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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

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

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

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

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up 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

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are still defiant 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

Bradford battles to defend NHS status

16 July 2019
Porters, domestics and security staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust struck for seven days

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud

04 July 2019
Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Strikes in Essex block academy plan at Waltham Holy Cross school

02 July 2019
Strikers at Waltham Holy Cross school in Waltham Abbey, Essex, won a victory last week.

Refugees in Glasgow fled war - now Serco wants to dump them on the street

01 July 2019
Over 300 asylum seekers face being turned out onto the streets of Glasgow by multinational giant Serco. Alistair Farrow spoke to the tenants and activists on the frontline of resisting the evictions

Fury at firm’s cruel plan to shut special needs school

28 June 2019
Outsourcer Elysium’s scheme to close Crossley Manor school in Merseyside shows the danger of running education for profit

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