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Why the government and regulators are also to blame

24 March 2009
The scandal in Mid‑Staffordshire Hospitals Trust exposes how the bodies responsible for overseeing the NHS are so committed to implementing government "reforms" that they fail to protect the public.

NHS privatisation is costing patients’ lives

24 March 2009
The government’s attempts to drive the free market ever deeper into the NHS aren’t just damaging the ethos of the health service. They are severely damaging patient care – and even costing lives.

Case against Yunus Bakhsh in disarray

03 March 2009
The disarray over the case of Yunus Bakhsh – who was sacked from his job and expelled from the Unison union – has deepened still further.

Private Eye takes up Yunus Bakhsh case

24 February 2009
The scandalous treatment of nurse Yunus Bakhsh by both his employer and his union made further waves last week when the Private Eye magazine reported his case.

Marching for the health service in Camden

17 February 2009
Over 150 councillors, tenants associations’ reps, medical students, pensioners and others joined a lively Keep Our NHS Public march through Camden, north London, on Saturday of last week.

How did Nazis get Yunus Bakhsh case info?

17 February 2009
Last week saw further important developments in the case of Yunus Bakhsh.

The case against Yunus Bakhsh may be coming unstuck

10 February 2009
The witch-hunt in the Unison union that aims to expel leading activist Yunus Bakhsh is showing signs of coming unstuck, with allegations of racism in the union continuing to cause a storm.

Vultures want to use the NHS to save their profits

10 February 2009
As one part of NHS privatisation hits the rocks, the government is ploughing ahead with others.

Revelations in Yunus Bakhsh case shake the union

03 February 2009
Attempts to witch-hunt well known health worker Yunus Bakhsh from his job and his union continue to cause a storm – particularly in the north east of England.

Karen Reissmann NHS whistleblower tribunal is settled

03 February 2009
Leading health trade unionist Karen Reissmann has settled her employment tribunal case against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

Karen Reissmann case settled

30 January 2009
Leading health trade unionist Karen Reissmann has settled her employment tribunal case against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

Yunus Bakhsh: Revelations, resignation and anger

20 January 2009
Kerry Cafferty, the author of a complaint against leading health trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh, has resigned from the Unison union after she was exposed as a member of several Facebook groups that are a focus for racists. She was also a "Facebook friend" of open members of the British National Party.

Start of Karen Reissmann's employment tribunal

20 January 2009
Karen Reissmann, the nurse sacked after speaking out against the privatisation of mental health services in Manchester, this week presents her case for unfair dismissal to an Employment Tribunal.

How did far right know details of Yunus Bakhsh case?

13 January 2009
It has shockingly come to light that the allegations against Yunus Bakhsh were available to Nazis before Yunus knew what they were.

Day of action called to show love for the NHS

13 January 2009
While the government continues with plans to further push the market into all parts of the health service, campaigners against privatisation have responded by issuing a call for a day of marches, stunts and protests on Saturday 14 February.

Key accuser of health activist Yunus Bakhsh is a Facebook friend of BNP Nazi

13 January 2009
A most extraordinary scandal has been exposed in the case of Yunus Bakhsh, a health worker who has been sacked by his employer and expelled from the Unison union.

Yunus Bakhsh starts appeal

09 December 2008
Health worker Yunus Bakhsh began his appeal last week against the decision by his employers to sack him.

Send cheques for Karen Reissmann’s campaign

09 December 2008
A legal fund has been launched for Karen Reissmann, the Manchester mental health nurse who was sacked for speaking out against privatisation.

Hospital protest in Bishop Auckland

09 December 2008
Over 800 people gathered in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, last Saturday to demonstrate against proposals to close the local hospital’s accident and emergency department.

Unite health workers’ day of action

09 December 2008
Thousands of health workers in the Unite union held a work-to-rule on Wednesday of last week to protest against the government’s three-year below inflation pay deal.

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