.

Wigan hospital strikes force bosses to drop outsourcing plans

06 July 2018
Strikes by health workers in Wigan have forced bosses to withdraw plans to outsource hundreds of jobs. But there are more battles to come.

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories

30 June 2018
Anger against the Tories' assault on the NHS was on the streets of London on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS

30 June 2018
Tens of thousands of people gathered for the NHS at 70 national demonstration in central London this Saturday.

Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing

19 June 2018
Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

18 June 2018
Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

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