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GMB oppose Asda merger

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...
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

THE programme of rolling strike action by the Communication Workers Union – in opposition to Royal Mail’s plans to cut wages, add five years...
Striking bus workers outside the Ash Grove depot in Hackney yesterday demanding the reinstatement of their steward

40 Bus Workers Picket Ash Grove

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...

Israeli soldiers beat blind man

ISRAELI soldiers have violently beaten up a blind and paralysed Palestinian man in front of his wife and children for no apparent reason in...

Brixton Custody Death Anger

‘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...

May Beaten – Corbyn Calls For Election!

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...

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...

Homeless deaths up 25% Rough sleeping up 165%

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

Parliament taking control from government!

‘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,...

Nato Murders Gadaffi

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

Duncan Smith Condemns The May EU Elections!

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...

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

‘I HOPE this gets Tony Blair punished for all his war crimes, for the death of our sons and all those Iraqis,’ Rose Gentle...

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

‘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...
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

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

ANGRY Gate Gourmet strikers told News Line yesterday that Transport and General Workers’ Union head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, had visited them on...
Walthamstow students show their support for WRP candidate Jonty Leff and WRP policies yesterday

Voting Wrp In Walthamstow

‘I AM voting for Workers Revolutionary Party candidate Jonty Leff because the WRP are the only party fighting for a future for young people,’...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers picketing despite the cold weather

‘We fight on till we win’

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...
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...

IN the last article we saw how the state had leapt into action from the outset of the strike to try and break it...
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...

POSTAL workers yesterday reacted furiously to news that Royal Mail had won an injunction at the High Court banning the next...
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

Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt is planning to shut down ‘failing’ NHS hospitals this winter in the face of a predicted £700m NHS deficit in...

Heygate Tenants Eviction Warning!

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...
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

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

‘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...

7 UK soldiers charged with war crimes

The family of Baha Mousa who was tortured to death and eight other torture victims yesterday welcomed the announcement that three British soldiers from...

Police illegally held Fairford demonstrators

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...
Delegates applauding the demonstration by Vestas sacked workers who were demanding that the plant be nationalised

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

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

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

Primark Slave Labour Claims

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

Greek Concentration Camps For Illegal Immigrants

THE Greek Assistant Minister for Public Order M Othonas said on Wednesday morning that the first concentration camp for alleged ‘illegal immigrants’ could be...
Striking lecturers at Goldsmiths in south east London on Tuesday morning

Police Halt Beacon Hill Picket

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...

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...

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

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...
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

Yesterday morning Remploy workers, fighting for their jobs against Labour plans to close 28 factories, occupied the foyer of the Department of Work and...

Blair – The Vultures Are Gathering Gathering!

‘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...

‘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...
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

Chagos Islanders are at the High Court in London today, where the British government is making a second appeal against the ruling that they...
Remploy workers outside the company’s Brixton factory during their national march last year

Remploy Factories Being Closed

THE LABOUR government is proceeding with its disgraceful closure programme of Remploy factories for disabled workers. Twenty-eight of the 83 Remploy factories around the country...

‘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,...
Health workers marching on the NHS anniversary demonstration were determined to prevent the privatisation of the NHS

Half Acute Hospitals In London Under Threat!

THE House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the requirement for all the remaining 113 hospital trusts to achieve foundation business status...
Chagos Islanders at the Court of Appeal on May 23rd when it found for their appeal to return to a part of the Chagos Islands

Chagos Islanders head for 10 Downing Street

Chagos Islanders are angry that the Blair government, in its dying hours has appealed to the House of Lords against the recent Court of...
Cousins of Jean Charles De Menezes, ALEX PEREIRA (left) and PATRICIA da SILVA ARMANI (speaking) outside the High Court yesterday

‘WE WILL APPEAL TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS’ – De Menezes family

‘THIS is a disgraceful decision,’ the family of murdered Brazilian man Jean Charles de Menezes said yesterday, after the High Court rejected their appeal...
Health workers marching to defend tthe NHS

Burnham Moves To Rescue The Tories

ANDY Burnham, the shadow health secretary, met with around 40 representatives of leading NHS organisations on Wednesday night, to discuss Labour policy for the...

Irish Gross National Product Shrinks By 2.2%

The continued austerity programme is costing jobs and making recovery almost impossible, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions said yesterday. Official figures released yesterday showed...
‘We will win this dispute’ said postal workers picketing the East London Mail Centre at Bromley-by-Bow yesterday morning

CWU ‘further strike action’

‘ROYAL MAIL is misleading the public,’ the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said yesterday at the start of the national postal strike in defence of...
PCS and NASUWT members marching in defence of their pensions on November 30 – they will not accept what they regard as a completely unfair tax

Another Unfair Tax!

Trade unions yesterday condemned the Cameron government’s just-announced decision to press ahead with increasing the pension contributions of public service workers from April 2012. Teachers...