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NHS CANCER SERVICES ‘Worst winter crisis ever’

NHS CANCER services plunged into the worst winter on record as patients were left waiting weeks for treatment, warns a new BMA report Doctors’ leaders...

Schools & colleges are facing ‘national emergency!’

THE SCHOOL Cuts Coalition, including many education unions, on the eve of the Tory Spring Budget demanded the government address the ‘national emergency’ faced...

Father of Yellow Vest whose hand blown off to sue

THE FATHER of the Yellow Vest protester who had his hand blown off by a gas grenade in Paris on Saturday says he plans...

‘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...

Massive Gaza funeral march

JERUSALEM –  Thousands marched in the funeral procession on Sunday afternoon of 24-year-old Palestinian, Habib al-Masri, who was killed during night protests in the...

Young People Face ‘Surging Housing Prices, Stagnating Wages And Rising Student...

‘YOUNG PEOPLE have been ignored by the government,’ Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Young People said reacting to the new Institute For...

Canadian grocery workers strike

THE employees of a Your Independent Grocer (YIG) franchise – in Cornwall, Ontario – have been on strike since November 23rd, as employer and...

DON’T INVEST IN ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS! – Palestinians issue a warning

THE PALESTINIAN Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has warned Israeli and international companies against investing in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied...

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...

Migrant workers cheated of wages & deported from US!

GERADO Santiago-Hernandez was a worker at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, Michigan. A lawsuit filed in June 2020, on behalf of him and other...

Armed intruders infiltrate mines in South Africa AMCU demands

THE SOUTH African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is ‘wary of armed intruders accessing mines where its members work.’ AMCU has...

‘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...

May’s ‘Hostile Environment’ alive & kicking – Stop Unison member Grahame...

TORY PM May’s ‘Hostile Environment’ is alive and kicking, with trade union Unison highlighting the case of a married couple who face being split...

Demonstrations in NE Syria against US-backed militants

US-sponsored and Kurdish-led militants from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have opened fire for the second straight day at people protesting against their...

‘BRUTAL’ WORKING CONDITIONS AT AMAZON RUGELEY!

THE GMB is presenting a giant Valentine’s card to the Amazon warehouse in Rugeley in the Midlands today to highlight the ‘brutal’ working conditions. Workers...

THE ‘CALM’ WITH ISRAEL IS OVER –Zakariya al-Zubaydi, commander of the...

ZAKARIYA al-Zubaydi, commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, said last Sunday, that ‘Israel’s escalation of the situation, assassinations and aggression against our people and...

Hamas supports call for general elections!

THE ISLAMIC resistance movement Hamas has praised recent calls by the Palestinian Democratic Union (PDU) – a political party active in the Palestine Liberation...

Aussie MEAA opposes Assange extradition

AUSTRALIA’S MEAA (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance) union has written to the British and Australian governments to oppose the extradition to the United States...

Testing Children Age Four Pointless

GIVING children as young as four exams as soon as they start school is ‘pointless’ the National Education Union (NEU) said yesterday, calling for...

Young Moroccan teachers strike defies intimidation and water cannons!

YOUNG teachers in Morocco who have been striking and protesting outside the parliament in Rabat for three weeks against being employed on inferior conditions...

Spanish Socialists increase their lead

Spain’s Socialists increased their lead in a poll published recently in newspaper ABC with 30.9 per cent of votes, equivalent to between 131 and...

Kenyan strikers will not return until union leaders are freed

STRIKING Kenyan airport workers have declared that they will not return to work until their union leaders are released from jail. On Friday morning, the...

US workers welcome Sanders’ decision to stand

TWO RECENT articles in the US socialist magazine Jacobin celebrate the announcement of Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator for Vermont, that he will be...

‘The US administration is subsuming Palestine under Israel’ warns Ashrawi

ON THE eve of the US moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said:...

Mexican maquiladora workers win

MEXICAN maquiladora workers in 70 factories have won big wage increases and bonuses in a strike wave that began in January. Maquiladoras are tariff and...

BASIC OPERATIONS BEING REFUSED TO SAVE MONEY –leading surgeons accuse PCTs

NHS patients are being refused basic operations because primary care trusts want to save money, six leading surgeons revealed in a devastating letter that...

30,000 US Stop & Shop supermarket workers win 10-day strike

The largest private sector strike in the USA in years ended in victory last week, with more than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers...

‘We saved the A&E – Now reopen the Maternity’ says Ealing...

THE FIFTY-strong mass picket of Ealing Hospital in west London last Friday shouted: ‘Victory for the A&E! We saved the A&E now re-open maternity!’ The...

Luton Airport staff 7-day strike

BAGGAGE handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services at Luton Airport have voted for strike action over the company’s decision...

South Korean Strike Wave

A STRIKE wave is spreading across South Korea as workers in various industries fight in defence of their pay and conditions, while union membership...

French opthalmologists demand a halt to rubber bullets

FRANCE is experiencing an ‘epidemic of serious eye injuries’ as police repeatedly fire golf-ball-sized rubber bullets at Yellow Vest protesters, the country’s top ophthalmologists...

Trade unions demand a united Ireland Call for new all Ireland...

MORE than 150 trade unionists have signed a declaration calling on the labour movement to advocate for a united Ireland and a new all-Ireland...

Welsh landlords refusing housing benefit tenants!

a fifth of lettings advertised in Wales explicitly exclude people in receipt of housing benefit, a practice the homelessness charity Shelter Cymru has labelled...

Austerity driving up infant mortality

THE GAP in infant mortality rates between English local authorities narrowed between 1999-2010, but that trend has been reversed since 2011 as a result of...

Mustafa Barghouti Slams US-Israeli Campaign Against Palestinian State

Dr Mustafa Barghouti, speaking at the 200-strong Solidarity for Palestine trade union conference on Saturday, warned of the massive campaign by US president Trump...

US Crisis Deepens

MORE than 150,000 people in the United States died in 2017 due to suicide, alcohol and drugs, an all-time high, according to a new...

‘Privatisation At Chesterfield Has Driven Out Staff!’

‘THIS IS bad news for staff and for  patients,’ Unison’s head of health Sara Gorton has warned. ‘The changes are built on savings from employing...

Major Syrian clean-up op – US and Israeli weapons found

SYRIAN government forces have carried out a major mopping-up operation in the country’s southwestern province of Rif Dimashq, and have discovered a considerable amount...

Usa Is Handing Millions To The White Helmets!

THE US is handing millions of dollars of cash over to the White Helmets organisation, the Syrian and Russian coordination committees said on Tuesday. The...

GOLAN HEIGHTS SYRIAN TERRITORY – says UN Special Envoy for Syria!

UN SPECIAL Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen on Friday  underlined Syria’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, rejecting a US congressional motion to recognise Israel’s...

Syrians take to the streets: Golan belongs to Syria

PEOPLE have once again taken to the streets across Syria to protest against US President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Israeli ‘sovereignty’ over the...

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...

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...

10,000 SA workers indefinite strike

NEARLY 10,000 workers employed by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) began indefinite strike action last Thursday to fight for an 11.4% salary increase. Members...

Britain ‘kowtows’ to China! – trade talks resume

CHINA has reversed its decision to cancel trade talks with the UK after British finance minister Philip Hammond criticised London’s military plans for the...