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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 December 2021

Barts health workers to strike for a pay rise

Barts NHS Trust workers striking for decent pay, 2017 photo Paul Mattsson

Barts NHS Trust workers striking for decent pay, 2017 photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Nearly 600 health workers employed at Bart's health trust, including Royal London, Whipps Cross and St. Barts hospitals, have voted 97% in favour of strike action for fair pay, and against increasing workloads and bullying. Strikes will be set for January 2022.

Serco Group PLC had a turnover of £3.9 billion last year but the multinational is offering staff just a 1% pay 'hike'. The staff, which include cleaners and porters, are paid up to 15% less than directly employed NHS staff.

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In The Socialist 15 December 2021:


News

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Unions must fight for Covid workplace safety

Councils to make workers pay, again

Assange faces extradition

Global inequality grows


What we think

Split Tories and spineless Starmer


End of the USSR

The legacy of the collapse of Stalinism


LGBTQ+ rights

Stonewall attacked by the establishment


Workplace news

Sharon Graham: 100 days as Unite general secretary - the challenges ahead

Fighting union leadership needed to win NHS pay rise

Support tube workers fighting back

South Wales Stagecoach victory

Yorkshire Stagecoach strikers confidence growing

Welcome support for striking Scunthorpe scaffolders

Guards fight for their grades on CrossCountry rail

London colleges victory

Coventry bin workers strike against Christmas holiday cut

Sheffield couriers escalate and spread action

Uni support staff strike ballot

Tesco strike action latest

Barts health workers to strike for a pay rise

Worksop Wincanton depot strike builds


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Nana's eviction: Community vs heartless Labour council

London solidarity protest: Rio Tinto out of Serbia

Save St Mary's Leisure Centre in Southampton

Why we joined the Socialist Party

Selling the Socialist - Waltham Cross and Boscombe

Posters, car boot and socialist guided tour - some ideas to raise funds


Readers' opinion

TV review: Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer


Quiz 2021

Christmas quiz of 2021


 

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