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Cuts Cause NHS Crisis

Cuts Cause NHS Crisis

The NHS is in a perfect storm this winter. Decades of cuts and sell-offs have brought it to breaking point while it faces pressure from all directions. 68 A&E consultants have written to Theresa May. The letter warns of the consequences of chronic underfunding amid a gathering flu epidemic, and the increased strain on already […]

Glenfield Heart Unit Campaign Shows the Way Out of the Winter NHS Crisis

Glenfield Heart Unit Campaign Shows the Way Out of the Winter NHS Crisis

  The NHS winter crisis has become an established part of the national calendar. But while last year the dominant image was that of patients left in trolleys in corridors, this year people are not even getting into the hospitals. Anyone switching on the news over Christmas would have seen images of ambulances queuing outside […]

Why Leicester Doesn’t Need to Continue With the Tories’ Cuts Agenda

Why Leicester Doesn’t Need to Continue With the Tories’ Cuts Agenda

With the Tories stumbling in the wake of Theresa’s Mayhem, Labour-run Councils now have yet another opportunity to organise a campaign of mass resistance to further Tory cuts to local services. But it seems that the leaders of many such Councils are deliberately blocking attempts to resist austerity. This week Leicester’s Labour-run City Council announced, […]

How a Mass Movement Overturned Plans to Close NHS Heart Units

How a Mass Movement Overturned Plans to Close NHS Heart Units

Steve Score, Chair of the Save Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre campaign Celebrations were taking place in Leicester city centre on the 30th November following an outstanding victory for the campaign to save congenital heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. A mood of relief and of jubilation spread from campaigners to people across the region. We hope […]

Victory for Health Campaigners: Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre Saved!

Victory for Health Campaigners: Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre Saved!

Steve Score, chair, Save Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre campaign (personal capacity) The decision by NHS England to drop its proposal to end surgery at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre in Leicester is a very welcome victory. This is a victory for common sense. Glenfield – as we always said – is a brilliant service, […]

The Dark Depths of Amazon’s Warehouses: How the Baker’s Union are Organising the Fightback

The Dark Depths of Amazon’s Warehouses: How the Baker’s Union are Organising the Fightback

If anyone could be described a modern-day robber baron it would be Amazon founder Jeff Bezos whose personal “wealth shot into newfound stratospheres” this week to make him the world’s newest and only $100bn billionaire. The secret to Bezos’ wealth is simple: instead of treating his workers as fellow humans he considers them to be […]

NHS Cuts Kill!

NHS Cuts Kill!

The Tories’ mission to wreck our NHS continues, as funding looks set to fall to a historic low for our already horrifically overstretched health service. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has delivered a further kick in the teeth, refusing to provide a desperately needed emergency injection of £4 billion that has been demanded by NHS chief Simon […]

Nottingham ‘Reclaim the Night’ March Highlights Cuts to Women’s Centres

Nottingham ‘Reclaim the Night’ March Highlights Cuts to Women’s Centres

A spirited and determined ‘Reclaim the Night’ march, organised by and for women, wound its way through the Saturday night revelry of Nottingham city centre on 18 November. The crowds were mostly supportive and even the buses and other traffic didn’t seem too bothered by their unexpected delay. The struggle against misogyny and violence against […]

Bosses Predict 217 Years to Close Gender Pay Gap… Workers’ Struggle Can Close it Now!

Bosses Predict 217 Years to Close Gender Pay Gap… Workers’ Struggle Can Close it Now!

It will now take 217 years before women earn the same as men, according to the World Economic Forum. Even this estimation is a whopping 47 years longer than it predicted last year! This is the first time these figures have shown the situation is going backwards. Perhaps unsurprising – as today’s generation is also […]

The Need for a United Fight-back Against Tory Austerity

The Need for a United Fight-back Against Tory Austerity

“Huge issues are facing the trade union movement today,” explained Linda Taaffe earlier today in Birmingham in her role as the Secretary of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN); at a gathering of activist trade unionists coming together in a city playing host to an important industrial faceoff between their bin workers and their Labour-run […]