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‘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...

History of NHS nursing NEW EXHIBITION AT RCN’S LONDON HQ

IN THE centenary year of nurse registration, a new exhibition is charting the history of the journey from the Nurses Registration Act in 1919...

‘Systemic, chronic understaffing’ endemic in elderly care say Australian nurses unions

‘Systemic, chronic understaffing’ endemic in elderly care say Australian nurses unions SYSTEMATIC, chronic understaffing leading to unacceptable instances of neglect, abuse, and too many preventable...

Brixton Public Meeting: Quit EU on October 31! – October 16th,...

News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and...

Tottenham Public Meeting: Quit EU on October 31! – October 23rd,...

News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and...

Hammersmith Public Meeting: Quit EU on October 31! – October 23rd,...

News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and...

Peckham Public Meeting: Quit EU in October! – October 24th, 2019

News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and...

Southall Public Meeting: Quit EU on October 31! – October 24th,...

News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and...

50,000 South African bankworkers to strike! – as miners vow to...

Bankworkers union Sasbo (South African Society of Bank Officials) said South Africans should brace themselves for a complete standstill in the financial services sector...

US nurses strike over pay and condition

ABOUT 6,500 registered nurses staged a one-day strike in Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California, and Arizona last Friday, demanding better working conditions and...

Nursing Shortage Putting Patient Safety In Danger

The shortage of nursing staff in England is putting patient safety in danger, the Royal College of Nursing warned yesterday as it launched a...

Seven Years Since The Marikana Mine Massacre!

‘THEY say in this country we’re free, but only some are free, others are not. A policeman has the power to kill and it’s...

Corbyn Pledges Another 1945

Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at a children’s centre in Corby, Northamptonshire yesterday, announced that ‘we will do everything necessary’ to stop a No Deal Brexit...

Doctors welcome Tory pensions concessions!

DOCTORS have welcomed a series of concessions by the Treasury, altering the effect on them of punitive pension rules which are in fact forcing...

Tshwane bus workers strike gridlocks city centre

SOUTH Africa’s administrative capital Tshwane (Pretoria) was gridlocked for a second day on Tuesday as bus drivers disabled their vehicles and the City insisted...

Patients assessed, treated & sent home on same day! The Tories...

THE TORY government, using their NHS Long Term Plan have stepped up their war against the health service, attempting to drive through measures that...

Chicago Nurses Demonstrate Against Unsafe Working Conditions!

NURSES at the University of Chicago Medical Centre (UCMC) demonstrated against unsafe working conditions and inadequate staffing levels at a rally organised by the...

Staffing crisis! Patients waiting for operations! STOP TORY NHS CUTS!

IN RESPONSE to the most recent NHS performance statistics and the political situation in which they are occurring, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) director...

PALESTINE WILL BE FREE! – Message from PALEXPO July 6th &...

THOUSANDS turned out over the weekend and packed the main auditorium sections at the Olympia Stadium, London for the PALEXPO exhibition to boost the...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NEW GP CONTRACT – it introduces American...

THE TITLE of the new GP contract is ‘Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the NHS Long Term...

May’s university review ‘Dead on arrival’! Students, lecturers & staff must...

‘DEAD on arrival,’ is how Vanessa Wilson, chief executive of the University Alliance Group described outgoing PM May’s new report on university education. The Augar...

70,000 Nurses Shortfall In Next 5 Years

A LEAKED copy of the Tory government report into the NHS staffing crisis reveals that there is set to be a shortfall of nearly...

Safe staffing levels now! demands RCN

NURSES at their annual RCN (Royal College of Nursing) conference in Liverpool yesterday demanded that NHSEngland finally adopts a Safe Staffing Level, requiring by...

‘Patients treated on trolleys’ – crisis intensifies

‘TREATING patients on corridor trolleys should belong to a bygone era. Ministers must stop us heading back there at all costs. ‘It’s undignified and less...

Occupations and strikes are sweeping through Canada!

OCCUPATIONS, strike votes and rallies by health and care workers are sweeping Canada as trade unionists fight against low pay, unequal pay and privatisation...

Safe staffing dumped!

THE MAY government has dropped its key NHS ‘safe staffing’ measure. This means that nurse staffing fill rate data are no longer being published. This change...

RICHARD SORGE: Hero of the Soviet Union

An Impeccable Spy Richard Sorge Stalin’s Master Agent By: Owen Matthews Published by: Bloomsbury; £25 (hbk) THE SUBJECT of this book, Richard Sorge, is the daring, unequalled spy whose...

Bahamas Nurses Union Is To Take Industrial Action!

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President (BNU) Amancha Williams said on Monday that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the government have pushed frustrated nurses to...

90% of nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care

Nine out of ten nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care for patients, a Nursing Standard poll reveals. The RCN (Royal College of Nursing)...

Stop privatisation of cervical cancer

THE UNITE trade union, the largest in Britain, is calling for a suspension of the privatisation of all cervical cancer screening services in NHS...

NHS staffing crisis – only solution kick out the Tories!

THE shortage of NHS staff in England has reached the point where patients are being warned that they will have to get used to...

Dire Staff Shortages At Cancer Centres Across The UK – Investment...

Annual workforce figures released on Tuesday by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) reveal the ‘dire’ staff  shortages at cancer centres across the UK. Clinical...

Trade Unions of the Americas stand with Maduro

THE TRADE Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), which represents more than 55 million workers on the continent, expresses the following in respect of...

Some big issues for the London-wide LMCs Annual Conference

A NEW CONTRACT for GPs was signed by Dr Vautrey, the chair of the BMA’s GP committee (GPC), on 31st January 2019. Its full title...

100,000 NHS staff vacancies!

‘THESE figures reflect the stark reality facing NHS trusts resulting from the combination of relentless increases in patient demand, 100,000 staff vacancies and the...

PFI hospital ‘never events’ – Wrong pipe! 85-year-old given air instead...

HOSPITALS built under the hated Private Finance Initiative (PFI) do not respond well to ‘never events’ where patients’ lives are put in to serious...

RCN demanding £1bn investment in student funding!

‘LARGE-SCALE action’ is required, leading NHS trade unions are warning this week, as official NHS figures have exposed the fact that workers today face...

Chronic understaffing in the health service!

ALMOST half of NHS workers on the front line of patient care say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure patients...

70% of medical students can’t afford necessities!

SEVEN out of 10 medical students cannot afford basic necessities, finds a BMA survey. An annual BMA poll found over two-thirds (70%) of 639 surveyed...

Health & Safety Fit for workers 2019 manifesto

‘EVIDENCE shows’, says a just-released statement by the Hazards Campaign, ‘that the three factors that make work “safer and healthier” are – strong laws,...

GMB denounces May’s NHS plan

‘How does the government expect to deliver everything promised in the plan without the staff to deliver the services,’ asked GMB union yesterday in...

Gaza Hospital Superbug Epidemic

AN EPIDEMIC of an antibiotic-resistant superbug is spreading throughout the hospital system in Palestine’s Gaza City, with doctors warning of a ‘global health security...

NHS HANDS OVER £26m TO PRIVATEERS

A NEW investigation carried out by the BMA has discovered that private consultancy firms have been paid at least £26m by the NHS as...

MINIMUM WAGE–CONDEMNS MILLIONS OF WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO POVERTY says...

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has not welcomed the Poverty National Minimum Wage Act, which was signed into law last Friday...

LABOUR’S £26bn NHS ‘RESCUE!’

LABOUR has announced a £26bn real terms Rescue Plan to deliver ‘real change in our health service’. The Labour Party is pledging to end the...

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