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5 May 2021

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Hands off our NHS

Marching to save the NHS in London, 3.2.18, photo Mary Finch

Marching to save the NHS in London, 3.2.18, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

The private sector vampires are sucking in NHS resources at an increasing rate. Over the last decade, more than 96 billion of health service funding has been handed over to non-NHS care providers, including private companies. Last year 14.4 billion was doled out - 11.7% of the NHS's total budget for 2019-20.

We say organise to kick all privateers out of the NHS, pay NHS workers a 15% pay rise and increase funding for a fully publicly owned and democratically run national health service.

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In The Socialist 5 May 2021:


What we think

Capitalist sleaze and cronyism


Union elections

Unite general secretary election nomination stage

Unison: We need a fighting, democratic, member-led union to stop the austerity attacks

Four Socialist Party members elected to NEU executive - a thirst for action and a fighting leadership


International news

Biden's policies will not solve underlying US crisis

Colombia: Mass trade union-led protests force tax retreat


Mental health

Covid, capitalism and mental health


News

Fight the rotten establishment

Hands off our NHS

New law ignores economic barriers to escaping domestic abuse

Cladding: Tories refuse to protect leaseholders again


Workplace news

St Mungo's strikers fight on

Goodlord strike forces talks - solidarity needed

Sparks block Cardiff building site against deskilling

Vote 'yes' in the PCS DWP ballot

Beal High School strike against sick policy resumes

Go Ahead offers deal to Manchester bus drivers

Metroline buses to face summer of strikes unless it drops 'remote sign-on'


Local government

Can the 'Preston model' beat the cuts?


Campaigns news

Bellway must pay! Make our homes safe!

Police attempt to intimidate Newcastle protesters

Nottingham NHS pay protest

Establishing factory sales of the Socialist in Leicester

Plaque dedicated to Tony Mulhearn

Why you should join the Socialist Party

Defend the right to protest - to resist bosses' attacks


Readers' opinion

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