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The Socialist 4 December 2019

Vote to... End austerity. Save the NHS. Tories out, Corbyn in.

The Socialist issue 1067

Prepare now for the struggles after 12 December


Hong Kong's uprising

South African Airways workers win wage increase after strike action


End profiteering from health - nationalise big pharma


Unite against terrorism, racism, war and austerity

Hillsborough justice eluded

News in brief

Keep up to date with our election coverage


SWR dispute: It's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

Solid support for guards on West Midlands Trains

UCU strikes: more determined than ever

Royal Mail court ruling - national reps meeting and solidarity action essential

Jared Wood overwhelmingly elected to RMT executive

PCS union general secretary election

Northern Ireland: Health workers take action

Workplace news in brief


Fight for your future - join the socialists

Selling the Socialist

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

Why I joined: "Proud to be a socialist"

Socialist Students conference: Students and workers united in struggle

Climate change election debate

Carlisle election meeting: Education - time to make the mega-rich and corporations pay


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Northern Ireland: Health workers take action over understaffing and pay equality

Nurses marching for the NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

Nurses marching for the NHS, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

25,000 hard-pressed healthcare workers in Northern Ireland - including nurses, social care staff and support services - took action at NHS sites on 25 November, demanding that their longstanding concerns over safe staffing levels and pay parity be addressed.

Health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in England, Wales, and Scotland, as a result of not receiving the same pay awards by the Northern Ireland Executive under the now suspended devolved Stormont Assembly.

Unsurprisingly, 92% of Unison members in a ballot voted yes to strike action.

Given the suspension of the Assembly, it's incumbent upon the department of health to end the staffing crisis and to pay health workers their just deserts.

The first phase of the action, which runs to 18 December, will involve all members taking action short of a strike and selective strike action by Unison members at five health and social care trusts.

The strikers will be joined by members of the RCN nurses' union who voted for the strike action for the first time in their 103 year history.


In this issue


What we think

Prepare now for the struggles after 12 December


International socialist news and analysis

Hong Kong's uprising

South African Airways workers win wage increase after strike action


Big Pharma

End profiteering from health - nationalise big pharma


News

Unite against terrorism, racism, war and austerity

Hillsborough justice eluded

News in brief

Keep up to date with our election coverage


Workplace news

SWR dispute: It's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

Solid support for guards on West Midlands Trains

UCU strikes: more determined than ever

Royal Mail court ruling - national reps meeting and solidarity action essential

Jared Wood overwhelmingly elected to RMT executive

PCS union general secretary election

Northern Ireland: Health workers take action

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fight for your future - join the socialists

Selling the Socialist

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

Why I joined: "Proud to be a socialist"

Socialist Students conference: Students and workers united in struggle

Climate change election debate

Carlisle election meeting: Education - time to make the mega-rich and corporations pay


Quiz

The Great Big Socialist Party Quiz 2019


 

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