A&E patients 'far from the governments top concern'

Save_our_NHS_logo11-5179.JPGIn the past few weeks there’s actually only been a very small percentage increase in number of people visiting A&E compared to the same period last year. But this marginal increase has been having an exponential effect on waiting times. A&E departments are struggling to cope.

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How come there's always money for war?

We’re constantly told by the Tories that there’s no money, but there’s always money for war, bombs and Trident.

Audience member at People’s Question time event in East London, 9 October 2014, asks the panel, “How come there’s always money for war bombs and trident? Mark Serwotka, Natalie Bennett and John Rees answer:

Thousands gather in London to protest against lack of affordable housing

Mark Townsend and Liam Kelly report on the March for Homes in Saturday's Guardian.

Thousands gather in London to protest against lack of affordable housing.

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Save the Independent Living Fund #saveILF

The campaign to save the Independent Living Fund is at a critical stage as the political parties gear up for the general election. Nearly 18,000 severely disabled people rely on the fund for dignity and choice in everyday life rather than being forced into care homes or effectively imprisoned in their own homes.

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Five-day strike at National Gallery

PCS members working in the National Gallery have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over plans to hand all visitor services to a private company and are set for five days of strike action.

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NHS means British healthcare rated top out of 11 western countries, with US coming last

Britain’s healthcare has been lauded as the best out of 11 of the world’s wealthiest countries, following a far-reaching study by a US-based foundation.

In a report entitled “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” the quality, efficiency, cost and performance of the US health system was compared to Canada and nine other countries in Europe and Australasia.

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A big THANK YOU for helping us defend our contracts and our students’ education

Dear Colleagues

lambethpicket_20150115_full.jpgAfter 42 days of strike action Lambeth College UCU have voted to go back to work after management finally made us an offer that was acceptable.  We took strike action to stop a new, draconian contract being imposed on existing members of staff and new starters.  Thanks to the determination of our branch, we have ensured that 430 out of 530 staff can now go into work knowing that their terms and conditions are fully protected. 

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