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New battle by care workers in Bath and Somerset against pay attack

26 June 2018
Some 120 care workers are striking against plans to wipe up to £1,200 from their pay packets

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash

25 June 2018
The NHS was launched 70 years ago but it now faces multiple challenges from Tories and bosses. Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at the attacks that threaten the service

Birmingham home carers could return to picket lines

12 June 2018
Home Care workers in Birmingham could launch a fresh wave of strikes in their fight to halt the imposition of harsh new shift patterns.

Care workers won’t shift under bosses’ pressure

12 June 2018
Workers at seven care homes in Bath and North East Somerset struck over pay on Wednesday of last week.

Care workers back walkout against pay cut

29 May 2018
Around 120 care workers in the Bath and North East Somerset area have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over pay.

Bosses’ care home selloffs cause crisis for older people

22 May 2018
One of Britain’s biggest providers of care homes is up for sale—exposing the problems with privatisation, says Sarah Bates

Care for 13,500 at risk as outsourcer faces collapse

24 April 2018
Care for many elderly and vulnerable people has been thrown into chaos. Only a few months after the Carillion crash, another giant of outsourcing was on the brink of financial collapse at the start of this week.

Fighting back because we care - Birmingham home care workers speak out

19 March 2018
Women workers in Birmingham spoke to Sarah Bates about their battle to stop a Labour council attacking a key service in the city

Birmingham care workers strike for jobs and services

06 February 2018
Over 100 striking Birmingham home care workers held a defiant protest outside the city’s council chambers during their strike on Tuesday.

Birmingham home care workers plan strikes to save the service

30 January 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham were set to strike for a second time between 12 noon and 2.30pm on Tuesday of next week.

Birmingham home care workers strike for jobs, the service and against brutal shift changes

20 January 2018
Hundreds of striking home care workers marched through snow in Birmingham declaring they would fight to defend the service they provide.

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers set to strike over cuts and rotas

16 January 2018
Hundreds of vital workers in Birmingham are striking to save a home care service from cuts.

Home care workers saving service from destruction

09 January 2018
Around 350 home care workers in Birmingham plan to strike later this month

Fight to keep Scottish care homes open

29 November 2017
Instead of looking forward to Christmas with their families, elderly residents of Scottish care charity Bield have been issued an eviction notice

Tory cuts meant the ‘economic murder’ of 120,000 people

21 November 2017
Tory NHS and social care cuts are “economic murder” and could cause 100 unnecessary deaths a day without emergency funds, a report has warned.

LETTERS: Bosses need to pay care workers our due

14 August 2017
Care workers should be paid the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts (Socialist Worker, 2 August) but we’re still waiting for our back pay.

Big care firms grab a subsidy from the Tories while workers get paid peanuts

01 August 2017
The Tory government confirmed it will “temporarily suspend” enforcement of minimum wage rules for big care firms last week, following corporate lobbying. And it has potentially handed them a huge subsidy.

Tory cuts gave the NHS one of its worst ever winters—and there’s more to come

30 May 2017
Hospitals in England “endured one of the worst winters on record” this year, according to damning new research by the British Medical Association (BMA).

Social care will collapse unless our unions fight back against the Tories' cuts

18 April 2017
As cuts create a massice social care crisis, care workers told Raymie Kiernan the Unison union election is chance to build resistance

Bosses evict terminally ill residents for making ‘loss’

21 March 2017
Care home residents in Doncaster were told last week they would be evicted in 30 days because their residence is “not sustainable”.

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