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The Socialist issue 420: NHS in crisis

The Socialist issue 420

15 December 2005

spotNHS in crisis

Huddersfield Anti-cuts demo

ANOTHER WEEK goes by and another set of revelations about the financial crisis in the NHS. This time The Observer quotes a leaked email from the Department of Health telling officials to ignore ministers’ promises on spending.

spotHuddersfield’s big demo

NHS in Crisis: "WE’LL MAKE you listen" shouted the front page of the Huddersfield Examiner as it reported on Saturday’s ‘Big Demo’…

spotCampaign for a new workers’ party

The campaign is gaining support with signatures from workers, trade unionists, students and community activists…

spotBuilding a voice for Iraq’s workers

HASSAN JUMA’A AWAD – president of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (previously known as the General Union of Oil Employees) spoke to Zena Awad of the socialist…

spotMontreal conference – Little change on climate change

TONY BLAIR hailed the recent United Nations Montreal conference on climate change as a "vital next step in tackling climate." Green pressure group, Friends of the Earth said it was an "histori…

spotUkraine’s Orange revolution – one year on

One year ago huge street demonstrations convulsed Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, for weeks in protest at rigged presidential elections…

spotPortuguese workers strike against Blairite cuts

COUNCIL AND local government workers in Portugal are striking on 13 and 14 December against the Blairite ‘socialist’ government’s vicious attacks on their rights, working conditions and living standards…

spotMassive support for Irish Ferries’ workers

OVER 100,000 workers marched across cities and towns in Southern Ireland on 9 December…

spotStop the job cuts

THE DEPARTMENT for Work and Pensions (DWP) is a service in crisis. It is not alone – new figures have been released that show 120 million…

spotConfusion over pensions at NATFHE executive

NATFHE, THE college lecturers’ union, voted at its December national executive to reject the public-sector pensions framework agreement, which has been agreed by other unions including NUT, UNISON and PCS…

spotMedia giants attack journalists

NATIONAL UNION of Journalists (NUJ) members are organising against devastating cuts and job losses…

spotRail workers fight bosses’ offensive

THE RAIL industry remains, despite privatisation, a stronghold of trade unionism…


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