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24 February 2021
When Boris Johnson became prime minister in July 2019, he promised to "fix the crisis in social care once and for all"
7 October 2020
On Saturday 3 October, at 2pm, I got a text from NHS Professionals: "CALL TO ACTION we have an urgent requirement to fill additional shifts this weekend. Please log on to book into shifts."
4 January 2017
The government is pressing ahead with hush-hush free-trade deal 'Ceta', which will further entrench privatisation and anti-worker practices. The Socialist says no to this privatisers' charter.
16 November 2016
Feature about privatisation including: Casualisation in education, health service workers - a history of struggle and fighting trade unions - key to defending conditions.
16 September 2015
Michael Gove, Tory hatchet man and Minister for 'Justice', last seen terrorising the education system, is now at the centre of the looming privatisation of court fine collection, writes Tessa Warrington.
14 January 2015
They're everywhere! Money-grubbing, private claws - sinking talons into our public services and workers' pay and conditions, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party national organiser.
17 September 2014
TTIP is a multi-billion dollar agreement between the US and EU guaranteeing access to public services for giant corporations to make vast profits - irrespective of the destructive impact on these services - as Vladimir Bortun explains
26 March 2014
In the two years since its introduction, the Universal Jobmatch website has been riddled with problems
30 October 2013
As probation workers prepare to strike on 5 and 6 November, confidence is growing that privatisation can be defeated, writes Chas Berry, Chair, Kent National Association of Probation Officers ( Napo).
17 July 2013
The privatisation of public services has been a major disaster for the victims of this lust for profits
20 February 2013
Local Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) supporters and Socialist Party members were out in Stafford on 16 February, campaigning over the future of Stafford hospital, writes Andy Bentley.
6 February 2013
No privatisation: PCS members at the Ministry of Justice in Manchester (MoJ) staged a well supported two hour walkout last week. This was in protest at plans to privatise the court fines collection service, writes Alex Davidson.
9 January 2013
The Tories plan that the National Health Service will have to pay over 100 private firms to treat patients in a major expansion of privatisation...
25 July 2012
The Olympics G4S security debacle has further increased public opposition to privatisation. But for G4S at present, its failure to deliver on its contract will merely dent its massive profits
18 July 2012
Record breakers: A recent survey of recruitment consultants found that the number of vacancies, both temporary and permanent, had declined at the sharpest rate in three years, writes Paul Callanan.
11 July 2012
South London Healthcare Trust has effectively gone bankrupt. That news will not surprise health workers and socialists who follow the nightmare of PFI (Private Finance Initiative). The PFI scheme threatens...
25 January 2012
At Pontefract hospital in West Yorkshire NHS bosses had been in discussion about using army medics to help run the accident and emergency unit, writes Adrian O'Malley, Unison Mid Yorkshire Health branch secretary (personal capacity).
28 September 2011
Stop the health service cutbacks!: Tory health secretary, Andrew Lansley, has said that 60 hospitals in 22 National Health Service (NHS) Trusts are facing severe financial difficulties and are making cutbacks because of rip-off payments owed under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts...
3 August 2011
Before the 2010 general election Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was correct when he said Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes are "a bit of dodgy accounting - a way in which the government can pretend they're not borrowing when they are
13 July 2011
A major attempted theft has been obscured from public view by the phone hacking scandal. On Monday 11 July prime minister David Cameron launched a White Paper, 'Open Public Services', writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.
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