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Chagos Islanders and their supporters lobbying Downing Street last November 10th

Chagos IslandS Community Association

MEETING & FILM – Saturday March 15, 5pm @ International Student House, 229 Great Portland Street, W1 (next Great Portland St tube) speakers include: John...
Nurses outside Chelsea & Westminster hospital during the last NHS pay strike on November 24th

Less than 1% of the £700m emergency care reached A&Es

LESS than 1% of the £700m allocated by the government for emergency care in England this winter ended up directly in A&E departments, according...

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...

Homeless deaths up 25% Rough sleeping up 165%

THE NUMBER of homeless people dying on the streets of England has dramatically increased by 25% over five years, while the sheer scale of...
NUJ members picketing Bush House in May last year against cuts in the service

BBC STRIKE BALLOT – over job cuts, pensions and pay

THE BBC is set to face strike action over job cuts, pensions and pay as unions declared a series of actions in the wake...
BMA delegates during a break at their Annual Representative Meeting

NHS CO-PAYMENTS DEFEATED – at the BMA Annual Representative Meeting

THE BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) on Wednesday morning narrowly voted against part five of motion 269, which ‘demands that the government must permit...

Abbas welcomes Trump as Palestine explodes

PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed US President Donald Trump at the Palestinian presidential palace in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem yesterday morning. Some...

Nato Murders Gadaffi

COLONEL Gadaffi was yesterday badly wounded by a NATO air attack on a convoy of vehicles outside the city of Sirte. It was...
Postal workers picket the East London Mail Centre at Bromley-by-Bow during their unofficial action last Friday

‘CARRY ON WITH THE STRIKES’ – urges CWU rep

‘The postal executive must reject the deal and carry on with the strike action,’ south east London Communication Workers Union (CWU) Rep. Billy Colvill...
Marchers were met just before entering Northampton by Unison official Steve Bennett who handed the march a cheque for £170 on behalf of the union

Northampton youth want jobs & free education

YOUTH from Northampton joined the Young Socialists March for Jobs as they made their way through the town centre yesterday morning on their way...
Junior doctors demanding training posts and calling for the defence of the NHS; many are very angry at the BMA for not defending them

BMA BOOSTS BROWN’S PLAN FOR ‘INDEPENDENT’ NHS – before BMA conference even discusses it

THE BMA yesterday, on the eve of its Annual Representative Meeting in Torquay, sought to impose Gordon Brown’s plan for an ‘independent board to...

BROWN – ‘We’re going to change the way we govern’

Prime Minister Brown, flanked by Chancellor Darling, told a press conference yesterday that, ‘the changes I have announced in the cabinet and in the...
Thousands demonstrated against the threat to close the A&E at Whittington hospital in north London in 2010 – Four A&Es in west London are facing the axe

Stop W London A&E closures! – MP Slaughter appeals

THE government plans to close Hammersmith and Charing Cross A&Es, warns Labour MP Andy Slaughter, who is calling on everyone to demonstrate in Westminster...
Firefighters on the picket line at Lambeth Fire Station at the beginning of the year

FBU – 4 Days Strike Action

THE FBU is escalating its strike action tonight with four days of action in England beginning at 6pm in the sharpening fight over pensions. The...
Harrow CWU rep RICHARD KASSIR addressing yesterday’s rally

‘WE ARE GETTING READY FOR REVOLUTION’ –WRP General Secretary Frank Sweeney

‘We’re getting ready for revolution in Britain as part of the world socialist revolution.’ That was the message delivered by workers revolutionary Party General Secretary,...

2nd Referendum part of Labour’s agenda – says Corbyn

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn and his shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer were in Brussels yesterday putting forward Labour’s position to the leaders of the...
Electricians union banner on the Athens march last Friday demanding no property tax on electricity bills!

Greek anger over EU diktat

Greek workers and youth are infuriated with the leaked German government document which proposes that an EU ‘Budget Commissioner’ should be installed in Greece...
PCS members joined the RMT march against government spending cuts on October 23rd 2010

STRIKES WILL PROCEED DURING OLYMPICS – say unions

UNIONS reacted angrily yesterday to threats by Arts, Media and Sports Secretary Hunt that public sector workers who strike during the Olympics should face...

BACK ME AGAINST REBELS! – failure May appeals to people

‘IF THIS deal doesn’t go through, we go back to square one,’ PM May said in her interview with Radio Five Live, where she...

Legal Action Against French Police State Violence

THE family of a 73-year-old French woman injured in a police charge at a protest are taking legal action. Geneviève Legay fell and hit her...

Mass Sackings For NHS!

LABOUR and the RCN have reacted angrily to instruction from NHS bosses and regulators to impose a ‘headcount reduction’ to reduce their deficits...

£150bn MORE FOR BANKS – as B 0f E starts printing money

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee yesterday cut interest rates from one per cent to a record low of 0.5 per cent. Interest rates...

Defend Heathrow jobs rally today!

HUNDREDS of British Airways workers are demonstrating outside the airline’s Heathrow HQ today against the outsourcing and offshoring of their jobs to Tata Consultancy...
Workers from Basildon and Enfield Visteon plants on the Enfield Visteon picket line yesterday morning

Nolan Kept Out Of US Talks!

THE Enfield Visteon plant convenor Kevin Nolan told News Line yesterday: ‘We have had a meeting with the company in New York. They are...
A section of the 3,000-strong rally of barristers, solicitors, probation staff and their supporters opposite parliament yesterday morning

NO TO TWO-TIER JUSTICE! say 3,000 marching lawyers

‘THIS is the biggest gathering that I can remember of solicitors, barristers, probation staff and the many people we represent,’ solicitor Paul Harris told...

GREEK WORKERS MARCH ON MINISTRY

HUNDREDS of local government workers entered a Finance Ministry building in Athens on Thursday demanding that there will be no cut to their dangerous...
Mass picket of Ealing Hospital against the closure of the Charlie Chaplin children’s ward – the closures of the A&Es at Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals are imminent

STPs preparing savage NHS cuts & hospital closures

‘TOP TIPS on making difficult decisions’ are being distributed to health bodies around the country to aid them in broaching the subject of hospital...

GM withdraws Europe loan applications

General Motors announced yesterday that Opel/Vauxhall ‘have decided to withdraw all applications for government loan guarantees across Europe’. The GM statement said: ‘There have been...

79% vote for London post strike

Postal workers in London have voted by four to one (79 per cent) in favour of strike action against plans to shut three mail...

McDonnell capitulates to the EU!

JOHN McDONNELL, Labour’s shadow chancellor said yesterday that Labour will vote down May’s Brexit deal, will not accept No Deal, and instead will propose...

Hospital penalised for fast treatment

UNISON Eastern regional head of health Geoff Reason yesterday condemned Labour over £2.5m in penalties imposed on Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust for treating patients...

‘CHOOSE FRESH POLICIES AND LEADERS’ – TGWU message for LP conference

THE TGWU trade union yesterday warned Blair and Brown that they were ignoring Labour voters ‘at their peril’. ‘Choose fresh policies and leaders’ was the...

Obama gives May dressing down!

OUTGOING US President Barack Obama yesterday warned PM May that Britain was wrong to vote to leave the EU and suggested it is still...
CWU pickets at the East London Mail Centre called for national strike action

‘WE NEED A NATIONAL STRIKE!’ – say striking London postal workers

THE CWU Postal National Executive is meeting next Tuesday and is expected to carry a resolution for a national ballot for national strike action...
RMT leader BOB CROW and his delegation demand that Blair go

Tuc Delegates Reject Blair

THE RMT railworkers union delegation demonstrated and walked out in protest at the presence of Tony Blair at the TUC Congress in Brighton yesterday. They...
A large and lively picket of striking teachers outside Copland Community School in Wembley yesterday morning

NO ACADEMY! COPLAND 5th STRIKE

COPLAND Community School workers took an unprecedented fifth day of strike action yesterday to stop the ARK academy chain taking over their school in...

UNSUSTAINABLE! – says EU Central Bank President Draghi

EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi yesterday warned eurozone leaders that current financial mechanisms are ‘unsustainable’. Addressing the European Parliament, Draghi asked: ‘Can the...
CWU pickets at the Hampstead Delivery Office – determined to keep Royal Mail as a public service

POSTAL WORKERS CONDEMN MANDELSON – TUC must support us!

BUSINESS Secretary Peter Mandelson yesterday afternoon attacked London postal workers in particular for not accepting the government and Royal Mail plans to...

CWU WILL TAKE STRIKE ACTION – if Coventry Mail Centre is shut

COVENTRY postal workers are preparing for strike action to defend their jobs and their mail centre, a leading CWU officer said yesterday. Royal Mail is...
UCU strikers fighting to defend their pensions were joined by students yesterday on a lively march through central London

Strike Until We Win! – Lecturers

OXFORD and Cambridge lecturers joined a three thousand-strong march in central London yesterday called by the London Region UCU on the 13th day of...
An enthusiastic response from patients, staff and passers-by to yesterday’s picket of Chase Farm Hospital

CHASE FARM WILL NOT CLOSE! say residents and nurses

ON DAY 13 of the daily picket of Chase Farm Hospital, which has been called to prepare for occupation to stop its closure,...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers lobbying the TUC Gongress last month demanding action to win their reinstatement

NHS CRISIS – hits Chase Farm, North Middx & Grantham

The leading orthopaedic surgeon at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield has handed in his notice after 30 years in the NHS, because ‘all managers...

Rail Companies Are Paying Massive Dividends Says RMT

NEW RMT research has revealed that the private companies responsible for supplying trains to the railways have been paying massive dividends to their shareholders...

Wages being slashed!

PAY ‘nosedived’ last month, as the quarterly rate of earnings growth crashed to 0.7% from 1.9% the previous month. The government’s preferred CPI monthly inflation...