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8 September 2021
As The Socialist goes to press, the Tories are in open warfare over Boris Johnson's plans on funding social care and the NHS in England.
25 August 2021
Care and Support Workers Organised (CaSWO), a group that brings together workers in the care industry across different trade unions, is organising a series of protests on 4 September outside of the Department of Health and Social Care in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Preston
23 June 2021
The Tories' announcement that care home workers will have to be vaccinated to retain their jobs is a deliberate, if somewhat botched, attempt to distract attention from their appalling safety record on Covid-19
19 March 2021
The Supreme Court ruled that care workers on 'sleep-ins' won't receive the minimum wage
27 January 2021
Care workers in a London nursing home are striking from 4 Feb
8 July 2020
Boris Johnson has tried to shift the blame for the scandal of mass Covid-19 deaths in care homes.
8 July 2020
The anarchy of free-market capitalism has been brutally exposed to millions through its inability to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the richest countries on the planet.
11 May 2020
Care home workers in Leicestershire are to be rewarded for their courage and sacrifice during this crisis with a pay cut and worsening conditions of service, writes Heather Rawling, Unison union member (personal capacity).
11 May 2020
As an NHS nurse I was asked by the Socialist to provide a note from the 'front line'
25 March 2020
Boris Johnson has said that non-urgent operations will be cancelled, and people already in hospital sent home, to free up 30,000 general and acute beds in the NHS to accommodate coronavirus patients. According to Johnson, they will be released into the care of "community health providers".
15 May 2019
Just as we go to press, Birmingham Socialist Party members have learnt that the city's home care workers could be on the verge of claiming victory in their 20-month-long dispute against Birmingham Council.
13 February 2019
Glasgow strike victory; Bradford bus victory; union action in Hackney; oil tanker strike; Irish nurses strike; home care doorstepping; Woolwich ferry walkout
23 January 2019
Councillor resigns from cabinet: Labour councillors should be accountable to the labour movement
19 September 2018
"Are you Tories in disguise?" was directed at Birmingham's Blairite council on 15 September at another fantastic rally for striking home care workers
5 September 2018
There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.
7 August 2018
Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts
11 April 2018
In one of the best local demos for many years, Surrey County Unison members turned out, alongside others
24 January 2018
Picketers and their supporters demonstrated outside Birmingham council house on 20 January. Socialist Party and Socialist Students members joined over 100 people gathered at Victoria square to stand up to the latest council attacks against the homecare workers.
16 January 2018
Birmingham home care staff will be striking on 20 February against their employer - a Labour council
9 August 2017
Since the NHS began outsourcing care services to private companies and charities, wages and conditions for carers, support workers and healthcare assistants have been squeezed.
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