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Health bosses rake in £35 million

21 April 2015
Top NHS bosses grabbed £35 million in pay rises during the last year while most workers’ pay was frozen.

Protests against TTIP trade deal

21 April 2015
Over 200 activists gathered in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, last Saturday as part of a day of action against TTIP. Actions took place across Britain.

Health worker Charlotte Monro reinstated after tribunal ruling - now let's build the fightback

01 April 2015
Sacked Unison union rep and Whipps Cross Hospital worker Charlotte Monro has been reinstated in Barts Health NHS Trust in east London.

Barts NHS Trust bosses' 'culture of bullying and harassment' blamed for care failings

24 March 2015
Health workers are furious with bosses at the Barts Health NHS Trust in east London for running Whipps Cross Hospital into the ground.

Even if Labour wins general election we must keep up the fight for our NHS

17 March 2015
The Labour Party is fighting to make the NHS its key issue for the general election. But this argument isn’t just raging between the Tories and Labour. 

Privatisation threatens health service as workers fight to reject pay deal

17 February 2015
NHS bosses have awarded private health giant Optum “preferred bidder” status on NHS contracts while the firm is in court for allegedly defrauding US hospices. 

Tory reforms ‘damaged’ the NHS says health charity

10 February 2015
A new report by the Kings Fund health charity has damned the Tories’ NHS reforms in England.

NHS cuts kill - strike to defend our health service

16 December 2014
Nurse Stuart Beddows killed himself—and the ­pressure of work tipped him over the edge. 

NHS Christmas crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem

09 December 2014
Hospitals are likely to turn patients away in the coming weeks, as the NHS faces a Christmas crisis. 

The Tories’ NHS cash pledge can’t mask their assault on the NHS

02 December 2014
Tory chancellor George Osborne has claimed that the government will give the NHS a £2 billion “lifeline”.

Campaigners fight back against mental health crisis

02 December 2014
Beds crisis in mental health | Glasgow protests pile on pressure | Victory in Bolton over selloff plan

Reports round-up

21 October 2014
Short reports on Yorkshire Freedom Rides campaign, protesting against deaths in custody, Bolton health anti-privatisation campaign and strikes by prison officers, refuse collectors and train conductors

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.

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.

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. 

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