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Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies

Upbeat strike at The John Roan school says no to academies Workers at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck on Wednesday. The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into a privately-run academy.

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses A walkout by hundreds of outsourced workers in Greater Manchester could help to push back the influence of private companies across the health service, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Attacks on working conditions at Royal Mail

Attacks on working conditions at Royal Mail Royal Mail postal workers lost out on hundreds of pounds due to privatisation last week—and now top bosses want to give them another kicking.

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune

Fujitsu privatisation failure could cost the NHS a fortune The health service could soon be forced to pay £400 million to a multinational

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing

02 October 2018
Cleaners at two London universities have been brought in house by management.

Train lines are in chaos—but Tory Chris Grayling wants more privatisation

20 September 2018
The chaos of rail privatisation has been laid bare

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

11 September 2018
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

04 September 2018
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

28 August 2018
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

27 August 2018
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

21 August 2018
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

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