Nurses now join junior doctors in escalating what is effectively a fight for the NHS’s survival as a functioning, free at the point of use, world class healthcare provider.
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Vulnerable forced onto pre-payment meters
UK energy regulator “Ofgem” is to investigate suppliers who switch vulnerable energy customers to pre-payment meters by force.
Centrica makes a killing off the cost of living
Energy supplier Centrica is expecting an almost eightfold increase in net profit. This at a time where 34% of adults in Britain face a choice between ‘heating or eating’ due, among other things, to a twofold increase in energy prices in the last year.
Bus drivers to strike in North West
In a matter of days, Arriva bus drivers in the North West will take to the picket line in the second time in less than five years.
Stop the theft of miners’ pensions!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans for the government to keep on milking the mineworkers’ pension fund, in spite of the recommendation in April by aContinue reading “Stop the theft of miners’ pensions!”
Paul Burrows in Helensburgh: Support Coulport and Faslane workers against more Clyde privatisation
Workers Party of Britain electoral candidate for Helensburgh, Paul Burrows, says local people support workers at Coulport and Faslane who are likely to take strike action in March.
Fight the university job cuts!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces plans by a number of universities to make many of their academic staff redundant and supports the resistance being put up by some workers in this sector.
Support the striking guards at the Royal Berkshire!
The Workers Party of Britain deplores the failure of outsourcing giant Kingdom Services Group to pay its security guards at the Royal Berkshire hospital a decent wage, and warmly commends the unanimous decision by the 23 Unite members affected to stage a second wave of strikes in January and February.
Devonport: Tug boat crews stand up to Serco bullies
The Workers Party of Britain denounces Serco’s attack on the living standards of Devonport’s tug crews and welcomes Unite’s decision to ballot its members for strike action.
Statement: Lockdowns are neither effective nor fair, but a further proof of government failure to manage the health emergency effectively
The Workers Party of Britain condemns the new raft of lockdown restrictions brought into effect on Wednesday 14 October – initially targeting the north-west – as a stark admission of failure on the part of Boris Johnson’s Conservative government to deal with Covid-19 on a national scale.