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‘We’re fighting for the future of the BBC’

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Picket lines are out at BBC sites across the country today as 10,000 workers from all three BBC unions – BECTU, NUJ and Amicus...
Nurses demonstrate in Parliament Square against the pay cap

AUSTERITY MUST END NOW! says Unite’s McCluskey as nurses’ leader quits

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‘AUSTERITY must end now,’ Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said yesterday, on the eve of the TUC Congress, following the announcement that the UK...

A ‘BEYOND SUBSTANTIAL’ PAY RISE FOR NHS IN 2021-22! – demand health trade unions

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THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic reinforces – not diminishes – the strong case for the NHS workforce to receive a ‘beyond substantial’ pay rise for 2021-22,...

Homeless deaths up 25% Rough sleeping up 165%

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THE NUMBER of homeless people dying on the streets of England has dramatically increased by 25% over five years, while the sheer scale of...

GMB oppose Asda merger

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THE GMB union, ‘the trade union for Asda workers’, has come out in complete opposition to the proposed Asda/Sainsbury’s merger as the Competition and...

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

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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...
Striking bus workers outside the Ash Grove depot in Hackney yesterday demanding the reinstatement of their steward

40 Bus Workers Picket Ash Grove

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FORTY bus workers had a very lively picket yesterday morning, at Hackney’s Ash Grove bus depot in east London, as they staged the first...

1,000 MARCH FOR VICTORY Make dispute official demand Gate Gourmet workers

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‘I congratulate all the sacked workers who are standing up and fighting for their rights,’ said locked out Gate Gourmet worker Harbinder Singh to...

May Beaten – Corbyn Calls For Election!

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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...

Israeli soldiers beat blind man

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ISRAELI soldiers have violently beaten up a blind and paralysed Palestinian man in front of his wife and children for no apparent reason in...
Confident CWU strikers at the Greenford Mail Centre in west London yesterday morning

THIS A WAR WE HAVE TO WIN! – postal workers tell News Line

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THE programme of rolling strike action by the Communication Workers Union – in opposition to Royal Mail’s plans to cut wages, add five years...

Brixton Custody Death Anger

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‘All of us are shocked, numb, totally gutted,’ said an angry Samantha Rigg-David outside Brixton police station on Saturday following the death in custody...

Parliament taking control from government!

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‘THE APPROACH to today’s business sets an extremely concerning precedent for our democracy,’ Tory leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said yesterday,...

‘OPEN THE DOORS TO THE REFUGEES’ – urge 20,000 marchers in Athens

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‘OPEN the doors to the refugees,’ demanded 20,000 marchers in Athens on Thursday. Some 20,000 people marched through Athens on Thursday night calling for the...

Duncan Smith Condemns The May EU Elections!

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FORMER Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith called for Prime Minister Theresa May to quit before the European elections in May. Appearing on Sky’s Sophy...

Nato Murders Gadaffi

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COLONEL Gadaffi was yesterday badly wounded by a NATO air attack on a convoy of vehicles outside the city of Sirte. It was...

‘BLAIR MUST BE PUNISHED’ – Military families serve notice on Downing Street

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‘I HOPE this gets Tony Blair punished for all his war crimes, for the death of our sons and all those Iraqis,’ Rose Gentle...
Walthamstow students show their support for WRP candidate Jonty Leff and WRP policies yesterday

Voting Wrp In Walthamstow

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‘I AM voting for Workers Revolutionary Party candidate Jonty Leff because the WRP are the only party fighting for a future for young people,’...

Mass Protest On First Day Of Assange Case

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A CROWD of over 200 supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange demonstrated outside the Old Bailey in central London yesterday prior to the...

‘Unions must strike to release Assange!’ Protesters rally outside the Old Bailey

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‘THE TRADE unions should organise mass demonstrations and call a general strike,’ Julian Assange Defence Committee member Joe Brack told News Line yesterday. He was...
Friends and family of Paul Coker outside Plumstead police station on Tuesday evening – one month after he died. A minute’s silence was held as a mark of respect

‘FIGHT FOR EVERY JOB!’ say Gate Gourmet pickets

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ANGRY Gate Gourmet strikers told News Line yesterday that Transport and General Workers’ Union head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, had visited them on...
Royal Mail CWU pickets out in force at the South London Mail Centre, Nine Elms, South West London yesterday morning

CALL A GENERAL STRIKE! – as Royal Mail gets injunction declaring CWU strikes...

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POSTAL workers yesterday reacted furiously to news that Royal Mail had won an injunction at the High Court banning the next...
Scargill speaks to pickets at Orgreave. He told reporters later: ‘Ther have been scenes of almost unbeleivable brutality . . . reminiscent of a Latin American police state’

THE GREAT MINERS STRIKE 1984-85 – PART TWO: Mounted police and riot squads attack...

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IN the last article we saw how the state had leapt into action from the outset of the strike to try and break it...
Polish trade unionists marching with SIPTU members on the Dublin marchon December 9 last year in support of the occupation of Irish Ferries by workers fighting to defend their jobs

COLLUSION! – Britain and US condemned over Jericho raid

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The Arab league yesterday condemned British and United States collusion with Israel, after Israel attacked a Jericho prison containing six Palestinian militants, 20 minutes...

Panic As China Cuts Rates Again!

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CHINA cut its main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.6% yesterday, for the fifth time since November, as it moved to try...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers picketing despite the cold weather

‘We fight on till we win’

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers are furious that the TGWU’s head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, has gone back on his promise to provide...

STOP THE THEATRE CLOSURES! – actors to march today from Piccadilly

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ACTORS will demonstrate in the centre of London today against a wave of threatened theatre closures. Actors in white masks will take part in today’s...
Katsouris Fresh Foods workers at a GMB meeting in Alperton on health & safety following a number of workplace injuries

Katsouris – 80% Of The Workforce On The Minimum Wage

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THE GMB are calling for recognition as the independent union voice for the 2,500 mainly Asian migrant workforce producing ready meals for...

Heygate Tenants Eviction Warning!

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TENANTS on the Heygate estate in south London’s Elephant and Castle are being sent ‘take it now or face eviction later’ letters, as part...

Greek Concentration Camps For Illegal Immigrants

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THE Greek Assistant Minister for Public Order M Othonas said on Wednesday morning that the first concentration camp for alleged ‘illegal immigrants’ could be...
RMT ‘Rail Against Privatisation’ demonstration in London on April 30 calls for the scrapping of the PPP privatisation of the Tube network

STOP NHS CUTS! – Hewitt planning winter hospital closures

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Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt is planning to shut down ‘failing’ NHS hospitals this winter in the face of a predicted £700m NHS deficit in...
CWU leaders Billy Hayes and Dave Ward visited the picket line at Mandela Way, SE London yesterday, which was supported by local NUT branches

WE WILL WIN! say CWU leaders Billy Hayes and Dave Ward

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‘THIS has been the best-supported strike I’ve ever seen,’ CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes told striking postal workers on the picket line at Mandela...
Relatives who lost loved ones at the hands of the British army and Sinn Fein MEP, Bairbre de Brun, and West Belfast Assembly member Jennifer McCann at the press conference

‘CALL OFF BRITISH ARMY PARADE THROUGH BELFAST’ by John Coulter

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Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún and MLA for West Belfast Jennifer McCann were joined by family members, who have lost loved ones at...

7 UK soldiers charged with war crimes

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The family of Baha Mousa who was tortured to death and eight other torture victims yesterday welcomed the announcement that three British soldiers from...
Remploy workers occupying the Department of Work and Pensions head office yesterday, surrounded by police. The protesters demanded that the 28 Remploy factories be kept open

Remploy Workers Occupy Dwp Head Office

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Yesterday morning Remploy workers, fighting for their jobs against Labour plans to close 28 factories, occupied the foyer of the Department of Work and...
Delegates applauding the demonstration by Vestas sacked workers who were demanding that the plant be nationalised

‘FIGHT FOR JOBS!’ – London Met delegate tells Congress

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THE TUC Congress in Liverpool was brought alive yesterday by a passionate call to fight for jobs with occupations by Mark Campbell of the...

Police illegally held Fairford demonstrators

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Civil rights organisation Liberty welcomed yesterday’s Law Lords ruling in favour of anti-war protesters who police stopped from travelling to a protest at RAF...

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

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

Primark Slave Labour Claims

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The GMB trade union yesterday called for tougher enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in the wake of allegations that a Primark supplier in...

Tory-Tuc Pay & Jobs Deal!

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‘CAN I put on record my thanks to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the CBI, and other business groups,’ Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak said...
Striking lecturers at Goldsmiths in south east London on Tuesday morning

Police Halt Beacon Hill Picket

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HEATHROW Airport police dismantled the Gate Gourmet locked-out workers’ picket tent on the hill at the Beacon Roundabout yesterday, threatening the workers’ TGWU Branch...
Heavily armed police with sub-automatic MP4 weapons at Liverpool St station in central London

SAS deployed on UK streets

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HEAVILY ARMED special SAS forces were ordered onto the streets of the UK, yesterday and told to ‘shoot on sight’ suspected terrorists as the...

Blair – The Vultures Are Gathering Gathering!

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‘It’s true we have had people who got themselves into difficulty and ministers been dismissed. We’ve had huge problems on this front,’ Prime Minister...
Chagos Islanders campaigning in Crawley last Saturday for today’s picket of the Court of Appeal and next Saturday’s demonstration in Crawley

‘WE HAVE RIGHT TO RETURN!’ – Chagos Islands hearing begins today

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Chagos Islanders are at the High Court in London today, where the British government is making a second appeal against the ruling that they...