Can we save our NHS?
The NHS is in a deep crisis, marked by obscene waiting times, overcrowded facilities and rural communities deprived of emergency services. Both the Tories and Labour talk of "radical reform" to the healthcare system; a dogwhistle for further privatisation if there ever was one, threatening to destroy one of the greatest victories achieved by the working class in the UK. What has led to this point, and how can we mount a fightback to save our beloved healthcare system?
No sell out deals – keep up the strike momentum!
Both the UCU and RCN called off their strikes last month, claiming "significant progress" and "intensive talks." But why did they back down when they had the upper hand? The Socialist delves into the leaderships' undemocratic and lackluster strategy, and presents a fighting strategy to win.
Health workers win concessions: Industrial action gets results!
The recent round of industrial action taken in the health service was an example of the power that workers have through collective struggle. The campaign of escalating industrial action, involving multiple unions and including coordinated strikes, brought the issues of pay inequality and under-staffing to the fore.
Health Strike: Build united action to win
The overwhelming endorsement of strike action by members of both the RCN and Unison is a clear indication…
Health unions ballot for action on pay
Almost 12 months have passed since health unions in Northern Ireland began negotiations on pay, terms and conditions. These discussions began as a result of the acceptance of the Agenda for Change Refresh Agreement by health unions in England and Wales in 2018.