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May’s ‘Insulting’ Pay Offer!

TWO million out of five million public sector workers are set to get a £2bn ‘below-inflation pay rise’ as one of PM May’s final...

Parliament & Peterloo Exhibition

‘Parliament & Peterloo’ Exhibition in Westminster Hall between 4th July and 26th September 2019 THE Parliamentary Archives invites people to visit the ‘Parliament & Peterloo’ exhibition...

Staffing crisis! Patients waiting for operations! STOP TORY NHS CUTS!

IN RESPONSE to the most recent NHS performance statistics and the political situation in which they are occurring, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) director...

97% of teachers oppose SATs – National strike is looming

NINETY seven percent of 54,000 primary school teachers polled are opposed to the SATs exams, their union the National Education Union reports today, the...

Private company driven out of NHS

A HEALTHCARE ‘procurement’ process that named a private provider as the preferred bidder for contracts worth £25m has been abandoned after NHS trusts threatened...

‘Renationalise water now!’

‘RENATIONALISE the water industry,’ demanded GMB water workers from around the country, demonstrating outside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) yesterday...

Tayside healthcare workers demand ‘fair pay for all!’

HEALTHCARE assistants at NHS Tayside have gone into battle to demand the same pay as their colleagues demanding ‘fair pay for all!’ They are...

Government Cuts Forcing Closure Of Children’s Hospices!

NHS and local council cuts are hitting lifeline care for seriously ill children, a survey of 27 children’s hospices in England carried out by...

Dr Bawa-Garba victory –‘a defining moment’

DR BAWA-GARBA’s victory, in reversing the General Medical Council’s decision to strike her off the medical register over the death of a patient was...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NEW GP CONTRACT – it introduces American...

THE TITLE of the new GP contract is ‘Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the NHS Long Term...

REJECT JUNIOR DOCTORS CONTRACT! – says the Doctors’ Association

THE Doctors’ Association (DAUK) has refused to endorse the junior doctor contract deal agreed by the BMA and the government, warning that some members...

‘Sleepwalking towards another catastrophe’ – FBU statement marking 2 years since...

‘WE RISK sleepwalking into another catastrophic loss of life. We demand urgent action from the government to ensure that the events of Grenfell Tower...

Childrens’ speech and language services slashed

SPEECH and Language Therapy Services for children who have problems learning to speak have been severely cut by the Tories with a new report...

‘THE NHS IS BEING SOLD OFF AS WE SPEAK!’ – ...

THE British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday urged all Conservative Party leadership candidates to commit to excluding the NHS from any post-Brexit trade deals. In a...

‘Streets of Shame: Homelessness and the NHS – a Tome of...

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) has published ‘Streets of Shame: Homelessness and the NHS – a tome of tragedies,’ in which homeless people and...

May’s university review ‘Dead on arrival’! Students, lecturers & staff must...

‘DEAD on arrival,’ is how Vanessa Wilson, chief executive of the University Alliance Group described outgoing PM May’s new report on university education. The Augar...

Judiciary Now Leading The Charge Against 2016 Referendum!

WE ARE now reaching the moment of truth in the struggle to carry out the result of the 2016 referendum which instructed Parliament that...

Belfast raid on journalists is being challenged!

A POLICE raid of the Belfast homes and office of two investigative journalists will be challenged as part of a judicial review that started...

Bma Condemns ‘Cruel And Vindictive’ Whorlton Hall

THE BMA has condemned the ‘cruel, vindictive and abusive’ behaviour exposed by Panorama at the private Whorlton Hall hospital. Responding to last night’s Panorama programme,...

UK leads the way in austerity, welfare cuts and hungerK leads...

‘Nothing Left in the Cupboards: Austerity, Welfare Cuts, and the Right to Food in the UK,’ is the title of a devastating 115-page Human...

Tories have taken no action to stop another Grenfell

NEARLY two years since the Grenfell fire, in which 72 people lost their lives, the government has done nothing to adequately prepare fire and...

Lack Of Support Letting Down Vulnerable Children

VULNERABLE children are being let down says Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, criticising the use of restraint and seclusion. On Monday she published...

Safe staffing levels now! demands RCN

NURSES at their annual RCN (Royal College of Nursing) conference in Liverpool yesterday demanded that NHSEngland finally adopts a Safe Staffing Level, requiring by...

Strip Capita!

A DEVASTATING ‘blunder’ that saw 160,000 patient records wrongly archived is the latest unacceptable failing from Capita, doctors union BMA (British Medical Association) said...

£4bn of UK property is owned by ‘high risk individuals!’ Lords...

FOUR BILLION pounds of UK property is owned by high-risk individuals. The House of Lords Joint Committee is looking at the market and money laundering. The...

Junior doctors be warned over the new GPs contract!

JUNIOR doctors be warned. A historic new GP contract has been quietly negotiated by the BMA and NHSEngland, designed to catapult NHS healthcare into...

West Thames College – 8th day of strike action for 5%...

PASSING lorries, cars and buses hooted in support along the busy London Road in Isleworth, west London, as University and College Union (UCU) members...

While the homeless sleep on the streets and workers battle to...

UK WORKERS have suffered privation and poverty ever since the 2008 financial crash, when the banks were bailed out by a Labour government at...

Battle to save Essex libraries

A BATTLE is well underway save 44 threatened libraries across Essex as figures show that 127 public libraries were closed across the UK last...

‘Patients treated on trolleys’ – crisis intensifies

‘TREATING patients on corridor trolleys should belong to a bygone era. Ministers must stop us heading back there at all costs. ‘It’s undignified and less...

West Thames College strike action

UCU (University and College Union) lecturers were on the picket line outside West Thames College in Isleworth, west London yesterday, demanding a 5% pay...

Corbyn ‘sorry’ for big losses

BOTH Labour and Tory parties have faced rejection at the ballot box in the English council elections over their Brexit betrayal, with smaller parties...

Tories & Labour are punished in council elections for refusing to...

BOTH the Tories and Labour suffered huge defeats in the council elections yesterday for their cowardly refusal to implement the 2016 EU referendum result. Polls...

‘Break with EU now’ demands May Day meeting

Following the May Day march last Wednesday, 1st May, the Workers Revolutionary Party and the Young Socialists, held a lively meeting in Covent Garden. Chairman Jonty...

NHS CANCER SERVICES ‘Worst winter crisis ever’

NHS CANCER services plunged into the worst winter on record as patients were left waiting weeks for treatment, warns a new BMA report Doctors’ leaders...

‘Hostile environment’ alive and kicking!

LAST week the National Audit Office launched an investigation into the Home Office’s decision in 2014, when Theresa May was Home Secretary, to accuse...

Malnutrition doubles in UK – BMJ

THE PROPORTION of UK adults on low incomes who face hunger has almost doubled since 2004, with the unemployed and disabled particularly vulnerable, says...

‘THE COST OF REMOVING CLADDING MUST NOT BE IMPOSED ON RESIDENTS’...

‘THE cost of removing dangerous flammable cladding must not fall onto a building’s residents,’ the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. ‘The government must fund...

‘LEGAL AID DESERTS’ half of councils have no legal aid for...

OVER 50% of local authorities in England and Wales cannot provide publicly funded legal advice on housing issues, the Law Society warned yesterday as...

Homeless deaths up 25% Rough sleeping up 165%

THE NUMBER of homeless people dying on the streets of England has dramatically increased by 25% over five years, while the sheer scale of...

Tory racist attack on

34,000 FOREIGN students have had their visas cancelled and over 1,000 have been kicked out of the country as a result of the racist...

30,000 US Stop & Shop supermarket workers win 10-day strike

The largest private sector strike in the USA in years ended in victory last week, with more than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers...

Upfront fees deter patients – Immigrants denied cancer treatment says BMA

PATIENTS from other countries are failing to get the urgent cancer treatment they need, because of upfront fees. These fees are ‘deterring immigrants from...

Half of England owned by less than 1% of the population!...

THIS YEAR an estimated 4,677 people a night are sleeping rough on the streets of Britain, a figure that has increased for the past...

Safe staffing dumped!

THE MAY government has dropped its key NHS ‘safe staffing’ measure. This means that nurse staffing fill rate data are no longer being published. This change...

May’s ‘Insulting’ Pay Offer!

TWO million out of five million public sector workers are set to get a £2bn ‘below-inflation pay rise’ as one of PM May’s final...