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Student nurse numbers declining! –10,000 off target by 2025! – says...

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STUDENT nurse numbers are declining to the extent that the official NHS workforce plan for England will be over 10,000 off target by 2025,...

RCN declares ‘national emergency’ in the NHS over ‘corridor care’!

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THE Royal College of Nursing (RCN) acting general secretary, Professor Nicola Ranger, opened the union’s annual conference yesterday declaring a ‘national emergency’ in the...

Ontario nurses win 11.5% wage increase

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THE Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) in Canada has welcomed the arbitration decision that includes the most significant wage increase for registered nurses (RNs) and...

RCN warns ‘Patients are suffering!

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PATIENTS are suffering as the prime minister fails to tackle the waiting list crisis, RCN warns, as new analysis reveals decade of misery. The prime...

Alberta union leader pledges to fight the privatisation of healthcare!

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‘A system that was already in chaos is going to (experience) a lot more chaos,’ United Nurses of Alberta President Heather Smith warned on...

GPs reject imposed contract! – 99.2% vote NO!!

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GENERAL Practitioners (GPs) across England have voted overwhelmingly to reject the new 2024/25 national GP General Medical Services (GMS) contract that was imposed on...

Israel intentionally starving people in Gaza since October 8th says UN

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‘ISRAEL has been intentionally starving the Palestinian people in Gaza since October 8,’ the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhri...

Starbucks Baristas Battling For First Contracts

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Starbucks baristas from 21 stores around the United States told the company on Tuesday that they plan to organise, potentially adding hundreds of new...

‘They are liars–they want to destroy everything!’ – Nasser Hospital doctor...

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‘DO you think they need any reason to attack this hospital? What kind of reason? They are liars! liars! They just want to destroy...

Israeli army turns Nasser Hospital into a military base!

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ISRAELI occupation forces yesterday raided the Nasser Medical Complex in Gaza and turned it into a military base. Medical sources reported that Israeli forces further...

Zionist snipers shoot three at Nasser Hospital

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THREE Palestinians sheltering inside the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza’s biggest health centre, were shot dead by Zionist snipers yesterday, with another...

250,000 workers and youth march for Palestine!

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The first speaker at the huge rally in Whitehall at the end of Saturday’s march was the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK Husam Zomlot,...

‘A world where Palestine is not free is a world in...

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Continue from lead story First speaker at the rally in Parliament Square was Husam Zomlot, Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, who said: ‘They thought...

TUC Special Congress must call a general strike to smash the...

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IN A dramatic move the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter to urge the UN Security...

NHS squandering billions on privateers – warns the RCN

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THE NHS has squandered billions on agencies that could have been used to hire over 31,000 nurses, says the Royal College of Nursing. New analysis...

Gaza’s Indonesian Hospital Under Siege!

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AT LEAST 20 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza yesterday morning, with the houses of...

Tories on collision course with nursing staff

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‘THE government is setting itself on a collision course with nursing staff,’ the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) has warned. The RCN, which represents over...

French workers demand a Gaza ceasefire!

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WORKERS and youth throughout France are demonstrating today for a ceasefire in Gaza, following a call by the CGT trade union federation. A union statement...

‘AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL NEARLY A CEMETERY’ says World Health Organisation ahead of...

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Tuesday that al-Shifa Hospital is ‘nearly a cemetery’ and unable to bury dead bodies as the facility is...

South African workers march to defend healthcare benefits

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National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) members marched to the offices of Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in Bloemfontein on Monday,...

500,000 workers and youth march for Palestine

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While the so-called Israeli Defence Force intensified its genocidal bombing campaign against Gaza and its ground forces invaded in their tanks, more than half...

PAC report into emergency care ‘should concentrate government minds’ – BMA

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THE HOUSE of Commons PAC (Public Accounts Committee) report into emergency care should ‘concentrate minds’ in government, says the BMA. Responding to Wednesday’s PAC report...

‘What is needed now is to grow the economy–pickpocketing the public...

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‘WHAT is needed now is to grow the economy. That is the only sober and sustainable path to pay down our worrying debt trajectory....

BMA Demonstrates At Tory Party Conference

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THOUSANDS of NHS workers and many other trade unionists marched to the Tory Party conference yesterday morning to deliver their notice to the Tories...

Trade Unions Must Defend The Nurses Right To Strike By Calling...

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AS LONG AGO AS LAST FEBRUARY, the Regulatory Policy Committee’s report on the Tory proposed anti-strike legislation found the government had not fully assessed...

To disband the police force and defend the NHS from...

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ON Thursday, Tory Home Secretary Suella Braverman announced new government reforms of the police disciplinary system which means that in future any police officer...

Anti-union laws being introduced throughout Europe

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TRADE union rights are facing escalating challenges throughout Europe, warns the European Public Service Union (EPSU). In France, a number of trade union activists are...

Striking Consultants On BMA Picket Lines!

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STRIKING consultants were out in force on the BMA picket line at University College Hospital, Euston, central London yesterday morning on the first of...

Now The Tuc Must Call A General Strike To Defend The...

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NHS CONSULTANTS in England today begin two more days of industrial action, and have announced further strike dates in October, demonstrating their commitment to...

Kick out privatising hospital managers – place NHS under the management...

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THE aftermath of the sentencing on Monday of Lucy Letby for the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others at...

Irish actors and writers rally in Dublin to support Hollywood strike!

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Hundreds of actors, writers and entertainment workers gathered by the statue of Wolfe Tone at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin on Saturday, to demonstrate...

Tories Escalate War On NHS!

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AS THE junior doctors ended their latest four-day strike at 7.00am yesterday morning, Tory Health Minister Will Quince kicked out at them and NHS...

‘We will strike for as long as it takes!’ – says...

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‘WE WILL strike for as long as it takes,’ British Medical Association (BMA) Chair of Council Professor Philip Banfield told the doctors’ union’s cheering...

Tories won’t address NHS pay and workforce crisis!

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CLEARLY the Tory government is determined NOT to address the drastic workforce and pay crisis in the NHS which is at the centre of...

South African Unions Claim Big Eskom Pay Victory!

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THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers, the National Union of Mineworkers and the Solidarity union have won a ‘a strategic victory for workers’ after South...

Public support for nurses rising!

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PUBLIC support for a nurses strike has risen six months after first industrial action. A new poll by YouGov for the Royal College of Nursing...

Over 60,000 Junior Doctors To Strike This Week For 3 Days!

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MORE than 60,000 junior doctor members of the British Medical Association (BMA) are going on strike for three days this week against massive 31.7%...

28,000 Canadian actors locked out for a year! – nurses rally...

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THE UNION representing 28,000 Canadian actors and radio artists reports that 28,000 commercial workers have been locked out from commercial acting work for over...

Tories plan to axe half a million hospital appointments each year...

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HEALTH Secretary Steve Barclay did the rounds of the TV studios on Sunday to declare an all-out war on doctors, nurses and patients, as...

‘A general strike to defeat this Bill is our policy!’ says...

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‘We support a general strike to defeat this bill, we supported it in the TUC and it’s our policy,’ RMT leader Mick Lynch told...

Nurses and doctors strike to defend NHS while Starmer joins with...

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YESTERDAY, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) opened the ballot for strike action by nurses in response to the Tory pay offer of a...

Smash anti-strike law by forcing TUC to call a general strike...

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ON MONDAY, with the Tory anti-strikes Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, back in the House of Commons for its final reading before passing into...

Vote ‘yes’ RCN urges 300,000 nurses as new strike ballot opens

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‘THIS IS unfinished business,’ said the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) leader Pat Cullen yesterday, urging members to vote YES as the union opened...

RCN delegates strongly back Cullen’s YES vote call

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DELEGATES at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Annual Congress at the Brighton Conference Centre cheered and gave General Secretary Pat Cullen a standing...

Nurses determined to fight the Tories – all trade unions must...

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The annual conference of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Brighton this week is taking place at a time when the entire NHS...