14 March 2017
Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.
28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives
21 February 2017
New analysis has linked 30,000 excess deaths in 2015 to the Tories’ health and social care cuts.
14 February 2017
Tory ministers made a dodgy deal to increase social care funding with the leader of a Tory-run county council that includes several top MPs’ constituencies.
13 December 2016
Some care home residents face hefty bills as the quality of care gets worse, says Raymie Kiernan
18 October 2016
Adult social care services in England are at “tipping point”, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.
05 January 2016
Care homes are charging residents and local authorities tens of thousands every year while many care workers are paid less than the minimum wage. But nursing home bosses predict that scores will close because they are not making enough money. Raymie Kiernan says the big firms that stand behind social care are still raking it in
01 September 2015
Council workers in Bromley, south London, launched a new wave of strikes against Tory mass privatisation plans last week.
11 August 2015
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog is receiving more than 150 allegations of abuse in adult care services every day, a new report has found.
05 May 2015
The all-out strike by Glasgow City Council workers entered its sixth week on Tuesday of this week.
14 April 2015
Some 450 people attended the Social Work Action Network (Swan) conference in Paisley last weekend.
14 April 2015
Plans to merge NHS and social care in Manchester won’t empower patients or carers but drive the market even deeper into health
31 March 2015
A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan
24 March 2015
Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London were set to begin a three?day strike on Wednesday of this week against a 9.5 percent pay cut.
24 February 2015
Care workers in Barnet, north London, walked out for 48 hours on Tuesday of this week.
22 January 2015
Care workers in north London walked out today, Thursday, to begin a two-day strike against an imposed 9.5 percent pay cut – their fifth strike day in as many months.
02 December 2014
After 90 days of strikes care workers in Doncaster have voted to accept a new pay offer.
18 November 2014
Shift work is putting the health of millions of people in danger with regular reports detailing the risks. Raymie Kiernan spoke to workers whose body clocks are driven haywire by relentless rotas
14 November 2014
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Chambers on Wednesday of this week against a proposed 40 percent funding cut to Glasgow Association of Mental Health.
11 November 2014
When bosses tried to slash our conditions and break our union, we had to fight back