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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 April 2020
Expired PPE relabelled for NHS use
Stickers are used to conceal expired use-by dates on coronavirus PPE, photo by an NHS hospital cleaner, Scotland (Click to enlarge)
Scotland's SNP first minister Nicola Sturgeon has approved relabelling of out-of-date personal protective equipment for use in the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured, a use-by date of four years ago is concealed by a sticker.
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In The Socialist 14 April 2020:
What we think
Tory lies cost lives
End of the Corbyn era - Organise to fight for socialist policies
Workers take action while union leaders call truce with government and bosses
Coronavirus: Amazon workers threaten revolution!
Coronavirus, capitalism and fighting for socialism worldwide
Dispatches from the front: shortages of NHS staff, equipment - and union leadership
Expired PPE relabelled for NHS use
The minimum wage must go up! Fund coronavirus workers, not bosses' profits!
Capitalism causes crisis profiteering: fight for workers' oversight and public ownership
Under the microscope: Pandemic news in brief
Where's the PPE Welsh Assembly?
EE puts workers' health and safety at risk
Things will never be the same again
Anger as London local authorities bulldoze through powers to discipline workers
A day in the life of a frontline worker
Victory for Medway bin workers
Socialists in Unite meet via Zoom: Struggles continue in the workplaces
World War Two
Class collaboration and worker militancy in World War Two Britain
Labour leadership election: Starmer wins but the fight for socialism goes on
Coronavirus crisis finance appeal
May Day greetings: we need to fund independent workers' media now more than ever
Getting the Socialist out safely under lockdown
The Socialist 14 April 2020 |
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