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37,000 NHS Jobs Axe

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Trade unions and health professionals yesterday slammed as ‘very alarming’ and ‘staggering’, the government’s leaked draft NHS pay and workforce strategy for 2008...

NO PAY CUTS FOR NURSES! – while BMA insists we need...

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Public sector union, UNISON said yesterday it will ‘strongly resist any attempt to cut nurses’ pay whether by moving to regional pay or by...

Time For Debate On Bosses’ Pay And Perks – Says Barber

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In his New Year message released on Thursday, 28 December, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber calls for a national debate about top pay. This is...

PATIENT CARE AT RISK! – BMA slams ‘rushed-through reforms’

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‘Rushed through reforms’ to doctors’ training will see ‘risks to patient care’, warns the British Medical Association. The BMA said that under the government’s ‘Modernising...

Plan Action To Keep Hospitals Open –Bma Urged

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The British Medical Association (BMA) Central Consultants and Specialists Committee (CCSC) is meeting today at BMA House, Tavistock Place, London. One of the resolutions before...

No Action Over NHS Spiralling Deficits

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The Labour government has decided to put on hold a decision to scrap the ‘double whammy’ NHS accounting rules that are forcing hospital trusts...

Hewitt Demands An NHS £250 Million Surplus!

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HEALTH Secretary Hewitt, who not so long ago said that there would be no limits to privatisation in the NHS, yesterday revealed that she...

TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMME OUR GUIDE FOR TODAY – Part one: Socialist Revolution...

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A revolutionary wave is sweeping the planet, driven by the world economic and political crisis of capitalism and the undefeated nature of the working...

Campaigners Reject Ippr Insult

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NHS DEFENCE campaigners were outraged yesterday at the comments by the Blairite Institute for Public Policy Research that their campaigns to defend District General...

‘COMPANY DIRECTORS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE’ – Corporate Manslaughter Bill ‘a...

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DRAFT CORPORATE-killing legislation to be debated in parliament today would have made no practical difference to the four major railway disasters since 1997 had...

Dollar collapse puts bankers into a spin

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THE dollar has continued to collapse against the other major capitalist currencies leaving the pound at its highest price against the dollar since Britain...

ACCESS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS – UCU and NUS...

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The University and College Union (UCU) said on Wednesday that for widening participation to really succeed, potential students must have access to the courses...

‘Repressive legislation from a repressive government’ – Mental Health Bill condemned!

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‘This is further repressive legislation from a very repressive government – attacking the most vulnerable,’ mental health service worker and user Jo Squires said...

GAMBLING WITH PEOPLE’S LIVES – 700 Blood Service job cuts condemned

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Health unions yesterday accused the government of a ‘reckless gamble that could risk people’s lives’ over plans to close centres and axe 700 Blood...

POLICE MUST NOT BE CENSORS – says Liberty

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Civil rights organisation Liberty yesterday urged the government not to give police powers to arrest demonstrators for ‘offensive’ chants and/or slogans on placards. This followed...

Police call for more repression

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METROPOLITAN Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur has submitted a document to the Labour government’s Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, calling for new laws that would...

‘NHS needs 50% more consultants’

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There needs to be a 50 per cent increase in the number of hospital consultants by 2010 to ensure ‘a safe service’, the President...

Pensions Strike!

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‘UNISON is having a special local government pensions conference in February. The branches have forced our leaders to concede this so we can...

‘NURSES ARE THE WORST PAID PUBLIC SECTOR PROFESSIONALS’ – RCN rejects...

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Nurses are the worst paid professional group working in the public sector, according to new evidence from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) released...

Worthing and Southlands Hospital debt ‘government manufactured’

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THE current cash crisis at Worthing and Southlands Hospitals is the result of a ‘manufactured’ funding deficit. This is due to the government’s belief that...

‘Scrap NHS Hit Squads’

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Health campaigners, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday accused the government of wasting millions of pounds of...

Defend Chase Farm NHS!

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‘The consultation process has been an absolute sham’, said Save Chase Farm councillor Kieran McGregor ahead of this morning’s lobby of the NHS Independent...

Financial Services Authority Warns Of Inevitable Collapse

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WITH business sure that the Bank of England is due to raise interest rates to at least five per cent, warnings are being made...

‘The whole trade union movement must take action to defend...

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MANY thousands of NHS staff, from cleaners to doctors, from all over the country, were joined by members of the public fighting hospital closures...

Blair criminalising an entire nation

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YESTERDAY the Labour government was carrying on with its campaign to demonise the country’s youth, reaching truly laughable levels of trivial pursuit. Its supporter,...

SMASH ALL FEES, RESTORE GRANTS –demand students

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‘ONE, two, three, four – education, not war!’ ‘Five, six, seven, eight – occupy and demonstrate!’ shouted large contingents of students on Sunday’s national...

903 NHS COMPULSORY SACKINGS! – Trade unions must act

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‘We will be consulting our members on what action should be taken to defend these NHS jobs’, GMB trade union national officer Sharon...

RCN DEMANDS MORE NURSES – LABOUR DEMANDS £2bn CUTS

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Patients staying in hospitals where there are fewer nurses on the wards are more likely to die or experience complications, according to a major...

Phillips draws back after opening Pandora’s Box

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TREVOR Phillips yesterday warned that Britain was becoming polarised and that the controversy over women wearing veils would lead to worse riots than were...

AN ‘OUTRAGEOUS PAY CUT’! – UNISON & RCN reject pay board...

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Trade unions representing nurses, midwives and health workers covered by the ‘independent’ Pay Review Body (PRB), yesterday reacted angrily to a government-proposed huge ‘pay...

Army publicly breaks with the Blair government

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YESTERDAY’S statement by the army commander in chief, Dannatt, represented a major intervention into politics by a bourgeois officer corps that is supposed to...

Cutting wages is the key says BofE boss

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BANK of England chairman Mervyn King’s speech in Winchester on Tuesday night was governed by a central axiom for the survival of British capitalism. He...

‘HALT SACKINGS AND CUTS!’ – demand RCN leaders as 20,000 NHS...

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Royal College of Nursing leaders yesterday warned that over 20,000 nurses face the sack, ahead of handing in a petition to Downing Street today. The...

RE-OPEN EPSOM A&E – demands GMB trade union

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‘GMB are calling on the government and the minister of health to reinstate the A&E services to Epsom,’ Paul Maloney, Senior Officer of the GMB...

A&E VISITS 1 MILLION UP! – while Labour...

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Official figures revealed yesterday that there were one million more visits to Accident and Emergency departments in 2005-2006 as the government prepares to ‘reconfigure’...

COUNCIL TAX HITS THE POOR THE HARDEST – 3 million summonses...

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Over two million households are estimated to be struggling to pay Council Tax, according to a new report by the Warwick Institute for Employment...

‘THE TUC MUST CALL OUT ALL ITS AFFILIATED UNIONS ON OCTOBER...

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THERE WERE up to 50 pickets and supporters on the picket line at the Maidstone NHS Logistics distribution depot on Tuesday evening at 10...

British capitalism, backward, parasitic, and ripe for revolution

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A REPORT by business research firm Datamonitor says that people in the UK are borrowing on average almost twice that of citizens in other...

‘RETURN US BACK TO OUR ISLAND’ – say Chagossians evicted by...

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TODAY, a number of Chagos Islanders will appear at Horsham County Court to fight a Claim Form for Possession of Property from West...

‘There needs to be national action to stop privatisation’

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THERE should be national action to stop NHS Logistics being handed over to parcel firm DHL in a 10-year contract worth more than £3...

Brown to give power over NHS away to independent committee

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CHANCELLOR Brown yesterday, on the BBC Politics Show, sought to trump his rival, the outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair, in the competition between them...

All trade unionists must take action to defend the NHS

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UP TO 5,000 health workers, trade unionists and local residents determined to save their jobs, hospitals and NHS services from massive cuts marched through...

Brown To ‘Give Away’ NHS!

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GORDON Brown yesterday confirmed that a government run by him would hand over the running of the public sector to an independent committee, which...

STOP NHS PRIVATISATION! – NHS Logistics strike today

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UNISON members at five NHS Logistics sites – supplying 43,000 items from beds to surgical supplies to hospitals and GPs across England – will...

‘Pod’ House Insult To Katrina Victims

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‘It wasn’t enough for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to leave thousands of trailers rotting for months unused in acres of swampy fields...