health and medicine

French lessons – What we can learn from the 1988 hospital workers’ strike coordinations in France

We translated the following two texts from 1988, because we think that there are still things we can learn from the strike movement back then. Today in the UK we are confronting similar questions: how can we organise the struggle for higher wages in the NHS and defeat the insulting 1% pay offer? How can we overcome divisions into different unions and professional groups and regions (e.g. with the government in Scotland offering a still puny 4% increase)

Pipelines, Pandemics and Capital’s Death Cult: A Green Syndicalist View

Sign saying, Call off the RCMP, We Stand on Stolen Land

Covid outbreaks at extractives industry sites bring together shared interests and concerns of the diverse working class—blue collar and white collar workers in various industries, Indigenous people, including site workers. This provides a green syndicalist analysis of these issues and convergence points of resistance.

1%? Up yours! We need health workers' and patients' power!

Things are heating up – the 1% pay increase insult dished out by the government led to a lot of angry discussions in tea rooms and on ward floors.

London Workers Group Bulletin #13 February 1983

An issue of the LWG bulletin from 1983. Contents include NHS Dispute, ASLEF strike, Work or Dole?, Correspondence, Unemployed Groups, Press Agency job report, The Economic Crisis.

Health Wealth & Inequality

Illustration by Paul Petard

The link between poverty and ill-health is well documented but a new study shows a direct correlation between inequality and health – the more equally income is distributed, the healthier society.

An article from Black Flag #219 (2000)

Hospital Workers Fight Covid

This video shows a protest of health workers of the privatized Highland Hospital in Alameda County / California on October 7, 2020.
https://en.labournet.tv/hospital-workers-fight-covid-privatization-bullying-union-busting
Video by laborvideo

Leaflet to health workers in Brussels - Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti kapitálu

Health worker demo - Brussels

On Sunday, 13 September 2020, there was a demo by a few thousand health workers in Brussels, organised by "Santé en Lutte" ("Health in Struggle"). This leaflet was distributed there by comrades of MC/KpK.

Caribbean women and the black community

Race Today Women on the collective struggles by Caribbean women in Britain. Published in April, 1975.