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Cuts in number of health visitors puts Waltham Forest children at risk

12 February 2008
Health visitors in east London, who have suffered a 40 percent reduction in numbers since 2000, are warning that unless cuts are reversed the safety of hundreds of children could be compromised.

Campaigning for Karen Reissmann

12 February 2008
The fight to reinstate Manchester Unison union activist Karen Reissmann to her job as a community psychiatric nurse continues with campaigners this week launching a series of initiatives.

NHS privatisation: the ‘sicko’ firms who are after your GP surgery

05 February 2008
Multinational firms have got their eyes on your local doctor’s surgery.

Health workers lobby for Karen Reissmann

22 January 2008
Mental health workers in Manchester plan to lobby health minister Ivan Lewis MP this Friday as part of their campaign for the reinstatement of nurse and union activist Karen Reissmann.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

22 January 2008
The campaign against the victimisation of leading health trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh received a boost this week.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

08 January 2008
Supporters of Yunus Bakhsh, the leading health trade unionist who has suffered a long-running victimisation by his employers for union activity, are planning a major fundraising operation on his behalf.

More ‘reforms’ for the NHS

08 January 2008
Gordon Brown has decided that the NHS’s 60th birthday should be celebrated with an expansion of the very policies that have undermined it.

Step up fight over Karen Reissmann sacking

08 January 2008
Outrage at the sacking of psychiatric nurse Karen Reissmann for speaking out against cuts and privatisation of mental health services continues to be a cause of acute embarrassment for health bosses in Manchester.

Groundswell of opposition beats Lancashire health privatisation

08 January 2008
Campaigners in Preston are celebrating a decisive victory against the privatisation of health services.

300 at defend NHS social back Yunus Bakhsh

17 December 2007
More than 300 trade unionists from the north east of England last week packed into a social to defend the NHS.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

11 December 2007
The campaign continues to defend leading health trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh.

Karen Reissmann: fury as appeal upholds sacking of NHS activist

11 December 2007
Mental health workers in Manchester reacted with anger to the decision of their NHS trust this week to uphold the sacking of leading union activist and psychiatric nurse Karen Reissmann.

Fury as Karen Reissmann sacking upheld

10 December 2007
Mental health workers in Manchester reacted with fury to the decision of their NHS trust to uphold the sacking of leading union activist Karen Reissmann.

On the march to defend sacked trade unionist Karen Reissmann

27 November 2007
Trade unionists and health campaigners from across Britain demonstrated in Manchester on Saturday of last week to demand the reinstatement of nurse Karen Reissmann, who was sacked last month for speaking out against cuts and privatisation.

Growing solidarity for Karen Reissmann

20 November 2007
Solidarity is pouring in for mental health strikers in Manchester who are fighting for the reinstatement of their union branch chair Karen Reissmann.

All-out strike over sacked health rep

13 November 2007
One of the most crucial strikes in the National Health Service for more than a decade has erupted in defence of sacked union rep and senior nurse Karen Reissmann.

Money pours in to Karen Reissmann strike fund

13 November 2007
"Since my sacking, trade unionists and campaigners have rallied magnificently to support our strike," Karen Reissmann told Socialist Worker.

Karen Reissmann sacked for defending our NHS

06 November 2007
Outrage spread across the NHS this week at news of the sacking of leading health trade unionist Karen Reissmann, a nurse with 25 years experience of working in mental health in Manchester.

Leading Unison activist Karen Reissmann sacked

05 November 2007
Leading Unison union activist and psychiatric nurse Karen Reissmann has been sacked by Manchester mental health trust for the "crime" of bringing her employers into disrepute.

Leon Kuhn: deadly infection

30 October 2007

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