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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.

Hundreds join health rally

17 September 2013
Health workers backed a motion of no confidence in their bosses at a meeting at Whipps Cross Hospital on Thursday of last week.

Whipps Cross workers pass no confidence vote in bosses - and call for action

13 September 2013
Health workers and trade unionists backed a motion of no confidence in their bosses at a meeting at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London yesterday, Thursday.

A rotten deal on NHS pay

30 October 2012
A major assault on the NHS Agenda for Change national agreement on terms and conditions has been negotiated with health bosses by officials from the Unison, RCN and CSP unions.

Nurses jeer at Andrew Lansley's lies

15 May 2012
Delegates at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) conference jeered in derision at health minister Andrew Lansley last week.

50,000 NHS jobs threatened

22 November 2011
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says that government cuts put 50,000 jobs at risk in the health service in England.

Tories health 'reform' would sack one in eight nurses

12 April 2011
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has exposed Tory and Lib Dem lies about the NHS.

Over one million workers could unite over pay in NHS

17 April 2007
The prospect of the first national strike action in the NHS in Britain for nearly two decades took a step forward this week. The Royal College of Nurses (RCN) conference voted to clear the way for its members to take industrial action.

Anger over threat to transfer NHS jobs

05 November 2005
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has challenged the government’s plans to transfer up to 250,000 health workers out of the NHS.

Royal College of Nursing — 'we’ll fight over pensions'

05 May 2005
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has threatened action over pensions.

Modern day slavery

26 July 2003
FAR FROM being a drain on the economy, workers from abroad keep key industries and services in Britain going. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) showed last week how some parts of the NHS would "cease to function" without nurses from South Africa and the Philippines. Guardian journalist Felicity Lawrence has uncovered how "in food processing there is a hidden army of labour on whom we all depend".

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