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Public Sector pay freeze ‘A kick in the teeth for millions!’...

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PUBLIC SECTOR employees, many of whom are essential Covid-19 workers, should not be subject to a continuing pay freeze from a government that has...

THE SAFETY OF MATERNITY SERVICES UNDER SERIOUS THREAT says Royal College...

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THE SAFETY of maternity services is under serious threat, according to a new survey released by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on Tuesday. The...

French Teaching Unions Nationwide Day Of Action

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TEACHERS’ unions in France held a nationwide day of protests and strikes on Tuesday to call for stricter sanitary measures in schools as coronavirus...

North of Ireland health workers demand £2,000 wage rise

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HEALTH staff in Unison across the north of Ireland – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are urging the UK government to...

Youth from poor backgrounds hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic

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YOUNG people, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, have had their earnings and job prospects hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to fears...

King’s unions & management disengage

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KING’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (KCHFT) management has been accused by the Unite union of ‘racism, discrimination and bullying’ as staff-side joint partnership meetings...

California’s Health Staff 5-Day Strike

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WORKERS at eight campuses of the Alameda Health System (AHS) in California’s East Bay – 3,200 members of the SEIU union local 1021 –...

‘No Medals, Badges Or Claps Just Pay Nurses 12.5% Rise!’

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‘NO MEDALS, badges or claps this time – just pay nursing fairly’, a nursing union leader told Boris Johnson yesterday. The leader of the UK’s...

Patients to be turned away from A&E – Hancock outlines NHS...

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YESTERDAY in Parliament, Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that less serious cases would be turned away from A&E and only the most serious...

SA trade unions battle for inflation-beating pay increases for 1.2m

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THE LABOUR Court in Johannesburg will be the setting for South Africa’s trade unions and the African National Congress (ANC) government to fight it...

Trade unions must take action for 15% – demand NHS staff

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‘WHAT DO we want? 15%! When do we want it? Now!’ rang out on the Nurses March through London on Saturday afternoon. More than 1,000...

NHS backlog putting patients’ health at risk!

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NHS PERFORMANCE stats reveal the ‘devastating extent of patient suffering’ amid a ‘daunting’ backlog, says the BMA. In his response to the latest NHS performance...

All Out Strike To Defend NHS! Nurses Must Get 15%!

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NURSES, midwives and NHS workers around the country take to the streets again today to demand a 15% pay rise and they are extremely...

Unite Demands 15% NHS Pay Rise

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NHS workers should receive an early pay rise of 15 per cent or £3,000, whichever is greater, the Unite union, said yesterday. Unite, which has...

Right to attend your A&E being ended!

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NHS England (NHSE) is pressing ahead with setting up a new emergency care system, under the guise of reducing crowding in A&E departments. Patients will...

Tories responsible for deaths in care homes and amongst NHS workers...

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THIS week, the Tories’ criminal liability for the deaths of thousands of health care workers, the elderly and the disabled was revealed in two...

Nurses rise up to demand 15%

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‘WHAT do we want? Pay rise! How will we get it? Strike!’ shouted over 200 nurses and NHS workers marching from St Thomas’ Hospital...

NURSES DRIVEN OUT – Low pay & axing bursary has caused...

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THERE are now 37,821 nurse vacancies in the NHS, NHS England confirmed yesterday, releasing the latest data. This is a rise of 1,738 from the...

‘Do not resuscitate’ care homes scandal – Professor Leary demands investigation

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A STARTLING new report published by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) states that during the peak of the pandemic people in care homes were...

Nurses are working longer hours and above pay grades to deal...

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A MAJOR Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey has revealed how the pandemic has affected the professional lives of nursing staff. It shows, from...

Trade Unions Must Act To Secure Nurses’ & Doctors’ Pay Rise!

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PM BORIS JOHNSON has said that there is a ‘moral duty’ to get all children back into schools in England next month. Writing in...

‘Nurses gave their all – only to be greeted with a...

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MORE THAN 10,000 nurses, other NHS workers, trade unionists and supporters marched from St James’s Park to Parliament Square on Saturday on a demonstration...

Ring before going to A&E! Dangerous triage system launched in...

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A DANGEROUS phone triage scheme for A&E at Wales’ largest hospital is to be launched tomorrow in which patients are expected to ring before...

No pay rise! A slap in face for NHS staff

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‘ENOUGH is Enough,’ chanted a rally of 500 angry NHS workers outside Downing Street on Wednesday night. They are angry that they have been excluded...

‘We demand a pay rise’ – Nurses, midwives & NHS staff...

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OVER 500 angry NHS workers marched from St Thomas’ Hospital to Downing Street on Wednesday evening to demand a 15 per cent pay rise. ‘Enough...

Trade unionists join Portland protesters

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Trade unionists joined the Portland, Oregon demonstrations outside the Justice Centre on Saturday night, with many protesters wearing similar coloured shirts as part of...

School nurses and health visitors – County Durham swings axe!

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THE THREAT to cut health visitor and community nurse jobs in County Durham, while Covid-19 is still widespread, was branded as ‘incomprehensible’ by the...

Thousand across US join ‘Strike for Black Lives’

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Tens of thousands of US workers walked out of their jobs on Monday in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and other minority groups...

French Health Workers Win Major Victory Over Macron Government!

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THE FRENCH government has been forced by the mass actions of the health workers’ trade unions to concede pay rises worth 8bn euros (£7.2bn)...

Points-based immigration system launched!

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TORY Home Secretary Priti Patel launched the UK’s first ‘points-based immigration system’ yesterday. The new system will come into force on New Year’s Day, immediately...

Tories have no plan for a second wave! – damning PAC...

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THE TORIES have no plan to deal with a second spike of the deadly coronavirus. A fresh report just released by the Public Accounts Committee...

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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‘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!

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‘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...

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