Communists slam Conservative tax rise and call for social care reform and staff pay rise

Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths yesterday (7 September 2021) called on workers to “reflect and regroup”, as the decision to tax workers to pay for social care (effectively twice as we do it already), “is the opening shot in a protracted struggle with attempts to shift the burden of paying for the breakdown of capitalism, onto workers and their communities.”

Communist campaigners bare their gnashers in the East of England

Communists in the East of England have now set up a third centre for their campaign to restore dental care to local towns and rural areas. There is a crisis of care provision, with some major cities such as Cambridge and Ipswich dipping below the fifty per cent mark of adults qualifying for NHS cover.

NHS awarded the George Cross by the Queen to mark 73rd anniversary … but no pay rise

The National Health Service has been awarded with the George Cross to mark 73 years since it’s founding in 1948. This pomp and circumstance from the Royals, however, is yet to be followed up by a meaningful pay rise for any NHS workers, highlighting that this is nothing more than a shallow propaganda stunt.

The British Medical Association consider industrial action

If the Tory government doesn’t increase a 1% pay offer, senior doctors in England may refuse to do overtime. Due to a pay offer that the NHS workforce have labelled as a “slap in the face”, the threat of industrial action has developed following the Royal College of Nursing’s announcement that it would contemplate balloting for industrial action. 

Communist Party calls to ‘Save NHS from profiteers’

On the 73rd anniversary of the launch of the NHS, Britain’s Communist Party launched a stinging attack on the “creeping privatisation” of the service.  Speaking at the Party’s Executive Committee on 4 July – the day before NHS vesting day – General Secretary Robert Griffiths accused Boris Johnson’s Conservative government of “accelerating the sell-out of Aneurin Bevan and Labour’s greatest living achievement”. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns

This comes after a disastrous term as Health Secretary which has seen countless scandals as well as Hancock’s oversight over the worst handling of COVID-19 in all of Europe, which has now killed over 128,000 people. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party had continued to back Hancock, refusing to sack the health secretary despite the pressure to do so from the general public.

First zero daily Covid deaths reported since start of pandemic

Last Tuesday, NHS England reported zero daily Covid-19 deaths for the first time since the first reported death in March 2020. This marks a year of success in 2021 with thousands of working class nurses working tirelessly to roll out the vaccination programme in England.