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

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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...

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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

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  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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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’ –...

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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

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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

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‘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...

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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

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

President Abbas congratulates Bashar al-Assad on the anniversary of Evacuation Day,...

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PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas has offered his congratulations to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on the annual anniversary of Evacuation Day, the day when...

Lifting all US sanctions will create ‘a new atmosphere’ – Rouhani...

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IRAN’S President Hassan Rouhani says the lifting of all US sanctions will create ‘a new atmosphere’ for the Islamic Republic’s economic cooperation with the...

73 Years Since The Deir Yassin Massacre!

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DEIR Yassin is a Palestinian village situated on a hilltop, a short distance from the west of Jerusalem. If you try to find it...

RATP bus drivers strike against wage cutting!

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BUS drivers in London have launched a fresh wave of strikes as their union Unite announced further strike action involving bus drivers employed by...

HOUSING OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS OF MOULD & DAMP – but...

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THE HOUSING Ombudsman has launched an investigation into damp and mould in buildings – which has shown just how widespread it now is throughout...

‘Kiev & Its Western Supporters Bear Full Responsibility For Any Escalation...

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RUSSIA will do everything possible to guarantee its security and the safety of its citizens, should the crisis in Ukraine drastically deteriorate. However, Kiev and...

Strike wave across education against job and pay cuts

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A STRIKE wave is set to hit schools, colleges and universities across the UK during the summer as teachers and lecturers vote overwhelmingly in...

Amazon ‘illegally interfered in Alabama’s union vote’ alleges RWDSU

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THE UNITED States’ Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) is to file charges against Amazon on the grounds that they illegally interfered in...

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities funding – cut to the bone!

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SPECIAL Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) funding is being cut to the bone, the National Education Union (NEU) warned in a motion on the...

‘The fragile peace is hanging by its fingertips!’ – says Fra...

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TROUBLE erupted on the streets of Belfast on Wednesday the 7th of April 2021. We can only ask if we are witnessing a return...

SAFTU demands expropriation of the land without compensation! 72 per cent...

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TUESDAY 6th April, marked the 369th anniversary of the arrival of Dutch settlers in South Africa. The first settlers aimed at establishing trading posts...

‘Child poverty is on the rise–the effects can last a lifetime’...

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‘The State of Education: Poverty, the Pandemic and Recovery’ is the title of a devastating new NEU (National Education Union) survey of 10,000+ school...

UK singled out for care home deaths and assault on ...

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‘CORONAVIRUS has exposed global inequality, and leaders have ramped up attacks on human rights,’ so concludes the Amnesty International Report 2020/21 released today, which...

10,000 march in London demanding ‘Kill the Bill’ – as protests...

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OVER 10,000 youth and workers demanding ‘Kill the Bill’ marched from Speakers Corner Hyde Park and rallied in Parliament Square, central London, on Saturday. Protests...

National strike to defeat ‘fire and rehire’ – call from Manchester...

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DRIVERS employed by the bus privateer Go North West, marked five weeks on indefinite strike against £2,500 per annum pay cuts with a powerful...

Go North West negotiations collapse – Manchester bus strikes to...

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GO NORTH West negotiations have collapsed without agreement as Manchester bus strikes are set to continue. Protracted peace talks between management at Go North West...

Syrians reject plunder of resources by Turkish and US occupations

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LOCAL inhabitants of Jarmaz village in Syria’s Qamishli area on Wednesday declared a national stand in rejection of both the US and the Turkish...

‘Shocked And Appalled’ By The Treatment Of Children At Rainsbrook Training...

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Members of the House of Commons Justice Committee are ‘shocked and appalled’ by the treatment of children at a privately run detention centre in Northamptonshire, they say in a report published on Monday. They have called on...

French CGT union announces ‘spring of struggles’ Workers take to the...

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FRANCE’S major trade union confederation, the CGT, has announced a ‘spring of struggles and has called for ‘joint action between the different professions in...

‘JobKeeper’ payments removed from 1.1m Australians!

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1.1 million workers in Australia will have their ‘JobKeeper’ payments removed from this week, with the Head of Treasury estimating that between 100,000 and...

Myanmar military mass murder of workers and youth continues

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THE NUMBER of protesters killed in Myanmar since February’s military coup has surpassed 320, according to the country’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which...

Conductors on ScotRail: Strike goes ahead Sun!

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RAIL UNION the RMT has confirmed that planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday – in a fight for...

NHS staff ‘exodus’ if no increase in pay says BMA –...

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DOCTORS’ union the Medical Association (BMA) underlined their demand on Thursday for a pay increase for NHS staff. Responding to a recent analysis by the...

10,000 Rohingya shelters destroyed by fire in Bangladesh camp!

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said that it is ‘deeply saddened at the loss of life and immense suffering caused’ by Monday’s massive fire...

Ikea In France Used Police And Private Detectives To Spy On...

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N 2012, French union confederation Force Ouvrière decided to take legal action to shed light on the discovery of a ‘surveillance and espionage service’...

Return to public sector all services outsourced under PFI! says Public...

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VITAL public services such as schools and hospitals face serious disruptions should government fail to prepare for the expiry of its 700 PFI contracts,...

‘Pandemic has left the NHS running on empty! – Overworked doctors...

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OVERWORKED doctors must be allowed to rest and recover so we can keep patients safe, doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) warned. The BMA...