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4 October 2017

Unison attacks Barts deal after failing to ballot their members for strike action

Unison unelected officials, not even employed by Barts Health Trust or Serco, have put out a leaflet that attacks Unite the Union and the Socialist Party following the deal that concluded the recent Barts dispute

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19 September 2017

Deal concludes Barts health strike - "We have raised our heads high"

Cleaners, porters and catering staff in Barts NHS Trust have voted to accept the offer made by employer Serco

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3 August 2017

Three London strikes coordinate demos

Unite members at Barts NHS Trust, the Bank of England and BA cabin crew went on the march

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14 July 2017

Support the Bart's strikers

A press release from Waltham Forest Trades Council.

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11 July 2017

Striking Barts health workers show 'fighting trade unionism'

"We want a famous victory for the east London working class!" declared Len Hockey

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4 July 2017

'Jubilant' hospital workers strike against poverty pay in east London

On 4-5 July domestics, porters and security staff at Barts Health Trust began a strike

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21 June 2017

Barts Trust NHS workers vote for action over pay

Unite union members working in domestic and support roles at Barts NHS Trust in east London have voted 99% in favour of strike action for better pay

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15 June 2016

Hospital porters and domestic staff claim jobs and pay victory

Domestic staff and porters at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London have won a significant pay increase and job security. The pay rise - over 20% - and permanent contracts - follow a sustained campaign by general union Unite.

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27 May 2015

NHS trusts heading for bankruptcy

Privatisation wrecking hospitals: The NHS funding crisis continues to deepen with NHS trusts in England reporting a 822 million deficit for 2014-15

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15 April 2015

NHS is collapsing under a mountain of PFI debt

Health service is not safe in Labour or Tory hands: When you go into one of the main blocks at St Bartholomew's hospital in central London, it's almost like going into a posh hotel, writes Alison Hill.

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Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hospital, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

8 April 2015

Whipps Cross hospital trade union activist reinstated

Workers are celebrating the victory of Unison health activist Charlotte Monro

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25 March 2015

Defend the NHS

On 17 March it was announced that Barts Health NHS trust, the largest in the country, was being put into special measures after a report found "a culture of bullying and low-morale at Whipps Cross"

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20 March 2015

Whipps Cross and Barts NHS crisis: Cancel all PFI!

Under successive governments PFI contracts throughout the UK totalled 68 billion

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18 March 2015

Whipps Cross hospital suffered cuts

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate for Walthamstow, Nancy Taaffe, responded to the announcements in the press on Whipps Cross going into 'special measures'

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Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hospital, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hospital, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

25 February 2015

May Day greetings: Implacable resolve of lowest paid

The need for an organised, independent, political expression of the will of the 99% and our demands for health, homes and decent jobs has never been greater

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19 June 2014

Defending jobs, pay and services at Whipps Cross hospital

In April, the Unison branch secretary and stewards employed by Initial at Whipps Cross hospital resigned from Unison.

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25 October 2013

Waltham Forest Unison Health meeting

The fight is on to spread the campaign to save hospital services across the whole of the Barts Trust

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On the 29 September NHS demo in Manchester, photo Paul Mattsson

1 October 2013

NHS: March against Tories demands action

On 29 September well over 50,000 protesters descended on Manchester to tell the Tories that they and their policies are not welcome in the city.
The biggest demonstration in Manchester since Peterloo in 1819 showed a defiant and angry mood

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17 September 2013

Lively demo against cuts at Whipps Cross hospital

A stream of nurses, domestics, porters, doctors, technicians, paraded back and forth over the zebra crossing outside the hospital

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11 September 2013

Save our NHS!

Kick out the corporate vultures: In 2004 Tory cabinet minister Oliver Letwin boasted that "the NHS will not exist" within five years of a Conservative victory, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.

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