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Nurses – Jobs At Risk!

A government ruling on nurse recruitment and work permits that came into force yesterday, puts over 38,000 overseas nurses and their families at risk,...
Young Socialists lobbying last year’s TUC  Conference in central London

Apprenticeships Rip-Off Exposed

PRIVATE companies are being paid tens of millions of pounds of public money to train apprentices with no inspections or checks taking place and...

Unprecedented Carnage In Vanni

TAMILNET reports ‘mad shelling’ yesterday morning by the Sri Lanka Army into civilian areas in Mu’l’livaaykkaal north, forcing everyone into the bunkers. Several...

‘No end to austerity’ – Hammond

NEW Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond made it absolutely crystal clear yesterday that there would be no end to austerity under his watch. Speaking to the...
Determined CWU picket line at Crawley Delivery Office on July 13th

Brown Backs Royal Mail Bosses!

Postal workers yesterday responded angrily to Gordon Brown’s insistence at prime minister’s questions, on the eve of their 24-hour rolling strikes, that ‘pay settlements...

$30bn FEDERAL AID FINANCES BEAR STEARNS ‘RESCUE’ – first time since 1930s slump

Billions of dollars, euros, pounds and yen were wiped off the world’s stock markets yesterday, as they reacted to the emergency bail-out of US...

24,000 Jobs Under Threat

Over 24,000 manufacturing jobs are at risk over the next three months as UK firms struggle with falling orders, bosses warned yesterday. The latest Regional...
Travel Safe staff on strike against harassment and bullying of union members

We Have No Option But To Strike

UP to a dozen travel safe officers yesterday lobbied a board meeting of Transport for London (TFL) at 197, Blackfriars Road, London. They told News...
Grenfell families greet firefighters’ Guard of Honour on the Silent March in North Kensington on May 14th

Litany Of Safety Breaches Led To Grenfell

A LITANY of safety breaches which led to the horrific Grenfell Tower fire were revealed yesterday during the opening of the next stage...
The GMB ‘Coach and Horses’ demonstrating in Charlton yesterday morning

GMB ‘Coach and horses’ victory

THE GMB trade union yesterday won its first victory in the battle over trade union rights at Asda, on the eve of a five-day...
Junior doctors join with student nurses to fight Health secretary Hunt’s attacks on the NHS

Junior Doctors Win £800,000 Back Pay!

JUNIOR doctors have received back pay of £800,000 after a hard-fought battle against their trust regarding a contract breach. Their union, the British Medical Association...

Corbyn ‘sorry’ for big losses

BOTH Labour and Tory parties have faced rejection at the ballot box in the English council elections over their Brexit betrayal, with smaller parties...

AMBULANCE STAFF OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID! – must retire at 60 says GMB union

AMBULANCE drivers are so overworked and underpaid that thousands are forced to take time off because of severe stress. Their union the GMB is...

33% Fewer Hospital Beds!

‘WE ARE concerned that the implementation of the Health & Social Care Act risks the fragmentation of patient care highlighted in this report,’ Paul...

BRITISH STEEL SEEKING £100m LOAN

BRITISH Steel is seeking a £100m loan from the government in order to meet an EU emission rules attack. Previously, the company could have used...

‘don’t Close Heart Units’

PARENTS yesterday spoke out in opposition to the closure of four specialist children’s heart units. The ‘Safe and Sustainable’ review of children’s heart surgery...
‘How do you sleep at night?’ is a good question when at least 46,211 children’s operations have been cancelled over the last four years

12,349 children’s operations were cancelled last year

THOUSANDS of hospital operations for children are being cancelled every year owing to a lack of beds, staff and equipment in the NHS. NHS figures,...

PRIVATE CLINICENTA NHS CONTRACT SUSPENDED – after two patient deaths

‘The BMA has long voiced concerns about the Independent Sector Treatment Centre programme,’ a British Medical Association (BMA) spokeswoman told News Line yesterday. She was...

Nurses Very Angry Over The Big Pay Sell-Out!

THE HEAD of the Royal College of Nursing has apologised after nurses in England complained of being ‘misled’ over the new pay deal. The union...
West London Council of Action picket outside Ealing Hospital yesterday morning determined to keep the Maternity Department open

Women will give birth in A&E!

‘I WORK in A&E and I have the feeling that we will actually get women coming into A&E to have their babies and it’s...
A big part of the 60-strong picket at Chase Farm Hospital yesterday

March to save Chase Farm today!

YESTERDAY’S 60-strong mass picket to save Chase Farm Hospital drew big support from patients and local residents who all said they would join today’s...

Labour Mounts Attack On Disabled

Disability charities yesterday expressed concerns over Labour’s plans to introduce harsh work tests and force almost two million people off incapacity benefit. In his Budget...

A Privateers Manifesto!

Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday launched the Labour Party’s election manifesto – which pledged to cut billions from public spending, whilst ‘securing the recovery’. Brown...
Delegates vote at the BMA Annual Representative Meeting in Brighton

‘DON’T MESS WITH OUR JOBS AND PENSIONS!’ says BMA’s Meldrum

THE BMA’s Chairman, Dr Hamish Meldrum, fired a warning shot at the government yesterday as he opened the Association’s annual conference in Brighton. His...

Mass Sackings In Greece!

HUNDREDS of thousands of Greek workers, students and unemployed are expected to take part in rallies and demonstrations in Athens and Salonica on...
12,000 junior doctors marched in London in March against the government’s NHS ‘reforms’

BMA senior leaders demand – JOBS GUARANTEE FOR ALL 35,000 JUNIOR DOCTORS

The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday called for a ‘cast iron guarantee’ that not one of 35,000 junior doctors will be without a job...
Junior doctors demonstrating three days before their last strike which won mass support

‘Escalate strike action! End the imposition’ says Junior Doctors Committee

‘THE Junior Doctors Committee has made clear the decision that further industrial action is inevitable and that we will consider escalating any action to...

Nationalise Tata Steel now! –demands ATUA after ‘dirty’ union deal

STEELWORKERS’ union leaders are urging members to make a ‘huge sacrifice’ and accept both a pay cut and a pensions cut in order to...

LABOUR POLICY TO BANKRUPT NHS TRUSTS say UNISON delegates

Delegates at the UNISON National Delegate Conference in Glasgow yesterday said it was ‘government policy’ to drive NHS trusts into the red. Delegates slammed Labour...

BIG BANK SET TO FAIL – warns IMF former chief

SPEAKING at a finance conference in Singapore yesterday, former IMF chief economist Ken Rogoff woke up slumbering listeners when he predicted: ...

£50-£300 Fines For ‘Preventable Errors’

The PCS union and Citizens Advice yesterday slammed government plans to claw back £60m from hundreds of thousands of benefit claimants who are expected...

End Franchise Farce!

RAIL unions demanded the immediate renationalisation of the railways yesterday after the Stock Exchange announced that the Virgin Trains privateer is to be asked...

‘Reinstatement For All – And No Victimisations’

TALKS are taking place between Gate Gourmet management and the Transport and General Workers Union today. Locked out Gate Gourmet workers told News Line on...
A section of the Young Socialists lobby of the TUC Congress in Brighton yesterday

Youth demand a future–no zero hours contracts

‘YOUTH demand a future! No Zero hour contracts!’ shouted the fifty-strong Young Socialists and Workers Revolutionary Party lobby of the Trades Union Congress in...

BA Steward Sacked!

British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked Mark Fisher, one of the three Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards disciplined for organising an unofficial strike...
Ten thousand marched through Ealing to defend their District General Hospital and many said they were prepared to occupy to keep the hospital open

NHS has £4bn surplus! – while hospitals are going bust

THE NHS is sitting on £4 billion of reserve cash whilst unprecedented government cuts of £20bn have doubled the number of hospitals falling into...
Hundreds march through Brixton on Thursday night to defend their fire station

TUC ‘stands ready to assist FBU’ – O’Grady tells FBU conference

THE Fire Brigades Union yesterday angrily condemned the government-commissioned Knight Review of the fire service. Ex-Chief Fire Officer Ken Knight recommends privatisation and mergers, suggesting...

6 Months Of Gate Gourmet Lock-Out!

‘Next Friday will be six months since we were locked out on August 10th 2005’, locked out Gate Gourmet worker Lakhinder Saran told News...
Riot police attack MARIOS LOLOS the President of the Greek Union of Press Photographers (EEF) outside the Vouli (Greek parliament) on 15 December.(Photo courtesy of EEF)

‘WE ARE AT WAR!’ – PM Papandreou tells PASOK deputies

The Greek Prime Minister Yiorghos Papandreou, speaking at a meeting of his party’s parliamentary deputies on Saturday, emphasised that ‘no-one likes emergency procedures but...
Road hauliers and their families across the road from Downing Street yesterday afternoon

Hauliers angry over fuel bills

All along the A40, road hauliers and truckers, parked up their big machines and made their way to Marble Arch to warn Gordon...
Gate Gourmet pickets in confident mood earlier this month

INVESTIGATE MET BOSS BLAIR – IPCC urges Home Secretary

The Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign issued a statement yesterday claiming a victory in their fight for the full truth about the police...
BRIAN HAW (centre), a victim of Blair’s Serious Organised Crime and Police Act – His picket line outside the House of Commons was dismantled by 78 riot police – yesterday his appearance at the High Court for alleged breach of bail conditions was postponed

Prescott-Blair Fate Linked

Pressure mounted on deputy prime minister Prescott to quit yesterday, with Labour MPs queueing up to say he should go despite warnings that if...
Nurses demonstrate in Parliament Square against the pay cap

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

‘AUSTERITY must end now,’ Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said yesterday, on the eve of the TUC Congress, following the announcement that the UK...
Campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday morning demanding ‘Axe the Bedroom Tax’

‘Axe The Bedroom Tax!’

‘AXE, axe the Bedroom Tax!’ chanted protesters outside the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday morning, before the opening of an appeal against the hated...

Keep Chase Farm NHS Open

THERE were 40 pickets outside Chase Farm Hospital yesterday morning, including local residents and staff. Some had travelled from as far afield as Luton and...