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Health trusts in financial crisis

24 February 2015
Top bosses at Barts Health NHS Trust in east London resigned last week amid a growing financial crisis. Chief executive Peter Morris and chief nurse Kay Riley went a fortnight after it reported a £93 million budget deficit. 

Reports round-up

10 February 2015
Cleaners’ Bafta pay demo for living wage | M25 workers go for weekly walkouts | ITV action could hit election coverage | Brighton bins get set to walk again | Strike ballot at East Sussex waste firm

Tory reforms ‘damaged’ the NHS says health charity

10 February 2015
A new report by the Kings Fund health charity has damned the Tories’ NHS reforms in England.

Don’t let shoddy offer stop the fight to save the NHS

03 February 2015
Unions were wrong to call off the health strikes but activists say there is still time to resist, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Frustration as unions call off health strikes

27 January 2015
Many health workers in England are frustrated that unions have called off strikes planned for this Thursday and next month.

Keep up the fight to save the NHS

27 January 2015
Half a million health workers were set to strike this Thursday, 29 January, but union leaders were set to call it off writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Strike back to save the NHS

20 January 2015
As the Tories launch another attack on NHS pay, building solidarity with the health strikes is crucial for our side to beat them, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

NHS cuts kill - strike to defend our health service

16 December 2014
Nurse Stuart Beddows killed himself—and the ­pressure of work tipped him over the edge. 

Reports round-up

16 December 2014
Anti-abortion bigots confronted in south London | Electricians picket T Clarke in Romford | London students protest at Mayor's Question Time | Hundreds protest against fracking in Ellesmere Port | Christmas party for Freedom Riders | Marks and Spencer ballot is off after workers reinstated | UCU retreats from a fight over FE pay

Reports round-up

09 December 2014
Cash workers strike at Post Offices | Union takes break in biscuit dispute | Police stations staff could down tools | EDF workers’ action over sacked driver | Stop Ukip growing in Portsmouth | TV action set for the new year | Housing protests in Hackney and Haringey

Union rejects scapegoating of migrants at Next in Yorkshire

09 December 2014
The GMB union held a protest outside Next’s warehouse in South Elmsall, west Yorkshire on Friday of last week. The protest coincided with a national tour calling on Next to pay workers the Living Wage. 

Restart all-out Sheffield bin strike

02 December 2014
Recycling workers in Sheffield, south Yorkshire, did not restart their suspended indefinite strike as planned on Tuesday of last week.

Liverpool walkouts can crack Jacob's biscuit bosses

25 November 2014
Around 800 GMB union members at Jacob’s Biscuits Factory in Aintree, Liverpool, began a two-day strike last Sunday.

NHS strikers take on the Tories

24 November 2014
Up to 500,000 health workers struck for four hours across England today, Monday.

Anger at union leaders after pay ‘betrayal’ in local government

18 November 2014
The rotten pay proposal cooked up by leaders of the Unison, GMB and Unite union leaderships has now settled the dispute with local government employers.

Four-day strike at refinery

18 November 2014
Workers at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in South Humberside walked out unofficially. Also: HTC Plant crane drivers vote on new offer, Blacklist protesters block Carrington building site

Indefinite walkout halted for Sheffield refuse workers

18 November 2014
The GMB union suspended an all-out strike by recycling workers in Sheffield, south Yorkshire, for two weeks on Tuesday of last week. 

Reject shoddy pay deal in Welsh NHS

11 November 2014
Health workers in Wales are frustrated that their Unison union has suspended a pay strike planned for Monday of this week.

Sheffield recycling strike - workers refuse to be treated like trash

11 November 2014
Recycling workers in Sheffield are on indefinite strike against attacks on their pay and conditions. Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports

Pay ballots set to end in local government

11 November 2014
Voting ends this week in pay consultation ballots of local government workers in England and Wales.

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