Home Features

Features

More in-depth featured articles from the newspaper

NHS BACKLOG ‘Dangerously close to crippling services’ – BMA

0
THE NHS BACKLOG is ‘dangerously close’ to crippling our health service as waiting times hit a record high, doctors’ union the BMA has warned. Responding...

Trade unions condemn Colombian state murder

0
THE TRADE Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) adopted a resolution on the dire situation in Colombia, condemning the violence against trade unionists and calling on...

‘Workforce burnout’ is on a large scale in the NHS –...

0
A CRITICAL report by MPs on the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has warned of large scale ‘workforce burnout’ in the...

Eskom ‘declaration of war will be met head-on’ says NUM while...

0
A NATIONAL pay strike is looming at Eskom, after management at South Africa’s massive national power utility issued a ‘declaration of war’ to the...

Shin Bet official warns of Israeli ‘domestic violence’

0
A SENIOR Israeli intelligence official has warned of ‘politically-instigated domestic violence’ similar to the January mayhem on the United States Capitol, after the opponents...

United Nations Slashes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

0
THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that funding shortages have forced it to cut its food assistance for thousands of Syrian...

BARBAROSSA How Hitler lost the war – By Jonathan Dimbleby Published...

0
OPERATION BARBAROSSA was the codename given by Adolph Hitler to the invasion of the Soviet Union launched on Sunday 22 June 1941. In the preface...

Israel wants another $1 billion military funding from the US –...

0
UNITED STATES Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called on Congress to immediately authorise Tel Aviv’s request for extra emergency funding. Graham made the remarks in...

Israel’s position has eroded further with each new round of fighting!...

0
AN ARTICLE in Haaretz says Israel is fatally weak against the Axis of Resistance, which includes the Palestinian and Lebanese movements. Writing in the leading...

150 YEARS SINCE THE PARIS COMMUNE – the Bolshevik Party learned...

0
THE FRENCH trade unions held a mass demonstration on Saturday, 29 May, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune when, as Karl...

US Aiding Terrorists In Iraq And Syria

0
SECURITY experts believe the United States is targeting Iraq’s anti-terror Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) in order to resuscitate the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group that...

Iran, Russia and China congratulate Assad on election victory! while Germany...

0
IN SEPARATE messages, Iran, Russia and China congratulate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for achieving a landslide victory in the 2021 presidential race. Iran, Russia and...

Tory policy will see non-UK rough sleepers deported – Councils pledge...

0
LOCAL councils are pledging not to co-operate with the Tories’ Home Office and its proposed ‘policy that will see non-UK national rough sleepers deported’. They...

Celebrating 58th Africa Day – Africa must unite to fight Covid...

0
COSATU Africa Day Statement May 25, 2021 THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joins millions of Africans on the continent, and in the...

UNHCR condemns UK for plan to deport all asylum seekers

0
THE UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) has condemned the practice by countries like the UK of deporting asylum seekers for processing in...

US McDonald’s workers strike for $15 an hour

0
McDonald’s cooks and cashiers in 16 cities went on strike last Wednesday, the day before the company’s annual shareholders meeting, to demand the burger...

Israeli troops and settlers raid al-Aqsa Mosque

0
AMID international efforts to de-escalate tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli settlers have once again raided the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied...

Teachers’ leader Courtney calls for General Strike for Palestine!

0
LABOUR MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell said: ‘Netanyahu must be imprisoned for war crimes. The campaign for disinvestment in Israel must be...

Israeli police storm hospital in East Jerusalem

0
ACCORDING to witnesses Israeli police, on Thursday afternoon of last week, stormed the Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem’s al-Tur neighbourhood. They said that Israeli police...

OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID – New EPI study shows teachers are being...

0
A NEW report on local pay and teacher retention in England, published at the beginning of the week by the Education Policy Institute (EPI),...

Bakers pay battle while jobs in Cork and Shannon under threat

0
NEARLY 130 workers are facing the sack at Shannon Airport while almost 200 others are to be laid off for three months without pay...

Syria rebuilds Aleppo Eye Surgery Hospital – and completes preparations for...

0
SYRIA’S Minister of Health, Dr Hassan al-Ghobash, inaugurated the rebuilt General Authority of Aleppo Eye Surgery Hospital on Monday. The hospital, which was destroyed by...

‘The deliberate inaction of countries … aims at legitimising Tel...

0
THE IRANIAN Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights says ambiguous positions adopted by international bodies, including the United Nations, over the ongoing massacre of...

I bring a message of defiance from Jerusalem! We will not...

0
‘I bring a message of defiance from Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine, and from besieged and heroic Gaza, and from...

SAFTU condemns Israel

0
JOHANNESBURG – The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) condemns the continued attacks on the people of Palestine by the Israeli apartheid forces. Its...

OVER 500 CAPE TOWN FIREFIGHTERS FACE THE SACK! – treated like...

0
‘THE CITY of Cape Town cannot be allowed to have its cake and eat it. We should not allow it to heap all praise...

Myanmar Issues 360 Arrest Warrants For Health Workers

0
The military regime in Myanmar has issued 360 arrest warrants for health workers and charged them under Section 505 of the Penal Code, sentencing...

RCN launch ‘Nursing Workplace Standards’ – as nursing vacancies rise to...

0
The RCN’s Nursing Workforce Standards have been created to explicitly set out what must happen within workplaces to ensure the delivery of safe and...

‘Strong measures required to stop crimes of Zionist regime’ Hamas leader...

0
A HIGH-RANKING member of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has called on the ‘Muslim world to take up a firm stance in support...

Bobby Sands and the 1981 Hunger Strike 40 years on

0
  BY FRA HUGHES ‘THEY will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised,...

On International Day of the Midwife the RCN calls for a...

0
THE ROYAL College of Nurses (RCN) has taken the occasion of the International Day of the Midwife to demand a pay increase for all...

COSATU president celebrates Workers Day on May 1st

0
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) President Zingiswa Losi delivered a Workers Day Speech on May 1st. ‘My fellow South Africans, President Cyril...

Canadian government to ‘rip away’ dockers’ right to strike

0
Unions across the world are outraged to learn that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority government teamed up with Canada’s Conservative opposition in the early hours...

‘CHILDREN WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES’ – of UK government 60% funding...

0
UNICEF has condemned the Boris Johnson government’s decision to cut aid to the United Nations body warning it will have ‘serious consequences for children’. It...

Cape Town firefighters take to the streets to protect jobs

0
SCORES of South African firefighters facing possible dismissal and or disciplinary action marched on the City of Cape Town offices on Saturday in support...

Overthrow bankrupt capitalism with socialist revolution! – demands WRP May Day...

0
‘IT IS our international duty to organise the overthrow of the capitalist system here in Britain,’ WRP General Secretary Frank Sweeney told the 100-strong...

Abolish cladding loan scheme! demands Housing, Communities & Local Government Select...

0
THE CURRENT government-proposed cladding loan scheme must be abolished – and it should be replaced with a ‘comprehensive’ fund, a cross-party group of MPs...

Mining companies dispossess communities in South Africa ‘in conduct reminiscent of...

0
‘A CHINESE mining company is taking over plots of land in South Africa, paying residents small lump sums to give over mining rights to...

Israeli authorities are committing crimes against humanity says Human Rights Watch...

0
ISRAELI authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday. The finding is...

EIGHT YEARS SINCE RANA PLAZA COLLAPSE –‘the deadliest disaster in the...

0
ON THE eighth anniversary of Rana Plaza on Saturday 24 April, UNI Global Union and IndustriALL demanded fashion brands commit to a new legally-binding...

‘Palestinian political prisoners, a crucial part of our national struggle’ –...

0
AS Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip prepare to vote in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections on May 22,...

4 years of SAFTU is transforming SA class struggle

0
STATEMENT BY SAFTU ‘BETWEEN the 21st and 23rd of April 2017, 1,500 delegates representing 24 unions with diverse organisational and historic backgrounds, assembled in Ekurhuleni...

‘HISTORY WILL JUDGE!’ NEU criticises UK foreign aid cut

0
‘THERE is no place for famine and starvation in the 21st century,’ teachers representing the National Education Union (NEU) are insisting this week: ‘History...

‘We will shut down public service until government takes our demands...

0
SALARY negotiations between South Africa’s government and public servants for 2021 have gone awry. Trade unions representing public servants have tabled a wage increase...

Aslef Blames Network Rail For Stonehaven Crash

0
BLAME for the the crash at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday 12 August 2020, in which three people were killed, has been laid firmly...