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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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