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Privatisation


Take heart from the hospital cuts protests and take fight to the Tories

14 February 2017
Anger at Tory attacks on the NHS is fuelling protests to beat them back.

Tory housing policy papers over the cracks and won't solve the crisis

07 February 2017
The Tories’ Housing White Paper released this week marks a shift away from the pretence that everyone can buy their own home.

Newcastle joins the fight to stop STPs and to save the NHS

07 February 2017
Chants of “Save our NHS” rang through Newcastle city centre as over 1,000 people joined a march against the Tories’ assault on the health service last Saturday.

'We're going to fight NHS cuts,' activists vow as health bosses get worried

31 January 2017
Health bosses have hired “bouncers” to shield themselves from growing anger at consultation meetings

Glasgow council IT strikers show how to defend conditions

24 January 2017
Glasgow council IT workers voted last week to accept a deal that protects their jobs, terms and conditions and current employment status in the event of privatisation.

Tories and privateers caused the chaos in the NHS, not migrants

17 January 2017
Nobody can seriously deny the crisis in the NHS. But some want to deflect the blame from the Tories and scapegoat migrants for the problems.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

The NHS is on life support with a severe case of Tory cuts

10 January 2017
The British Red Cross declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS after it was drafted in to stop the health service breaking down.

Solid Southern train drivers' strike shuts down routes into London

13 December 2016
A powerful train drivers’ strike shut the Southern rail network on Tuesday as the Aslef union members began a two-day walkout. They planned another 24-hour strike this Friday.

Guards' strike and drivers' action hit Southern rail but bosses run to the courts

06 December 2016
Southern rail was hit by a three-day train guards’ strike and a drivers’ overtime ban from Tuesday of this week.

Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

06 December 2016
Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

NHS victory in Nottingham hits privateers Carillion

29 November 2016
Campaigners fighting to defend the NHS across Britain can take heart from a victory against outsourcing giant Carillion in Nottingham last week.

Guards strike for safer trains on Southern

22 November 2016
Also: SNP urged to nationalise Scotrail after one train cuts off Edinburgh

Sandwell workers are ready to fight for children’s services

22 November 2016
Also: strike vote over attack on social work teams in Kirklees

NHS trusts told to hush up damaging new cuts—as Branson grabs £700 million deal

15 November 2016
Health bosses have been instructed to keep secret damaging plans that would see hospital departments and services axed across England.

Why should Scottish FE college workers waste time voting on ‘not a penny more’?

08 November 2016
Also: Privatisation opens third front in Glasgow council battle

Campaigners unite across Britain to stop Tory attacks on the NHS

08 November 2016
Opposition is growing to the Tories’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for the NHS. STPs would slash hospital departments and services across England.

Rail workers protest and look to spread the fight against Southern rail bosses Govia

01 November 2016
Up to 200 rail workers from every region across Britain protested in Westminster on Tuesday in support of train guards on Southern rail.

Thousands take to the streets to beat Tory health cuts in the NHS

01 November 2016
Two huge marches to defend local services show a mood to defend the NHS, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service

25 October 2016
the Tories’ favourite rail firm stands to pocket another £48 million despite its woeful Southern rail service.

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