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25 March 2020
Boris Johnson has said that non-urgent operations will be cancelled, and people already in hospital sent home, to free up 30,000 general and acute beds in the NHS to accommodate coronavirus patients. According to Johnson, they will be released into the care of "community health providers".
15 May 2019
Just as we go to press, Birmingham Socialist Party members have learnt that the city's home care workers could be on the verge of claiming victory in their 20-month-long dispute against Birmingham Council.
13 February 2019
Glasgow strike victory; Bradford bus victory; union action in Hackney; oil tanker strike; Irish nurses strike; home care doorstepping; Woolwich ferry walkout
23 January 2019
Councillor resigns from cabinet: Labour councillors should be accountable to the labour movement
19 September 2018
"Are you Tories in disguise?" was directed at Birmingham's Blairite council on 15 September at another fantastic rally for striking home care workers
5 September 2018
There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.
7 August 2018
Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts
11 April 2018
In one of the best local demos for many years, Surrey County Unison members turned out, alongside others
24 January 2018
Picketers and their supporters demonstrated outside Birmingham council house on 20 January. Socialist Party and Socialist Students members joined over 100 people gathered at Victoria square to stand up to the latest council attacks against the homecare workers.
16 January 2018
Birmingham home care staff will be striking on 20 February against their employer - a Labour council
9 August 2017
Since the NHS began outsourcing care services to private companies and charities, wages and conditions for carers, support workers and healthcare assistants have been squeezed.
5 April 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including top bosses' wages, luxury goods and licence fees.
14 October 2015
Our NHS is ill. Its health is worsening. Like someone with cancer, symptoms appear in different parts of its body although it just gets by day to day.
29 July 2015
Millionaire health minister Jeremy Hunt has reneged on the Tories' election promise to cap social care costs for over 65s, writes Simon Carter.
15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
30 April 2015
Unite members working for Bromley council have begun a big escalation of the strike campaign launched to defend workers' rights and fight off mass privatisation, writes Socialist Party members in Bromley.
11 March 2015
Southampton care homes protest: Residents' carers, workers and supporters gathered in Shirley precinct in Southampton on 7 March to rally support for Woodside Lodge and other day services and care homes under threat from the Labour council
21 January 2015
Underpaid: Prime Minister David Cameron reckons he's getting tough with employers who pay below the statutory minimum wage of £6.50 an hour to their workers
3 December 2014
Home care crisis: A new report by former care minister Paul Burstow has slammed the home care system in England as putting people at risk because of underfunding and the exploitation of care workers
12 November 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers are to ballot on an offer after 90 strike days over 10 months
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