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The great PFI swindle

The great PFI swindle It’s a long way from the partly built 40-mile £750 million Aberdeen bypass, work on which has been routinely delayed, to the £4 billion luxury development in Doha, Qatar.

Carillion crash is the product of a failing system

Carillion crash is the product of a failing system Politicians and bosses rushed to denounce failed firm Carillion as the latest in a long list of companies described as the “unacceptable face of capitalism”.

Carillion’s collapse puts thousands of workers’ jobs and pensions at risk

Carillion’s collapse puts thousands of workers’ jobs and pensions at risk Carillion was Britain’s second-largest construction company, employing 43,000 people globally.

As Carillion fat cats demand more state cash - stop outsourcing to save jobs

As Carillion fat cats demand more state cash - stop outsourcing to save jobs Bosses at Carillion have got their hands out. They have already taken billions of public money on the outsourcing and privatising gravy train.

Mother of Becky Romero leads protest over her death - and backs 3 Feb NHS demo

Mother of Becky Romero leads protest over her death - and backs 3 Feb NHS demo The mother of Becky Romero, a 15 year old who died because of metal health cuts, has slammed underfunding of services as “utterly shameful”. And she called on people to join the demonstration for the NHS on 3 February in London.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Two deaths after long ambulance waits - Tory cuts are to blame

07 January 2018
At least two people have died this month because of Tory cuts to the NHS.

As campaigners call a national protest for the NHS on 3 February - let’s make it big

05 January 2018
Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.

Equalities report shows the institutional racism facing workers in the NHS

02 January 2018
The latest equalities figures show that black workers in the NHS aren’t reaching the highest pay rates—and are more likely to be disciplined, explains Tomáš Tengely-Evans

PFI firms in the NHS set for £190 million windfall due to Tory corporation tax cuts

28 December 2017
Corporations profiting from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes have creamed millions from the NHS and Tory tax cuts are handing them even more.

New fears over PFI profits show how bosses see the prospect of a Labour government

15 November 2017
A row over Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) shows how bosses are preparing for the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn walking into Downing Street.

Take academies back into public hands

14 November 2017
The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.

Fiasco of ‘AirBnB’ NHS plan reveals a deep crisis in social care

31 October 2017
Tory health minister Philip Dunne waded in behind a dangerous plan to deal with the shortage of hospital beds on Monday.

Healthcare ‘AirBnB’ is no substitute for hospital beds

24 October 2017
Patients recovering from surgery in Essex could be removed from hospital and put up in ordinary people’s spare bedrooms.

Stop the pensions robbery—keep up pressure in the post

23 October 2017
Workers are defiant despite Royal Mail bosses’ legal challenges to strikes, reports Nick Clark

Theresa May’s lukewarm plan for energy prices won’t pay the heating bill

13 October 2017
Some 2.3 million people are facing another winter where they don’t have enough money to heat their homes.

Warning for the NHS as ambulance firm’s demise leaves patients in the lurch

13 October 2017
The collapse of a private ambulance firm in the Home Counties last week, triggering chaos for the NHS, could be a harbinger of a broader crisis.

Tube cleaners protest for decent pay

12 October 2017
Outsourced tube cleaners demonstrated outside City Hall on Thursday to demand better working conditions.

Postal workers ‘going to war’ for pensions

05 September 2017
Postal workers were set to ballot for national strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. They are gearing up for a battle to defend their pensions, pay and conditions.

Profit From Illness—how PFI schemes are still draining millions from the NHS

31 August 2017
As the Tories slash the health service, eight multinational corporations are leaching millions in profits from the NHS.

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