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Jeremy Hunt’s spin over NHS staffing levels will make crisis worse

29 August 2017
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to mask the spiralling staffing crisis in the NHS through spin about hiring more workers.

Private hospitals avoid £52 million tax bill by posing as charities

22 August 2017
Private hospitals will dodge up to £52 million in business rates over the next five years, according to surveyors CVS.

Warning—fat cat thieves are operating out of your train station

14 August 2017
Commuters in Britain spend six times as much on rail fares as passengers in the rest of Europe.

Tories’ punishment and privatisation fuels crisis in prisons

08 August 2017
Prison riots that broke out last week put the spotlight on the overcrowded jail conditions in England and Wales under Tory rule. Simon Basketter investigates

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

Serco strikers go from strength to strength - join their protest

29 July 2017
Solidarity from trade unionists and campaigners throughout this week has spurred outsourced health workers in east London to take on multinational Serco.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

25 July 2017
Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

Serco - the world is not enough

25 July 2017
A gigantic octopus that straddles the globe has wrapped its tentacle around the NHS. Its grip grows tighter and tighter.

United national action can derail Tory assault on train unions and safety

18 July 2017
Workers have announced fresh strikes that will shut down the Southern rail network.

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

14 July 2017
Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Bosses who plunged railways into chaos blame the unions that fought back

27 June 2017
As rail unions announced new strikes, a long-buried report by former Virgin Trains executive Chris Gibb blamed them for the mess at Southern rail.

Social workers at Kirklees council plan a two-day strike against outsourcing

27 June 2017
Social workers at Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Austerity is a choice which always leaves workers behind

13 June 2017
Reeling from their shattering blow in the general election, Tories and right wing press barons have declared that “austerity is over”.

Tory wreckers manifesto is only for the rich

23 May 2017
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning

Property sharks won't solve the housing crisis with their 'redevelopment' plans

23 May 2017
Landlords and property speculators are not looking to help with the housing crisis, they're only looking for profit and will kick working class people out of their areas to get it

Barnet’s Tory council retreats from selloffs

16 May 2017
Anti-cuts campaigners in Barnet were celebrating a breakthrough after the Tory-run north London council decided to keep its waste, recycling and street cleaning services in-house.

London School of Economics cleaners strike for equality

16 May 2017
Outsourced cleaners at the London School of Economics have struck for the same pay and conditions as similar directly-employed workers.

Theresa May is a “bloody liar” says Sybil after Corbyn reads out her NHS question

02 May 2017
A pensioner whose fears about going into hospital were ridiculed by Theresa May has slammed the Tory leader as a “bloody liar”.

Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

02 May 2017
Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

Threat of strikes in Royal Mail after CWU conference votes for possible ballot

25 April 2017
CWU union members could ballot in August for strikes following a debate at their annual postal conference in Bournemouth on Tuesday.

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