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‘SERIOUS DANGER TO PATIENT SAFETY’ –from Ambulance Service privatisation

Public service union, Unison has warned of the serious dangers to patient safety if the Ambulance Services are privatised. This comes after the East of...

Pupils miss out! Primary schools at bursting point

PARENTS found out yesterday if their child got into the primary school of their choice, while at their annual conference, the National Education Union...

Inflation to soar–King

‘INFLATION is likely to rise further in the near future,’ Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King warned yesterday, describing it as ‘stubbornly above...
TGI Fridays, McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and Deliveroo ‘Gig Ecomomy’ workers demonstrate against low pay

Ban zero -hours!

‘THIS REPORT does not call for zero-hours contracts to be banned! Zero-hours workers are amongst the most exploited in this country, and the most...

‘Sack The Coalition!’

UNEMPLOYMENT rose by 114,000 between June and August to 2.57 million, a 17-year high, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said...

MANUFACTURING COLLAPSE – Nissan cuts production

Nissan announced a halt to production at its Sunderland plant for a fortnight and shorter working days for three weeks during October and November...

Industrial Action Call At The Bma

A CALL for ‘appropriate industrial action to stop the redundancy of its members’ was made to BMA representatives at the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting...
Striking British Airways workers at Heathrow yesterday defiant against Walsh’ and BA’s attempt to cut their working conditions

‘No To A Race To The Bottom’

‘Walsh isn’t interested in compromise. This is our eighth day on strike and it has gone on to a different level’. British Airway’s cabin...

Half of A&Es in Red Zone

‘OVER half of all major Emergency Departments are currently operating in the Red Zone,’ Dr Adrian Boyle of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine...

Met Chief’s Call For Troops

‘This militarisation of the police will increase the risk that we run already, not just to our civil liberties but to our very safety,’...

Turkish workers confront state forces

ANTI-GOVERNMENT protesters confronting riot police in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and its adjoining Gezi Park yesterday, issued a call for Turkish citizens to join them...
Kingston Hospital UNISON members demonstrate outside the hospital last month against cuts

Walk-Out At Unison Health Conference

The UNISON Health Conference in Brighton yesterday gave environment secretary Hilary Benn a heated reception. He was booed and heckled when he tried to defend...
TUC delegates show Qatar the red card and voted that if it does not stop the exploitation of migrant workers it must be stripped of the World Cup

TUC shows Qatar red card – and supports the workers of Gaza & Ukraine

DELEGATES at the TUC Congress in Liverpool yesterday, voted unanimously for Motion 75 Qatar to strip Qatar of the World Cup. The motion ‘Calls on...
The London and Eastern Region banner of Unite on the massive student demonstration in London on December 9

‘Turmoil Ahead’ Predicts Union Leaders

‘Working people in the UK can help stop the Conservative-led coalition from taking a wrecking ball to the fabric of daily life’, say the...

‘STOP JUSTIFYING MURDER’ – De Menezes family urges Met Chief Blair

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes have reacted with horror at Met chief Sir Ian Blair’s attempted justification of his ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ policy. The 27...
Police trying to enforce an eviction on the Heygate estate yesterday but were unsuccessful due to the opposition of residents

Defend Council Estates! Keep Homes Open!

SOUTH-EAST London Council of Action joined with local residents to stop the eviction of young people from homes on the Heygate Estate in Elephant...
Romec CWU members outside the British Museum yesterday

Romec Workers Strike

OVER 550 ROMEC engineers were out on strike on Friday and yesterday in their dispute over Royal Mail and other major companies breaking their...

Troops Out Of Iraq By Christmas Says Unison Conference

Delegates at UNISON’s National Delegate Conference in Glasgow voted overwhelmingly yesterday to demand British and US troops are withdrawn from Iraq by the end...

‘Don’t Play Games With A&E!’

‘NO more games with our A&Es,’ doctors demanded yesterday in the wake of the intense A&E crisis over the winter. Doctors union, the BMA, said...
Doctors and medical professionals on the NHS march in February demanding that they are registered to work in the NHS where they are desperately needed

Home Office: ‘obscene moneymaking machine’

IN LIGHT of the Windrush scandal, ‘obscene’ Home Office fees have been slammed by campaigners who brand the Home Office as ‘a money-making machine’...

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...
Tenant Joan Elsby and her son Kevin with Crown Properties executive Nick Wood, BBC cameras looking on.

Haringey Tenants Evicted!

FURIOUS tenants remaining at Connaught House in Muswell Hill vented their anger at bailiffs yesterday at 12 noon as evictions took place of families,...
Midwives and nurses taking strike action last month – they are not prepared to put up with permanent wage-cutting and pension busting

Cuts and more cuts from Osborne!

CHANCELLOR Osborne delivered a class war Autumn Statement yesterday which revealed Tory plans to completely smash up the Welfare State. Starting with a gloomy assessment...
Yesterday’s picket of Chase farm Hospital with Unison Regional officer DEREK HELYAR (at left of banner)

Unison picket at Chase Farm Hospital

Unison – the biggest health workers union – yesterday staged a picket of Chase Farm Hospital against the threat to close the hospital’s A&E,...
Firefighters defiantly lobbying the Fire Brigade HQ in Waterloo making clear they will not accept any cuts or sackings

FBU to strike – Oct 19

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales will strike again over government attacks on pensions next Saturday, 19 October, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced yesterday. The...

‘RESTORE OUR HARDSHIP PAYMENTS’ – demand Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

Gate Gourmet locked out workers are calling on all trade unionists to act in their support. The TGWU members are fighting for reinstatement on their...

‘Chemical attack 100% fabrication’ – says Assad

‘NO one has investigated what happened that day in Khan Sheikoun,’ said President Assad yesterday. ‘As you know Khan Sheikoun is under the control...

70,000 Car Jobs Threatened Says Unite’s Woodley

THE Unite trade union has renewed its call on the government to bail out UK car industry bosses, warning that 70,000 car jobs are...
Sacked Gate Gourmet workers rallying in Southall in December 2005 with the support of the local community. They are still fighting for their rights

Gate Gourmet Loses BA Short-Haul Contract

Northern Foods has won the British Airways contract to supply meals and sandwiches for short-haul flights from Heathrow airport, replacing Gate Gourmet. Northern, the food...
An enthusiastic picket outside the High Court yesterday morning. They are determined to continue the battle to stop the coalition destroying the NHS

Lewisham Hospital Cuts Judged Illegal!

CHEERS went up outside the High Court when Justice Silber ruled yesterday that Jeremy Hunt’s decision to cut the Accident & Emergency and Maternity...

Eu-Ukrainian Deal!

EU leaders yesterday signed an Association Agreement with the Ukrainian coupist government. It is a watered-down version of the agreement that the overthrown President...
Tens of thousands marched on September 12th to welcome refugees into Britain and demand that Britain must not bomb Syria

Powers Bill to be rushed in! –as Labour shifts ground over Syria attack

THE British state yesterday stepped up security measures in the wake of Friday night’s terror attacks in Paris. Cameron held a Cobra emergency committee meeting...

Egypt – Another Million-Strong Protest

Anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo yesterday have called for another ‘million strong protest’ in Tahrir Square today. This call was made as the Egyptian government and...
Sacked Gate Gourmet workers lobbied the TUC yesterday, demanding the trade union leaders fight ‘private equity bandits’ and that they be returned to their jobs

DELEGATES CHALLENGE TUC LEADERS – as POA demands action

THE TUC Congress in Brighton was divided yesterday over an amendment to Composite Motion 15: Public Sector Pay, which called on the General Council...
BA mixed fleet cabin crew launch the first day of their six days of strike action at Hatton Cross, Heathrow yesterday morning

‘We won’t accept poverty pay’ say striking mixed fleet cabin crew

‘WE WANT support from the whole airport and wider,’ striking BA mixed fleet cabin crew member and Unite rep Charly Bacon said yesterday. She was...
Remploy workers and supporters campaigning in Brixton yesterday

HORRIFIC INJUSTICE! – Alder family will not give up

LIBERTY this week asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to determine if Christopher Alder’s death in police custody has been properly investigated...
The Duggan family release doves at the end of the vigil outside Tottenham police station to emphasise the peaceful, but very determined nature of their protest

Apology for Duggan family! – from the Police Complaints Commission

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for ‘wrongly’ telling the media he had fired at police before he...
A section of the 200-strong Libyan lobby of the Lancaster House conference in London yesterday

Hands Off Libyan Oil!

Libyan government forces stopped the pro-imperialist assault on Muammar Gadaffi’s home town of Sirte and drove back the counter-revolutionary forces yesterday. A Pentagon spokesman in...
Defiant striking busworkers outside the Lea  Interchange garage in north London yesterday

London Bus Strike ‘Solid’

‘The strike was properly solid! Only four buses went out of 142 buses,’ Unite Rep Mickey Leachman said when he spoke to News line...

UNIONS MUST TAKE ‘JOINT INDUSTRIAL ACTION’ – PCS leader Serwotka tells press

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown laid down the gauntlet at the weekend to this week’s TUC Congress, being held in Liverpool. Downing Street has released excerpts...
The North East London Council of Action banner on the Unite march to defend the NHS last July. Now the whole movement has taken up this demand

‘WITHDRAW THE HEALTH BILL’ – GPs will not be in charge says the GPs...

Dr Laurence Buckman, Chairman of the BMA’s GPs Committee, wrote to all GPs in England yesterday setting out why the Committee wants the Health...

Poor Families Driven Out Of London

HOUSING benefit cuts being debated in parliament today and set to come into force next April will see local authorities ‘decanting’ poor families out...
The lobby calling to scrap Clause 118/9 of the Care Bill which will allow health secretary Hunt to close any hospital he chooses

Stop Hunt Closing Hospitals!

OVER 150 people lobbied the Houses of Parliament yesterday in an angry demonstration against clause 119, which if passed gives Tory Health Secretary Hunt...

PUT BUSH AND BLAIR ON TRIAL – urges just-freed Binyam Mohamed

UK resident Binyam Mohamed, recently freed from Guantanamo Bay, has called for ex-US President Bush to be put on trial over his rendition and...
Demonstration in May this year for the release of Babar Ahmad – Home Secretary Charles Clarke has recently ordered his extradition to the US on trumped up terror charges which carry a death sentence

Gate Gourmet Admits 3-Stage Deal Defeated!

GATE GOURMET, the firm that locked out over 700 of its workers in a pre-planned onslaught on August 10, admitted yesterday that the locked...