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‘NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH’ – GP practice operator taken over

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ONE of the UK’s biggest GP practice operators has been taken over by the US health insurance group Centene Corporation. This has been condemned by...

Go North West bus drivers strike against Fire & Rehire on lower pay

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Scores of striking Go North West bus drivers massed outside the company’s Queens Road depot in Manchester yesterday, on the first day of their...

‘Go North West’ buses continuous strike today! – Company plans strikebreaking force

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THE UNITE trade union, which represents over 400 bus drivers at Go North West, has written to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham,...

‘THEY WILL NOT FORGET–THEY WILL NOT FORGIVE’ – Tory MP warns over the Grenfell...

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IN THE House of Commons on Wednesday, Conservative MP Royston Smith said the housing market was at risk of partial ‘collapse’, with many leaseholders...

Bus Drivers Determined To Win!

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LONDON bus drivers employed by French government-owned privateer RATP took their third day of strike action against £2,500 pay cuts yesterday, with another two...

2,200-strong bus drivers strike solid – Bus drivers demand renationalisation

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THE BUS strike by 2,200 Unite members employed by the privateer RATP at eight London garages was solid yesterday, with strikers demanding that the...

Renationalise buses now! demand strikers

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‘WITH these private companies running London’s buses it’s a race to the bottom – the only way to stop it is to renationalise London...

‘No credible route to a zero Covid UK’ says Johnson setting out ‘road map...

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‘THERE IS no credible route to a zero Covid Britain or indeed a zero Covid world,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, setting out...

BUS WORKERS TAKE STRIKE ACTION – stand to lose £2,500 a year

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DRIVERS employed by the RATP bus privateer begin strike action today against £2,500 pay cuts, with 2,200 workers striking at Edgware, Epsom, Fulwell, Harrow,...

‘HISTORIC WIN’ FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS – tens of thousands entitled to Uber compensation

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THE GMB union scored an ‘historic’ win on Friday when the Supreme Court passed judgement in the union’s landmark workers’ rights case against Uber. This...

Renationalise the buses – demand drivers on eve of strike

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LONDON bus drivers are preparing for strike action starting next Monday. Unite has called a series of strikes against massive attacks on pay and conditions...

Grenfell – Schmidt says not his priority to understand fire safety tests!

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CLAUDE SCHMIDT, president of Arconic that made the Grenfell Tower cladding, has said it was not his ‘priority’ to understand fire safety tests and...

GPs DEPORTATION THREAT – RCGP warns of visa crisis

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THE RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel demanding that the government must act ‘urgently’ to prevent newly-qualified...

HEATHROW CHAOS – Passengers & staff at risk of infection

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CHAOS reigned at Heathrow Airport with five-hour queues reported over the last few days risking passengers spreading the virus to each other, as the...

Raab Refuses To Give End Of Lockdown Date

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FOREIGN Secretary Dominic Raab rebuked the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) of rebel Tory MPs yesterday, insisting that the government won’t be held to an...

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...

Tories move to replace NHS with regional healthcare!

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new White Paper in Parliament yesterday pushing a complete reorganisation of the NHS, breaking...

Workers Revolutionary League statement – Soviet section of the International Committee of the Fourth...

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STATEMENT of the Workers Revolutionary League – the Soviet section of the International Committee of the Fourth International: During this time we’re facing the new...

Leaseholders’ cladding nightmare is continuing – Tory extra £3.5 billion is too little too...

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‘THREE and a half years on from Grenfell and hundreds of thousands can’t sleep at night because their homes are unsafe,’ Labour’s Shadow Housing...

HOTEL QUARANTINE – Pay £1,750 for ten days or fined £10,000 – Lie on...

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ANYONE who has visited one of the red list countries and who fails to quarantine in a government-designated hotel faces a fine of up...

Abbas welcomes 81 UK MPs condemnation of mass evictions

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JERUSALEM – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement has welcomed the letter by 81 British parliamentarians to the UK’s Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, calling...

2,450 sacked by email – 214 Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton shops shut

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TORY PM Johnson must wait until there are fewer than 1,000 Covid infections a day before lifting lockdown, NHS bosses and scientists have warned. The...

NO LIFTING OF LOCKDOWN! – until Covid infections fall to less than 1,000 a...

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TORY PM Johnson must wait until there are fewer than 1,000 Covid infections a day before lifting lockdown, NHS bosses and scientists have warned. The...

‘IN A QUEUE TO DIE!’ – South Africa’s nurses work in fear and exhaustion

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NTHABELENG, a 28-year-old nurse on the front line of South Africa’s Covid-19 pandemic, is exhausted and afraid. Each day, she begins her shift haunted by...

Scunthorpe scaffolders step up strike

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SCUNTHORPE scaffolders have stepped up strike action at a British Steel site. The British Steel plant in Scunthorpe faces further disruption this month as scaffolders...

HEATHROW CLEANERS FEAR FOR THEIR JOBS says the Unite trade union

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LOW PAID cleaners, employed by multi-million pound outsourcing company Mitie at Heathrow Airport, have been left fearing for their jobs after the company reneged...

Transport workers’ lives at risk – ‘Come into work’ TfL tells workers in S...

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TRANSPORT union RMT has blasted Transport for London (TfL) for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to ‘come into work as normal’...

South African variant spreading across UK

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THE SOUTH African variant has begun to spread across the UK, the Tories confirmed yesterday. Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the 5.00pm briefing: ‘We...

Defeat Tory onslaught on rail workers!

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‘DEFEAT this Tory onslaught by calling national strike action,’ Chigwell Aslef Chairman Bill Rogers said yesterday in response to the Tory government’s threat to...

No protection from unfair dismissal–for 7.5 million!

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THE TUC yesterday warned that millions of workers lack basic protections if they lose their jobs in the coming months. New analysis shows that 7.5...

No beds! Intensive Care Units at 100% capacity!

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ONE in eight NHS trusts in England did not have a single spare intensive care bed last week, NHS England figures published yesterday revealed. 18...

‘It is illegal to leave home and travel abroad for leisure purposes!’

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‘WE MUST take additional steps to strengthen our borders,’ said Tory PM Johnson in Parliament yesterday, outlining the new Hotel Quarantine system. The system means...

Indian farmers: tens of thousands rise up!

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TENS of thousands of farmers drove in a convoy of tractors yesterday into the Indian capital during national Republic Day celebrations as part of...

‘Outlaw fire and rehire’ – demands TUC, warning the tactic is widespread during the...

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THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) warned yesterday that ‘fire and rehire’ tactics have become widespread during the pandemic, with new polling finding that nearly...

TORY VACCINE POLICY CHALLENGED! – unregulated, unlicensed trial is condemned

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THE GAP between the first and second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine must be reduced to three or four weeks to ensure it...

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,...

Patel ratchets up enforcement

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‘THERE is still a small minority who refuse to do the right thing and to them my message is clear: if you don’t follow...

Junior doctors out of their depth – Forced to make end-of-life decisions during pandemic

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MANY junior doctors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions faced during Covid-19 pandemic In normal times, end-of-life care discussions are most commonly...

9 fresh strike dates at BA after talks collapse

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BRITISH Airways’ (BA) freight services at Heathrow airport are set for nine days of fresh strike action which will begin on Friday 22 January after...

STOP UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT! – Labour insists maintain £20 uplift

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‘REDUCING Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit would be fundamentally the wrong decision. It would be a profound mistake and put millions of families...

Hospitals & Staff Under Extreme Pressures! Says NHS Boss Stevens

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‘THE FACTS are very clear and I’m not going to sugar-coat them, hospitals are under extreme pressure and staff are under extreme pressure,’ NHS...

Johnson speaks as troops go in

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‘IT would be fatal if this sense of progress over vaccines was now to breed any kind complacency,’ Tory PM Boris Johnson said yesterday...

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...

‘No choice but to fight BT sackings!’ – Allan Eldred CWU National Officer

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THE DEVASTATING ramifications for BT employees of the brutal new management approach sweeping across BT is not just illustrated by the scores of compulsory...

Priti Patel ramps up police enforcement!

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‘OUR police officers are now moving more quickly to issue fines where people are clearly breaching coronavirus regulations,’ Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel said...