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Yunus Bakhsh’s tribunal names names

16 March 2010
The anonymous accusers of sacked nurse Yunus Bakhsh were finally revealed at an employment tribunal last week. It is more than three years since they gave evidence that was important in the case against Yunus.

Hundreds meet to save Whittington Hospital

09 March 2010
Four hundred people attended a meeting in north London to defend Accident and Emergency services under threat at the Whittington Hospital.

Unions stop health privatisation in Tower Hamlets

02 March 2010
The threat to privatise community health services in Tower Hamlets, east London, has been stopped by union opposition.

5,000 march to say ‘Save our hospital’

02 March 2010
Around 5,000 protesters took to the streets of Islington, north London, last Saturday to defend key services under threat at Whittington hospital.

Private firm to run NHS hospital

23 February 2010
Bosses of global healthcare firms were licking their lips this week as the government prepared to hand the running of an NHS hospital to a private company.

Whittington campaign: ‘We’re taking to the streets for our hospital’

23 February 2010
"This demonstration is going to be big – a lot of people who have never marched before are going to be on the streets to save our hospital this Saturday."

Build support for Yunus Bakhsh

26 January 2010
Victimised union activist Yunus Bakhsh needs to raise funds for legal representation at his employment tribunal against his former employer, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. The tribunal is due to take place in March.

Victory for NHS health workers in north Devon

19 January 2010
There was a carnival atmosphere in the town square in Barnstaple last Saturday as workers in the North Devon Healthcare Trust in the Unison union celebrated their stunning victory over their employers, Sodexo.

Devon hospital workers strike back

12 January 2010
Over 200 low paid hospital workers took two days of strike action last week following the refusal of their employers, Sodexo and the local NHS trust, to implement a pay agreement dating back to 2006.

Solid strike of North Devon health workers despite the snow

06 January 2010
Over 200 low paid hospital workers started two days of strike action on Tuesday, following the refusal of their employer Sodexo and the local NHS trust to implement a pay agreement dating back to 2006. During the day, with heavy snow falling, nearly all of those on strike attended the picket.

Health service workers to strike in North Devon

05 January 2010
More than 200 hospital domestics, catering staff and porters in North Devon were set to strike for two days as Socialist Worker went to press. This follows a 97 percent vote for strike action.

250 at defend Whittington hospital meeting

15 December 2009
A quickly organised meeting to defend the Whittington hospital in north London last week saw more than 250 angry residents and health workers come together to demand that the hospital’s accident and emergency unit is safeguarded.

Lively protest against east London NHS cuts

01 December 2009
Some 30 health workers and campaigners protested on Thursday of last week against privatisation and cuts in east London NHS.

Protest called against health cuts in east London

24 November 2009
East London health workers have called a protest against privatisation and cuts in their NHS trust for Thursday of this week.

Nurse training cut by degrees

24 November 2009
The tabloids have greeted the news that all nurses will soon go to university by declaring we will become "too posh to wash". But such backward comments ignore the real problems with the plan.

Camden NHS campaign stops private GPs threat

24 November 2009
Health bosses in Camden, London, have been forced to shelve plans to hand a health centre over to a private firm.

Sussex healthcare rep threatened with sack

24 November 2009
Zena Dodgson, secretary of Sussex healthcare Unison, has been threatened with the sack by health bosses.

US right is telling unhealthy lies

18 August 2009
The wonderful people who brought you the invasion of Iraq certainly took Joseph Goebbels’ principle of "the bigger the lie the better" to heart.

Big business is profiteering from the flu pandemic

28 July 2009
Competing for vaccine The world’s richest and poorest states are competing to buy stocks of a potential swine flu vaccine.

NHS can’t take the flu strain

07 July 2009
A projected rise in the number of people with swine flu to 100,000 a day by late August could cause a crisis for the NHS, a Newcastle-based GP told Socialist Worker.

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