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Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

02 May 2017
Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

Unison health conference delegates say - action needed now to defend the NHS

25 April 2017
The union leadership’s failure to produce enough resistance to the Tory assault on the NHS defined Unison’s health conference in Liverpool this week.

Racist rules refuse NHS care to thousands of people due to their immigration status

18 April 2017
Cruel immigration checks are putting vulnerable people off seeking the health care they need, writes Dave Sewell

'We need to take fight to the Tories', leading Unison union health worker speaks out

13 April 2017
We talk about how terrible the crisis in the NHS and social care is, but it’s significantly worse now than it has ever been.

Industrial round-up - Nurses consider walkouts against Tory pay cap

11 April 2017
Nurses consider action over pay cap, Scottish lecturers back strikes, walkouts on at BMW and Woolwich Ferry, social workers want strikes in Kirklees

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

11 April 2017
Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

Up to 5,000 march in Leeds against Tory health attacks

04 April 2017
Up to 5,000 people marched through Leeds today, Saturday, to say “save our NHS” and oppose the Tories' cuts and privatisation of the health service.

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

04 April 2017
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

Donald Trump gets beaten on Obamacare as activists get set for new struggles

28 March 2017
Donald Trump has been defeated on one of his core election pledges to repeal Obamacare, and now activists are getting ready for further resistance

Fighting back pays out in Swansea

21 March 2017
Health workers at three hospitals in South Wales have forced a pay rise of up to £1,900 from bosses after a one-day walkout in January.

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

21 March 2017
The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

Officials covered up birth defects link to protect drug firm

21 March 2017
New evidence has emerged of a cover-up involving the government, medical authorities and giant corporations.

Unite for our NHS—blame Tories not migrants

28 February 2017
Patients’ lives are being lost as relentless Tory attacks have pushed the NHS past breaking point.

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society

28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

Resist the Tories' STP plan—to Slash, Trash and Privatise the NHS

21 February 2017
The Tories’ NHS plans will mean hospital closures across England. But there is growing opposition to the STPs, with local groups springing up across England to oppose them.

Toxic hospital cuts plan is provoking local resistance

21 February 2017
Some councils are refusing to sign up to the Tories’ STP cuts plans. Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that local health campaigns are showing how to challenge the attacks on our NHS

Tory ‘gentleman’s agreement’ shames the nasty party that slashed social care

14 February 2017
Tory ministers made a dodgy deal to increase social care funding with the leader of a Tory-run county council that includes several top MPs’ constituencies.

Take heart from the hospital cuts protests and take fight to the Tories

14 February 2017
Anger at Tory attacks on the NHS is fuelling protests to beat them back.

Jeremy Hunt's racist clampdown in the NHS will cost lives

07 February 2017
Prime minister Theresa May and health minister Jeremy Hunt ramped up the assault on migrants and the NHS this week.

Newcastle joins the fight to stop STPs and to save the NHS

07 February 2017
Chants of “Save our NHS” rang through Newcastle city centre as over 1,000 people joined a march against the Tories’ assault on the health service last Saturday.

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