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Numsa Forging Ahead With Month Long Arcelormittal Strike Action

THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said last Wednesday that it is forging ahead with a month-long strike at the local...

‘President Sanders’ would ban anti-union ‘right-to-work laws’

US SENATOR Bernie Sanders, who has said he intends to run the first unionised Presidential campaign in history, announced last Monday a policy proposal...

Kurdish indefinite hunger strike!

ON Wednesday News Line visited the hunger strikers at the Kurdish Assembly in Haringey. It was the 27th day of their indefinite strike having joined...

US hostile to Ireland’s ‘Occupied territories Bill’ becoming law!

IRELAND’S elected representatives are coming under pressure from corporate lobbyists to drop a proposed ban on goods from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West...

5,833 shops shut in 2018!

STORES, banks and other businesses are disappearing at the fastest rate since 2010 a PwC survey has revealed with 2,461 shop closures in 2018. 3,372...

War On Iraq Planned Long Before 2003!

SIXTEEN years on from the start of the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq, further evidence has emerged that the war was planned long before...

Scotland In The Red! 30,000 In Debt Crisis

In its report Scotland in the Red released on Tuesday, StepChange Debt Charity Scotland reveals that thousands of households in Scotland are being driven...

ISS cleaners protest today in Manchester

cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest today, Wednesday 10th April, outside Manchester Victoria station between...

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...

‘West Bank is Palestinian territory occupied by Israel’ says Turkish Foreign...

TURKEY has strongly censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for promising to annex settlements in the West Bank if re-elected, saying that his ‘irresponsible’...

US Brown University To Divest From Companies That Are ‘Complicit In...

IN A HISTORIC move, Brown University in Rhode Island has become the first US Ivy League institution to pass a student referendum supporting divestment...

‘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...

‘Labour brokers are bloodsuckers’ – Irvin Jim at SRWP election rally

THE SOCIALIST Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) of South Africa was founded in March this year as a communist, Marxist-Leninist party, after a pre-launch convention...

RICHARD SORGE: Hero of the Soviet Union

An Impeccable Spy Richard Sorge Stalin’s Master Agent By: Owen Matthews Published by: Bloomsbury; £25 (hbk) THE SUBJECT of this book, Richard Sorge, is the daring, unequalled spy whose...

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...

US Waging Economic Terrorism Against Iran!

IRAN’S foreign minister says the US is waging ‘economic terrorism’ against the Islamic Republic by employing restrictive measures that are troubling the relief efforts...

Bahamas Nurses Union Is To Take Industrial Action!

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President (BNU) Amancha Williams said on Monday that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the government have pushed frustrated nurses to...

5,000 Deaths A Year Linked To Asbestos Exposure!

FIVE thousand deaths every year in Britain are linked to past asbestos exposure, but people are still being exposed to it today, warns the...

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...

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...

Israel-Gaza Border Crossings Reopened

ISRAEL has reopened two vital border crossings between the occupied territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip, about a week after it closed them amid...

Iran Condemns Israel’s Criminal Actions

IRAN has censured Israel’s ‘criminal’ actions and the illogical and unlawful US support for the regime, saying the continuation of resistance until full liberation...

‘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...

Massive Toxic Contamination In The Area Surrounding Grenfell Tower!

EXTENSIVE research by the University of Central Lancashire into toxic contamination surrounding the Grenfell Tower after the tragic fire there has now been published...

90,000 Sa Miners Jobs Threatened By Electricity Price Increase!

THE JOBS of 90,000 gold and platinum mineworkers’ are at risk as Eskom (the state-owned South African electricity public utility, established in 1923 as...

90% of nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care

Nine out of ten nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care for patients, a Nursing Standard poll reveals. The RCN (Royal College of Nursing)...

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...

Pro-Palestinian students at KCL blocked from access to Campus!

It is ‘outrageous’ that King’s College London (KCL) singled out pro-Palestinian student activists and blocked their access cards as a ‘security measure’ ahead of...

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...

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...

Bangladesh workers still fighting exploitation despite 2013 Accord

IN 2013, foreign brands and unions signed an Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and although workers  who need to complain against...

Trump Pushing Anti-Union Measures In Usa

THE Trump administration in the USA has asked Congress to approve – as part of its fiscal 2020 budget – legislation that will make...

Swindon Day Of Action To Keep Honda Car Factory Open

ON SATURDAY thousands of Swindon football fans showed their determination to fight to keep the Honda car factory open, which is an absolute life...

Stop privatisation of cervical cancer

THE UNITE trade union, the largest in Britain, is calling for a suspension of the privatisation of all cervical cancer screening services in NHS...

HUNGARY OPENS TRADE OFFICE IN JERUSALEM – Israeli troops teargas school...

HUNGARY’S Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto last Tuesday opened a trade office in Jerusalem City, in the central occupied West Bank, that will have an...

Prison privateer’s pay offer ‘a farcical lucky dip’

TRADE union Unite, the UK and Ireland’s biggest union, has branded a pay ‘offer’  to its 500 members   employed by the company Amey undertaking...

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...

Dire Staff Shortages At Cancer Centres Across The UK – Investment...

Annual workforce figures released on Tuesday by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) reveal the ‘dire’ staff  shortages at cancer centres across the UK. Clinical...

Philanthropy Is Promoting The Privatisation Of Education

‘Philanthropy and the privatisation of the democratic state: who needs a Ministry of Education?’ ironically ask the authors of a new report which sheds...

Settlers Attack Kifl Hares Village

Extremist Israeli settlers set up a big tent at a roundabout leading to the village of Kifl Hares, north of the occupied West Bank...

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...

US SANCTIONS ON IRAN HAVE FAILED says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

IRAN’S President Hassan Rouhani says, despite all the pressure exerted on the Iranian nation by the United States – especially through the imposition of...

Germany refuses to follow UK over Hezbollah!

THE United Arab Emirates has denied Lebanon’s embassy officials the right to meet with eleven Lebanese citizens arrested in the Persian Gulf state over...

Trade Unions of the Americas stand with Maduro

THE TRADE Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), which represents more than 55 million workers on the continent, expresses the following in respect of...

Spring Statement: ‘From a government that has run out of road’...

RESPONDING to the chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement yesterday, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: ‘The chancellor’s Spring Statement offered nothing to put a...