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‘NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH’ – GP practice operator taken over

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ONE of the UK’s biggest GP practice operators has been taken over by the US health insurance group Centene Corporation. This has been condemned by...

Palestinian court demands Britain be prosecuted over Balfour

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THE HEAD of the Palestinian National Independent Assembly says a London-based law firm has been hired to prosecute the British government over the 1917...

SAFTU calls general strike to highlight that ANC policies are responsible...

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HUNDREDS of thousands of workers across South Africa downed tools on Wednesday, February 24, as a part of a general strike called by the...

G7 condemns Myanmar Junta’s war on the people while the general...

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THE G7 (Group of Seven) countries have ‘firmly’ condemned the heavy-handed crackdown, including the use of live ammunition, committed by Myanmar’s junta against the...

Argentinian cotton workers strike

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COTTON processing workers in Argentina began a new strike on Monday, 22 February 2021, demanding wage increases, the latest in a string of farming...

Myanmar working class intervene with powerful general strike to bring down...

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MYANMAR (formerly called Burma) was brought to a halt yesterday as hundreds of thousands of workers and youth answered the call for a general...

‘No credible route to a zero Covid UK’ says Johnson setting...

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‘THERE IS no credible route to a zero Covid Britain or indeed a zero Covid world,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, setting out...

GPs DEPORTATION THREAT – RCGP warns of visa crisis

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THE RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel demanding that the government must act ‘urgently’ to prevent newly-qualified...

Tories seek to smash NHS up into 42 pieces! Entire working...

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new government White Paper in Parliament on Thursday pushing a complete reorganisation of the...

DVLA health & safety scandal! PCS strike ballot

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THOUSANDS of staff working at the DVLA will be balloted for strike action over continuing Covid health and safety concerns, the Public and Commercial...

Tories move to replace NHS with regional healthcare!

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new White Paper in Parliament yesterday pushing a complete reorganisation of the NHS, breaking...

Social Care Providers Were Left Exposed To Covid-19 By Lack Of...

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‘The Department for Health and Social Care’s decision to prioritise hospitals at the beginning of the pandemic meant social care providers were left exposed...

Reports of PM Johnson reducing the private sector in the NHS...

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BY RETIRED BMA MEMBER ANNA ATHOW THE main story on BBC news on Saturday, was that Boris Johnson was proposing to reverse the Cameron health...

CGT demands Macron extends ban on evictions

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AS THEY launched a general strike last Thursday the giant CGT French trades union federation demanded the government of Emmanuel Macron extend a ban...

Myanmar – working class intervene with national strikes to bring...

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WORKERS across Myanmar (formally Burma) came out on a nationwide general strike yesterday demanding the overthrow of the military dictatorship which was imposed last...

2,450 sacked by email – 214 Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton...

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TORY PM Johnson must wait until there are fewer than 1,000 Covid infections a day before lifting lockdown, NHS bosses and scientists have warned. The...

NO LIFTING OF LOCKDOWN! – until Covid infections fall to less...

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TORY PM Johnson must wait until there are fewer than 1,000 Covid infections a day before lifting lockdown, NHS bosses and scientists have warned. The...

‘We must have redress for the mishandling on the pandemic!’

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Statement by Kamran Abbasi Executive editor British Medical Journal ‘WHAT went wrong in the global governance of Covid-19? After two million deaths, we must have...

‘IN A QUEUE TO DIE!’ – South Africa’s nurses work in...

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NTHABELENG, a 28-year-old nurse on the front line of South Africa’s Covid-19 pandemic, is exhausted and afraid. Each day, she begins her shift haunted by...

Kitson And Counter-Revolution!

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‘Kitson and Counter-Revolution’ was first featured by News Line on 30th April 2015. We are producing it once again because the British state is now preparing...

‘Seeing death at this rate every day is not normal’ says...

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‘EMOTIONALLY, we are not coping. Seeing death at this rate every day is not normal,’ was the view of hospital nurse Mosima Doreen Mabeba...

No beds! Intensive Care Units at 100% capacity!

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ONE in eight NHS trusts in England did not have a single spare intensive care bed last week, NHS England figures published yesterday revealed. 18...

Bankrupt capitalism is responsible for 100,000 deaths in UK – Only...

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ON TUESDAY, the UK officially recorded 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 with half of these deaths being recorded since November 2020. Even this terrible number of...

1.72 million jobless! End of furloughing on April 21 will...

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1.72 MILLION are now jobless! The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said yesterday it is the highest level in five years. Workers aged between 25...

‘Nursing staff need to have full confidence they are protected!’

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THE TORIES ‘indecision’ means nursing staff are facing a postcode lottery in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), leaving some more protected than others, the Royal...

TORY VACCINE POLICY CHALLENGED! – unregulated, unlicensed trial is condemned

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THE GAP between the first and second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine must be reduced to three or four weeks to ensure it...

FIREFIGHTERS UNDER ATTACK! – ‘Inspectorate is doing the bidding of the...

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RESPONDING to the annual State of Fire report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary,...

Junior doctors out of their depth – Forced to make end-of-life...

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MANY junior doctors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions faced during Covid-19 pandemic In normal times, end-of-life care discussions are most commonly...

France Hit By Massive Strike Actions

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WORKERS at Sanofi, which is France’s largest pharmaceutical company, went on strike on Tuesday following the announcement of 1,000 sackings as part of a...

9,000 children died in Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes

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THE SHOCKING depth and breadth of the scandalous cruelty and murderous treatment of unmarried mothers and their children by the Catholic Church and the...

Tories getting ready for class war! Time for the trade unions...

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EVERYBODY knows that the Tory government was completely unprepared for the Covid-19 crisis that erupted in the UK in December 2020. The Operation Cygnus exercise...

Student Nurses, Unpaid And Uninsured, Are Treating Coronavirus Patients – And...

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STUDENT nurses who are currently doing their placements are facing serious risks. Their lives are at risk as many are treating coronavirus patients and...

Hospitals & Staff Under Extreme Pressures! Says NHS Boss Stevens

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‘THE FACTS are very clear and I’m not going to sugar-coat them, hospitals are under extreme pressure and staff are under extreme pressure,’ NHS...

Homeless deaths are rapidly increasing! Capitalism is rotten! Only socialism ...

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THE NATIONAL Audit Office (NAO) has produced a new report which says that the true number of people sleeping on the streets ‘far exceeds’...

Johnson speaks as troops go in

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‘IT would be fatal if this sense of progress over vaccines was now to breed any kind complacency,’ Tory PM Boris Johnson said yesterday...

9-hour waits to transfer a patient into hospital! Huge crisis hits...

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Ambulance services are under ‘unprecedented pressure’ Tracy Nicholls, chief executive of the College of Paramedics said yesterday morning, with hand-over delays at a scale...

Tories have driven NHS to breaking point! The trade unions must...

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THE NHS is at breaking point! This is the warning from doctors, nurses and NHS staff, furious that the Tories did absolutely nothing to...

Judge denies US attempt to extradite Assange

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Jubilant scenes greeted Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges at London’s Old...

15th GP dies of Covid Doctors demand NHS staff vaccination speed-up...

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HIGHLY respected London GP Dr Augustine Obaro died from Covid-19 on New Year’s Day, becoming the 15th GP lost to the pandemic. Dr Obaro, who...

Irish Doctors’ Strike – Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) Has Had No...

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The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has had no contact from the Department of Health in relation to a planned public health doctors’ strike in...

Trade Unions Must Shut Down The Schools, And Kick The Tories...

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CORONAVIRUS cases are now rising fast, driven by a new variant of the virus that has emerged in the UK and is much more...

SAMA concerned over bed shortages and a dire shortage of medical...

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SAMA the South African Medical Association has expressed concerns over KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) hospital bed shortages, and medical staff fatigue. The South African Medical Association believes...

NHS staff ‘exhausted & on the brink!’ – BMA

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A YEAR of unparalleled pressure has left staff exhausted and on the brink, a just-released BMA survey shows. Thousands of doctors have revealed the impact...

‘Frontline workers need to be respected, protected and paid’ says Mary...

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SERVICE Employees International Union (SEIU) International President Mary Kay Henry says the Covid-19 relief package ‘is just a down payment’. She released the following statement...

UK Workers Are Threatened By Covid-19 Mutations – Trade Unions Must...

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HOSPITALS in the south of England say they have seen a ‘real rise in pressure’ as the number of Covid patients needing treatment rapidly...