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Sack Woodley and Simpson!

ANGRY Rover workers yesterday slammed their betrayal by trade union leaders, Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley, and Amicus General Secretary...
GMB General Secretary PAUL KENNY (centre) at yesterday’s press conference with Marks and Spencer ‘whistleblower’ Tony Goode (left) and his representative MARIA LUDKIN (right)

UNIONS ON THE MARCH! – but General Council to oppose POA resolution

CIVIL service union PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka yesterday announced that the union will be balloting 270,000 members across the civil and public services...
Solid picket line of ambulance workers at the Deptford Ambulance Station

NHS STRIKE SOLID! – Angry midwives, ambulance workers & NHS staff act!

AMBULANCE staff, midwives and hospital staff walked out on strike yesterday in a solid action affecting the whole country. It was the first time midwives...

Largest police corruption probe in 40 years

THE MET Police’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS), the body which is meant to ‘root out misconduct’, is itself under investigation for ‘serious corruption...

Corbyn reprimands Chief of Staff

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday called for disciplinary action to be taken against Britain’s top military commander, General Sir Nicholas Houghton, over political interference. Corbyn...
Campaigning on Saturday afternoon in Southall Broadway to stop the closure of the Ealing Hospital Maternity Department

Keep Ealing Maternity open!

A CAMPAIGN team was out on Southall Broadway yesterday fighting for this Wednesday’s march and occupation to stop the closure of Ealing Hospital Maternity...
PCS strikers with their General Secretary MARK SERWOTKA outside Parliament yesterday lunchtime

‘Enough is enough!’ say striking PCS members

PUBLIC and Commercial Servants union (PCS) members were out on picket lines since before dawn yesterday as tens of thousands came out in support...

TRAITORS! – locked-out Gate Gourmet workers condemn TGWU leaders’ betrayal

THIRTY FIVE locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday went to see Brendan Gold, the TGWU’s Head of Civil Aviation. He is one of the trade...
Riot police buses blocking the Hellenic Steel plant on Friday morning

Greek Riot Police Storm Steel Plant

AT 5.30AM yesterday about 50 armed riot police stormed the striking steel workers’ pickets at the Hellenic Steel plant in Aspropyrgos, about 25 km...
Secondary teachers on a march in Athens last month demanding the scrapping of the austerity measures

Eight Days To Greek Default!

GREECE was put in an ‘eight days to default’ situation by the ECB and the EU yesterday. A default by Greece was technically avoided when...

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...

A DATABASE FOR ALL – Blair plans ultra modern police state

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday urged support for ID cards, and a national database on everyone, for ‘less than £30’ above the cost of new...
One of the many families on the march from Enfield Green to Chase Farm Hospital

Unions must defend NHS!

‘SAVE Chase Farm Occupy Now! Whose hospital? Our Hospital!’ More than 200 marchers chanted these slogans as they moved onto the Chase Farm Hospital site...
Trade unionists demonstrating outside the Zimbabwean embassy in London against the repression being meted out against the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions

ZIMBABWE UNION LEADERS ARRESTED – as COSATU supports April 3 general strike

Zimbabwean riot police arrested opposition leader Morgan Tzvangirai when they prevented a mass anti-government protest yesterday. Police rounded up dozens of opposition activists and trade...

BRING OUT THE AIRPORT – urge Gate Gourmet workers

‘We are calling for the whole airport to come out, not just to support us but to defend themselves,’ Jaswinder Phal told News Line...

‘IT’S GOING TO BE PAINFUL!’ Cuts must start this year – King to Osborne

Bank of England governor Mervyn King yesterday warned that the next few years are ‘going to be painful’ and that ‘markets would expect a...

Pathology Privatisation Fiasco

The Serco-led public-private partnership which runs London’s St Thomas’ and Kings College hospitals’ path labs, GSTS Pathology, has run into trouble having made a...

Labour launches savage attack on unemployed!

LABOUR launched a new extreme attack on the unemployed yesterday, announcing that if they do not find a job within a year they will...
Demonstration outside the High Court in May against the Bedroom Tax

‘The Big Squeeze Is On 9 Million Households’

‘THE squeeze is on for nine million households’, says consumer organisation Which? The latest Which? Quarterly Consumer Report reveals that 1.5 million more families are...
RMT members demonstrate opposite Downing St in July after the collapse of Metronet, demanding tube maintenance be taken back ‘in-house’. PM Brown refused

‘WE REJECT PRIVATISATION’ – says RMT leader on eve of strike

‘WE DON’T accept privatisation,’ RMT rail union leader Bob Crow said yesterday, on the eve of today’s strike by over 2,300 RMT members employed...

Mh17 Hit ‘By A Large Number Of High Energy Objects’

THE MH17 crash was a result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that struck the Boeing from the outside,...
GPs taking part in a demonstration of junior doctors

‘End 7-Day Open Obsession’

‘FOUR months ago in this very hall the profession declared that General Practice is in a state of emergency,’ BMA GPs Committee (GPC) Chair...

EIGHT UNIONS SUPPORT VESTAS OCCUPATION! – as police crack down

Workers staging the third day of a sit-in protest at the Vestas Wind Systems wind turbine factory in Newport Isle of Wight, yesterday said...
Striking Shelter staff demonstrating yesterday at the housing charity’s headquarters in Old Street

Shelter – Job And Wage Cuts!

Over 200 striking Shelter workers demonstrated outside the housing charity’s head office in London yesterday. For the first time in Shelter’s 41-year history the workers,...

‘keep The Privateers Out Of The NHS’

‘The plan to make patient data available to private companies is all about using the NHS as a treasure trove for profits for private...
Residents & GPs demonstrate against the takeover of St Paul’s Way GP surgery in Bow, by private company Atos Healthcare

HANDS OFF OUR GP SURGERY! – 200 residents & GPs protest against privatisation

‘PATIENTS before profits, defend the NHS!’ shouted around 200 demonstrators outside St Paul’s Way General Practice yesterday, opposing the take-over of the doctors surgery...

Bid To Prevent EU Withdrawal Voting Fails!

SCOTLAND’S highest civil court on Friday dismissed a legal bid to stop the UK government from seeking to pass its proposed EU withdrawal agreement...

US Airstrikes Kill 9 Aleppo Civilians

US-led coalition airstrikes on Syria killed nine civilians in the east of the town of Mare, approximately 25 kilometres north of Aleppo yesterday. Meanwhile, the...
Junior doctors on the picket line – they are now preparing to come out on strike again

Imposed junior doctors contract hits cancer patients

470 CANCER doctors have signed a joint statement warning Health Secretary Hunt that the new imposed junior doctors contract ‘will lead to worse outcomes...
Military families at the Cenotaph in London are opposed to Bush and Blair’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

AFGHAN PANIC – calls for back-up will be met says Downing Street

DEFENCE Minister Watson was forced to make a statement in answer to an urgent question in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon, after the...

79% vote for London post strike

Postal workers in London have voted by four to one (79 per cent) in favour of strike action against plans to shut three mail...
The Finucane family outside 10 Downing Street in 2000 when they saw Labour Prime Minister Blair and demanded a public enquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane

Finucane Report Is A Whitewash Says Family

‘YET another British government has engineered the repression of the truth behind the murder of my husband Pat Finucane.’ This was the response of Geraldine...
Up and down the country demonstrations are taking place against the government’s cuts – people are demanding ‘Where is the recovery?’

‘Part-time low-wage economy’

THE UK unemployment rate fell to 7.4%, from 7.6% for the three months to September, according to figures released by the Office for National...
Ten thousand students marched through central London last month demanding the restoration of free education

Warwick students sprayed with CS gas

STUDENTS demanding the abolition of tuition fees, who had occupied Senate House at the University of Warwick on Wednesday afternoon, were sprayed in...
Palestinians queue at the Qalandiya Israeli army checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah – Israel now declare it to be a frontier post

SOCA SECRET AGENCY FORMED! – links former spies, police, customs and immigration services

‘Britain’s FBI’, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) – which combines former MI5 and MI6 spies with former ‘specialists’ from the police, customs and...

BA DEADLINE PASSES – but no strike call by Unite

TALKS between Unite and British Airways passed the second deadline of 12 midday yesterday. This was after BA requested an extension when the first deadline...
Many young people were on Friday night’s 600-strong silent march through the centre of Kensington demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell inferno

Grenfell United will continue to fight for truth!

EIGHTEEN months after the Grenfell Inferno over 600 people turned out on the Silent March for the Grenfell victims and survivors. A delegation...

THIRD YEAR OF WAGE FREEZING! – time to bring down coalition

Yesterday, local government employers confirmed that they are to impose a pay freeze for the third year running on 1.6 million council workers. Unison, Unite...
ScotRail RMT members on the picket line at Glasgow Central Station on the second day of their strike over safety

Railworkers fighting for safety!

ON THE second day of the ScotRail strike, the RMT revealed that the Dutch-state parent company and top bosses are raking it in at...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line at the Beacon roundabout near the factory yesterday midday

Come to our conference on January 29TH

THERE was a determined picket of locked out Gate Gourmet workers on the Beacon Hill near Heathrow Airport yesterday. It is now nearly five months...
Baha Mousa after UK soldiers tortured him – Dr Keilloh did his best to cover the torture up

KEILLOH STRUCK OFF MEDICAL REGISTER – after Baha Mousa torture

THE Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) yesterday struck off the medical register former British Army doctor Dr Derek Keilloh after his misconduct over the...
Teachers demonstrating through the streets of Nea Smirni, Athens. Banner reads ‘When injustice becomes law, resistance is a duty’

Millions strike against Greek government

GREEK public sector workers launched a decisive 48-hour national strike against mass sackings and closures of hospitals, schools and social services yesterday. The strike, called...

Greek police fire teargas at 200,000 workers

Greek police fired teargas and attacked 200,000 workers and youth outside parliament yesterday who were seeking to prevent MPs entering parliament to vote on...

Labour Adds 10% To NHS Deficits

From today, NHS organisations are to be charged ten per cent interest on money they borrow when they run up deficits. The NHS Bank, run...

Ambulance Service ‘breakdown’!

UNISON yesterday warned the ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down and that the consequences for patient safety are dramatic. Tight targets, long...