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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...

‘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...

‘US jobs haemorrhaging’ 26m now unemployed

‘THE US economy is haemorrhaging jobs at a pace and scale never before recorded,’ Scott Anderson, chief economist at the Bank of the West...

‘ZERO CHANCE OF TRANSPORT DEAL’ – RMT warns Johnson government

RMT WARNS there is zero chance of agreement to government plans to increase transport services on 11th May in the current climate, as a...

RCN: No fees! Restore bursaries! Cancel debt!

‘FORCING student nurses to pay tuition fees has been a disaster,’ the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said yesterday, demanding that all student nurses’...

Working class kids denied education!

THE CHILDREN of working class families are being denied an education during the coronavirus lockdown as many families do not have access to laptops,...

‘Under Immense And Continuous Stress!’ – Doctors Tell Bma

IN TESTIMONIES provided to the BMA, one doctor said that ‘we are under immense and continuous stress’. While another doctor said: ‘What has been...

‘Unprecedented Pressure On Our Ambulance Members!’

UNITE national officer for health Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said yesterday that ‘Pressures on our ambulance members are unprecedented, with the profession not currently being given...

‘YOU CAN’T PAY WORKERS LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE!’ – GMB writes to Chancellor...

IT IS A moral outrage to pay workers less than the minimum wage the GMB union told the Tory government yesterday. The union has written...

Coronavirus ‘Running Wild In Care Homes!’

THE LATEST figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which include every community death linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales, showed a...

Coronavirus ripping through Belmarsh!

BELMARSH High Security prison is suffering from an outbreak of coronavirus to such an extent that it is ‘barely functioning’, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has...

Firefighters For NHS Front Line!

FIREFIGHTERS are to fit face masks and deliver vital PPE and medical supplies to NHS and care staff. Fire and Rescue personnel have volunteered to...

Nurses using bin bags as PPE test POSITIVE!

NURSES at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north west London, were forced to wear bin bags because of a lack of Personal Protective Equipment...

Unite-Rolls Royce jobs deal – includes a 10% pay delay for 1 year

THE UNITE union has agreed a package with engineering giant Rolls-Royce to financially protect the 20,000 UK workforce during the coronavirus emergency by delaying...

Greek doctors & nurses protest!

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...

NHS PORTERS AT RISK – transporting the dead in sheets as body bags...

NHS PORTERS at Epsom and St Helier Trust, not only have very ‘flimsy’ Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) but they are being forced to transport...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have no face masks!

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill 30,000 vacancies in...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

VENTILATORS are to be rationed, using tactics employed on the battlefield, where army medics choose who to treat and who to leave to bleed...

Wildcat Postal Strikes

WILDCAT strikes by postal workers at three Scottish sorting offices over serious health and safety issues has forced Royal Mail to change its policy...

A Fifth Of Small Businesses Are Going Under

A FIFTH of all small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are unlikely to get the cash they need to survive the next four...

‘CRADLE OF DISEASE’ – 4,000 packed into ASOS warehouse

JAM-PACKED ASOS clothing warehouse is a ‘cradle of disease’, terrified workers in the GMB union warned yesterday, calling for their entire operation to be...

‘All NHS workers & their families must be tested!’ – demands BMA chair Dr...

‘ALL health workers and their families must be tested immediately,’ Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association and GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul...

50 Italian Doctors Dead!

THE DEATHS of more than 50 doctors from Covid-19 in Italy must serve as an ‘urgent warning’ to British government on PPE supply. The BMA...

Tories knew NHS couldn’t cope with pandemic

THE TORY government hid the outcome of an exercise it conducted on how the NHS would cope with a pandemic because it considered the...

Johnson Tests Positive!

PM Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough. He is...

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...

Care workers have little or no protection says GMB

HORRIFYINGLY, care workers have been told if they test positive they will have to self-isolate at the care home and will not be able...

20,000 are threatened with eviction during corona crisis

THE TORIES had promised a ‘complete ban’ on evictions from both council and private social housing. However, anger erupted yesterday as it emerged that...

Draconian police state powers

DRACONIAN emergency powers contained within the Coronavirus Bill were debated during the bill’s second reading in Parliament yesterday. Police state measures were outlined to detain...

DOCTORS ‘FEEL LIKE CANNON FODDER’ says Chair of Doctors’ Association UK

Doctors ‘feel like lambs to the slaughter and cannon fodder’, said the chair of the Doctors’ Association UK yesterday morning, demanding that frontline NHS...

Tory-Tuc Pay & Jobs Deal!

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

Sweeping emergency powers are unveiled! – Police given powers to arrest suspected corona...

NEW emergency powers were outlined yesterday by the Tories as they published the Emergency Coronavirus Bill. The sweeping new powers which will last as...

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...

‘Stay Off Work From Next Monday’ Say Neu Leaders!

MANY schools across the UK will not be able to remain open past the end of the week, say teachers’ leaders. ASCL general secretary Geoff...

94.5% yes for post strike – CWU leaders run away!

COMMUNICATION Workers Union (CWU) members in Royal Mail have beaten the anti-union laws for the third time in less than three years delivering a...

Tories announce £330bn bailout for big business

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled a multi-billion bailout for big businesses in light of the coronavirus crisis. Speaking at the daily press conference Sunak...

Coronavirus–10,000 troops on the streets!

‘OPERATION Broadshare’ has been launched by the military to put 10,000 troops on the streets. The military said that it will work alongside the...

Tories Introducing Emergency Powers!

THE TORY government will introduce ‘Emergency Powers’ tomorrow, Tuesday, which are to be voted on in the House of Commons on Thursday, Health Secretary...

‘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,...

Global Markets Total Carnage!

THE GLOBAL economy nosedived as soon as markets opened yesterday morning with shares around the world haemorrhaging. Once more at the start of US trading,...

Chancellor warns of ‘significant disruption!’

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30bn Budget package to try to keep UK capitalism from being bankrupted and broken apart by the...

6th Form strikes escalating

ON THE EVE of budget day, National Education Union members working in 34 sixth form colleges walked out demanding more funding as colleges have...

OCCUPIED! – UCL student action in support of UCU lecturers strike

AT UNIVERSITY College London (UCL) over fifty students occupied the Cloister Building at 7am yesterday morning in front of the Provost’s office, and plan...

Chancellor ignores the crisis!

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak said yesterday that the NHS will get ‘whatever resources it needs’ to cope with a coronavirus epidemic. He alleged to the...