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Government Failed In Its Duty Of Care!

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The UK government ‘failed in its duty of care’ to doctors and the healthcare workforce in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the...

Ni Rise – Experienced Nurses Are £935 A Year Worse Off

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THE National Insurance (NI) rise is leaving experienced nurses worse off, even with the proposed pay increase, says the Royal College of Nursing. Responding to...

NHS staff facing £845 pay cut during 2021-22 – as a...

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AN ANALYSIS by the Health Foundation shows that soaring inflation means NHS staff face an average pay cut of £845 during 2021-22 and will...

Sunak statement: ‘Ordinary people bear the broadest burden’ – Unite

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TRADE unions have highlighted the acute crisis facing millions of families facing steep rises in the cost-of-living, declaring that measures outlined in Tory Chancellor...

Trade unions must call a general strike to stop Tories ending...

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YESTERDAY, Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the ending of all remaining Covid restrictions in England this week. The Tories’ ‘Living with Covid’ plan means...

Sri Lankan health workers begin indefinite pay strike – defying five-year...

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Sri Lankan health workers launched an indefinite pay strike on Monday, 7th February, protesting against the government’s failure to address salary and other issues. The...

Global action plan needed for worldwide nurse shortage!

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A NEW report from the International Council of Nurses calls for a global action plan to address the ‘nursing workforce crisis and prevent an...

US nurses National Day of Action for safe staffing

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NATIONAL Nurses United held a National Day of Action on January 13th to demand their employers, and the Biden administration protect registered nurses (RNs),...

Thousands of Nurses protest across USA! – against staff shortages in...

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AMID a steep surge in Covid-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, thousands of nurses on Thursday staged nationwide protests against staff shortage in...

Tories promote private healthcare as NHS is overwhelmed with Covid-19

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THE TORY government is dumping the National Health Service (NHS), the publicly funded healthcare system in the UK. It is seeking help from private health...

Johnson is demanding workers learn to live with Omicron to save...

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ON TUESDAY Britain recorded over 200,000 new Coronavirus cases in one day for the first time during the pandemic. The same day, prime minister Boris...

RCN raises the alarm!

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THE Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is today (Thursday 30 December) raising the alarm over morale, sickness absence and the prospect of rising vacancies...

NHS Is Reeling As Staff Sickness Grows

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THE NHS is reeling under the weight of staff absences, with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine warning that up to a quarter of...

Senior nurses take strike action in New South Wales

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SENIOR nurses in New South Wales, Australia, took two hours of strike action on Monday, saying that chronic staff shortages have pushed them to...

60 per cent of gig economy workers injured at work get...

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THE MAJORITY of gig economy workers are injured at work and suffer from sprains, cuts that require stitches, and even fractures and broken bones. According...

Six million waiting for NHS treatment – Highest since records began

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ALMOST six million people are waiting to have hospital treatment in England, the latest NHS monthly performance statistics revealed yesterday. The number of patients on...

BBC Panorama exposes HC-One – UK’s largest care-home operator!

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MONDAY night’s BBC Panorama documentary exposed the operations of HC-One, which, with 265 facilities and a bed capacity of 16,116, is the UK’s largest...

Workers across the UK erupt against cuts to wages, pensions and...

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MEMBERS of the University and College Union (UCU) at 58 universities across the UK have come out on a three day strike, starting today,...

Covid measures reintroduced tomorrow – Javid under fire for not testing...

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TORY Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from tomorrow in response...

‘A Perfect Storm’ Of Pressures Engulfing Social Care!

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A PERFECT storm of pressures risks engulfing health and social care services in England in the coming months, a comprehensive analysis by the RCN...

Strike Wave Surge In The US

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THE US is experiencing a surge of strikes – 10,000 John Deere workers went on strike in October, and so did 1,400 Kellogg workers,...

Nurses voting begins in indicative strike ballot – 160,000-strong petition handed...

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A DELEGATION from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) representing members from across the country handed in a 160,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street...

RCN to hand 160,000-strong petition into Downing Street! – demanding 12.5%...

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THE ROYAL College of Nursing is taking the nurses pay claim campaign to the heart of government as its ballot opens on industrial action...

AMBULANCE CRISIS – Handover delays put patients at ‘catastrophic risk’ of...

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PATIENTS are being put at ‘catastrophic risk’ of harm due to ambulance handover delays, NHS managers warned yesterday. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has raised...

Failure To Invest Will Mean Disaster For NHS, Says RCN!

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‘FAILURE to invest more now to tackle the nursing workforce crisis will mean disaster for the health and care services this winter,’ the Royal...

On The Eve Of The Budget, Workers Are Demanding Action...

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THE TUC General Council has met and issued a statement on the crisis. In it, it disgracefully treats the Tory government as a potential...

Date called for nurses indicative strike ballot – RCN demands 12.5%...

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THE ROYAL College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday announced the dates for the indicative ballot for strike action demanding a 12.5% pay increase. The ballot opens on...

‘The worst public health response in UK history’ – No test...

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THE TORY government’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early on in the pandemic was one of the ‘worst public health failures’...

Nursing on a ‘knife-edge’ RCN warn of intensifying staffing crisis

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NURSES’ unions have declared that World Patient Safety Day 2021 must be a ‘wake-up call’ to ministers to tackle – ‘urgently’ – the nursing...

Vaccines for 12-15s – boosters for 50+ says Johnson

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‘I WANT to set out our plan for Covid this winter and in many ways the situation we face is even more challenging than...

‘Indifferent and harmful practices’ at private hospital say relatives after the...

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NORFOLK’s Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) on Thursday published an important Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) into the deaths of three young adults: Joanna, ‘Jon’ and...

Steady rise in hospitalised Covid patients!

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THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic has taken a back seat in the news recently. Most public health restrictions in relation to the pandemic were lifted on 19...

Ontario nurses demand pay increase and ‘repeal Bill 124’

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HUNDREDS of Ontario emergency room physicians have signed an open letter to State Premier Doug Ford demanding that the province increase the pay of...

Seeking healthcare in Yemen’s ‘city of snipers’ – A feature from...

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SEEKING healthcare in Taiz, a city split by a frontline, is a Medecins Sans Frontieres feature on Yemen which has been under deadly assault...

Record 5.45m NHS waiting list – Nurses warn of staffing crisis

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A RECORD number of people, more than 5.45 million, are waiting for NHS hospital treatment in England. Responding to the latest NHS England performance data,...

Hundreds of thousands mobilise against Macron’s dictatorial health law

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FRENCH President Macron’s dictatorial new health law and its passage through parliament has angered a vast swathe of workers, youth and the middle class. On...

Union leaders are fiddling while the NHS burns! General Strike...

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THE BURNING issue of NHS workers’ pay is so explosive that the Tories left it to the very last day that Parliament sits before...

NHS pay fury at 3% pay rise – unions consider strikes

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HEALTH workers, furious about the government’s offer of a below-inflation 3% pay deal are to be consulted by their unions, the BMA, RCM, RCN,...

Demand the TUC call a general strike to defend NHS workers...

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IF THE Tories hoped that the last minute scramble to head off the anger of NHS workers by increasing the derisory and insulting 1%...

No NHS Pay Update Is An Insult To All UK Workers

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TORY Social Care Minister Helen Whately was yesterday afternoon unable to give an update on the government’s NHS pay offer. All she could say was...

Scrap the Tory Health and Care Bill – it is a...

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TORY PM Johnson’s new Health and Care Bill currently going through Parliament, is a fresh attack on the NHS by a Conservative Party that...

RCN Opposes Health Bill

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THE UK government has ignored a catalogue of warnings about the nursing workforce crisis since 2016, a new report from the Royal College of...

Finance workers in Paris strike against job cuts

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PARISIAN finance and tax workers held a one-day strike in defence of jobs and services last Friday, July 9th, accompanied by a rally which...

BMA launch ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into Pandemic

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DOCTORS’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) has launched its own ‘Lessons Learned’ inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic. This is ahead of the Tory...

Javid gambling with people’s lives! – self-isolating rules abandoned

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GAMBLING with people’s lives, the new Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid made a statement on removing Covid-19 restrictions yesterday. He told Parliament: ‘We...