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Rashford forces Tory U-turn over free school meals

OVER a million children suffering in dire poverty in the UK will now get free school meal vouchers during the holidays, after a successful...

Israel sentences child to 10 years – Syria launches new offensive in Idlib

ISRAEL has sentenced a Palestinian child, Hammoudeh Khader Sheikh, to 10 years in prison, Quds News Network reported yesterday. The boy, 15, from occupied East...

3 Years After Grenfell Fire!

'IT'S been an absolute outrage that three years later and the Grenfell families still have no justice, and homes are still unsafe,’ Joe Delaney,...

Anti-racist protesters who deface statues could get 10 years under Tory legislation!

ANTI-RACISM protesters who tear down, ‘deface’ or graffiti statues and monuments to imperialism face jail sentences of up to 10 years under a forthcoming...

Portsmouth Uni to axe staff!

THE University of Portsmouth is under fire over plans to axe more than half its English literature department. The university suspended the process in...

British Gas 5,000 job cuts! – GMB has vowed to fight for every job

‘GMB will fight for every single job,’ the GMB union said, reacting yesterday to the news of yet another 5,000 job cuts at British...

BA Effectively Sacks 42,000!

UNITE yesterday welcomed a Scottish parliament motion lodged by Neil Findlay MSP drawing attention to the crisis facing BA workers. The company has served BA...

Tories are driven back over schools opening!

THE PLAN for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term has been dropped by the...

Heathrow boss threatens to sack third of workforce

THE BOSS of Heathrow airport has warned of making 25,000 job cuts as the Tories’ 14-day quarantine system came into force yesterday morning. Heathrow boss...

‘One solution Revolution!’ says 40,000 crowd outside US embassy

‘ONE SOLUTION – Revolution’ rang out through the 40,000-strong crowd outside the US embassy in Vauxhall, south-west London yesterday as a mass demonstration broke...

Pandemic 2018 simulation warnings totally ignored!

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

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

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...

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

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...

Prosecute George Floyd’s murderers – demand millions of workers across the world

‘WE SEND solidarity to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members and support the AFT’s call for the US Justice Department to conduct a...

80% parents kept their children at home!

MORE than 80% of parents have refused to put their children in harm’s way, scuppering the government’s plan to reopen schools yesterday, a poll...

Thousands Of Parents, Pupils & Teachers To Defy Tories Today!

THOUSANDS of teachers, as well as the parents of hundreds of thousands pupils, are set to defy the government’s instructions for Reception, Year 1...

SUNAK’S FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH! – to bring in wage and job cuts & part-time working

‘THE FURLOUGH scheme can not continue indefinitely,’ Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday at the Downing Street daily briefing, announcing that by September, the employer...

‘Charge police with murder’ say family of George Floyd

MASS uprisings have broken out in Minneapolis as hectic protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd escalated into violent...

Johnson gags the SAGE scientists!

TORY PM Johnson during the daily Downing Street press briefing yesterday, repeatedly blocked journalists from asking his scientific and medical advisors about the ongoing...

BAME PPE crisis is continuing!

BLACK, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nursing staff are still more likely to have problems accessing protective equipment, according to latest UK-wide member survey...

1,000 face eviction during lockdown!

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...

PM’s top advisor Cummings refuses to quit

‘I KNOW that the British people hate the idea of unfairness. People like me who make the rules should be accountable for their actions,’...

JLR seeks £2bn government loan!

JAGUAR Land Rover (JLR) has been in talks with the government for weeks to secure a loan of £2bn, to prevent mass sackings following...

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...

NHS workers immigration status victory – Home Office forced to U-turn yesterday morning!

THE TORIES, under fire from all sides have had to make a U-turn on their policy over the immigration status of NHS workers. Until yesterday...

Rolls Royce jobs massacre! – Unite calls for National Recovery Council with Tories

THE UNITE trade union has responded to the news that Rolls Royce is to cut 9,000 jobs globally, 3,375 of them in the UK,...

Tories threaten councils – to try to force reopening of schools

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

‘Scrap the charges for overseas NHS staff!’ – say Doctors for the NHS

AFTER lauding NHS workers as ‘heroes’ and giving them ‘a clap’ the Tories have upped the amount that overseas NHS and care workers and...

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

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

NURSES UNDER PRESSURE TO WORK WITHOUT PPE – says RCN

NURSING staff in the UK are still under pressure to work without PPE and lack promised gowns. Over a third of nursing staff (34%) in...

A&E Visits Halved By Virus Outbreak

A&E VISITS in England have halved since the coronavirus outbreak started, dropping to their lowest level since records began. Before the pandemic, more than 2.1m...

UK ECONOMY IS CRASHING! – facing its biggest ever slump

TORY CHANCELLOR SUNAK yesterday said it is ‘very likely’ the UK is in a ‘significant recession’, as figures show the economy contracting at the...

Furlough scheme will be extended till October 31

THE FURLOUGH scheme, where currently 6.2 million workers who are not working during the coronavirus crisis are getting 80% of their wages paid by...

Johnson is risking a second spike – warns BMA – While Unite wants permanent...

‘SO WE ARE at real risk, without any coherence without any safeguards, that the infection could have a second surge,’ warned Chaand Nagpaul, Chair...

Go to work tomorrow! says Johnson – but don’t use public transport

‘WE SAID you should work from home if you can and if you can’t work from home not to work. We have now changed...

TUC outlines conditions for a safer reopening of schools!

THE TUC on Friday published a joint statement that was sent yesterday evening to the Secretary of State for Education, on behalf of unions...

Deepest recession since 1706 – UK economy to contract 14% – shock Bank of...

THE BANK of England warned yesterday that the UK economy is heading towards its deepest recession on record, shrinking by as much as 14%...

THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS STILL TRAPPED IN DANGEROUS BUILDINGS says the Fire Brigades Union

FIREFIGHTERS yesterday slammed the government and building owners as an HCLG Committee cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings. The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG)...

Virgin to axe 3,150 jobs! – and permanently leave Gatwick

VIRGIN Atlantic is to cut a third of its staff in the UK and will keep its operation at Gatwick closed in response to...

Lift lockdown now and our members will refuse to work

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

BMA’s Nagpaul opposes PM’s plan to ease the ‘lockdown!’

‘THE Government has five tests it has said must be met to ease lockdown – the first of which is “making sure the NHS...

Ryanair Mass Sackings

RYANAIR is planning to make 3,000, 15% of its workers in Europe, redundant and is also planning 20% pay cuts for employees. Unite national officer...

MAY DAY MANIFESTO – Corona crisis tips capitalism over the edge! Forward with the...

Statement by the News LIne Editorial Board THE NEWS LINE Editorial Board sends its May Day greetings to the working class and the poor of...

Nationalise P&O says RMT

ON THE day the owners in Dubai are set to pay hundreds of millions in dividends, RMT has called for P&O Ferries to be...

BP’s PROFITS NOSEDIVE 66%

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...