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As cuts cause growing crisis in the NHS - strikes can defend the health service

13 September 2016
The NHS crisis is so deep that even top managers say it is near breaking point.

Condition critical—health workers tell how Tory cuts and closures put NHS in crisis

07 September 2016
New Tory plans to ‘centralise’ health services are masking a fresh round of cuts to an NHS already under severe strain. Disaster could be just around the corner

Can Jeremy Corbyn’s plans work?

30 August 2016
Rivals attack Corbyn’s policies as ‘loony left’ but millions back them nevertheless. Raymie Kiernan and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at what difference his policies could make

School’s too soft when you can’t even drug your pupils

23 August 2016
Nostalgic Tories want to take us back to the “selective” schooling system of their youth.

Health workers take on ISS privateers at east London hospital

04 August 2016
Health workers employed by outsourcing giant ISS at Homerton Hospital in east London are fighting attacks on their hours and jobs.

Heart surgery, health cuts and the market

11 July 2016
A bitter row has broken out between some of Britain’s best known hospitals following plans to reorganise heart surgery for children and babies.

BMA conference stands against racism

28 June 2016
Delegates at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) conference slammed French authorities for banning the Convoy to Calais this month.

Reject junior doctors' deal and fight to defend the NHS

24 May 2016
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to use a new contract deal with junior doctors to break momentum and push more attacks on the NHS. 

Junior doctors are still up for a fight - but pause threatens momentum

17 May 2016
Talks with health secretary Jeremy Hunt came as junior doctors met for their conference. The conference reflected a mood to fight—and possible dangers, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Tories are in trouble—strike to get them out

10 May 2016
The polling stations had hardly closed last week when the Tories’ bitter feuding reached new heights. Their splits and weakness should be a signal to step up our resistance.

Doctors’ rep says prepare for more strikes, as BMA conference nears

10 May 2016
Junior doctors are set to meet for the British Medical Association’s (BMA) junior doctors’ conference in London this Saturday.

As talks called in junior doctor dispute it is strikes that will stop the Tory attacks

05 May 2016
The Tories have agreed to “pause” the imposition of a dangerous new contract on junior doctors for five days, from Monday. But they will only do this is the British Medical Association (BMA) makes serious concessions.

Now step up the support for crucial junior doctors’ battle

03 May 2016
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt was rocked by two solid junior doctors’ walkouts last week. It’s time to press home the advantage.

Jeremy Hunt in trouble as junior doctors ‘full walkout’ gets huge support—now let’s finish him off

26 April 2016
Junior doctors walked out across England today, Tuesday, against the imposition of a dangerous new contract.

Unison health conference votes for ambulance strikes

26 April 2016
Union bosses try to prevent junior doctor from speaking but delegates vote them down

'Health rationing' as a cover for cuts

22 April 2016
NHS bosses are denying thousands of people who are overweight or smokers vital operations in a bid to save cash. That is the shocking conclusion to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) released today, Friday.

All health unions must join the junior doctors' fight

19 April 2016
As junior doctors head into a "full walkout", other unions must join them to defend the NHS

Over 1,000 march in Newcastle in solidarity with junior doctors - and to save the NHS

11 April 2016
Over 1,000 people joined a North East march to save the NHS in Newcastle last Saturday.

Hundreds of junior doctors and supporters rally amid calls for joint workers' action

07 April 2016
Up to 200 junior doctors and trade unionists from across east London rallied outside Hackney Town Hall this lunchtime, Thursday.

Junior doctors resolute on day 2 of their strike against dangerous contracts

07 April 2016
Junior doctors' determination to stop Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of a dangerous new contract has remained firm into the second day of their 48-hour walkout.

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