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Fight against academisation heats up in east London

Fight against academisation heats up in east London Workers at St Michael’s, a small primary school in Newham, east London, struck for the seventh time on Thursday of last week.

Foreign Office cleaners say, ‘We want Dominic Raab to come down here and talk to us’

Foreign Office cleaners say, ‘We want Dominic Raab to come down here and talk to us’ “We need respect,” says Beatriz—not her real name—a cleaner at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. “The way they treat people, the cleaners, it’s not good.”

Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital

Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital Over 200 porters, cleaners and caterers have won their fight over pay, conditions and to be brought in-house.

East London school takes action over academy selloff plan

East London school takes action over academy selloff plan NEU union members at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Newham, east London, struck for three days last week to stop the school being turned into an academy.

Scrap HS2 and take rail off the fat cats

Scrap HS2 and take rail off the fat cats A new report laid bare the growing chaos behind the the HS2 project, just as Northern Rail hits the buffers

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

Strikers at St Mary’s have NHS privatisers on the run

03 December 2019
A series of strikes has forced NHS England bosses and multinationals onto the back foot over privatisation and outsourcing. Gabby Thorpe reports on the latest fight in west London

1,000 ready to strike to stay fully in the NHS

12 November 2019
Over 1,000 health workers in the Home Counties plan to stage a two-day walkout against privatisation

Addaction—fighting the charities taking over health services that won’t pay up

09 November 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what a strike at a rehabilitation service says about the health service

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up

15 October 2019
eCourier workers who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), struck for two days from last Thursday.

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are still defiant

17 September 2019
Striking health visitors in Lincolnshire have refused to back down after a Tory council leader tried to dismiss their action.

Royal Mail workers: fighting a package of attacks

14 September 2019
This time it really is the big one. Decades of struggles over the future of Royal Mail and the postal industry have all been leading towards this pitched battle.

£80 billion toxic legacy of private finance in the NHS

12 September 2019
Cash-strapped hospitals will have to fork out a further £55 billion to banks and building companies, according to a report published on Thursday.

In Brief — Fatal outbreak caused by NHS cuts

27 August 2019
Listeria outbreak is further proof that cuts kill

These NHS strikes in Bradford and Lincolnshire need your support

20 August 2019
Health workers in Bradford and Lincolnshire are stepping up the fight against poverty pay and outsourcing—and they need solidarity.

LETTERS - health workers need to back indefinite strike in Bradford

19 August 2019
It is good to see that health workers in Bradford have voted for an all-out strike against privatisation from Monday 26 August. (Socialist Worker, 14 August).

Hospital workers in Bradford begin two week strike against NHS privatisation

01 August 2019
The Unison union members at the Bradford Royal Infirmary are fighting bosses’ plans to outsource cleaners, porters and other support staff

Defend victims of Serco’s racist greed

29 July 2019
Anti-racists are demanding an immediate stop to the mass eviction threat facing up to 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Hospital strikes can deal a blow to NHS privatisation agenda

24 July 2019
The fight against NHS privatisation and low pay is hotting up this summer as health workers prepare for a spate of strikes.

All-out strikers want to take contractors to the cleaners

19 July 2019
Catering and cleaning staff at a government department in the capital have walked out and say they won’t go back till they get what they want

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