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Big care firms grab a subsidy from the Tories while workers get paid peanuts

01 August 2017
The Tory government confirmed it will “temporarily suspend” enforcement of minimum wage rules for big care firms last week, following corporate lobbying. And it has potentially handed them a huge subsidy.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

25 July 2017
Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

Victims speak out over contaminated blood agony - and call for justice

17 July 2017
With a possible inquiry on the way, contaminated blood scandal victims spoke to Sadie Robinson

Hundreds of striking Barts health workers join march in London

15 July 2017
Hundreds of NHS workers start a new strike on 25 July. Recently they held a powerful march

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

13 July 2017
Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses

11 July 2017
Support is growing for east London hospital workers taking on multinational outsourcing giant Serco as they launched a week-long walkout today, Tuesday.

Fed up and fighting back - the health workers defying multinational Serco

10 July 2017
Low-paid and migrant workers are at the sharp end of cuts and privatisation in the NHS. They face rocketing workloads and bullying bosses. But across north east London 1,000 porters, domestics and cleaners are taking on a multinational to demand higher pay—and showing how to fight, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Low-paid hospital workers strike to raise wages

04 July 2017
1,000 mainly migrant health workers in east London launched a three-day walkout

St Barts hospital cleaners launch bold programme of strikes for more pay

27 June 2017
Around 1,000 outsourced hospital cleaners in east London are planning a programme of hard-hitting action against multinational Serco.

Royal College of Nursing announces a "summer of protest" over public sector pay cap

16 May 2017
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announces a “summer of protest” over the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Health workers in east London get organised at work to take on the racists

09 May 2017
Health workers in east London are organising to take the fight against racism into their workplaces.

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill

09 May 2017
Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

Hospitals - Tories’ racist message to migrants is, keep out

02 May 2017
One hospital is giving out leaflets telling patients without the right papers to pay up or risk being kicked out of Britain. Dave Sewell continues our investigation into the racist clampdown in the NHS

Theresa May is a “bloody liar” says Sybil after Corbyn reads out her NHS question

02 May 2017
A pensioner whose fears about going into hospital were ridiculed by Theresa May has slammed the Tory leader as a “bloody liar”.

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.

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