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Health pay deal would cut wages and strengthen bosses in the NHS

21 March 2018
 The proposals represent a real terms pay cut and managers get new powers

Health workers furious with paltry pay proposals that slash annual leave

09 March 2018
Health workers are angry that their union leaders are trying to stitch up a below-inflation pay deal that would also see them lose a day’s holiday.

New moves in the public sector pay battle

12 December 2017
Local government employers have offered Unison, GMB and Unite union members in England and Wales a below-inflation 2 percent pay offer for each of the next two years.

We can smash Tories' pay cap

17 October 2017
Workers rallied against the Tories’ 1 percent public sector pay cap as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

19 September 2017
Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Theresa May suffers humiliation in pay cap vote—unions must go on the offensive

13 September 2017
Tory prime minister Theresa May has suffered a humiliating blow over the public sector pay cap. 

Nurses demand end to pay cap in protest outside parliament

06 September 2017
Chants of “scrap the cap” rang out outside parliament as Theresa May faced her first prime minister’s question time after the summer break.

‘Scrap the pay cap,’ demand nurses ahead of an RCN rally at parliament in London

05 September 2017
Nurses and their supporters were set to hold a #ScraptheCap protest in London’s Parliament Square this Wednesday.

Reports round up: nurses demand higher pay

27 June 2017

Industrial round-up - Nurses consider walkouts against Tory pay cap

11 April 2017
Nurses consider action over pay cap, Scottish lecturers back strikes, walkouts on at BMW and Woolwich Ferry, social workers want strikes in Kirklees

The Tories' attack on junior doctors - a threat to every worker and a fight for us all

16 February 2016
The Tories have declared war—the unions have to win it.

Junior docs strike blow against the Tories' plan to wreck the NHS

12 January 2016
Junior doctors struck across England on Tuesday of this week to defend their contracts—and the NHS.

NHS students' fightback over bursaries can fuel united struggle against Tories

05 January 2016
Anger at the Tory assault on the NHS is spreading as health care students and their supporters were set to march in central London this Saturday.

Student nurses protest as talks bog down junior doctors' BMA organisation

08 December 2015
Some 400 NHS students protested against Tory plans to axe their bursaries outside the Department of Health on Wednesday of last week.

Doctors' protest for NHS blocks Whitehall

29 September 2015
More than 3,000 junior doctors marched on Downing Street and blocked Whitehall in central London on Monday of this week. 

NHS cancels operations as cuts create beds shortage

18 August 2015
The number of NHS operations that are cancelled has hit a 13-year high, reveal new figures from NHS England.

Nurses could walk out over attacks on NHS workers' unsocial hours' pay

19 May 2015
The Tories’ latest attack on health workers’ pay could provoke a massive backlash from the unions. 

NHS pay campaign

01 July 2014
Health workers are organising two events ahead of the NHS’s birthday on 5 July, as part of a national campaign for better pay.

NHS worker says 'don’t miss opportunity for united strikes'

10 June 2014
Health workers staged a day of action to demand better pay around Britain on Thursday of last week.

Royal London protest against NHS cuts

09 October 2013
Around 150 health workers and campaigners protested outside the Royal London Hospital yesterday evening, Tuesday, against staff and wage cuts across Barts Health NHS Trust. Staff across the trust’s six hospitals are angry that up to 3,000 workers will have pay slashed or will be sacked because it is crippled by its huge Private Finance Initiative (PFI) debt.

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