The Tories can't be trusted with the NHS. But there can be no holding back for Labour.
NHS: doctors coordinate
Health bulletin for 1 May 2023
The fight goes on, but only rank and file control can overcome obstacles
AS WE go to press NHS managers and Health Minster Steve Barclay are dragging the largest NHS union, the Royal College of Nursing, before the High Court in a bid by to block nurses’ strike action due to start on the May Day weekend. They claimed that the strike mandate would be invalid from midnight […]
Health bulletin for 29 March 2023
The pay offer is an insult. Organise to fight for more.
By Andy Yorke WINTER IS here and along with it the deepest NHS crisis yet. Despite the respite from covid in 2022, waiting lists hit an all-time record of 7.2 million in December, with up to 500 excess deaths a week as a result of delays. A record number of patients waited over 12 hours […]
IN A historic first, nurses in the RCN union, pushed to breaking point, have joined the strike wave against the cost of living crisis. And despite media attempts to probe for public disapproval, they have massive support. A million patients are treated in the NHS every 36 minutes, and they are overwhelmingly grateful to and […]
Archive article about the 1982 NHS strike.
7.2 million people are on waiting lists for NHS treatment in England.
Editorial December-January 2022/23, No. 399
The government has picked a fight with nurses to hold public sector pay down and continue NHS privatisation.
By KD Tait THE ROYAL College of Nursing (RCN) is taking strike action on 15 and 20 December in the largest nurses’ strike in UK history. After more than a decade of underfunding, health workers have seen their pay, conditions and staffing levels deteriorate to breaking point. Nurses have lost more than 20% of their […]
Health bulletin for 14 December 2022
Joint strike committees should mobilise across all unions for a big yes vote, and demand escalating action to win
Day of action on 26 Feb.
Since the start of the pandemic, trans people have been left in limbo by the NHS, with devastating effects on their physical and mental health.
Only the rank and file can overcome the divided union leaders and deliver votes for industrial action
Omicron and vaccine mismanagement push pandemic into third year
By Rebecca Anderson THERE IS a real opportunity for coordinated strike action between two of Britain’s largest workforces: council workers, including school support staff, and hospital employees. If successful, it could bust the public sector pay freeze and build momentum in private sector struggles for substantial pay rises. Local government and school staff have been […]