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LETTERS - I’m proud to be attacked by Daily Mail for defending NHS

01 July 2019
The Daily Mail was outraged to see a motion passed at the recent British Medical Association conference that defended healthcare for all.

Birmingham health workers vow to fight on after bosses vote to outsource their jobs

26 June 2019
Health workers in the West Midlands have vowed to keep fighting after bosses voted to press ahead with plans to privatise their jobs on Wednesday.

Hospital ‘price list’ is a chilling vision of what is to come if NHS cuts are not resisted

21 June 2019
A backlash has forced hospital bosses to drop a plan to make patients pay up to £20,000 for health services.

LETTERS - ‘Hostile environment’ must end at our local hospital

11 June 2019
Our Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) group in Wandsworth, south London, protested over the “hostile environment” at a meeting of St George’s Hospital Trust board last week.

Tory health cuts caused thousands more deaths

04 June 2019
Research out this week is another damning indictment of how austerity measures have cut short the lives of thousands of poor people in Britain

Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up

07 May 2019
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were treated like “dirt”, an inquiry has heard. The Infected Blood Inquiry began hearing oral evidence last week.

Fighting the outsourcers

30 April 2019
Outsourced catering workers at two South Yorkshire hospitals plan to strike for three days a week for the whole of May.

NHS strikes demand justice from Sodexo

23 April 2019
Catering workers at two hospital in South Yorkshire are taking the fight to outsourcing giant Sodexo

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

09 April 2019
Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Don’t close All Hallows

02 April 2019
Some 200 people crowded into Ditchingham Village Hall, Norfolk, last Saturday to campaign against the imminent closure of the All Hallows Health Trust.

Campaigners celebrate as Tories drop west London health cuts plans

27 March 2019
Tory health secretary Matt Hancock has dropped plans to axe hospital services across west London after a seven-year battle by campaigners

Hospital workers strike for equal pay

26 February 2019
Outsourced health workers in Liverpool took to the picket line

NHS checks mean women denied access to abortions

19 February 2019
The Tories have been forced to admit that migrants were wrongly denied NHS treatment because of racist health charges.

Nurses in Ireland stage pay strikes

05 February 2019
More than 35,000 striking nurses have picketed hospitals across Ireland, telling the government they can take no more.

Problems were built into the Glasgow hospital named ‘Death Star’

29 January 2019
A death at a Glasgow hospital has shone a light on a scandal-hit institution, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Meeting will demand Karen Reissmann is reinstated

15 January 2019
Supporters of the Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign were set to hold a public meeting in Manchester this Saturday.

The Troublemaker—MPs hide how £3 billion gets spent on spooks in Britain

27 November 2018
Matthew Hedges said in the UAE last week he was a spy, and this week said he wasn’t.

Defend Karen Reissmann

20 November 2018
Unison union members are getting behind the campaign to defend leading health worker Karen Reissmann.

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

06 November 2018
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

01 November 2018
A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

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