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NHS backlog putting patients’ health at risk!

NHS PERFORMANCE stats reveal the ‘devastating extent of patient suffering’ amid a ‘daunting’ backlog, says the BMA. In his response to the latest NHS performance...

‘REJECT NORMALISATION AGREEMENT’ – Palestinian Minister tells Arab League

PALESTINIAN Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki, called on the Arab League to reject the United Arab Emirates-Israel normalisation agreement. ‘Otherwise, our meeting...

‘QANTAS PLANNED TO USE PANDEMIC TO OUTSOURCE 2,500 WORKERS’ –...

AUSTRALIA’S Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) is demanding that PM Scott Morrison explains what he knew about Qantas management’s long-term decision to axe and outsource...

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BLOCKADE! – to stop the takeover of the...

THOUSANDS of people formed a human chain in the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest on Sunday, in protest at what they say is...

SA unions serve notice on Cyril Ramaphosa!

THE UNCOMPROMISING attack on corruption in the governing party by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has the potential to shake up...

‘Plots and conspiracies are being hatched by the Israeli and US...

THE MEETING of the General Secretaries of the Palestinian Factions held last Friday in Ramallah and Beirut via video conference confirmed that our people,...

Child poverty & food bank use rises!

A SURVEY of UK social workers by the Child Poverty Action Group, Child Welfare Inequalities Project and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services,...

IndustriALL union supports investigation into PPE tenders in SA

INDUSTRIALL Global union affiliates in South Africa are supporting the current probe by the country’s Special Investigating Unit into fraudulent activities in the awarding...

Universities will be hit as bad as care homes! –...

UNIVERSITIES must scrap plans to reopen campuses next month in order to prevent a major public health crisis, lecturers union UCU said. The union fears...

‘Painful to see an Israeli plane land in UAE’ says Palestinian...

PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has slammed the direct flight of an Israeli plane to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Speaking at the weekly Palestinian...

‘STOP CODDLING ECONOMIC CRIMINALS’ – SAFTU tells South African Treasury

SAFTU (The South African Federation of Trades Unions) has called on the South African Treasury and the Reserve Bank to ‘stop coddling economic criminals...

Israeli Military Attacking Gaza With Air Strikes And Artillery

THE Israeli military has carried out airstrikes and artillery attacks on various sites across the besieged Gaza Strip over what it cited as a...

NHS staff from overseas paying extortionate visa fees

PUBLIC sector union Unison says the UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees...

Nurses rise up to demand 15%

‘WHAT do we want? Pay rise! How will we get it? Strike!’ shouted over 200 nurses and NHS workers marching from St Thomas’ Hospital...

NEHAWU prepares for September 3 national strike

MEMBERS of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) in Kimberley picketed outside the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital on Monday, in preparation...

‘Police violence is not situational it is endemic’ – ACLU

OVER the past few days new police shootings of black men confirmed a warning from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that ‘significant racial...

Canadian schools – not safe to reopen – say union leaders

‘The current back-to-school plan does not provide the adequate level of safety required to protect students and their families from Covid-19,’ say union leaders...

Nurses are working longer hours and above pay grades to deal...

A MAJOR Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey has revealed how the pandemic has affected the professional lives of nursing staff. It shows, from...

1,000 Unite ground staff vote unanimously for BA strike action against...

OVER 1,000 British Airways (BA) baggage handlers, loaders and other ‘below-wing’ ground staff workers voted unanimously in favour of strike action at a mass...

‘The Palestinian resistance will repulse Israeli aggression’ says Hamas Political Bureau

THE PALESTINIAN resistance is ready to repulse any Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, member of Hamas Political Bureau Khalil al-Hayya has said. Speaking at...

Hezbollah leadership not involved in HARIRI murder says UN-backed court

THE SPECIAL Tribunal for Lebanon has not found evidence that the leadership of Hezbollah was involved in the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime...

NORMALISATION DEAL– ‘The UAE regime’s gravest betrayal of the struggle for...

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has slammed the recent ‘normalisation agreement’ between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, and has called...

Eight Years Since The Marikana Massacre Of 34 Miners

YESTERDAY, South Africa marked the anniversary of one of the darkest moments in its history – when police officials opened fire on striking Lonmin...

NHS waiting times ‘deeply concerning’ – says BMA

‘THESE latest sets of NHS performance statistics are deeply concerning, and paint a very bleak picture for the future delivery of patient care if...

US Attempt to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran is ‘Illegal’ and...

IRAN’S Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defiantly addressed reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of the Iranian cabinet in Tehran on August 12,...

BA – both Unite and GMB recommend acceptance!

THE FIGHT to defend the jobs, pay and conditions of the 70,000 workers employed at Heathrow Airport has now reached its decisive hour. On 5th...

Post Office franchising ‘a deeply damaging strategy’ warns CWU

TERRIBLE recent news of retail closures and job cuts across Britain’s high streets prove the truth of the dire warnings that the CWU (Communications...

Wage theft in Aussie universities

‘WAGE theft is flourishing in Australian universities, with at least three elite institutions in the midst of underpayment scandals!’ says the National Education Union...

‘Nurses gave their all – only to be greeted with a...

MORE THAN 10,000 nurses, other NHS workers, trade unionists and supporters marched from St James’s Park to Parliament Square on Saturday on a demonstration...

Zimbabwe rulers brand ZCTU unions ‘terrorist organisations’

THE UNI Global Union has condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ the labelling of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) as a terrorist organisation...

Escalating looting of South Africa’s resources – SAFTU statement

‘THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) founding congress in April 2017 warned our members, and the entire country, that both of the...

Trade Unions Condemn Zanu-Pf – ‘Behaving Like The Racist Rhodesian Government!

THE ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has vowed to continue mobilising workers to protest until the government addresses their legitimate grievances. In a statement...

Lebanon’s foreign minister quits while financial crisis rages!

LEBANON’S Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday in protest at what he described as the government’s...

‘Trump’s only interest in Iraq is to loot the country’ –...

WASHINGTON’S already tense relationship with the 82,000-strong Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia coalition suffered a major blow in January after PMF deputy commander Abu...

SOUTH AFRICAN UNION NEHAWU CALLS TO ‘STAY AWAY’ ON AUGUST 28th...

THE NATIONAL Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has called on health staff to stay away from work on 28th August to protest...

No pay rise! A slap in face for NHS staff

‘ENOUGH is Enough,’ chanted a rally of 500 angry NHS workers outside Downing Street on Wednesday night. They are angry that they have been excluded...

South Africa: ‘A society that has become the most unequal in...

‘THE South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has consistently opposed the need to borrow from the international financial institutions for reasons we will...

Zimbabwe trade unions marching against corruption arbitrary arrests and abductions

ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa says the labour body will announce a series of dates for fresh protests after tomorrow’s...

‘Ten firearms police officers aimed their rifles at me’ – says...

‘MAJOR questions will need to be answered by the Metropolitan Police as to how this everyday event escalated into an armed raid, during which...

Trade unionists join Portland protesters

Trade unionists joined the Portland, Oregon demonstrations outside the Justice Centre on Saturday night, with many protesters wearing similar coloured shirts as part of...

UNITE MUST CALL MASS MEETINGS TO REJECT BA’s WAGE-CUTTING & MASS...

FORTY-TWO THOUSAND British Airways workers have been sent letters from Director of Heathrow, Mel Birch, dated 15th July 2020, telling them that they face...

Three million at risk of starvation in Yemen – UN report...

FOOD insecurity across Yemen is set to rise from two million to over three million in just six months, report UN agencies – who...

‘The criminal assassination of Qassem Soleimani must be pursued vigorously’ –...

RAN’S Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has called on neighbouring Iraq to ‘vigorously’ follow up on the US assassination of top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General...

Thousand across US join ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Tens of thousands of US workers walked out of their jobs on Monday in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and other minority groups...

Canadian trade unions fighting new anti-union legislation

Last week, Alberta’s United Conservative Party Government of Jason Kenney introduced Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, which constitutes ‘an attack...