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Speech therapists to strike against NHS cuts

01 February 2011
The Tory pledge to keep the NHS safe from cuts is revealed as a lie this week as speech therapists in Southwark, south London, prepare to strike.

Southampton NHS cleaners strike over cuts to sick pay

01 February 2011
Cleaners in Southampton NHS trust struck on Monday of this week against plans to cut their sick pay. This is the third strike in six weeks at Southampton General Hospital.

Meeting to defend health service in Waltham Forest

25 January 2011
Over 50 local people and health workers attended a meeting called to defend the NHS on Tuesday of last week in Waltham Forest.

Voices from the NHS: a system on the verge of breakdown

25 January 2011
‘The Tories want to poison the NHS.’ Karen Reissmann, community psychiatric nurse and Unison health executive member

Doctor: health bill is the start of full privatisation of NHS

18 January 2011
The new NHS bill this week will lay the legislative foundations for the privatisation of the NHS.

Unison health executive reject bosses’ blackmail

11 January 2011
Britain’s biggest health service trade union has thrown out an attempt by employers to blackmail thousands of low paid NHS workers.

GP plans are a gift to big business

04 January 2011
Top civil servants are drawing up legislation that will hand control of up to 80 percent of the NHS budget to GPs.

Medirest workers to strike against low pay

14 December 2010
Some of the lowest-paid workers in the NHS are preparing to strike this week.

Pay blackmail won’t save jobs

14 December 2010
Bosses are trying to blackmail more than a million NHS workers into accepting pay cuts in exchange for paper-thin "guarantees" of job security.

'Unison: don't sell our conditions for jobs'

23 November 2010
With health bosses around Britain preparing to implement cuts it is vital that our unions prepare for serious resistance. But it seems that some in the leadership of Unison are ready to do the opposite.

Pepsi to write government health policy

16 November 2010
Fast food companies and the drinks industry are helping Tory and Lib Dem ministers draft their health policy.

Bucks NHS staff vote for a ballot

19 October 2010
More than 200 hospital workers in Buckinghamshire have voted to ballot for strikes.

London ambulance workers demonstrate against privatisation

29 September 2010
More than 60 London ambulance workers in the GMB union protested this morning outside a meeting of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust. They are fighting to stop privatisation and have voted by over 95 percent to take strike action.

NHS bosses’ plans to slash thousands of jobs

28 September 2010
Health bosses across Britain are threatening thousands of job cuts and a new wave of hospital closures—and that’s before the government’s spending review in October.

Activists fight to keep business out of the NHS

07 September 2010
Some 300 people in the pathology department at King’s College Hospital in London are to be balloted for strike action against privatisation. The workers are in the Unite union.

Tories trash NHS Direct

31 August 2010
Campaigners reacted with fury last week at Tory plans to scrap NHS Direct.

Vote rejects NHS privatisation

31 August 2010
Workers who transport patients between hospitals for South London Healthcare NHS Trust have voted to strike over plans to privatise their work.

Hospital campaigners lay down a marker

03 August 2010
Activists from the Defend Whittington Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital campaigns in north London came together on Thursday of last week to hand in a petition at the department of health against plans for closures at London’s hospitals.

Tories make healthy profits

27 July 2010
The Conservatives have plenty of pals in the private healthcare industry – that’s plain to see from the list of people who funded the Tory election campaign.

Government white paper is a black day for public health service

27 July 2010
The fight has started against the Tory government’s plans to dismantle the NHS.

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