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Ambulance staff at breaking point

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AMBULANCE staff are at breaking point, with the union Unison raising the alarm yesterday that services are facing unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable...

Hundreds of thousands mobilise against Macron’s dictatorial health law

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FRENCH President Macron’s dictatorial new health law and its passage through parliament has angered a vast swathe of workers, youth and the middle class. On...

‘Save The Children’ Condemn Israeli Army Child Killers!

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SAVE the Children has condemned the excessive use of force by Israeli forces against children in the occupied Palestinian territory, which has resulted in...

Zimbabwe’s doctors and nurses new strike ban

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DOCTORS and nurses working in Zimbabwe’s public health institutions will no longer be allowed to go on strike for an uninterrupted period spanning more...

Infection out of control – ‘Isolation exemptions will spread Covid-19’ –...

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STAFF isolation exemptions are absolutely the wrong answer to the government’s failure to control spiralling infection rates, says doctors’ union the BMA. Responding to news...

Demand the TUC call a general strike to defend NHS workers...

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IF THE Tories hoped that the last minute scramble to head off the anger of NHS workers by increasing the derisory and insulting 1%...

Hospital numbers ‘could get scary!’ – admits Professor Chris Whitty

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‘COVID hospital numbers could get scary!’ Professor Chris Whitty said yesterday, adding that the UK is ‘not out of the woods yet’. ‘People should act...

Kick the Tories out! Get rid of capitalism to prevent a...

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NHS WAITING lists in England could more than double in the coming months, from the current figure of 5.3 million people to around 13...

BMA launch ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into Pandemic

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DOCTORS’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) has launched its own ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic. This is ahead of the Tory...

‘It’s herd immunity by the back door’

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‘IT’S HERD immunity by the back door,’ Dr Deepti Gurdasani, an epidemiologist and senior lecturer at Queen Mary University told the BBC on Thursday. She...

Tories plan poverty and austerity for workers to bail out...

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LAST week, the outgoing chief economist at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, bluntly warned that the rapid increase in inflation would make the...

Health Workers March On Downing Street!

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OVER 250 London NHS doctors, nurses and hospital workers demonstrated through the West End on Saturday, demanding a 15 per cent pay increase and...

Doctors, NHS staff & nurses are gearing up for pay strike...

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MONDAY is the anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service (July 5th 1948) and Johnson’s Tories have marked the event by refusing...

Doctors To Take Action Over 1% Pay Offer

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SENIOR doctors in England will be consulted on taking industrial action if the government’s 1% pay rise offer is not improved. The British Medical Association...

Cook County health workers strike to defend pay and conditions

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THOUSANDS of health workers in Cook County, Illinois, are continuing strike action against attacks on their pay and conditions. Meanwhile 100 Illinois librarians have formed...

‘My task – open the economy’ – New Health Secretary...

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‘MY TASK is to return the economic and cultural life that makes this country so great,’ new Tory Health Secretary, Sajid Javid said in...

Royal London SERCO strike rally

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DURING their five-day strike which concludes today, hospital staff working for SERCO gathered for a lively union rally at the Royal London Hospital at...

In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only...

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In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only 22! ‘Lives are being put at risk’ – RCN warns The lives of learning...

Royal London Hospital Serco strike!

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WORKERS employed by outsourcing giant Serco, who work in the company’s back-of-house catering department at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, will stage a...

‘Scandalous and incompetent’ GMB SLAMS LACK OF SICK PAY!

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THE GMB union has slammed as both ‘scandalous and incompetent’ reports that the government sought, at the start of the Covid pandemic, to make...

Hancock’s claim that ‘no NHS workers died from lack of PPE’...

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TORY Health Secretary Matt Hancock was grilled for four hours by two Parliamentary Committees on Thursday, in which he insisted that ‘There was never...

NHS BACKLOG ‘Dangerously close to crippling services’ – BMA

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THE NHS BACKLOG is ‘dangerously close’ to crippling our health service as waiting times hit a record high, doctors’ union the BMA has warned. Responding...

Hancock ‘lying over PPE’ alleges GMB – Probed by committees...

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TORY Health Secretary Matt Hancock was ‘lying through his teeth to MPs when he claimed there was no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage during...

‘Workforce burnout’ is on a large scale in the NHS –...

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A CRITICAL report by MPs on the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has warned of large scale ‘workforce burnout’ in the...

Serco hospital workers are set to strike!

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PATIENTS at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, East London, are facing the prospect of ‘food chaos’ later this month, after workers employed by...

Israel wants another $1 billion military funding from the US –...

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UNITED STATES Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called on Congress to immediately authorise Tel Aviv’s request for extra emergency funding. Graham made the remarks in...

‘Probe Johnson for corporate manslaughter’ – Labour MP – Care home...

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‘WHEN will the Prime Minister and others be investigated by the police for alleged corporate manslaughter and why did they not follow the example...

Tory government responsible for thousands of unnecessary deaths – time to...

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YESTERDAY marked the 10th anniversary of the BBC Panorama programme that exposed the shocking treatment of the patients at Winterbourne View, a private hospital...

Israeli police storm hospital in East Jerusalem

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ACCORDING to witnesses Israeli police, on Thursday afternoon of last week, stormed the Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem’s al-Tur neighbourhood. They said that Israeli police...

Syria rebuilds Aleppo Eye Surgery Hospital – and completes preparations for...

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SYRIA’S Minister of Health, Dr Hassan al-Ghobash, inaugurated the rebuilt General Authority of Aleppo Eye Surgery Hospital on Monday. The hospital, which was destroyed by...

General strike across Palestine today! ‘Recall Israeli ambassadors’ – Palestinian PM...

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A GENERAL strike has been called for today across the whole of Palestine. The call began from Palestinians living and working in Israel and was...

I bring a message of defiance from Jerusalem! We will not...

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‘I bring a message of defiance from Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine, and from besieged and heroic Gaza, and from...

202 Palestinians killed & 5,588 are injured by Israeli aggression

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THE Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Sunday afternoon that a total of 202 Palestinians have been killed and 5,588 others injured by...

Bobby Sands and the 1981 Hunger Strike 40 years on

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  BY FRA HUGHES ‘THEY will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised,...

COSATU president celebrates Workers Day on May 1st

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) President Zingiswa Losi delivered a Workers Day Speech on May 1st. ‘My fellow South Africans, President Cyril...

BJP defeated in regional election as India’s masses turn on Modi!

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INDIA’S prime minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing BJP party suffered a massive political defeat at the hands of voters in West Bengal on...

Overthrow bankrupt capitalism with socialist revolution! – demands WRP May Day...

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‘IT IS our international duty to organise the overthrow of the capitalist system here in Britain,’ WRP General Secretary Frank Sweeney told the 100-strong...

Lancs biomedics refuse shift work – as part of month-long strike

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BIOMEDICAL scientists, who have been on the frontline of Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust, will stop doing night, weekend and late shifts...

HOUSING OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS OF MOULD & DAMP – but...

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THE HOUSING Ombudsman has launched an investigation into damp and mould in buildings – which has shown just how widespread it now is throughout...

NHS – 15% Rise Now!

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PROTESTS took place outside hospitals yesterday morning after the call by unions to turn April 1st into a day of action for NHS staff...

French CGT union announces ‘spring of struggles’ Workers take to the...

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FRANCE’S major trade union confederation, the CGT, has announced a ‘spring of struggles and has called for ‘joint action between the different professions in...

Myanmar military mass murder of workers and youth continues

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THE NUMBER of protesters killed in Myanmar since February’s military coup has surpassed 320, according to the country’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which...

‘Kill The Bill’ Demos Nationwide!

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‘KILL the Bill’ mass demonstrations took place against the Tory government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in cities around the country on Friday...

Demonstrate April 1 15% for all NHS staff

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PEOPLE across the country are being asked to put colourful posters in their windows in support of a proper NHS pay rise, in a...

NHS staff ‘exodus’ if no increase in pay says BMA –...

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DOCTORS’ union the Medical Association (BMA) underlined their demand on Thursday for a pay increase for NHS staff. Responding to a recent analysis by the...