Tag: privatisation

‘I can’t fathom how bad it’s going to get’

The Covid-19 pandemic is combining with further government attacks on the health service to push the NHS, and its workforce, into unprecedented crisis.
Train

Soggy trains

Workers have begun a month of strike action to #KeepTheGuardOnTheTrain on South Western Railway. Mike Haynes explains the absurdities of our privatised rail network.

Academies suck… money and life out of our schools

A key dispute in the battle against education privatisation has been unfolding at John Roan school in Greenwich. Support staff will be on strike again next week.

What chance of justice from an online court?

The government is developing plans to move many court hearings online. Dave Renton argues that that the proposals mean privatisation, job losses and exclusion from justice. While it is easy to think of Theresa May's...

Derailing neoliberalism

As Southern Rail workers once again go on strike, we republish this interview with Tom Haines-Doran, a researcher on rail privatisation at Manchester University.
Chicago teachers' rally 1 April 2016, banners read "Strike 4 Justice, Fight For Funding" and "Rock Beats Scissors, Solidarity Beats Cuts"

Academisation and the Chicago teachers’ strikes

It is really important and positive that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference was so determined to strike against the Tories' plans to force all schools to become academies and break up national...

Why I’m cycling to Paris

John Walker explains why he's setting off on his bike to the COP21 in Paris. Along with around 130 other people, I will be cycling to join the demonstrations around COP21, all the way from London to...

The right to water: an interview with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez and Marienella Yanes are the authors of The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto: 2015). Mike talked to Nick Evans about the fight to put the world's water back under democratic control,...

Will the NHS survive another winter?

Mark Boothroyd, co-ordinator of the Four-to-One campaign which is calling for the introduction of nurse-to-patient ratios in the NHS, discusses the crisis in the NHS and what might result without a campaign against cuts and demoralisation....

The crisis in homecare

By civilised standards people living longer should be something to celebrate. But in the twisted logic of neoliberalism it is regarded instead as a burden - a "demographic time-bomb". Here, former Edinburgh care worker...