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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2022

Barts NHS workers to walk out again on 28 February

photo Isai Priya

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Barts hospital workers will start a further fortnight of strike action on 28 February, following two weeks of solid strike action by 600 workers between 31 January and 13 February.

The workers, who provide essential services as cleaners, porters, patient food catering workers, reception staff, and security guards, work in the NHS on a contract run by private company Serco. As well as fighting for an improved pay rise, 15% for all NHS workers, they are fighting to bring the contract back in-house.

Serco has given the NHS Trust 18 months' notice that it will be ending its contract in April 2023. It has made huge profits over the years by driving down the conditions of outsourced staff and keeping pay low.

We say, bring services back in-house now! The Barts' bosses should be held accountable for the disaster which privatisation has meant for the staff.

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Review

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Barts:

triangleUnite and fight for a decent pay rise

triangleBarts NHS strike

triangleForce back Serco and Barts management!

triangleNHS workers begin strike for 15% and against outsourcing

triangleBarts NHS workers strike back

Workers:

triangleFor workers' unity against war in Ukraine

triangleWorkers and students unite and fight

triangleCanada: Prime Minister Trudeau invokes Emergencies Act to end 'Freedom Convoy'

triangleThe Erdington byelection and the fight for a new mass workers' party

NHS:

triangleTV review: This is Going to Hurt

trianglePrivatisation and crisis in the NHS

triangleTeesside Socialist Party: NHS and social care in crisis

Strike:

triangleRail workers strike in Sheffield

triangleJust Eat couriers continue action to fight pay cut

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

23/2/22

Cardiff

Restore Cardiff's slashed services

23/2/22

Pay

Just Eat couriers continue action to fight pay cut

23/2/22

UCU

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23/2/22

London

Tube workers strike in defence of pay, pensions and conditions

23/2/22

Students

Workers and students unite and fight

23/2/22

Fees

Fighting fees and marketisation after 2 March student walkout

23/2/22

Brighton

Brighton Green and Labour cuts - workers and communities fight back

23/2/22

Anti-cuts

Surrey: Unions and campaigns say stand as an anti-cuts candidate

23/2/22

Newham

Newham City Farm - closed with no consultation

23/2/22

Women

London Socialist Party women's meeting

23/2/22

Socialist

1 March: Socialist Party new website launch

23/2/22

Coventry

Coventry bin strikers lobby strike-breaking Labour council

23/2/22

Strike

Scunny scaffs action forces bosses to the table

23/2/22

Usdaw

Usdaw: 'Reinstate Max' week of action

23/2/22

Anti-cuts

Trade union support for standing anti-cuts election candidates

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