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Tunisian demonstration against mass poverty

‘TODAY I START A REVOLUTION!’ ‘for those who have no means of subsistence’

CLASHES have erupted between protesters and security forces in Kasserine city in Tunisia following the funeral of a journalist who had set himself on...

Nissan Opens!

NISSAN is piloting new safety measures which will see around 50 staff return to work at Britain’s biggest car plant today, with the support...
Striking NEU members on the picket line at The Village School in Kingsbury yesterday morning

‘We Don’t Want To Work For An Academy’

THERE was a big turnout of over 60 striking NEU (National Education Union) members and supporters on the picket line outside The Village School...

PROBATION PRIVATISATION COSTS ELECTORS £500m!

THE CRISIS caused by the privatisation of the probation system in England and Wales has cost taxpayers almost £500m, the government’s National Audit Office...

97% of teachers oppose SATs – National strike is looming

NINETY seven percent of 54,000 primary school teachers polled are opposed to the SATs exams, their union the National Education Union reports today, the...

Vital local council services collapsing

VITAL local services are collapsing, council workers have warned in a new survey conducted by their union, Unison. Unison warned that Tory cuts have...

MPs SLAM UNIVERSAL CREDIT!

Universal Credit (UC) is allowing ‘abusers’ to take control of family finances, an investigation by a parliamentary committee has heard. UC is paid to...

GREEK RIOT POLICE ATTACK PROTEST! – thousands march against Police State Bill

FROM NICK AXARLIS IN ATHENS SCORES of Greek armed riot police attacked thousands of workers and students with tear-gas and noise-smoke grenades last Thursday night...

Deputy leader Watson condemns Labour EU policy

LABOUR members’ ‘hearts are Remain’ Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson claimed yesterday addressing the Centre for European Reform. He went on to insist that...
Doctors stand up to the Home Office refusing to shop confidential information to immigration officials – they refuse to be used as border control – St Mungo’s however have co-operated with immigration squads who target homeless people for deportation

Immigration squads target the homeless

WHILE helping identify homeless people at risk of freezing to death on the streets, homeless charity St Mungo’s has admitted to co-operating with ...

‘WE ARE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE WITH MAY’ says McDonnell

LABOUR’S Shadow Chancellor told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday that he is part of a movement in parliament to take Brexit ‘out of...

McDonnell wants to avoiD split ‘at all costs’

SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell is ‘worried and saddened’ by the prospect of a Labour Party split and has appealed to MPs considering leaving the...

Greek students march against riot police

SEVERAL thousand Greek university students marched victoriously and defiantly on Monday night in Athens after they had forced the armed riot police ‘storm-troopers’ off...

118 sites face privatisation demolition or ‘regeneration’ 8,000 London council homes under threat

ONE hundred and eighteen council housing sites in London are facing privatisation, demolition or ‘regeneration,’ which will mean, according to council responses to a...
Doctors on the NHS 70th Anniversary march rightly insist they will refuse to check the immigration status of their patients

Stop charging non-UK citizens for NHS – demands new report from Maternity Action

‘THE GOVERNMENT should immediately suspend charging for NHS maternity care,’ for non-UK residents, concludes a new report released yesterday from Maternity Action. The report, called...
A section of last Friday’s Silent March demanding justice for the victims of Grenfell – fire safety inspections have plummeted during the last seven years

Fire safety checks cut by 42%!

IN THE WAKE of the Grenfell Tower fire, you would assume that fire safety checks would have increased. However, over the last seven years,...

Iran at Bay – ‘Russia not fire brigade’ – Putin

THE chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran does not seek war but is not afraid of one either. Making a...

McDonnell wants secret talks!

YESTERDAY, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell accused PM May of having ‘blown the confidentiality’ over Labour support for her EU Withdrawal Agreement and demanded secret...

‘MAY’S TIME HAS RUN OUT!’ – Corbyn calls for general election

TORY PM Theresa May’s ‘time has run out,’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Parliament yesterday. He added: ‘She no longer has the authority to offer...
On July 1st 300,000 marched on Parliament after McDonnell urged them to do so – since then Labour has refused to call for the Tories to go

Banks ‘racing to the bottom!’ – says Labour’s John McDonnell

THE BANK of England has revealed that banks extended new mortgage commitments to borrowers worth £69.6bn in the three months to the end of...

Corbyn’s customs union capitulation

‘I APPEAL to MPs of all parties, be prepared to put the people’s interests before the ideological fantasies, join us in supporting the option...

Hundreds of thousands denied a pay rise

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak was accused yesterday by the Unite union of having ‘a selective memory’ when it comes to public sector pay, rewarding some...

220,000 disabled to win back payments

DISABLED people were thrown off benefits in their hundreds of thousands by private assessors Atos and then Capita, and left penniless to face eviction...
Police and bailiffs forcibly evict tenants in Brixton, scattering their possessions on the street – enforced debt collection is soaring

Enforced debt collection thousands of complaints

ENFORCED debt collection, aggressive bailiffs, aggressive customer service tactics, breaches of confidentiality and hiking the size of the debt are just some of thousands...

A&E closures putting lives at risk

THE MASS closure of A&E’s at hospitals around the country has created a situation where many patients now live in A&E ‘black spots,’ where...

Tsipras Calls General Election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a general election for June 30 following the heavy defeat in last Sunday’s Euro elections of his...

3 unions reject BA’s offer – strike looms!

THREE unions – BALPA, Unite, and GMB – representing 25,000 British Airways workers have rejected the company’s latest pay deal meaning that a major...
Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un

Trump cancels N Korean summit

US PRESIDENT Trump released a letter yesterday afternoon which stated that the summit between him and North Korean President Kim Jong-un has been cancelled....

BA Sellout!

THE UNION Unite claimed yesterday that the deal offered to British Airways’ pilots would be acceptable to tens of thousands of its cabin crew...
Demonstration in Southall in July 2015 to stop the closure of the Maternity Department at Ealing Hospital – maternity closures have contributed to greater numbers of mothers and babies dying during childbirth

Lack of staff contributed to baby deaths

LACK of midwives and the closure of maternity units have resulted in more babies suffering from brain damage, dying during childbirth, or dying soon...
Student nurses demanding the return of bursaries – financial hardships are forcing many student nurses to drop out of their courses

25% Of Nurses Drop Out Of Degree Courses

ONE-IN-FOUR student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, according to a new investigation, adding to the ongoing NHS staffing crisis, warns...
Nurses rally outside Downing Street demanding an end to cuts and for kicking privateers out of the NHS

‘Reject NHS Wage Cut Offer’– Gmb

THE GMB is recommending that its members vote to reject the Tory government’s ‘jam tomorrow’ NHS pay offer. It says: ‘For long-serving NHS...
While thousands of Palestinians have been injured on the Gaza border, Israeli air strikes have destroyed the Said al-Mishal Cultural Centre in Gaza

Destruction of Gaza Cultural Centre condemned by leading playwrights!

IN A LETTER to the British press, fourteen leading UK playwrights and theatre directors, have condemned the destruction of the Said al-Mishal Cultural Centre...

MAY’S GRENFELL CLAIM ‘DISGRACEFUL’ says FBU

FOLLOWING Theresa May’s resignation speech, in which the Prime Minister spoke of her response to the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...

Johnson gags the SAGE scientists!

TORY PM Johnson during the daily Downing Street press briefing yesterday, repeatedly blocked journalists from asking his scientific and medical advisors about the ongoing...

No Grenfell criminal charges until 2021!

CAMPAIGNERS have reacted with fury at news that criminal charges over the Grenfell Tower fire may not be considered until 2021. Scotland Yard will not...
FBU control staff in Essex in the South East Region – East Sussex FBU has voted unanimously no confidence in their bosses

No confidence in Sussex fire bosses – FBU votes unanimously

THE FIREFIGHTERS’ East Sussex union branch has unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in the senior leadership team of East Sussex Fire and...

Lecturers attacked on eve of their strike

‘TREATING staff with such contempt only hardens their resolve,’ University and College Union (UCU) general secretary Sally Hunt said in response to a new...

‘We will conclude this matter on the streets!’ say South African workers

THE South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Ekurhuleni is shocked and agitated that out of the blue, the City has provoked municipal workers...

APPALLING CAPITA FAILURE! –fails to send screening letters to 48,000 women

THE BMA has criticised the ‘appalling’ failure by health privateer Capita to send cervical screening letters to up to 48,000 women. It has written...

Speaker Vows To Block ‘No-Deal’!

THE SPEAKER of the House of Commons has said that he will not allow it to be closed down so that the UK can...

Johnson Hands Power To Decide To Bosses

‘WE ARE going to give employers more discretion, and ask them to make decisions about how their staff can work safely,’ Tory PM Johnson...
One of the big demonstrations in London during the 14 days of strikes – the employers have now made an offer

UCU – New Pensions Offer

UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) branch representatives will meet at 11am on Wednesday 28 March to discuss members’ feedback on a new pensions offer...

Corbyn stays silent over Second Referendum!

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn twice refused to rule out a second referendum yesterday when challenged during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons....