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‘SHAME ON YOU TOWER HAMLETS’ – workers fighting mass sackings and wage cutting

‘TOWER Hamlets, shame on you!’ shouted the 40-strong picket of striking council workers outside Albert Jacob House on Roman Road in east London yesterday...

No To Cheap Labour Teachers!

TWO TEACHING unions have strongly criticised a minimum wage internship for teachers run by Stranmillis University College in Belfast. The NASUWT said the scheme should...

3-day week looms! JCB cuts 4,000 workers’ hours

DIGGER manufacturer JCB is cutting production and working hours in the UK as it faces a shortage of components from China due to the...

Rapidly rising support for ‘no deal!’

WITH a ComRes poll revealing yesterday that public support for a no-deal Brexit is rapidly rising, up 6% since January and now standing at...

Get out of the EU now! – RMT’s Cash tells May Day rally

‘GET OUT of the EU now,’ RMT general secretary Mick Cash told the May Day rally in Trafalgar Square at the end of the...

US BEGINS NEW ARMS RACE! – as Senate agrees to spend £1.37 trillion next...

THE US has begun a new arms race with President Trump’s announcement of the US’ formal withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). This...

CORBYN CONDEMNS LABOUR APOLOGY! – and payment of 6-figure damages

EX-LABOUR PARTY leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at Labour’s ‘political’ decision to apologise and award damages to party whistleblowers who took part in...

Supreme Court rules proroguing ‘unlawful’

THE SUPREME Court yesterday openly sided with a Parliament full of Remainers condemning the proroguing of Parliament by Tory PM Boris Johnson as completely...

British Steel 400 sackings

BRITISH Steel is to be sold to Chinese firm Jingye next Monday with the loss of 400 workers. Jingye has offered a contract to 3,200...

Unite union claims partial BA U-turn – draft agreement to be put to ballot

UNITE union said yesterday that it welcomes what it has called British Airway’s ‘partial U-turn on fire and rehire’ but warns issues are ‘not...

‘Trump is behind drive to extradite Assange’ – says US lawyer alleging Trump wants...

US PRESIDENT Trump is behind the politically motivated prosecution of Julian Assange who he said should receive the death penalty, it was alleged by...

450 jobs axed at BBC

FOUR hundred and fifty jobs are to be axed at the BBC, it was announced yesterday. The cuts include the closure of the Victoria Derbyshire...

Blackburn College Sacking Staff But Boosting Bosses’ Pensions!

LECTURERS are furious after Blackburn College announced plans to sack staff but boost bosses’ pensions. 29 jobs are at risk in the fifth round of...

Sixth Forms strike: ‘urgent funds now!’

A LONDON march and rally marking the fifth day of strike action in over 30 Sixth Form Colleges took place yesterday, with union leaders...

Residents charged £3.5m to remove flammable cladding – plus £5.4m to pay for fire...

LEASEHOLDERS in the Paddington Walk development in West London have already paid nearly £3.5m in service charges for the removal of dangerous, flammable Grenfell-style...

Bosses to get £1,000 for keeping workers on for 3 months after furlough!

FEARFUL of workers’ fury at mass unemployment when furloughing ends, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a plan to try to persuade bosses to keep...

‘Let’s get our act together!’ –TUC leader O’Grady appeals to the Tories

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said yesterday that the jobs market is on ‘red alert’, with thousands of firms set to go ‘over a...

Brexit: ‘There Is Pathway To Deal’

THERE are ‘many issues’ still to be resolved before a Brexit agreement can be reached, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as talks continued yesterday. He...

STOP HEATHROW JOBS BLOODBATH – Unite must call national strike action now!

‘UNITE must call national strike action now to stop the jobs bloodbath at Heathrow Airport,’ British Airways ground staff worker Jamil Singh told News...

Scrap Tories’ ‘Hostile Environment’ – demand Human Rights lawyers on 72nd anniversary of Windrush

YESTERDAY, campaigners marked the 72nd anniversary of the landing of the Empire Windrush, bringing hundreds people to live and work here from the Caribbean,...

May Beaten – Corbyn Calls For Election!

PM MAY lost her latest high-stakes gamble in the House of Commons when her EU Withdrawal Bill was defeated by 344-286 MPs despite a...

Parliament to forcibly evict Westminster rough sleepers

HOMELESS people are to be forcibly evicted from the Westminister underpass, which leads to Parliament, by installing rolldown shutters blocking the shelter off. In December...

HEALTHCARE WORKERS RISKING LIVES! – without ‘death in service’ benefits guaranteed says BMA

THE BMA (British Medical Association) said yesterday that ‘frustration grows’ over the government’s failure to guarantee that the families of healthcare workers who lose...

Tories, Labour & SNP join forces to attack China!

TORY Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s latest attack on China – suspending the UKs extradition treaty with the country, was supported by all Parties, turning...

‘The World Must Act Now Or Never For A Palestinian State’

FATAH issued a warning yesterday that the annexation issue is still a dangerously imminent issue on the table. In a statement, the movement cautioned that...

Grenfell–‘Companies Killed 72 People!’

THE COMPANIES that carried out the Grenfell Tower refurbishment killed 72 people ‘just as surely as if they had taken careful aim with a...

‘ANTI-CORBYN COUP!’ – WATSON ACCUSED BY McCLUSKEY

THE CLAMOUR from senior Labour figures, including deputy leader Tom Watson, shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, for Labour to...

Greek students march against riot police

SEVERAL thousand Greek university students marched victoriously and defiantly on Monday night in Athens after they had forced the armed riot police ‘storm-troopers’ off...

Worst US unemployment since Great Depression – 3.3 million Americans jobless

FIGURES released yesterday show that 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the worst jobless figures since the Great Depression of the 1930s after...

Johnson Hopes That ‘EU Friends Will Compromise’

A WEAKER than usual Boris Johnson broke with the pre-speech propaganda that he would take a very defiant ‘do or die’ stance on leaving...

‘Grenfell Tower was a death trap before any firefighter arrived!’ – says Matt Wrack...

MATT WRACK, the FBU general secretary, said yesterday in response to the Grenfell Tower inquiry phase one report: ‘The Inquiry’s interim report must finally...

BofE cuts interest rates to 0.1%

THE BANK of England cut its base rate to a record low of 0.1%, a sliver above zero, warning the coronavirus pandemic will result...

University staff step up struggle

MORE WORKERS at 74 universities across the country joined the strike yesterday as students also came out onto the picket lines to support their...

‘A Sense Of Fear & Panic’ In The Stock Markets

STOCK indexes were recovering some ground yesterday after the huge record falls on Thursday. ‘There is a sense of fear and panic,’ said James Tao,...

Over Half Of All London Nurses Want To Leave The City!

OVER half of London’s nurses want to leave the city as the cost of living devours their income. The majority of nursing staff blame the...

Million-man march today to expel all US troops from Iraq – ‘Banish Iraqi president’...

IRAQIS are joining a ‘million-man march’ against the US today as anger soars over a meeting between the president of Iraq Barham Salih and...

Rees-Mogg prepares to eat his Brexit words for deal

LEADER of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg indicated yesterday that Tory PM Boris Johnson is preparing to bring back to Parliament this Saturday...

No Deal Brexit Is Only Way Forward

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn, yesterday displayed ‘unredacted documents’ about secret US-UK government trade talks putting the NHS on the table in any future post...

Junior doctors be warned over the new GPs contract!

JUNIOR doctors be warned. A historic new GP contract has been quietly negotiated by the BMA and NHSEngland, designed to catapult NHS healthcare into...

Police surround the Mexican Embassy in Bolivia to try & seize Morales’ ministers!

Last Sunday night in Bolivia around 10pm, 220 police, armed and accompanied by trained dogs, surrounded Mexico’s Embassy in La Paz. According to a statement...

1,800 will spend Christmas in an immigration detention centre!

UK GOVERNMENT figures show that over 1,800 people in Britain will spend the Christmas holiday incarcerated in immigration detention centres, prompting calls to end...

‘Stop shameful deportations!’ of people who came to the UK as children

THE GOVERNMENT must end the deportation of foreign-born offenders who came to the UK as children, according to a draft report into the Windrush...

COVID-19s BRUTAL IMPACT ON NHS says BMA leader Chaand Nagpaul

Thousands of cancer patients have not received the care they need and their conditions have worsened owing to the focus on Covid-19, the British...

‘STOP LOOTING OUR PENSIONS!’ – demands FBU, PCS, GMB and POA

THE POA has joined the FBU, PCS and GMB in a Legal Challenge to ‘stop the looting of their pensions!’ The POA, along with the...

PM Johnson reaches out to Labour!

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