13 January 2018
The mother of Becky Romero, a 15 year old who died because of metal health cuts, has slammed underfunding of services as “utterly shameful”. And she called on people to join the demonstration for the NHS on 3 February in London.
09 January 2018
The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.
07 January 2018
At least two people have died this month because of Tory cuts to the NHS.
05 January 2018
Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.
02 January 2018
The latest equalities figures show that black workers in the NHS aren’t reaching the highest pay rates—and are more likely to be disciplined, explains Tomáš Tengely-Evans
28 December 2017
Corporations profiting from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes have creamed millions from the NHS and Tory tax cuts are handing them even more.
15 November 2017
A row over Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) shows how bosses are preparing for the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn walking into Downing Street.
14 November 2017
The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.
31 October 2017
Tory health minister Philip Dunne waded in behind a dangerous plan to deal with the shortage of hospital beds on Monday.
24 October 2017
Patients recovering from surgery in Essex could be removed from hospital and put up in ordinary people’s spare bedrooms.
23 October 2017
Workers are defiant despite Royal Mail bosses’ legal challenges to strikes, reports Nick Clark
13 October 2017
Some 2.3 million people are facing another winter where they don’t have enough money to heat their homes.
13 October 2017
The collapse of a private ambulance firm in the Home Counties last week, triggering chaos for the NHS, could be a harbinger of a broader crisis.
12 October 2017
Outsourced tube cleaners demonstrated outside City Hall on Thursday to demand better working conditions.
05 September 2017
Postal workers were set to ballot for national strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. They are gearing up for a battle to defend their pensions, pay and conditions.
31 August 2017
As the Tories slash the health service, eight multinational corporations are leaching millions in profits from the NHS.
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.
22 August 2017
Private hospitals will dodge up to £52 million in business rates over the next five years, according to surveyors CVS.
14 August 2017
Commuters in Britain spend six times as much on rail fares as passengers in the rest of Europe.
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