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NHS pay fury at 3% pay rise – unions consider strikes

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HEALTH workers, furious about the government’s offer of a below-inflation 3% pay deal are to be consulted by their unions, the BMA, RCM, RCN,...

No NHS Pay Update Is An Insult To All UK Workers

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TORY Social Care Minister Helen Whately was yesterday afternoon unable to give an update on the government’s NHS pay offer. All she could say was...

4.3m UK CHILDREN NOW IN POVERTY! – RAISE CHILD BENEFIT DEMANDS COMMISSION

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THE SOCIAL Mobility Commission in its State of the Nation report 2021, published yesterday, has unveiled in detail the devastating impact of coronavirus on...

Seafarers will be criminalised for saving refugees lives says RMT as Patel launches Borders...

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SEAFARERS’ union RMT has raised alarm over government legislation criminalising seafarers for saving lives at sea. The proposals, contained in the government’s Nationality and Borders...

Johnson-Sunak Sought To Avoid Self-Isolation

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PM JOHNSON and Chancellor Sunak were forced into a humiliating u-turn yesterday morning, having initially sought to avoid self-isolating after having been ‘pinged’ following...

Hospital numbers ‘could get scary!’ – admits Professor Chris Whitty

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‘COVID hospital numbers could get scary!’ Professor Chris Whitty said yesterday, adding that the UK is ‘not out of the woods yet’. ‘People should act...

RCN Opposes Health Bill

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THE UK government has ignored a catalogue of warnings about the nursing workforce crisis since 2016, a new report from the Royal College of...

Health Bill ‘is a Privateers Charter’ says Shadow Health Secretary Ashworth

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LABOUR said yesterday that it will oppose the government’s Health and Social Care Bill. ‘With more than one-in-10 people on waiting lists for treatment in...

Johnson wins vote to cut foreign aid – but majority reduced to 35

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TORY PM Johnson faced Tory rebels in the House of Commons yesterday over whether to continue the foreign aid cut of 0.5% of GNI...

Johnson to remove restrictions – Putting transport staff’s lives at risk – warns RMT

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‘WE KNOW that we are going to see more hospitalisations and more deaths from Covid,’ Tory PM Johnson admitted at yesterday’s 5.00pm press conference...

NHS HAS ‘FRIGHTENING’ AND ‘UNFORGIVABLE’ STAFF CRISIS says the BMA doctors’ trade union

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ENGLAND has an ‘unforgivable’ and ‘frightening’ NHS workforce crisis that severely threatens patient safety, says the BMA doctors’ union in research published today. The BMA...

Murder of Sarah Everard: PC Couzens pleads guilty – Commissioner Dick refuses questions

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METROPOLITAN Police officer Wayne Couzens yesterday pleaded guilty to murdering Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old vanished while walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south...

Taliban attend intra-Afghan talks in Tehran

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AS TEHRAN hosted a round of intra-Afghan talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told the representatives of the Kabul government and the...

GRENFELL CRISIS – 88 claimants refuse to negotiate with council until it admits liability

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THE HIGH Court has ruled that the 1,000 claims against The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and its tenant management organisation (TMO)...

Israeli bulldozers demolishing the homes of Palestinians is a war crime!

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ISRAELI bulldozers yesterday demolished Palestinian homes in Khirbet Humsa al-Fawqa village, southeast of Tubas city. Mu’taz Besharat, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in Tubas,...

Javid gambling with people’s lives! – self-isolating rules abandoned

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GAMBLING with people’s lives, the new Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid made a statement on removing Covid-19 restrictions yesterday. He told Parliament: ‘We...

PM Johnson’s 5-point ‘Living with Covid’ plan

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TORY PM Boris Johnson set out his five point plan for ‘Living with Covid’ yesterday saying that he expects the lifting of restrictions will...

Health Workers March On Downing Street!

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OVER 250 London NHS doctors, nurses and hospital workers demonstrated through the West End on Saturday, demanding a 15 per cent pay increase and...

Doctors To Take Action Over 1% Pay Offer

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SENIOR doctors in England will be consulted on taking industrial action if the government’s 1% pay rise offer is not improved. The British Medical Association...

GMB warn of furlough cliff edge

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‘INSTEAD of driving us off a furlough cliff edge later this year, the government should provide continued support for employers,’ the GMB union said...

Israeli settlers seize the land!

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ISRAELI military authorities yesterday handed 25 residents of al-Sawiyeh village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, demolition orders for their houses...

PC Monk gets 8 years for Taser death – Dalian Atkinson’s family speaks out

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POLICE officer Benjamin Monk has been jailed for eight years after being sentenced yesterday. He was convicted of the manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson...

‘My task – open the economy’ – New Health Secretary Sajid Javid

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‘MY TASK is to return the economic and cultural life that makes this country so great,’ new Tory Health Secretary, Sajid Javid said in...

‘Charge sheet against Hancock grows by the hour!’ says Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth

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HEALTH Secretary Matt Hancock was forced to resign on Saturday afternoon despite repeated public statements from PM Boris Johnson that he retained his full...

WITHDRAW FIXED PENALTY NOTICE! – Patsy Stevenson to issue proceedings against Cressida Dick

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PATSY Stevenson has warned the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in a pre-action letter that she intends to initiate legal proceedings against the Metropolitan...

Royal London SERCO strike rally

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DURING their five-day strike which concludes today, hospital staff working for SERCO gathered for a lively union rally at the Royal London Hospital at...

US WEBSITE SEIZURES CONDEMNED! – Biden continues from where Trump left off

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THE US Justice Department has seized 33 Iranian government-affiliated media websites, as well as three of the Iraqi group Kataeb Hezbollah, which it said...

Royal London Hospital Serco strike!

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WORKERS employed by outsourcing giant Serco, who work in the company’s back-of-house catering department at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, will stage a...

Infected blood scandal – 72 died from contaminated drug at single school

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A PUBLIC inquiry yesterday heard from students and parents after more than 120 ex pupils at a school for disabled children were caught up...

Amersham Defeat Crisis Hits Tories

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THE TORY government has been plunged into crisis by last Thursday’s Amersham by-election defeat. Around 100 Tory MPs have reportedly joined a WhatsApp group called...

Lib Dems Dump Hs2 Policy To Win Tory Seat!

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THE Lib Dems have pulled off another opportunist by-election victory, overturning a 16,000 Tory majority in a seat that has always voted Conservative. They did...

Police and private security failed to apprehend Manchester bomber

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MANCHESTER Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi should have been identified as a threat on the night of the atrocity by those in charge of...

Need for free school meals soars

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MORE than one in five pupils are now eligible for free school meals (FSM) following a steep rise during the pandemic, new government data...

Rcn Demands Immediate 12.5% Pay Rise For Nurses!

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HOUSE prices rose six times faster than NHS nurses’ pay in last decade. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says nurses’ wages are left in...

Met Police accused of ‘institutional corruption’ – over murder of Daniel Morgan

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AN independent panel has accused the Metropolitan Police of ‘a form of institutional corruption’ for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder of...

21st June ‘unlocking’ postponed – Johnson – Speaker condemns Johnson’s conduct

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WE CANNOT simply eliminate Covid, we must be able to learn to live with it,’ Tory PM Boris Johnson said in announcing a delay...

Still no justice for Grenfell!!

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AHEAD of today’s fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire of 14th June 2017, survivors and bereaved relatives have condemned the lack of progress...

Ealing strikers demand indefinite action

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EALING Parking Services workers were on the picket line outside Ealing Town Hall yesterday on the third day of three days of strike action...

Chinese Rover sends back Mars ‘selfie’!

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LAST WEEK, US President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order to enhance and extend a Trump-era ban on investments with 59 Chinese companies, barring...

Revolutionary General Strike in Greece!

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ATHENS – Tens of thousands of workers and students marched in all main cities of Greece last Thursday in a 24-hour general strike against...

Hancock ‘lying over PPE’ alleges GMB – Probed by committees over 127,000 deaths!

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TORY Health Secretary Matt Hancock was ‘lying through his teeth to MPs when he claimed there was no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage during...

Cabinet Minister Gove Broke The Law Rules The High Court!

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THE HIGH Court has ruled that the Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove broke the law by acting with ‘apparent bias’ in handing a £560,000...

Serco hospital workers are set to strike!

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PATIENTS at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, East London, are facing the prospect of ‘food chaos’ later this month, after workers employed by...

‘Treated appallingly by Home Office’ – had passport taken and threatened with forcible removal

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A MAN who had lived legally in the UK since 1962 had his passport confiscated and was threatened with forcible removal from the UK,...

Pm Johnson Facing Defeat On Foreign Aid Budget Cut

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THE JOHNSON government faces a substantial rebellion in the House of Commons today and it could be facing defeat, with more than 30 Tory...