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Reports round up: Hundreds march through Brighton to stop NHS cuts

Reports round up: Hundreds march through Brighton to stop NHS cuts Hundreds of people joined a march against the Tories’ assault on the NHS in Brighton last Sunday.

Barts hospital deal has left strikers frustrated

Barts hospital deal has left strikers frustrated Outsourced cleaners at Barts Health NHS Trust have accepted a pay offer from multinational Serco after a long-running dispute.

Nurses demand end to pay cap in protest outside parliament

Nurses demand end to pay cap in protest outside parliament Chants of “scrap the cap” rang out outside parliament as Theresa May faced her first prime minister’s question time after the summer break.

‘Scrap the pay cap,’ demand nurses ahead of an RCN rally at parliament in London

‘Scrap the pay cap,’ demand nurses ahead of an RCN rally at parliament in London Nurses and their supporters were set to hold a #ScraptheCap protest in London’s Parliament Square this Wednesday.

Profit From Illness—how PFI schemes are still draining millions from the NHS

Profit From Illness—how PFI schemes are still draining millions from the NHS As the Tories slash the health service, eight multinational corporations are leaching millions in profits from the NHS.

Barts health dispute at critical stage

Barts health dispute at critical stage The fight by outsourced health workers in east London against multinational Serco is at a critical stage.

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

Big care firms grab a subsidy from the Tories while workers get paid peanuts

01 August 2017
The Tory government confirmed it will “temporarily suspend” enforcement of minimum wage rules for big care firms last week, following corporate lobbying. And it has potentially handed them a huge subsidy.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

25 July 2017
Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

Victims speak out over contaminated blood agony - and call for justice

17 July 2017
With a possible inquiry on the way, contaminated blood scandal victims spoke to Sadie Robinson

Hundreds of striking Barts health workers join march in London

15 July 2017
Hundreds of NHS workers start a new strike on 25 July. Recently they held a powerful march

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

13 July 2017
Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses

11 July 2017
Support is growing for east London hospital workers taking on multinational outsourcing giant Serco as they launched a week-long walkout today, Tuesday.

Fed up and fighting back - the health workers defying multinational Serco

10 July 2017
Low-paid and migrant workers are at the sharp end of cuts and privatisation in the NHS. They face rocketing workloads and bullying bosses. But across north east London 1,000 porters, domestics and cleaners are taking on a multinational to demand higher pay—and showing how to fight, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Low-paid hospital workers strike to raise wages

04 July 2017
1,000 mainly migrant health workers in east London launched a three-day walkout

St Barts hospital cleaners launch bold programme of strikes for more pay

27 June 2017
Around 1,000 outsourced hospital cleaners in east London are planning a programme of hard-hitting action against multinational Serco.

Royal College of Nursing announces a "summer of protest" over public sector pay cap

16 May 2017
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announces a “summer of protest” over the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Health workers in east London get organised at work to take on the racists

09 May 2017
Health workers in east London are organising to take the fight against racism into their workplaces.

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill

09 May 2017
Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

Hospitals - Tories’ racist message to migrants is, keep out

02 May 2017
One hospital is giving out leaflets telling patients without the right papers to pay up or risk being kicked out of Britain. Dave Sewell continues our investigation into the racist clampdown in the NHS

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