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New Zealand Junior Doctors On 48-Hour Strike

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JUST over 3,200 of New Zealand’s 3,500 junior doctors began 48-hour strike action at 7.00am yesterday morning. The New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) members...

Re-open maternity & children’s wards – demands Ealing mass picket

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DOCTORS, nurses and NHS staff on hearing the demands blasting out of the megaphone ‘Re-open Maternity! Re-open the Charlie Chaplin childrens’ ward!’ stopped to...

Tories pushing health insurance to smash NHS! Organise general strike...

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THE SPECTRE of health insurance to ‘top-up’ the NHS has raised its ugly head. It is part of the arsenal of weapons turned on...

‘HANDS OFF OUR HOSPITALS!’ – demand campaigners marching on Downing Street

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‘JEREMY Hunt hear us say, NHS is here to stay!’ and ‘One fight – we are all united!’ chanted campaigners fighting to save A&Es...

‘Save our NHS!’ – Huddersfield, Banbury, Stafford and Grantham join NHS...

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‘ALL the unions should take part in a Day of Action for the NHS,’ Steve Mathan of Hands Off HRI told News Line yesterday. Over...

If one guard is sacked the TUC must call the whole...

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THE STRIKE of the Southern guards, which begins on Tuesday, is a pivotal struggle for the entire working class. What is under threat is...

Ritzy strikes back!

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‘OUR strike is very effective. The cinema is completely closed down!’ BECTU rep and Ritzy cinema worker, Kelly Rogers, told News Line yesterday. Workers at...

May’s speech exposes the weakness at the heart of the Tory...

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THERESA May’s speech closing the Tory conference on Wednesday revealed all the weakness of the Tory Party – a party reeling from the mass...

THE TUC leaders who have deserted junior doctors and the NHS...

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YESTERDAY the Tory offensive against not just junior doctors but the entire foundation of the National Health Service reached a ‘watershed moment for the...

Don’t implement contract urges BMA

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DO NOT implement the new junior doctors contracts, the BMA urged NHS Trusts yesterday, the day the new contracts were due to be rolled...

May Peddles Tory Charade

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YESTERDAY PM Theresa May set out her ‘vision for Britain after Brexit’ in a key note speech to their party conference in Birmingham in...

Hunt is driving doctors out! Restore strikes!

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‘IT IS a very hollow gesture, to open up more spaces while simultaneously driving doctors out of the profession,’ said Dr Aislinn Macklin-Doherty. She was...

Labour To Repeal Health And Social Care Act!

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A LABOUR government will repeal the Health and Social Care Act,’ Dianne Abbott shadow health secretary said to cheers at the Labour Party...

Workers defeat Labour Party coupists with increased majority for Corbyn

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313,209 Labour Party members and supporters with their leadership vote for Jeremy Corbyn, have driven back the right wing coup attempt that was underway,...

Junior Doctors oppose suspension of strikes!

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THE Junior Doctors’ Alliance has issued a statement opposing Saturday’s announcement by the BMA leadership of the ‘suspension’ of its planned five-day strike actions...

Hunt ‘assumed powers’ he never had

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TORY health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to forcibly impose the new contract on the junior doctors was wrong because he does not have the...

Now is the time to build the world Trotskyist movement!

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ON Wednesday, the general secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, penned another begging letter to the Tory government, this time to the Secretary of...

1,250 Manchester Firefighters To Be Sacked!

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FIREFIGHTERS are furious at plans to sack the entire workforce of Greater Manchester. All 1,250 firefighters in the area are to be sacked. Only those...

Bma Votes To Proceed With Five-Day Strikes!

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DESPITE enormous pressure being piled onto the junior doctors to capitulate and either shorten their strikes or call them off altogether, the BMA has...

TUC conference swings to the right – a new leadership...

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THIS year’s annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) conference marked a historic lurch to the right by the leadership of the trade unions. At a time...

‘The Junior Doctors’ dispute is for all of us’ says TUC...

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‘THE junior doctors’ dispute is an issue for all of us,’ declared Unison delegate James Anthony moving Emergency Motion 5 Support for the BMA...

TUC must call a general strike in support of junior doctors...

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TODAY Emergency Motion E5 is to be heard and voted on at the TUC Congress in Brighton. Despite being called ‘Support for the BMA and...

No Action Proposed By Tuc To Defend Steel Industry

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THE TUC Congress in Brighton on Monday made a show of defending the steel industry and steel jobs. Steel workers were guests of honour in...

RMT CALL FOR GENERAL STRIKE – to confront Trade Union Act!

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THERE was an RMT call for a general strike to confront the Trade Union Act and all anti-union laws at at the TUC Congress...

Ys Lobbies Tuc

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THE Young Socialists lobbied the TUC Congress yesterday in Brighton to demand that it must call a general strike in support of the Junior...

TUC must call a general strike in support of Junior Doctors...

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A 45 strong delegation of Tata steel workers from Port Talbot were at the Trade Union Congress in Brighton yesterday. They had come...

Tories Busting NHS!

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NHS leaders in England say they have reached a ‘tipping point’ and cannot maintain standards for patients on the funding they are getting. Chris Hopson,...

Dump May Regime And Her Grammar Schools!

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TORY PM May yesterday launched her new offensive attempting to restore ‘secondary moderns’ by allowing every school to become a selective grammar school, and...

Big support for TUC lobby in Brighton

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DAVE Russell, GMB rep for council infrastructure at the Brighton and Hove refuse collection depot yesterday told News Line: ‘We are going to join...

TUC – defend the junior doctors, call a general strike now!

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THE war against junior doctors and their fight to defend the NHS has been ramped up by the Tory government acting through the General...

Junior Doctors must not fight alone – TUC call a general...

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ALL day yesterday the junior doctors were under heavy attack with Tories demanding that their strike be made illegal and suggestions being made that...

Burston marchers call for a general strike!

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LABOUR Party leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the contribution of refugees and overseas workers in the NHS when he addressed a 1,500-strong Burston Strike...

SUPPORT JUNIOR DOCTORS! BRING DOWN TORIES! – demands Ealing mass picket

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‘VICTORY to the junior doctors!’ shouted the 50-strong mass picket of Ealing Hospital yesterday morning, adding, ‘Call a general strike!’ The picket, called by the...

TUC must support junior doctors with a general strike!

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THE decision by the British Medical Association to authorise fresh strike action by junior doctors over the imposition of a new work contract is...

5-day strike actions for Junior Doctors!

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AN ESCALATING programme of five-day strikes, every month until the end of the year, has been authorised by the BMA, as junior doctors take...

To stop Tories axing the NHS, TUC must call a general...

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SECRET plans have been uncovered to cut £23bn from the NHS. Such a cut, if it is allowed to proceed would mean the closure...

In the drive to privatise, the Tories are abolishing the...

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THE NHS is, in practice, being steadily and consciously abolished by the Tories as they drive relentlessly to the goal of a fully privatised...

NO BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION – BMA leaders decide

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THE GENERAL Practitioners Committee has abandoned balloting GPs for industrial action despite being mandated by their own conference to do so. A motion at the...

Tories use ‘winter crisis’ to scrap thousands of ops!

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THE TORY war on the NHS is continuing with thousands of operations to be cancelled and senior doctors diverted from operating theatres under the...

Junior Doctors industrial action – reject proposed new contract in full

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JUNIOR doctors are set to renew their strike action in a ‘rolling programme of escalated industrial action beginning in early September’. The new chair of...

The working class in its essence is Trotskyist – Now build...

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WORLDWIDE the class struggle is being driven forward by the deepening world crisis of capitalism. This dictates to the bourgeoisie that its survival depends...

Hunt steps up war on NHS

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THE Tory drive against doctors and health workers throughout the NHS was reaffirmed last week when re-appointed health secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that GPs...

Student nurses to be forced to pay for training!

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THE results of the ‘consultation’ launched by the Tories on the 7th April on the proposal to end NHS funded bursaries for student...

DROP IMPOSED CONTRACT – Royal College urges Secretary Hunt

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HEALTH Secretary Hunt’s decision to impose the new contract onto junior doctors must be reversed since the premise behind the contract’s...

Barts rally to defend NHS!

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ONE hundred and fifty doctors, nurses, health campaigners and their supporters marched and rallied in London to defend the NHS on Thursday evening. The protest...