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NHS strikes show the power to beat Tories

14 October 2014
This week’s health strike was a big success—now many want more action, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Up to half a million health workers set to join NHS pay walkout

07 October 2014
Next week’s health strike can be an outlet for wider anger at the Tories’ attacks, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Doncaster Care UK strikers need national backing for their pay fight

30 September 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers launched a fresh three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Turn fury at the Tories into big strike votes, say NHS workers

09 September 2014
Attacks on pay and conditions have created enormous anger among health workers—but union leaders need to do more to build action that can stop them, writes Annette Mackin

NHS campaigners set off on Jarrow march

19 August 2014
Health campaigners began a People’s March for the NHS last Saturday. 

Packed meeting to save Devon's Torrington Community Hospital

12 August 2014
A packed meeting of Save The Irreplaceable Torrington Community Hospital last Saturday voted to reject a six-month evaluation report.

Doncaster Care UK workers strike against low pay and attacks on NHS

05 August 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers are in their second week of a two-week strike. 

Protesters pitch up at Stafford hospital against services transfer

05 August 2014
Protesters who have pitched up more than 50 tents outside Stafford Hospital are calling on NHS campaigners to join them for a day of protest this Saturday.

Victory for campaign to save Cambridge mental health drop-in centre

01 July 2014
Patients who occupied a mental health drop-in centre in Cambridge for nearly four months have saved it from closure.

Northampton pathologists locked out

01 July 2014
Bosses at Northampton General Hospital had locked out up to 78 biomedical scientists for five days as Socialist Worker went to press. 

NHS trusts could go bust as Tories' austerity assault bites

24 June 2014
Hospitals are struggling to pay their bills as a deepening crisis spreads throughout the health service—but all the Tories care about is how it might damage their vote

Care UK strikers say, ‘We can win this dispute’

20 May 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers finished a 14-day strike last Sunday in their continuing battle against bosses’ savage attacks on their pay and conditions. The Unison union members have now struck for 34 days since the end of February.

Downbanding at Barts NHS trust threatens access to health service

15 April 2014
Workers who provide vital language, cultural and religious services in the NHS in Tower Hamlets, east London are under attack from bosses at Barts Health, Britain’s largest NHS trust.

Privatisation vultures want to charges fees to use NHS

01 April 2014
A think tank funded by private health firms says people should be forced to pay a £10-a-month “membership charge” to use the NHS. The report from think tank Reform also says prescription fees should be higher and that people staying in hospital overnight should pay “hotel charges”.

Tories drain health service, says new report

25 March 2014
The Tories have drained £3 billion out of the NHS, a new report reveals.

Brighton march against NHS sell-off

05 November 2013
More than 500 people joined the protest

Hunt’s plan to close hospital A&Es will cost lives in north west London

05 November 2013
Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt is hell bent on closing even more A&Es. Within days of losing his court battle to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E in south east London, he confirmed bloody new cuts in north west London last week.

People's inquiries for London's NHS

22 October 2013
The Unite union, along with John Lister, Polly Toynbee and health campaigners, has initiated a series of five “People’s inquiries for London’s NHS”.

New threat to NHS as health bosses say free care is 'unsustainable'

15 October 2013
As health bosses warn that free health care in Britain is ‘unsustainable,’ Judith Orr argues that the government’s drive to privatise the service is the real reason for attacks on the NHS

NHS staff furious at Hunt’s wage blackmail

08 October 2013
Tory minister’s plan to freeze wages and blame health workers for cuts is a ‘massive insult’, says Sarah Ensor

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