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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...

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...

Over 700 homeless have died

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AS MANY AS 700 people died on the streets while homeless last year, official estimates show, and the number is in reality likely to...

Australian teachers to strike over pay & workload

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AUSTRALIAN school teachers and principals in New South Wales (NSW) are taking part in a pay strike next Tuesday, December 7th. The 67,000-member union said...

Palestinian hunger striker wins his freedom! Kayed Fasfous is to...

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PALESTINIAN prisoner Kayed Fasfous has won a decisive victory and ends his hunger strike after an agreement was reached to end his administrative det-ention...

Midwives rally across UK to highlight maternity crisis

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THOUSANDS of midwives and their supporters protested in towns and cities across the UK at 2.00pm on Sunday to highlight the crisis in maternity...

Sheffield refuse workers vote for indefinite strike!

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TWO HUNDRED Sheffield refuse workers voted unanimously on Monday to go on indefinite strike from Monday 22nd November. The vote took place at a mass...

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...

THE UNBEARABLE COST OF FAILURE Private profiteering on ‘Great British Railways’...

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‘ON 17 October 2021, yet another franchise passed into public ownership as a consequence of private sector failure, this time seemingly involving the Serious...

Cases of police sexual abuse are rising! – Warns Independent Office...

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CASES of police abusing their role for sexual gain have risen sharply, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) warned yesterday, revealing the fact...

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...

Nuj Demands Official Investigation Into Police Misconduct!

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THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for an official investigation into the reporting of police misconduct cases. The Times newspaper has alleged that...

Met ‘rotten from top to bottom’ – disband it now!

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THE CONVICTION and life sentence of Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard was most certainly not the case of...

Chronic NHS Staff Shortages At Guy’s And St Thomas’

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CHRONIC staff shortages, concerns about patient safety and plunging morale at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are the key findings of a...

Tories Bringing In New Police State Powers For Use Against Workers...

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THE LAW Courts are to get new police state powers to be used against striking trade unionists and protesting workers. The powers will stop the...

PC Couzens will die behind bars – MP Harriet Harman calls...

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PC WAYNE Couzens, who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard was sentenced yesterday to a ‘whole life order’, which means he will never be...

Working Class Is On The March – Tuc Must Call A...

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DRIVEN forward by the shock of capitalism’s energy catastrophe the working class is now on the march. Unite Wales union NHS members have voted to...

400 angry leaseholders rally at Parliament – they demand property owners...

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OVER 400 angry leaseholders from the End Our Cladding Scandal campaign, the National Leasehold Campaign rallied in Parliament Square last Thursday demanding an end...

Funding for disabled pupils slashed

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CASH-STRAPPED schools in England have been forced to cut support for special educational needs and disabilities (Send) pupils, a survey has revealed – after...

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...

Ban facial recognition Demand campaigners after ruling

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LIBERTY, Privacy International and 30 organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of facial recognition technology, one year after judges found the...

70,000 workers to be balloted over 1.75%! – Unite, Unison &...

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SEVENTY thousand council workers are to be balloted in every borough in England and Wales in preparation for a strike action against a ‘derisory’...

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,...

COMPANIES TO LAUNCH MASS SACKINGS – following big cut in furlough...

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ONE-IN-FIVE companies are planning to sack workers in response to yesterday’s cut in furlough payments, a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey has found. From...

Johnson Declares War On Youth With ‘Chain Gang’ Threat

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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has declared war on youth in the UK with his ‘Beating Crime Plan’ which labels youth as ‘criminal’ and targets...

No limits Stop and Search! Youth chain gangs! – Sweeping police...

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THE TORY government yesterday put forward proposals for even more sweeping police powers. They include taking off all restrictions on Stop and Search. Under the...

Hospital numbers ‘could get scary!’ – admits Professor Chris Whitty

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‘COVID hospital numbers could get scary!’ Professor Chris Whitty said yesterday, adding that the UK is ‘not out of the woods yet’. ‘People should act...

Kick the Tories out! Get rid of capitalism to prevent a...

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NHS WAITING lists in England could more than double in the coming months, from the current figure of 5.3 million people to around 13...

Camden threats to rough sleepers ‘may breach human rights laws’ ...

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Liberty, the human rights organisation, has written to Transport for London (TfL) and Camden Council warning that recent threats issued to rough sleepers may...

In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only...

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In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only 22! ‘Lives are being put at risk’ – RCN warns The lives of learning...

Met Police accused of ‘institutional corruption’ – over murder of Daniel...

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AN independent panel has accused the Metropolitan Police of ‘a form of institutional corruption’ for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder of...

Johnson Calls A UK Summit – As Starmer Refuses To Resign!

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TORY Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon and the Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, to a ‘Team UK’ summit. Johnson congratulated...

‘Cronyism and sleaze’ engulfing Tories, as bankrupt capitalism collapses. Forward...

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SINCE GREENSILL Capital collapsed last month, all that is rotten throughout Parliament has been stirred up and has bubbled to the surface. The collapse...

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities funding – cut to the bone!

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SPECIAL Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) funding is being cut to the bone, the National Education Union (NEU) warned in a motion on the...

10,000 march in London demanding ‘Kill the Bill’ – as protests...

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OVER 10,000 youth and workers demanding ‘Kill the Bill’ marched from Speakers Corner Hyde Park and rallied in Parliament Square, central London, on Saturday. Protests...

‘Shocked And Appalled’ By The Treatment Of Children At Rainsbrook Training...

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Members of the House of Commons Justice Committee are ‘shocked and appalled’ by the treatment of children at a privately run detention centre in Northamptonshire, they say in a report published on Monday. They have called on...

NHS staff ‘exodus’ if no increase in pay says BMA –...

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DOCTORS’ union the Medical Association (BMA) underlined their demand on Thursday for a pay increase for NHS staff. Responding to a recent analysis by the...

‘Pandemic has left the NHS running on empty! – Overworked doctors...

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OVERWORKED doctors must be allowed to rest and recover so we can keep patients safe, doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) warned. The BMA...

ScotRail nationalised! RMT, TSSA & ASLEF’S CAMPAIGN VICTORY!

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‘EVERY member of the RMT welcomes the Scottish government’s announcement that the publicly-owned Operator of Last Resort will run the ScotRail franchise from March...

200 jobs to go at Aston Martin

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THE UNITE union has expressed its ‘deep concern’ at management proposals to axe more than 200 jobs at the Aston Martin site in the...

Asylum seekers housed in cramped and filthy conditions!

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ASYLUM seekers are housed in cramped and filthy conditions at two military barracks, with a number of residents feeling suicidal, inspectors have said. Key findings...

‘Go North West’ buses continuous strike today! – Company plans strikebreaking...

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THE UNITE trade union, which represents over 400 bus drivers at Go North West, has written to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham,...

‘No credible route to a zero Covid UK’ says Johnson setting...

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‘THERE IS no credible route to a zero Covid Britain or indeed a zero Covid world,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, setting out...

More Than 100 Covid Cases At Napier Camp

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ACTIVISTS threw fake blood at the gates of Napier Barracks last Thursday – in protest against the conditions in which hundreds of asylum seekers...

39% teachers still working in unsafe schools

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IT IS now estimated that 39% of teachers and school leaders – as well as 51% of teaching assistants and other staff – are...