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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.

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

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

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.

Back Manchester NHS workers’ strike

30 October 2007
Manchester Health workers are refusing to allow their bosses to victimise leading Unison union activist Karen Reissmann, and are pledging to continue their strike action until she is returned to her normal duties.

Sicko shows disaster of private health care

30 October 2007
Health trade unionists across Britain have been preparing for this Saturday’s London demonstration for the NHS. Most will have been organising meetings and leafleting hospitals.

Leon Kuhn: deadly infection

30 October 2007

Unison delegates ordered to avoid Yunus Bakhsh support meeting

30 October 2007
Well known Unison union activist Yunus Bakhsh has been suspended from work for his trade union activities for over a year, and the campaign for his reinstatement has gained widespread support – producing some of the biggest fringe meetings at Unison conferences.

Tragedy in Manchester shows real cost of NHS cuts

23 October 2007
The terrible cost of cuts in Manchester’s mental health services is clearly illustrated by the death of William Scott, a 49 year old man from Manchester. William suffered multiple stab wounds that his family say were self inflicted. This tragedy was neither unforeseen nor inevitable.

Suspended for speaking out

16 October 2007
Karen Reissmann, the Manchester psychiatric nurse at the centre of a long running industrial dispute, was suspended for speaking out against a cuts and privatisation plan not very different to those that proved so disastrous at Maidstone and Tunbridge.

Health cuts fuel superbug crisis

16 October 2007
Last week’s Healthcare Commission report into patient deaths at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust is truly shocking.

Manchester health strikers defend nurse Karen Reissmann

02 October 2007
Management at Manchester mental health trust this week moved closer to disciplining, and possibly even sacking, leading health trade unionist Karen Reissmann.

Save Whipps Cross hospital meeting

25 September 2007
Up to 300 people attended a public meeting in Woodford Green in north east London organised by the Save Whipps Cross Hospital campaign and Keep Our NHS Public last week.

Build the NHS Together demonstration

25 September 2007
Every trade unionist should join the Unison union’s march to defend the National Health Service, and keep it firmly in the public sector.

Swansea health workers force bosses back at Morriston hospital

25 September 2007
Health workers in Swansea have succeeded in winning a month’s suspension of planned ward closures and job losses after threatening to go on strike.

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