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Spread of coronavirus reveals fatal flaws in global health care

02 March 2020
As the deadly disease spreads to new countries, Socialist Worker investigates why health care systems and pharmaceutical companies run for profit fail those most in need of help

Reports round-up: Anti-racism in Scotland, Addaction strike, RSCPA ballot and more

25 February 2020
Health workers in Wigan and Leigh were set to launch five days of strikes over pay on Thursday.

Panic measures and racism are no cure for coronavirus

11 February 2020
A mixture of apolocalyptic and racist headlines in Britain makes a rational response to the virus less likely

Drive for profit benefits the spread of disease

10 February 2020
Environmental changes mean more risk of viruses being passed from animals to humans says Yuri Prasad

York students say they won’t be divided by coronavirus fears

02 February 2020
 Students fear a rise in racism after the first British cases of coronavirus infection were revealed to be from their university.

Victims of contaminated blood were treated with contempt—and are still denied justice

31 January 2020
New evidence shows people who contracted serious diseases were kept in the dark, ostracised and blamed

Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital

30 January 2020
Over 200 porters, cleaners and caterers have won their fight over pay, conditions and to be brought in-house.

Round-up: cops called to St George’s pickets, cleaners strike, ferry walkout and more

28 January 2020
Security guards at St George’s medical school in south London struck for a further three days from Monday.

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

21 January 2020
A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Nearly 100,000 patients made to wait for accident and emergency departments

14 January 2020
A record-breaking number of patients have been forced to wait for more than an hour before being admitted from ambulances into accident and emergency (A&E) departments.

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit

02 January 2020
The US is in the grip of a huge health epidemic so big that it is killing more than 130 people a day.

Historic strike in Northern Ireland NHS

16 December 2019
Thousands of nurses and other health workers in Northern Ireland are fighting for higher pay.

Strikers at St Mary’s have NHS privatisers on the run

03 December 2019
A series of strikes has forced NHS England bosses and multinationals onto the back foot over privatisation and outsourcing. Gabby Thorpe reports on the latest fight in west London

Number of NHS beds at an all-time low after a decade of Tory cuts

26 November 2019
The number of hospital beds in England has fallen to the lowest level since records began—and a decade of Tory cuts is to blame.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

17 November 2019
A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Poorly-paid health staff are sick of low wages

12 November 2019
Striking health workers staged a sit-in in the lobby of St Mary’s Hospital in west London

Addaction—fighting the charities taking over health services that won’t pay up

09 November 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what a strike at a rehabilitation service says about the health service

Health workers round-up: NHS support staff stage defiant action

22 October 2019
Hundreds of health workers across the north west of England are holding firm against bosses’ plans to impose a new pay deal.

Lincolnshire health worker action spreads

15 October 2019
Health visitors in Lincolnshire are escalating their fight for equal pay and terms and conditions.

Compass strikes escalate, plus NHS round-up

08 October 2019
Health workers working for subcontractor Compass have announced a fresh wave of strikes in their pay fight.

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