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28 August 2019
Unison health union members at Barry Hospital have launched a campaign to save the Sam Davies ward from closure.
12 June 2019
Security staff at Southampton General Hospital, who have been attacked in the A&E department, have voted to accept a new offer covering pay, sick pay and new protective equipment.
9 March 2019
Outsourced workers at Liverpool Women's Hospital were on strike on 25 February because they're paid less by their private company OCS than staff working directly for the NHS
19 July 2013
Health workers and campaigners are outraged at the news that Barts Health Trust is threatening disciplinary action against a long standing trade union activist at Whipps Cross hospital
21 March 2012
More than 300 people, mainly Carillion employees and their families, marched in Swindon on 17 March, in a lively and noisy demonstration
2 November 2011
Government health minister, Andrew Lansley, has decided to press ahead with the closure of the A&E department and maternity services at the King George Hospital in Goodmayes, east London
27 April 2011
The Con-Dem government claims that no frontline NHS services will be cut. But the Connaught day hospital, at Whipps Cross general hospital in north east London, is threatened with closure, writes Bob Severn and a Whipps Cross worker.
2 February 2011
The four-year campaign to keep the accident and emergency department open at King George hospital, east London, continued on Saturday with another demonstration from the hospital to Ilford town centre, writes Manny Thain.
1 December 2010
Breeding ignoramus: DID THE newly appointed Tory peer, Howard Flight, confuse EU farm subsidies with child benefit when he said such payments will encourage "breeding"...
29 September 2010
The death of Sandra Lancaster at Kington Court community care centre highlights what can only be described as a regime of neglect, writes The following letter was sent to the Hereford Times newspaper by a Socialist Party member:.
9 September 2010
HOSPITAL WORKERS, Unison members in Calderstones Health branch (centred on Clitheroe, Lancashire), faced proposals to introduce 'super-flexible' contracts and work patterns that would have reduced the hospital's qualified nursing care...
21 April 2010
Laundry workers were joined by nurses, porters and other hospital staff in a protest outside Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, against the planned closure of the hospital's laundry, writes Elaine Brunskill.
29 July 2009
"It's great to have you back" were the words of one domestic worker greeting Unison shop steward Errol Maison as she clasped and hugged him on his return to work on 7 July...
1 April 2009
Porters at Whipps Cross Hospital east London have voted overwhelmingly to be balloted for strike action by their union Unison...
10 December 2008
Staff working in the Greenwich Community Outreach Team, dealing with mentally ill patients, have just been told that they will be sacked and offered new contracts, minus a 17.5% allowance currently received for weekend working...
29 October 2008
WORKING-CLASS people in the Pontypridd area are mounting an inspiring campaign against the 'temporary' downgrading of neonatal services at Royal Glamorgan hospital (RGH), in Llantrisant, writes Sarah Mayo.
4 March 2008
THE 'SAVE Queen Mary's' demonstration in Sidcup on 1 March had 5,000 people on it, according to the local press, writes Lois Austin
4 March 2008
A DEVASTATING outbreak of the 'superbug' clostridium difficile at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire between 2003 and 2005 killed 33 patients with another 334 patients becoming seriously ill....
6 September 2007
Fight Tesco's plans: IN NEWCASTLE, proposals have been put forward to close the General Hospital (NGH) and build a Tesco store on the site.
6 September 2007
Agenda for cheap: "Agenda for cheap". That's how one Unison steward described the wage cuts being imposed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust on bulk store workers... By Alistair Tice and Edd Mustill
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