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A ‘BEYOND SUBSTANTIAL’ PAY RISE FOR NHS IN 2021-22! – demand...

THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic reinforces – not diminishes – the strong case for the NHS workforce to receive a ‘beyond substantial’ pay rise for 2021-22,...

South African miners–hundreds of coronavirus cases

SOUTH Africa’s mining companies have recorded hundreds of Covid-19 cases, with most not complying with government measures – and also not complying with requirements...

Doctors & pharmacists in Egypt arrested for speaking out over coronavirus!

IN EGYPT, six doctors and two pharmacists have been arrested, and medics transferred to quarantine hospitals for speaking out, said Amnesty International on Thursday. A...

JUNE 16th–FRENCH UNIONS NATIONAL HEALTH STRIKE

TOMORROW, June 16th, everyone is being mobilised (striking) for health, the CGT French union federation has declared. Health, medico-social, social, nursing homes and national education...

‘Brutal impact of Covid-19 on our healthcare services has been laid...

NHS STATISTICS highlight the ‘brutal impact’ of Covid-19 on healthcare services and patient care, doctor’s union the BMA said. Responding to the latest NHS performance...

BAME PPE crisis is continuing!

BLACK, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nursing staff are still more likely to have problems accessing protective equipment, according to latest UK-wide member survey...

‘Scrap the charges for overseas NHS staff!’ – say Doctors for...

AFTER lauding NHS workers as ‘heroes’ and giving them ‘a clap’ the Tories have upped the amount that overseas NHS and care workers and...

SAFTU celebrates the International Day of the Nurse – condemns government...

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), on this day when the world celebrates the International Day of the Nurse and the 200th...

NURSES UNDER PRESSURE TO WORK WITHOUT PPE – says RCN

NURSING staff in the UK are still under pressure to work without PPE and lack promised gowns. Over a third of nursing staff (34%) in...

‘Workers Should Down Tools If They Feel Unsafe’ – Cosatu

WORKERS should be allowed to down tools if their employers fail to provide them with masks and other protective gear in line with the...

Trump seeks to blame China as he orders US workers back...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is seeking a scapegoat for the inevitable deaths of millions of people following a forced return to work while the...

PSC wins court victory to divest pension funds from Israel’s military...

‘TODAY is a great victory from which we will draw strength for the battles ahead,’ chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign Kamel Hawwash said yesterday,...

RCN: No fees! Restore bursaries! Cancel debt!

‘FORCING student nurses to pay tuition fees has been a disaster,’ the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said yesterday, demanding that all student nurses’...

‘Healthcare workers … are our soldiers being sent into war without...

‘HEALTHCARE workers are our soldiers on the front line, and they are literally being sent into war without any weapons,’ insisted Numsa general secretary...

Nurses using bin bags as PPE test POSITIVE!

NURSES at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north west London, were forced to wear bin bags because of a lack of Personal Protective Equipment...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have...

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

‘When companies are exempted the whole process is a circus’ says...

WORKERS in Zimbabwe have expressed dismay at the lack of seriousness on the government’s part, after it exempted more companies to operate during the...

LONDON NEEDS TEN TIMES MORE INTENSIVE CARE BEDS says Mayor LONDON

Mayor Sadiq Khan told the BBC evening news on March 30th that despite the new ‘NHS Nightingale hospital’ potentially providing space for 4,000 beds,...

‘All NHS workers & their families must be tested!’ – demands...

‘ALL health workers and their families must be tested immediately,’ Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association and GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul...

Tories knew NHS couldn’t cope with pandemic

THE TORY government hid the outcome of an exercise it conducted on how the NHS would cope with a pandemic because it considered the...

‘The danger to our lives is growing hour by hour’ say...

PALESTINIAN prisoners in Israeli jails sent a humanitarian appeal to the world yesterday calling to save them from the deadly coronavirus pandemic before it...

Tories to bail capitalism out, while leaving workers and their families...

GLOBAL stock markets crashed on Thursday, the biggest single day fall in history. This is the historic crisis of capitalism, its death agony. The...

Trade union leaders divided over Tory Budget!

THE TRADE union leaders are divided over the Tory Budget. ‘Today’s Budget u-turn on spending is long overdue’ says the TUC, forging a partnership with...

NHS ‘safe staffing forum’ demands minimum legal safe staffing level!

SIXTY Unison nursing delegates gathered in Warwick last week for the ‘safe staffing forum’ in which the worforce crisis in the NHS was discussed....

GUERNSEY RCN NURSES VOTE FOR STRIKE OVER PAY – for only...

NURSES in Guernsey have voted to go on strike as part of an ongoing battle for better pay, however a date will not yet...

As the Tories get ready for more budget attacks on workers,...

THE SICKEST NHS patients ‘face hours on trolleys’ and in hospital corridors as the NHS desperately tries to find them beds, according to research...

More Than 100,000 A&E Patients Waited For More Than Four Hours...

MORE than 100,000 A&E patients waited for hours to be treated in hospitals in January, the highest number since records began, NHS figures show. There...

Winter NHS ambulance meltdown LIVES AT RISK

THE GMB union has warned lives are being put at risk as new figures show 30,000 NHS patients were hit by delays of more...

Over Half Of All London Nurses Want To Leave The City!

OVER half of London’s nurses want to leave the city as the cost of living devours their income. The majority of nursing staff blame the...

Nurses Are Undervalued Both In Status And In Pay

Nursing is undervalued both in status and pay and until both are enhanced the UK will continue to experience severe nursing shortages, according to...

‘Wheels on the verge of falling off’ the ambulance service say...

Unite, which has over 100,000 workers in the NHS, including thousands of paramedics, is warning that unprecedented demand is resulting in the ‘wheels being...

NI Nursing Strike Actions Continue

THE DIRECTOR of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says she has not had enough reassurance about safe staffing to propose an end to...

Worst NHS winter crisis ever! NHS unions must join health strike...

A&Es axed, children’s hospitals closed, nurses driven out because of overwork and under-pay, junior doctors at the point of exhaustion, GP surgeries shut down,...

Ireland A&E overcrowding causing ambulance chaos – SIPTU organises industrial action...

SIPTU has warned that the overcrowding crisis in hospital emergency departments is causing chaos for ambulance professionals across the Republic of Ireland. The union has...

N Ireland health workers strike!

NURSES in the RCN union came out on strike for the first time in the union’s 103-year history in the north of Ireland yesterday,...

Xmas Mass Picket At Ealing Hospital

THE WEST London Council of Action has called a 7am-9am Xmas Mass Picket of Ealing Hospital on Friday 20th December to step up the...

Senior doctors in Zimbabwe strike and accuse the government of turning...

STRIKING senior doctors in Zimbabwe have accused the government of misleading the nation – by suggesting it had secured large quantities of essential drugs...

Tory-Lib Dem Underfunding Has Created ‘Extreme Risks’ To NHS

LABOUR IS pledging a relentless focus on the NHS in its first 100 days in government as new research reveals hundreds of ‘extreme’ risks...

Big Support for WRP Candidates

WRP PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE for Kensington, Scott Dore campaigning outside the busy Ladbroke Grove tube station yesterday gained the support of local residents. Kathleen Jones who...

Great Campaign In Ealing & Hackney

‘EALING Hospital workers and patients are fully backing us over our confrontation with Tory Health Secretary Hancock here on Monday when he refused to...

NHS – Unison Serves Strike Notice!

UNISON has served notice of the first week of industrial action on health and social services employers across Northern Ireland. Phase 1 of the Unison...

Hancock Refuses To Sign To Reopen Ealing Maternity!

EALING SOUTHALL WRP candidate Hassan Zulkifal confronted Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock outside Ealing Hospital yesterday morning. Hancock claimed: ‘We’ve saved the A&E and now...

NHS Faces ‘Worst Ever Winter!’

THE LATEST ‘catastrophic’ NHS performance figures have sparked fears that the health service is on track for the ‘worst ever’ winter, the BMA doctors’...

‘The corporate structure of care homes … hides profits, avoids tax...

SOME of the Big 26 care home providers make use of ‘complex company structures’ is the finding of a report from the Centre for...

26,000 Chicago public teachers & 8,000 support staff strike

TWENTY-SIX thousand Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers and 8,000 support staff workers including custodians, special education assistants and bus aides walked out on strike...

Debt will bring ‘nasty surprises!’ – Chancellor Sunak gets a warning

WITH MILLIONS of new Universal Credit claimants expected when the Tory ‘job retention’, or ‘furlough’, scheme ends over the next three months, the government...