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UNHCR condemns UK for plan to deport all asylum seekers

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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‘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

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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...

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‘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

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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...

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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...