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Privatisation


Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire Bus workers in Nottingham and Derbyshire struck on Monday of this week against a below-inflation 2.5 percent “poverty pay” offer.

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

More battles over the new form of health privatisation The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions Three top privatisation bosses ripped off millions of pounds of money in scams involving the London Fire Brigade (LFB), a report has revealed.

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess After inspectors found that inmates were living in appalling conditions in a privately?run prison, Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates those responsible

Prison offers no solutions - whether run privately or run by the state

Prison offers no solutions - whether run privately or run by the state The chief inspector of prisons has forced ministers into taking Birmingham jail back under state control.

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

21 August 2018
Hundreds of health workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust were celebrating last week after bosses dumped plans to outsource their jobs.

Privatisation as NHS faces cash crisis

07 August 2018
Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is involved in the NHS

Care workers lose wages after court ruling as bosses blame them for crisis

17 July 2018
A legal decision is set to rob thousands of pounds from care workers’ wages.

Wigan hospital strikes force bosses to drop outsourcing plans

06 July 2018
Strikes by health workers in Wigan have forced bosses to withdraw plans to outsource hundreds of jobs. But there are more battles to come.

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS

30 June 2018
Tens of thousands of people gathered for the NHS at 70 national demonstration in central London this Saturday.

Wigan hospital workers strike against outsourcing and privatisation

28 June 2018
Hundreds of hospital workers across Wigan took to picket lines on Thursday after bosses agreed to push ahead with plans to outsource 900 jobs.

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash

25 June 2018
The NHS was launched 70 years ago but it now faces multiple challenges from Tories and bosses. Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at the attacks that threaten the service

Unison union conference sees revolt against leadership

20 June 2018
The Unison union national conference erupted in chanting and cries of “democracy” on Wednesday after union leaders attempted to quash revolt over a controversial motion.

Get behind NHS strike in Wigan

05 June 2018
Hundreds of hospital porters, cleaners and other support staff are ramping up their fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation.

Workers fight the outsourcers at the University of London

29 May 2018
Workers at the University of London (UoL) are set to walk out on 6 June as part of their fight to be taken back in house by the university. Currently they are employed by Cordiant.

Biggest strike against privatisation in years—Road to Wigan Cheer

29 May 2018
The NHS is threatened with a new form of privatisation. The rise of the wholly-owned subsidiary is bosses’ latest wheeze to sell off hospitals in England through the back door. But hundreds of workers in Lancashire are striking back. Tomáš Tengely-Evans joined the picket line in Wigan

Bosses’ care home selloffs cause crisis for older people

22 May 2018
One of Britain’s biggest providers of care homes is up for sale—exposing the problems with privatisation, says Sarah Bates

As the East Coast line is renationalised - privatisation lies at the root of rail chaos

22 May 2018
The Tories are letting rail company fat cats off the hook while privatisation is causing transport misery for passengers.

Wigan porters push for a strike

08 May 2018
Hundreds of low-paid hospital workers facing the threat of outsourcing in Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly for strikes.

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