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Wigan porters push for a strike

08 May 2018
Hundreds of low-paid hospital workers facing the threat of outsourcing in Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly for strikes.

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on

26 April 2018
Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

Keep up the fight to reject the NHS pay deal

17 April 2018
Delegates at the Unison union health conference in Brighton this week voted by two to one for the leadership’s motion to recommend the government’s pay offer.

Wigan NHS workers take on outsourcing - and the former Labour MP at the heart of it

27 March 2018
Hundreds of low-paid health workers in Wigan are resisting bosses’ attempts to outsource their jobs to a firm run by their former Labour MP.

Health pay deal would cut wages and strengthen bosses in the NHS

21 March 2018
 The proposals represent a real terms pay cut and managers get new powers

Hundreds march to save stroke service in Kent

27 February 2018
Around 300 people marched through Thanet, Kent, last Saturday to defend the area’s only stroke unit in Margate

Health workers in north west England resist outsourcing threat to hospitals

13 February 2018
Former Labour MP Neil Turner has brushed aside low-paid hospital workers’ concerns over outsourcing.

Voices from the NHS in crisis—fix it now demonstration

03 February 2018
Some voices from the national NHS in crisis—fix it now demonstration in London

A howl of rage at the Tories’ and bosses’ destruction of the NHS

03 February 2018
Marchers in London said, 'We are sickened and angered by the NHS crisis, we blame the Tories and we want them out.'

Tens of thousands on the march in London for the NHS

03 February 2018
Deep anger against the Tories, and a determination to fight for change now

Protesters gather in London to say no to Tory attacks on the NHS

03 February 2018
Protesters are gathering on Gower Street in central London today to protest against the Tory assault on the NHS.

Remembering the nurses’ strike of 1988

01 February 2018
Thirty years ago this month health workers began a wave of militant strikes that defeated a Tory government. These three nurses tell the story—and say everyone should join the national demonstration to defend the NHS in London this Saturday.

Mother of Becky Romero leads protest over her death - and backs 3 Feb NHS demo

13 January 2018
The mother of Becky Romero, a 15 year old who died because of metal health cuts, has slammed underfunding of services as “utterly shameful”. And she called on people to join the demonstration for the NHS on 3 February in London.

Protest to demand justice for Becky Romero

09 January 2018
The family and supporters of Becky Romero planned to protest in Bristol this Saturday.

Two deaths after long ambulance waits - Tory cuts are to blame

07 January 2018
At least two people have died this month because of Tory cuts to the NHS.

As campaigners call a national protest for the NHS on 3 February - let’s make it big

05 January 2018
Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.

Equalities report shows the institutional racism facing workers in the NHS

02 January 2018
The latest equalities figures show that black workers in the NHS aren’t reaching the highest pay rates—and are more likely to be disciplined, explains Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Symptom of a sick society

02 January 2018
If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

PFI firms in the NHS set for £190 million windfall due to Tory corporation tax cuts

28 December 2017
Corporations profiting from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes have creamed millions from the NHS and Tory tax cuts are handing them even more.

Government announces contaminated blood inquiry - but there’s still no chair

03 November 2017
The government announced plans for a full statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. But it failed to announce a chair for the inquiry.

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