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Teachers on the pensions strike with a message for Tory education secretary Michael Gove

‘FREE SCHOOLS A DISGRACE’ – says NUT’s Blower

DISMANTLING our state education system and parcelling it off to unelected, unaccountable sponsors is a disgrace,’ Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union...

Heathrow strike vote!

THERE has been a strike vote over ‘punishing’ working patterns at Heathrow. International airlines flying from Heathrow Airport face major disruption to the supply of...

Shame On Brown Say Corus Workers

Hundreds of angry steelworkers and their families demonstrated outside the Corus steel plant in Redcar on Teesside yesterday, as the GMB and Community unions...
MPs and Bombardier workers outside the House of Commons where the workers demanded that the government defend their jobs

17,000 jobs rely on Bombardier!

‘AT THE end of the day this is being portrayed as a trade war, but it’s workers who will be suffering, thousands of them...

de Menezes Report Delayed!

The Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign has responded with anger at claims that the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) report into the Jean Charles’...

Iraqis storm US embassy

HUNDREDS of Iraqi members of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and their supporters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad for the second day in...
Youth and students in their tens of thousands marched for free education and to defend the EMA last November

‘WE ARE DETERMINED TO DEFEAT THE COALITION!’ – says Campaign Against Cuts & Fees

‘We are determined to proceed with our march today and defeat the government’, said the National Campaign Against Cuts and Fees (NCACF). The Committee...

BUILD COUNCIL HOUSING – workers reject Brown package

In a bid to prop up the banks and construction industry, prime minister Brown and chancellor Darling yesterday promoted a £1.6bn housing rescue package. This...
Picket line at Birmingham University on Tuesday morning

Massive Uni staff strike!

TUESDAY’S strikes by staff in colleges and universities closed institutions and key learning facilities with hundreds of classes cancelled, the UCU said yesterday. The action,...
Thousands of workers saluted the memory of Bob Crow as a working class fighter on yesterday’s May Day march

‘A general strike is the obvious next step’ – Trade unionists tell News Line

MORE than 20,000 trade unionists, workers and youth marched from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square on London’s May Day yesterday. The march was led by...

Vauxhall And Cammell Laird Walkouts

EVERY member of the GMB and Unite unions walked out last Friday evening at the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port in...

Osborne’s class war on workers and poor

Chancellor Osborne’s message to the working class in his Autumn Statement was that the crisis is worsening fast, and you will have...

France heads for shutdown

FRENCH lorry drivers blocked motorways yesterday as a strike wave gripped France bringing sections of the country to a virtual standstill. The entire country is...

Bectu Outsourcing Strike!

BECTU members outsourced to Capita are to strike because of the company’s refusal to allow them to continue working on the BBC contract. Members...

Bank of Cyprus occupied!

Thousands of Bank of Cyprus employees remained in occupation of the bank’s Nicosia headquarters in defence of their jobs yesterday, after hearing that the...
Southern rail pickets standing up for safety during recent strike action at London’s Victoria Station

Guards strike is on! – as Southern says it will sack every guard!

THE BATTLE is on! RMT confirmed yesterday that the Southern guards’ strike is going ahead. Meanwhile Southern Rail confirmed it will carry...
CWU members on the Princess Royal Distribution Depot picket line at 6.00 am yesterday

CWU CALLS NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION! – All out on Tuesday August 21

The Communica-tion Workers Union (CWU) has announ-ced a national demonstration in London in support of postal workers on Tuesday, 21 August 2007. A CWU spokeswoman...

LOW PAY NO WAY! – 400,000 workers out on strike!

OVER 20,000 striking teachers, college lecturers and civil servants from every London borough marched through the centre of the capital yesterday, with marches and...
The campaign to keep Lewisham open is part of the struggle to defeat the privatisation of the NHS which was begun under Labour and is being carried on under the Tories

Labour wrong to privatise admits Prescott

FORMER Labour deputy prime minister John Prescott has claimed he was against NHS privatisation when he was in government and that he still is. In...

Reforms Threaten NHS – Bma

BMA Council Chairman, Dr Hamish Meldrum, yesterday wrote to all MPs warning them that the government’s health reforms still present an ‘unacceptably high risk...
NHS workers at Kings College Hospital in Denmark Hill south-east London taking strike action

Health care assistants in crisis

HEALTHCARE assistants across the UK face are suffering from the NHS crisis of staffing levels. The Unison union’s report, Red Alert – Unsafe Staffing Levels...

Shell Tanker Drivers Out Solid!

Pickets were out at twelve fuel depots from 6am yesterday as over 600 Shell tanker drivers empl-oyed by two companies, Hoyer UK and Suckling...

UK banks £60bn black hole

THE UK’s ‘big four’ banks face a financial black hole of up to £60bn from regulatory demands, hidden losses, and potential mis-selling costs that...
The Young Socialists lobbying the TUC Congress in Brighton, leading the fight for a General Strike to kick out this government and stop the pauperisation of the working class

Coalition plans to slash benefits!

IN A MOVE to devastate the finances of some of the poorest people in the country, the Coalition Government is planning to break the...
Junior doctors outside the Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell where the GMB is planning to have a strike ballot for a living wage of £10 an hour and an end to a two-tier workforce

Living Wage Battle!

GMB officers are seeking permission for a strike ballot after pay talks broke down covering 175 GMB members employed as domestics and hostesses by...
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...
SHARON HOLDER of the GMB and WARREN TOWN of the Society of Radiographers both warned that another below inflation wage ‘increase’ would be answered with indusrtrial action

PAY UP! – or face strike action warn NHS trade unions

THE overstretched and undervalued NHS workforce will not accept another below-inflation pay deal next year, trade unions representing over 1.1 million staff said yesterday. UNISON...

5th day of Haitian protests rage

A fifth day of anti-government protests raged in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and other cities on Monday, paralysing much of the country amid rising...
Victorious dancing in the square in front of the Vouli as the Papandreou government falls

Greek General Strike Topples Government!

THE massive united action of workers and youth in Greece, unleashed in the enormous one-day general strike last Wednesday, has toppled the hated government...

‘WE WANT ACTION FOR JOBS’ says YS leader ’

OFFICIAL unemployment figures released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday, revealed that nearly two-and-a-half million people remain unemployed, one million of them youth. The...
Over 1,000 postal workers rallied at the Central Hall in Westminster yesterday mid-day to fight the plan to privatise Royal Mail which threatens 30,000 jobs

SHOCK JOBLESS RISE TO 2.5m

The latest official unemployment figures published yesterday show an unexpected increase of 35,000 in the three months to October. The number of young people...

Gate Gourmet workers say: WE WANT VICTORY! – while TGWU leaders discuss compulsory redundancies...

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers spoke to News Line on the picket line yesterday. Mrs L Saran said: ‘We are becoming impatient. Last Monday we...

Dump NHS early discharge plan!

FOLLOWING massive opposition from the public, patients and staff, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has temporarily suspended plans to pilot a scheme to...
Local residents join forces with firefighters to demand ‘No Justice No Peace’ on a march last June – the North Kensington Law Centre claims that Grenfell survivors are being pressurised into accepting sub-standard housing, 150 families are still without h

Grenfell survivors pressured to take sub-standard homes – alleges North Kensington Law Centre

KENSINGTON and Chelsea Council, rather than spend money doing up the 133 empty council-owned houses in the borough, has spent almost £30m on hotels...

EUROZONE: unemployment soars, manufacturing collapses!

Unemployment in the eurozone soared to 11.1% in May, while the manufacturing collapse continued and is set to accelerate, according to official statistics produced...
Local residents joined by trade unionists protested Monday night outside Camden Town Hall demanding ‘Kill the Housing Bill’

Hands Off Our Homes!

‘HANDS off our Homes!’ shouted over fifty trade unionists and youth at a lobby of Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, in north west London...
There was a strong and lively picket line on the last day of strike action on June 29th at Finsbury Park

‘All Out Strike Action’ Call

CWU London Regional Secretary John Denton told News Line yesterday, minutes before the 24 hour strike action began: ‘Our members are determined to see...
The De Menezes family taking flowers to Stockwell tube on the anniversary of Jean Charles de Menezes’ death at the hands of police gunmen. They now fear that their phones may well have been hacked into

De Menezes family ‘may have been hacked’

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes yesterday called upon Prime Minister Cameron to extend the remit of the inquiry into the phone hacking scandal. They demanded...

BAILIFFS MOVE IN AT CRACK OF DAWN! – but Brent Academy protesters vow to...

AT the crack of dawn bailiffs once again invaded the Wembley Park Sports Ground. No legal notice had been given to the G.R.A.S.S occupiers...
The RMT urged voters to vote ‘Leave’ in the EU referendum. Labour’s Manifesto refuses to break with the EU

Labour tinkers with capitalism – won’t break with EU & won’t scrap Universal Credit

LABOUR’S leaked General Election Manifesto starts with a declaration that ‘Labour understands that wealth creation is a collective endeavour – between investors, workers, public...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers picketing yesterday morning on the hill near the factory

NO TO A ROTTEN COMPROMISE! sayGate Gourmet workers

TGWU members on the picket line yesterday condemned the ‘Compromise Agreement, reached between Gate Gourmet and the TGWU leaders. Mr Sangha said: ‘The company...

TGWU register 735 tribunal cases

THERE was a mass picket of over 200 locked out Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow airport yesterday. Senior shop steward Mr Dhillon told News...

Luton Angry Over Gm Threat To Jobs

General Motors yesterday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, in a plan that seeks to allow the US auto giant to...

£70bn more Tory cuts!

SHADOW Labour Chancellor Ed Balls said yesterday that the Tories are not even half way through their cuts, and that if elected they would...
Mass demonstration on the Sussex University campus in support of a student occupation against the privatisation of university services

Private University £162,000 Degree!

STUDENTS and trade unions yesterday condemned next Monday’s opening of the first private medical school since the 1940s, charging students an astronomic £162,000 for...