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Rail Fares Rise – A 2.7% Hit

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MILLIONS of rail passengers will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for tickets from 2nd January, in a fare rise announced last...

Passengers ‘lives at risk’ without guards

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A DERAILMENT in Lewisham south London is a case in point about why guards must be kept on the trains, transport union RMT said...

TRUMP’S COUP FAILS – AFL-CIO must call a general strike

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ARMED supporters of US President Trump stormed the Capitol building and forced a lockdown on Wednesday evening. However, the attempted coup failed. A woman was...

Day four of Harland & Wolff occupation – South African unions send international solidarity...

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THE OCCUPATION of Harland and Wolff, in Belfast in the north of Ireland, is going from strength to strength, now into its fourth day...

‘Kill The Bill’ Demos Nationwide!

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‘KILL the Bill’ mass demonstrations took place against the Tory government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in cities around the country on Friday...

59 killed & 296 wounded in Israeli attack on Gaza

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THREE days of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip left 59 Palestinians dead by noon yesterday local time, including 14 children and three women,...

STOP SPYING ON WORKERS – demands GMB after Churchill ‘location tracking’

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Churchill Security is based in Chorley and employs more than 160 people in the UK, including Cardiff Bay, Cheltenham, Watford, Milton Keynes, Bromley, Abingdon...

NURSES DRIVEN OUT – Low pay & axing bursary has caused 37,821 vacancies

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THERE are now 37,821 nurse vacancies in the NHS, NHS England confirmed yesterday, releasing the latest data. This is a rise of 1,738 from the...

Greek doctors & nurses protest!

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DOCTORS, nurses, trades unionists, workers and youth took part in protests at the entrances of many hospitals throughout Greece yesterday morning against the government’s...

AMAZON MUST BE NATIONALISED! – WRP’s Leff tells HQ rally

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‘AMAZON and all companies and industries must be nationalised and put under public ownership,’ Jonty Leff, Workers Revolutionary Party candidate for Hackney South and...

FIREFIGHTERS UNDER ATTACK! – ‘Inspectorate is doing the bidding of the government’ – FBU

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RESPONDING to the annual State of Fire report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary,...

‘I want to campaign for Remain!’ says Shadow Chancellor McDonnell

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SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell was asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr yesterday morning: ‘When is Jeremy Corbyn going to come out for a new...

UK ECONOMY NOSEDIVES! – biggest fall in modern times

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THE UK economy nosedived by a record 9.9%, the biggest slump in modern times, with the contraction in 2020 ‘more than twice as much...

Norwich City Council to strike!

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WORKERS who carry out vital services for Norwich City Council have overwhelmingly voted for industrial action. In the Unite ballot 83% of the workers backed...

Tory-Tuc Pay & Jobs Deal!

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‘CAN I put on record my thanks to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the CBI, and other business groups,’ Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak said...

Patients to be turned away from A&E – Hancock outlines NHS 111 First

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YESTERDAY in Parliament, Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that less serious cases would be turned away from A&E and only the most serious...

EU deal ‘overwhelmingly unlikely’ – Merkel tells PM Johnson

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GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel poured buckets of cold water over Tory PM Boris Johnson’s attempts to get a Brexit deal with the EU when,...

Rail Companies Are Paying Massive Dividends Says RMT

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NEW RMT research has revealed that the private companies responsible for supplying trains to the railways have been paying massive dividends to their shareholders...

Easyjet Pilots Will Fight For Every Job – Balpa

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MORE than 2,000 easyJet pilots (99.9%) have voted overwhelmingly to express no confidence in the company’s Chief Operations Officer, Peter Bellew. BALPA, which organised the...

PM Johnson reaches out to Labour!

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‘WE WILL be reaching out to build the biggest possible consensus,’ Tory PM Johnson said yesterday morning, ‘across business, across industry, across all parts...

SCRAP SATS – Teachers better than tests at predicting grades

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CHILDREN across the UK began sitting their Sats tests yesterday, with parents at many schools boycotting the exams and taking their children out of...

1,000 face eviction during lockdown!

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CITIZENS Advice (CA) has confirmed that in the two months since the lockdown began it has helped over 10,000 people with issues related to...

97% of teachers oppose SATs – National strike is looming

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NINETY seven percent of 54,000 primary school teachers polled are opposed to the SATs exams, their union the National Education Union reports today, the...

‘HALT ALL CUTS AND OUTSOURCING!’ – unions confront Academies Enterprise Trust

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SEVEN UNIONS have warned about their dispute with the UK’s largest academy trust over staff cuts, low pay and outsourcing. The unions have now registered...

Blairite Campbell Expelled From The Labour Party!

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FORMER Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been expelled from the Labour Party after he revealed that he voted for the Liberal Democrats in...

Youth unemployment at 20% – in some parts of the UK: new ONS figures

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FIGURES released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between...

NO EXTRADITION! – demands rally for Assange outside Woolwich Crown Court

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WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange’s trial at Woolwich Crown Court began yesterday morning, where the Tory government is seeking to extradite him to the US...

MASS VACCINATION CAMPAIGN – pushed by desperate Tories!

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THE UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up...

Tories instruct students to stay on campus till Dec 22

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STUDENTS and university staff are furious after the Tory government inst-ructed them to remain in their student halls and not to return home before...

Pandemic 2018 simulation warnings totally ignored!

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AN EXERCISE simulating a coronavirus outbreak in Scotland, which was shared with a UK government advisory group in 2018, showed a ‘clear gap’ in...

UK forced to appoint European Commissioner!

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PM JOHNSON’S ‘do or die’ pledge is truly dead, as the EU has insisted as a condition of their ‘flextension’ that the UK will...

STOP NO-DEAL BREXIT ‘BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!’ – urges John McDonnell and Shami...

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LABOUR Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti yesterday called for uniting with ‘moderate’ Tory MPs to stop a no-deal Brexit...

UCU calls global boycott of Leicester University

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THE UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) yesterday announced a global boycott of the University of Leicester as the union hit the institution with the...

Stop arming US police – demands 250,000-strong petition to UK government

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AFTER last Wednesday’s massive march demanding justice for George Floyd, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have intervened in the...

9-hour waits to transfer a patient into hospital! Huge crisis hits the NHS

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Ambulance services are under ‘unprecedented pressure’ Tracy Nicholls, chief executive of the College of Paramedics said yesterday morning, with hand-over delays at a scale...

‘You Have Right To Refuse To Work!’ – Aslef Advises Members

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As London Underground ramps up services today, ASLEF has advised members of their right to refuse to work in circumstances where they are at...

COVID-19 STAFF DEATHS – HSE Executive is urged to investigate

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THE Health and Safety Executive is being urged to investigate hospitals and care homes over the widespread Covid-19 infections among staff, which led to...

Unlimited Stop & Search Powers For Police!

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TORY PM Johnson’s new police state measures allowing police unlimited stop and search powers have been condemned by Stopwatch, while Shadow Home Secretary Diane...

BP’s PROFITS NOSEDIVE 66%

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BP PROFITS have nosedived by 66% the oil giant revealed yesterday as it published its first quarter profit. BP warned it faces an ‘exceptional level...

EVICTIONS PROCEED – for those with pre-pandemic arrears

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DESPITE the Tories’ assurances that no one will be evicted during the pandemic, any renters who have built up arrears before the pandemic face...

Lift lockdown now and our members will refuse to work

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‘THE GOVERNMENT is trying to say: “You take the risk to the staff, and you take the risk to the passengers, it is on...

Brutal pay and job cuts at Heathrow! – Unite leaders on their knees! Replace...

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HEATHROW has threatened unions that unless they accept brutal pay cuts, they will start enforcing job cuts! The ultimatum delivered by the bosses proposes cutting...

35,000 gather at Marble Arch – BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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35,000 WORKERS and youth rallied yesterday at Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, to insist that ‘Black Lives Matter’ and give their 100% support to the...

Tories threaten councils – to try to force reopening of schools

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THE TORY government has launched a three-pronged attack on parents, teachers and councils in a bid to force schools to open – despite all...

4,000 Greek students march in support of hunger striker

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SOME 4,000 students and workers marched in Athens on Monday night in the biggest demonstration so far in support of imprisoned hunger striker Dimitris...