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GATE GOURMET TACTICS! – GMB accuses Airfield Services

The GMB trade union yesterday accused Stansted security contractor Airfield Services of Gate Gourmet tactics. It said that Airfield Services was showing gross irresponsibility in...
The 500,000-strong TUC demonstration on March 28 last year – the march called for October 20 this year is set to be even bigger

Smash The Pay Freeze!

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls provoked the fury of the unions at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester yesterday with his refusal to pledge a...

Devolving Manchester is wrecking NHS

‘THESE plans for the devolution of the health budget to a Greater Manchester regional government truly lob a wrecking ball at the National Health...
UNISON members taking strike action to defend their terms and conditions of service

Vote For Strike Action Urges Prentis

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is urging a big ‘yes’ vote for strike action by its local government worker members in the ballot over...

A breach of human right

THE TORIES’ ‘right to rent’ checks are a breach of human rights, the High Court ruled yesterday. These are rules which force landlords to do...

‘Hit squads’ being sent into seven NHS Trusts!

‘HIT SQUADS’ are being sent by the government into hospitals to identify and implement savage cuts, ‘savings’ and closures so that spiralling PFI debts...

New Expenses Crisis!

THE Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Sir John Lyons, has opened an inquiry into expense claims by the Culture Secretary Maria Miller. This follows a complaint...

Bombardier Mass Sackings

BOMBARDIER announced the sack for over 1,000 Belfast workers yesterday, as a portion of 7,000 sackings they are planning worldwide over the next two...

Miliband Won’t Reverse Tory Policies!

IN THE middle of the greatest ever capitalist crisis, Labour leader Miliband, while the ruling class is attacking and robbing the working class...

RCN leaders to stand down

THE ENTIRE leadership of the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) union have announced yesterday they are to stand down, following the results of the...
UAL students are in indefinite occupation opposing the Elephant & Castle gentrification

University Of Arts London Occupied!

STUDENTS at University of Arts London (UAL) are in indefinite occupation of London College of Communications (LCC) in Southwark to oppose Elephant & Castle...
Demonstrators outside Downing Street yesterday demanding ‘Justice for Congolese Asylum seekers’ with a halt to any more deportations

Release Congolese Detainees – Urge Protesters

REFUGEES from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) celebrated their court victory last week, as they demonstrated opposite Downing Street yesterday against deportations...
Labour MP JOHN McDONNELL told the rally the New Labour government is laundering money into the private sector

LABOUR ‘NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE’ – NUJ leader Jeremy Dear tells Defend Public Services...

OPENING the ‘Public Services Not Private Profit’ rally yesterday, John McDonnell MP said: ‘Today is the largest and broadest lobby of parliament for decades....
In March 2010 BA cabin crew were forced to take strike action by Walsh who was the BA Chief Executive. He wanted to destroy the Union.He is doing the same at Iberia in Spain

OECD contracts – slump deepening – as Iberia workers battle riot police!

FOLLOWING Monday’s report that the eurozone contracted by 0.6% in the last three months of 2012, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
Young Socialists marching through east London to last year’s News Line Anniversary on November 21. They had marched from  Manchester to London demanding jobs for youth and warning workers that the only way to deal with the Tory-led coalition was to bring

‘THROW COALITION OUT!’ – YS leader says angry workers will rise up

JOSHUA Ogunleye, National Secretary of the Young Socialists, told News Line yesterday: ‘The huge rise in youth unemployment to over the one million mark...

DOCTORS TAKE PENSIONS ACTION!–following the lead of the firefighters

AT least a dozen doctors are to take legal action against the government because they believe they were forced to join a pension scheme...

‘Failure to inform’ charges challenged

Lawyers for Umar Hussain and his brother Mehran Hussain, yesterday said ‘we will be making a challenge’ to charges made against the brothers...
Youth in support of Palestine marching in London last May

Lifeline Convoy Sets Out For Gaza

British Member of Parliament George Galloway left the UK on Sunday, December 6th with a convoy of humanitarian aid and will arrive in the...

Jowell Under Attack!

The Tories are demanding the Cabinet Office state whether or not Culture Minister Tessa Jowell has breached the ministerial code of conduct over her...
The anti-union laws that Tory Premier Heath introduced were smashed when the mass movement for a general strike forced the release of five imprisoned dockers – picture shows BERNIE STEER and VIC TURNER being liberated from Pentonville Prison

POA CONDEMNS INJUNCTION! – as Trade Union Act becomes law

The POA (Prison Officers Association) has condemned an injunction secured by the Tory government from judges banning its industrial action planned for yesterday. ‘The POA...

No date for next meeting – Merkel

TORY PM May was slapped down again yesterday as German Chancellor Merkel said that no progress was made on Brexit and that a date...

CIA Torture Centres In Lithuania!

The CIA had at least two ‘black sites’ in Lithuania where they tortured illegally held victims of ‘extraordinary rendition’, a Lithuanian parliamentary inquiry has...
Sacked Visteon workers picketing outside the company’s Basildon plant

Unite Refuses To Represent Belfast Visteon Occupiers

THE legal attempt to remove sacked workers occupying the Visteon factory in west Belfast has been adjourned until Friday. ‘Whatever happens on Friday we won’t...

HALT ATTACK ON BURSARIES – RCN, BMA, Unison, Unite, RCM urge government

LED by the RCN, a coalition of over 20 health care trade unions, charities and professional colleges yesterday called on the government to...

McDonnell offers cooperation if Osborne drops Credits Bill

AHEAD of today’s debate in the House of Lords, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Labour would ‘co-operate’ in future efforts to review the...
Medical secretaries demonstrate outside Crawley Hospital yesterday against outsourcing

Crawley Medical Secretaries Protest

MEDICAL secretaries mounted a lively lunch-time demonstration outside Crawley Hospital in West Sussex yesterday against Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s decision to outsource...

Ryanair Pilots Down Tools!

RYANAIR pilots have downed tools today causing huge cost to the company after Ryanair managers again refused to enter talks to end the long...
Thousands of health workers and their supporters marched through Nottingham last Saturday demanding the defence of the NHS. They called to stop the privatisation of NHS Logistics

‘A PRIVATISATION TOO FAR’ – UNISON leader Prentis urges suspend NHS Logistics sell-off

UNISON members at four NHS Logistics depots began a second 24 hour strike, last night at 10pm. Runcorn depot stopped at 11pm. The workers are...
Trade unionists and local campaigners fighting the massive cuts at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth outside Downing Street yesterday, where they handed in a 12,000-strong petition against 60 more bed closures in a £25m cuts package

‘Multinationals Bleed NHS Dry’

‘The government is allowing multinationals to bleed the NHS dry,’ public sector union UNISON general secretary, Dave Prentis, said yesterday. Private companies are raking in...
Aminata – due for eviction yesterday but bailiffs were driven away – thanking everyone for their support outside her home in Camberwell

Camberwell eviction halted!

''WE are determined not to get evicted. We are determined to fight and we are determined to get a permanent place for me and...
Junior doctors on the march last Saturday – they are furious at the government’s attempt to impose unsafe, unfair contracts

All Out With Junior Doctors

‘WE NEED other unions who are being attacked by this government to take action,’ BMA junior doctors committee member Aislinn Macklin-Doherty told News...
Palestine Ambassador to the UK MANUAEL HASSASSIAN was the first speaker. He condemned the outrages that Israel is committing in Palestine

‘Bring Down The Tories!’

OVER 200 workers and youth marched to the 44th News Line anniversary rally yesterday afternoon with flags flying and slogans calling for the Tory-led...
Protesters outside Lambeth Town Hall last November with a clear message about the goverment’s ‘austerity’ cuts

One in eleven face New Year eviction!

HOUSING and homeless charity Shelter produced a report yesterday warning that one in eleven families are facing eviction this January. Shelter said: ‘One in eleven...
Marchers on July 22 demonstration against the attack on the Lebanon and Palestine denounce US, UK and Israel as terrorist

ISRAEL KILLS 28 FARMERS – close to the Syrian border

Five Israeli soldiers were killed yesterday afternoon as ferocious resistance by Hezbollah fighters held off their attempts to advance into southern Lebanon. Hezbollah also said it...

Flawed Intelligence Being Used In Secret No Jury Courts

Human rights group Liberty yesterday called on Home Secretary Reid to explain a ‘flawed’ secret intelligence scandal to Parliament. Liberty said: ‘A security-cleared judgement...

LEBANESE REVOLUTION! – masses opposed to all sectarianism

HUNDREDS of people have been wounded in Beirut after security forces used tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of anti-government protesters trying...

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...
WRP Acton and Ealing Central candidate Scott Dore discusses with two students

‘Capitalism must go!’ Jonty Leff tells Walthamstow Trades Council hustings

‘I BELIEVE that young people and working class people are being treated very badly by the capitalist system,’ Workers Revolutionary Party candidate Jonty Leff,...
Clashes between Greek workers and the capitalist state are taking place around the clock every day as workers defend their rights

Ecb Plan Sets Off Germany’s Alarm Bells!

THE euro strengthened to a two-month high against the US dollar yesterday, as investors’ euphoria overflowed at the ECB’s plan to purchase bonds from...

OFFICIAL STRIKE CALL – Power strikes harden

‘I call on every trade unionist around this country in the construction industry to come out on official action,’ Unite official Keith Gibson told...

14 Marines Killed In Al-Anbar

Fourteen US Marines and their civilian translator were killed by a roadside bomb blast in north-western Iraq early yesterday. The Marines were killed...
Postal workers from across the country marched on the Labour Party Conference on Monday against the Brown government’s decimation of postal services, their jobs and pensions

BANKRUPT BROWN – No policies to deal with crisis

Prime Minister Brown yesterday revealed he has no policies to deal with the economic crisis in the interests of workers. In his keynote address to...

Power to shut Parliament approved if No-Deal Brexit

LABOUR Party MPs, supported by other opposition parties and some Tory MPs, pushed through an amendment to the Finance Bill last night which gives...

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...

£1,000 A Year Energy Bills!

Consumer and pensioners organisations yesterday slammed massive inflation-busting gas and electricity price rises announced by energy giant Powergen. Watchdog Energywatch warned that consumers face...