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Privatisation


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.

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

01 May 2018
An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

Victory at Avenue school as academy plan is pushed back - but the fight continues

01 May 2018
Workers and parents at Avenue school in east London scored a victory this week after school bosses retreated on an academy plan.

Outsourced university workers demand equal pay and rights

26 April 2018
Over 100 people joined striking workers outside the University of London on Wednesday as part of their fight against outsourcing.

Care for 13,500 at risk as outsourcer faces collapse

24 April 2018
Care for many elderly and vulnerable people has been thrown into chaos. Only a few months after the Carillion crash, another giant of outsourcing was on the brink of financial collapse at the start of this week.

Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

16 April 2018
Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

Marches in Margate and York show there is a mood to resist Tory attacks on NHS

10 April 2018
Around 400 people marched to defend the NHS from privatisation in York on Saturday of last week.

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron

10 April 2018
The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes

06 April 2018
Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

Wigan NHS workers take on outsourcing - and the former Labour MP at the heart of it

27 March 2018
Hundreds of low-paid health workers in Wigan are resisting bosses’ attempts to outsource their jobs to a firm run by their former Labour MP.

Support the fight to make privatisation history at the British Museum

13 March 2018
Privatised workers at the British Museum are fighting to keep their jobs after the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion earlier this year.

Newham schools strike to stop the academisers

20 February 2018
 

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