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MARCH WITH US THROUGH SOUTHALL say locked-out Gate Gourmet workers

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers are calling on the whole trade union movement to join them on their march through Southall on Sunday December...
RMT delegation led by general Secretary Bob Crow, at the Gate Gourmet picket line a few days before the TUC Congress in September

BROWN’S WAGE FREEZE – GMB’s Kenny warns Labour will fall

‘We would fight any attempts to impose a wage freeze,’ UNISON warned yesterday in the wake of Chancellor Gordon Brown’s call for public-sector pay...
Gourmet pickets earlier this month – calling the whole trade union movement to join their march in Southall on December 4

Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers to march through Southall

LOCKED OUT Gate Gourmet workers are to march through Southall on Sunday December 4th to demand that the TGWU makes their dispute official and...
GMB Acting General Secretary PAUL KENNY speaking to a delegation of Gate Gourmet workers lobbying the TUC on November  2nd

Unison Condemns NHS ‘Health Rationing’

Britain’s biggest public sector union, UNISON yesterday condemned the decision of three Suffolk Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to deny operations to overweight patients. ‘It’s against...

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...
Marseilles transport workers against the privatisation of bus, tram and metro services in the city at the front of the Saturday’s Paris demonstration

MAKE OUR DISPUTE OFFICIAL say Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

A DELEGATION of Gate Gourmet locked out workers is due to meet the TGWU head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, at the union’s head...

GM MASS SACKINGS – IBC Luton in danger warns Dave Wiltshire

General Motors yesterday announced plans to close nine plants, cut shifts and axe 30,000 jobs across North America by 2008. GM Chairman and CEO Rick...
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...
Striking members of Amicus, Bectu and the NUJ at a lunchtime rally at the Television Centre, White City  on May 23 this year

Don’t sign the rotten ‘compromise’ deal

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers are angry that TGWU officers are putting pressure on those who have been selected by the company for compulsory...
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...
ALEX PEREIRA, cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes – who was murdered by the police at Stockwell tube on Friday 22nd July – addressing the News Line Anniversary Rally last Sunday

Gate Gourmet Workers Angry At Tgwu Officials

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers spoke out angrily yesterday over TGWU officers who are putting pressure on those the company has selected for compulsory...
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...

INJUSTICE! – Clarke orders Babar Ahmad extradition

Babar Ahmad has called ‘for this injustice to be avenged’ after Home Secretary Charles Clarke ordered his extradition to America to face trumped up...

‘We won’t sign rotten deal’ say Gate Gourmet workers

YESTERDAY was the deadline for locked out Gate Gourmet workers facing compulsory redundancy to sign the ‘Compromise Agreement’, surrendering their claim for unfair dismissal...

WE WANT ALL OF OUR JOBS BACK insist Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet workers are very angry that their union, the TGWU, is still urging them to sign the Compromise Agreement deal negotiated with the...

Three More US Marines Killed

Three more US marines were killed in western Iraq on Monday, the US military confirmed yesterday. All three, from the 2nd Marine Division, were taking...

Another mass picket at Gate Gourmet

THE mass picket of over 100 Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow Airport yesterday were angry at capitalist press revelations that at least two of...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers at the picket in Heathrow yesterday want to see action from the TGWU to get their jobs back

WORKING CLASS MUST TAKE POWER! – WRP General Secretary Frank Sweeney tells the News...

‘The only way to solve the problems facing the working class today is for the working class to take state power and smash...

‘LISTEN TO US OR ELSE!’ – US & France warn Syria

THE US and France yesterday threatened Syria with sanctions. They accused Syrian President Assad of failing to cooperate fully with the UN investigation into the...

TGWU leaders still pushing ‘compromise agreement’

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers were very angry on the picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday when letters from the TGWU solicitor advising them...

Mass Picket At Gate Gourmet

There was a big picket of over 200 locked out Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow airport yesterday. Locked out worker Ramesh told News Line:...

BLAIR MUST GO – says RMT

RMT rail union general secretary Bob Crow repeated a call for Blair to go yesterday in the wake of Wednesday’s Terrorism Bill defeat. Crow said:...

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...

NO TO 90 DAYS! – Blair and police suffer major defeat

‘BLAIR should go’, said former Labour minister Glenda Jackson yesterday after a rebellion by 49 Labour MPs saw the government defeated by 322-291 votes...

‘MORE COPS WON’T SOLVE ANYTHING’ – say defiant French youths

‘More repression means more destruction’, said defiant French youths yesterday, in answer to the state-of emergency announced by Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy. They said curfews...

Gate Gourmet workers support French strikers

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers, on their picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday, spoke out in support of the French airport workers who are...

Locked-out workers demand action as French unions strike against BA

GATE GOURMET workers were yesterday calling for action to win their jobs back while, at the same time, BA was opening up a second...

POLICE KNOW BEST! – Blair’s message for House of Commons

Prime Minister Blair yesterday attacked MPs for opposing the police demand for powers to hold people for 90 days without charge. Blair told his monthly...

TGWU must defend BA shop stewards say GateGourmet workers

‘We have rejected the deal between the TGWU leaders and Gate Gourmet and put in for our employment tribunals. ‘The TGWU and TUC leaders...

‘The Gaza Strip Has Turned Into A Huge Prison!’

AMID Palestinian ‘deep frustration’ with Israel’s ‘refusal to coordinate in good faith’, an EU delegation arrived on Saturday in Rafah to station security cameras...

‘WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS’ says Gate Gourmet Branch Secretary

‘THE union solicitor is filing our cases for employment tribunals. The cases must be filed before 90 days, we’ve waited for the company to...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line – demanding a national demonstration to highlight their fight

DEEPCUT INQUIRY ‘A FARCE’ says father of dead soldier

The Surrey Police re-investigation into the deaths of recruits at the Deepcut army barracks ‘was a farce’ Private Geoff Gray’s father, also named Geoff,...

HOME OFFICE CAN’T STARVE REFUGEES – Law Lords reject Blunkett’s law

Homeless charity Shelter and the Refugee Council yesterday both welcomed the Law Lords’ unanimous rejection of the controversial law pushed through by former Home...

‘We’ll picket until we get our jobs back’

GATE Gourmet workers on the picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday, said their lobby of the TUC General Council on Wednesday had been...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet pickets on Saturday morning read news of British Airways’ threats to make more sackings to boost profits

Blunkett Quits The Cabinet

Announcing Blunkett’s resignation as Work and Pensions Secretary to MPs yesterday, Prime Minister Blair made it clear he had been ready to defy...

Gate Gourmet Workers Confront Woodley And Barber

GATE Gourmet workers lobbied the TUC General Council in central London yesterday. They brought their banner: ‘Justice for the Sacked Gate Gourmet Workers’ and...

Stop Carving Up West Bank

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has appealed to the international community to force Israel to stop carving up the West Bank into Bantustans. Meanwhile, Syria has...

Stop Gate Gourmet Sell-Out!

WE want the TUC to give us the support that they voted for at their TUC Congress. ‘They must help us to win our jobs...
Locked out Gate Gourmet workers lobbying the TUC on Monday demanding action to win their jobs back seen here speaking to GMB general secretary PAUL KENNY

NURSES TAKE LABOUR TO COURT! –to stop the privatisation of NHS Primary Care Services

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday began a legal challenge to government plans to privatise the NHS by abolishing the role of Primary...

Strong Picket By Gate Gourmet Workers

WELL over 100 locked out Gate Gourmet workers were picketing yesterday near to Heathrow airport. TGWU member Manny Odedra told News Line: ‘The people the...

Tuc Must Act To Win Our Struggle

GATE Gourmet workers who have been selected for compulsory redundancy angrily spoke to News Line over the weekend about letters they had received explaining...
TGWU leader TONY WOODLEY has  to listen as Gate Gourmet workers denounce the sell-out deal negotiated with the company

ISRAELI PLANES BOMBING GAZA – Mofaz rules out Palestinian state for years ahead

ISRAEL has ruled out peace and even an interim accord with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people, kicking the ‘peace process’...

‘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...

‘the Unions Must Act To Win This Struggle’

‘WHEN we went to the TUC in Brighton last month, they voted unanimously to support our struggle now we need that support to be...

Amsterdam Horror!

THE European Group for the Rights of Prisoners (EORG) was demanding answers yesterday after at least 11 people were ...