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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...

Iran-Iraq historic talks

IN A HISTORIC meeting, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has held talks with Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Iraqi holy...

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...

OPCW chemical watchdog report ‘full of discrepancies’

‘THE Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) could not come up with an unbiased report on the alleged 2018 chemical attack in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Some big issues for the London-wide LMCs Annual Conference

A NEW CONTRACT for GPs was signed by Dr Vautrey, the chair of the BMA’s GP committee (GPC), on 31st January 2019. Its full title...

‘A VICTORY FOR WORKERS ALL AROUND AMERICA!’ says Bernie Sanders

AFTER union workers at a locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, struck a 90-day deal with Wabtec Corporation late last Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders said...

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...

100,000 NHS staff vacancies!

‘THESE figures reflect the stark reality facing NHS trusts resulting from the combination of relentless increases in patient demand, 100,000 staff vacancies and the...

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...

‘CONFRONT ANY COUNTRY THAT RECOGNISES JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL’...

PALESTINIAN Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki  urged Arab countries on Wednesday to take ‘all practical measures’ to confront any country that...

11,000 Bangladesh garment workers sacked after pay strikes

AS MANY as 11,000 Bangladesh garment workers were sacked in the wake of the pay strikes they waged in December and January, while many...

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...

Lack of schools funding ‘is nothing short of scandalous’ says...

A DEBATE was held in Westminster Hall on Monday, attended by MPs, teachers, headteachers, support staff and members of the public to discuss the...

‘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:...

ALL IRANIAN PEOPLE MUST STAND UNITED AGAINST IMPERIALIST POWERS says...

IRAN’S Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says all Iranian people are in ‘the same boat’ and must stand united against ‘hegemonic powers’ seeking to...

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...

1,700 US manufacturing workers mass strike

UP to 1,700 workers at a GE Transportation plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, walked out on strike last Tuesday, marking the first large-scale work stoppage...

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...

President Abbas will meet with Netanyahu ‘If President Putin calls for...

THE SPOKESMAN for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said last Wednesday that the President ‘is ready for a three-way meeting with Israel...

ITUC leader facing deportation from Zimbabwe

The General Secretary of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Kwasi Adu-Amankwah was on Tuesday morning dragged from his...

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...

Scottish teachers demand full 10% pay rise

SCOTTISH teachers in the EIS union rejected a pay offer of 9%, demanding the full 10% pay rise that they are calling for. Teachers in...

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...

‘NO WAR ON VENEZUELA – Bank of England must end its...

A DEMONSTRATION of over 100 people gathered outside the Bank of England on Saturday as part of a global day of action to demand:...

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...

Mine disasters in Zimbabwe and South Africa –linked to the growth...

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ – its leaders have announced in a new statement – at...

ISRAELI FORCES SHOT PALESTINIANS OFF GAZA COAST!

ISRAELI forces shot and injured at least three Palestinian protesters with live ammunition, while others suffered tear-gas suffocation as they suppressed naval protests off...

Only Half Of GP Practice Buildings Are Fit For Purpose!

Only half of GP practice buildings in England are fit for purpose, with surgeries too small to meet the demands of growing populations, a...

‘South Africa is the worst country in the world in terms...

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results,’...

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...

Israel & US starves PLO of funds

AHMAD Majdalani, of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee, has warned that Israel is attempting to destroy the Palestinian Authority through more financial...

Syrian local elections ‘prove the failure of our enemies’ – President...

SYRIAN president Bashar al-Assad said that holding local council elections on time proves the strength of the Syrian people and the state. In a speech...

Bradford Tower Block Evacuated!

A TOWER block in Bradford with 160 flats has been evacuated over ‘serious fire safety deficiencies’. All the residents at Appleton Point were told to...

30th Anniversary of Red Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan! Sputnik interview General...

THE 15th of February marked the 30th anniversary of the pullout of Soviet troops from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The Soviet-Afghan War lasted...

‘Boycott General Motors’ Demands Unifor’s Dias

UNIFOR National President Jerry Dias, speaking during a press conference, has asked for all Canadians and Americans to boycott all General Motors vehicles that...

Unemployment in Gaza rises to 52%!

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Gaza Strip sharply increased in 2018 to reach 52% compared with 44% in 2017, while in the West Bank...

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...

‘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 Iranian revolution will continue to defeat all plots!

‘the Islamic Revolution will go on to defeat all US plots in the coming years just as it has done over the past four...

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...

CANADIAN POST UNION OPPOSES ‘US-BACKED COUP’ IN VENEZUELA

CANADA’S postal workers union, the CUPW, has condemned the government of Canada’s decision to recognise Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president...