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No Return To 90-Hour Week For Doctors And Nurses!

‘A RETURN to the days where doctors and nurses work 90-hour weeks would be bad for patient safety, for staff and for the NHS,’...

Heads Of Midwifery Have Serious Safety Concerns

ALMOST 50 per cent (49%) of Heads of Midwifery (HOMs) from across the UK have had to close their maternity units at some point...

‘Working Poor’ Evictions Scandal!

THE WORKING poor have now become the working homeless, as nurses, teachers and firefighters are among those being thrown out of their homes...

Overwork & Low Pay Driving Nurses Out Of NHS!

NURSES, midwives, doctors, paramedics and NHS staff are being driven out of the profession because of overwork and low pay... creating a ‘severe staff...

Hunt Planning New Blitz On NHS And NHS Workers!

BOTH the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) trade unions yesterday warned that Health Secretary Hunt is planning...

‘Don’t Treat US Like The Junior Doctors!’

NURSES and midwives will fight Tory Health Secretary Hunt’s plans to fund a pay rise by smashing their employment conditions, their unions insisted...

Glencore Locks Out Australian Workers

ON THE same day the global Paradise Papers scandal exposed the offshore tax havens and tax avoidance strategies of companies including multinational mining giant,...

NHS & MATERNITY SERVICES HEADING FOR CRISIS – says Royal College...

‘WE have an NHS and maternity service that is heading for a crisis and the government’s policies are clearly failing,’ the leader of the...

Defend NHS With General Strike

‘WE ARE calling for a general strike against the privatisation of the NHS,’ Hands off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary spokesman, Mike Foster, told a demonstration...

NHS bed & staffing crisis is a ‘Grenfell Tower waiting to...

THE NUMBER of NHS beds has halved in the last 30 years and proposals to slash bed numbers even further will make the ‘NHS a...

Dump NHS early discharge plan!

FOLLOWING massive opposition from the public, patients and staff, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has temporarily suspended plans to pilot a scheme to...

Strike Action At 24 Ontario Colleges

MORE than 12,000 OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) college faculty members have been striking at 24 Ontario colleges since Monday October 16. The over...

Smokers and obese patients banned!

SMOKERS and people suffering from obesity will be barred from surgery under plans which the Royal College of Surgeons warn tear up the fundamental...

Trumpcare ‘Sabotages Healthcare System’

AMERICAN Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end...

No Uber-style NHS workforce! – GMB union condemns Hunt

TORY health secretary Hunt is trying to create an Uber-style workforce in the NHS, with nurses and hospital staff on flexible working hours, just...

Join Our Big Bike Ride!

‘CALLING all cyclists – join our Big Bike Ride from Ealing Hospital to Charing Cross Hospital on Sunday morning. And if you’re not...

RCN urges safety review of winter nurse numbers!

HEALTH and care providers must examine whether they have enough nursing staff to provide safe patient care this winter, the Royal College of Nursing...

RCN RESPOND TO LABOUR PARTY CALL FOR A £500m NHS WINTER...

JANET DAVIES the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has responded to the Labour Party call for a £500...

NHS unions claim 3.9% wage rise plus £800! – 14 unions...

FOURTEEN NHS unions submitted a pay claim directly to the May government on behalf of more than one million NHS workers...

SA police attempted murder of a 14-year-old!

A CASE of attempted murder has been opened over the shooting of a 14-year-old boy on a demonstration in Hangberg, Hout Bay, Cape Town...

Grenfell–Never Again!

THE TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady yesterday welcomed six emergency workers to Congress who had been involved in the Manchester, Westminster and Finsbury...

‘SCRAP THE CAP!’ – ‘We deserve better’ say angry nurses

‘SCRAP the cap!’ shouted thousands of nurses from all over the UK rallying in Parliament Square yesterday. The rally was organised by the Royal College...

SMASH 1% PAY CAP! 40,000 nursing vacancies in NHS

THERE are not enough nurses to provide safe patient care, shows a survey released today to coincide with a mass lunchtime demonstration...

Australian Unions Accuse Aldi Of Attacking Workers Free Speech!

THE Australian Transport Workers’ Union has accused Aldi of attacking free speech by pursuing a Federal Court case to stop truck drivers from protesting...

Scottish GP practices forced to close their lists!

GP PRACTICES across three towns in Scotland have been forced to close their lists to new patients amid ongoing GP shortages. Three towns in North...

150 NHS CONSULTANTS EARNING £8.5m TOTAL!

ONE hundred and fifty consultants employed to draw up the Tories Sustainability and Transformation plans (STPs) were paid combined annual salaries of at least...

Private midwifery company operating within the NHS!

A PRIVATE midwifery company now has a contract with ten NHS trusts, with up to 300 women a year using a private midwife during...

Hawking slams Tories over NHS privatisation!

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking has attacked the government’s NHS policies, and health secretary Jeremy Hunt in person, and warned they are seeking to bring in...

HOSPITALS USING MORE UNREGISTERED NURSES says Royal College of Nursing

MORE than nine in ten of England’s 50 largest NHS hospital trusts are not staffed with nurses to the level planned by their own...

‘Lift Cap On Pay And Bring Back Student Funding’

THE LEADER of the Royal College of Nursing yesterday poured scorn on Tory government claims to be increasing the NHS workforce by 10,000 nurses...

86,000 vacant nhs posts! –between January & March 2017

MORE than 86,000 NHS posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017, figures for the NHS in England suggest. Today’s NHS Vacancy Statistics England...

Ufcw Fighting For Permanent Jobs At Phillips Seafood

THE United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) returned to leaflet customers of US Phillips Seafood restaurants in support of The International Union of...

Social Care In Crisis!

DRAMATIC cuts to district nursing have left older people without care at home and turning to A&E, an independent report has found. Research by Christie...

BOSTON NURSES TAKING STRIKE ACTION – Nissan workers organise for a...

BOSTON’S first nurses’ strike in 30 years began on Wednesday after a last-ditch negotiating session failed to resolve the disagreements between the Massachusetts...

University applications are plummeting! Call General Strike to scrap all uni...

SOARING university tuition fees, rents in student halls being hiked up, the complete removal of the student grant and the spiralling cost of living...

PLAN TO SLASH £85m FROM PUBLIC HEALTH

‘CUTS like this signify a huge step backwards for public health, and will have a damaging impact on people’s health and wellbeing, inevitably costing...

More Leaving Than Joining Nursing

RESPONDING to the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) figures showing more nurses leaving than joining the profession, Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General...

300,000 March To Get Rid Of Tories!

WORKERS, trade unionists and youth on the more than 300,000-strong march from the BBC Broadcasting House to Parliament Square on Saturday demanded that...

Scrap the 1% cap! – 30 nurses” protests nationwide

‘SCRAP the cap! Fair pay for nurses! Now!’ chanted over fifty nurses and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) officials outside the Department of...

NHS ‘running on nothing but fumes’ – BMA

THE TORY ‘government has the NHS running on nothing but fumes’, warns British Medical Association (BMA) Council Chair Dr Mark Porter. Addressing doctors at the...

More Than 40,000 Nursing Vacancies

‘OUR NURSING workforce is in a state of crisis, with more than 40,000 vacancies in England alone across our health service, from A&E to...

Vote For The 5 Wrp Candidates!

ARJINDER Thiara Workers Revolutionary Party candidate for Ealing Southall was greeted with enormous enthusiasm at Ealing Hospital yesterday. Workers, patients and visitors queued...

13 Ways The Trump Budget Hits US Workers

THE AFL-CIO has warned of ‘13 Ways the Trump Budget hurts working people’. It says: ‘There are tons of analyses and numbers that could keep...

Vote WRP Vote Arj campaign ‘going really well’

I’M VOTING Arjinder Thiara, Workers Revolutionary Party for Ealing Southall,’ mental health nurse and Unison member Susan Griffiths said at Ealing Hospital yesterday morning. ‘What...

Vote Wrp Vote Leff In Hackney And Shoreditch

‘I AM joining the fight to elect Jonty Leff because we must defend the NHS, defend Homerton Hospital and defend the Pathology Lab,’ RCN...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes