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The Palestinian town of Jenin which was occupied by a large force of Israeli troops for 78 hours from the morning of December 29

Strike! To Reinstate BA Shop Stewards!

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British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked a second Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) shop steward ‘for his involvement’ in the unofficial strike last August...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line at Heathrow – demanding action from the TGWU leaders for their reinstatement and that of the sacked BA shop stewards

‘WE WANT ANSWERS!’ say furious West Virginia mining families

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US miners’ families’ relief turned to fury yesterday when they heard that only one of 12 trapped miners was alive when their bodies were...

‘We continue to picket, despite the cold!’

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Locked Out Gate Gourmet workers are calling on all trade unionists to attend their Conference in London on Sunday the 29th of January. More than...

NHS IS FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL! says the British Medical Association

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Public sector union UNISON yesterday again urged the government to stop the privatisation of the NHS. Commenting on a warning by Audit Commission chairman James...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line at the Beacon roundabout near the factory yesterday midday

Come to our conference on January 29TH

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THERE was a determined picket of locked out Gate Gourmet workers on the Beacon Hill near Heathrow Airport yesterday. It is now nearly five months...

NHS Being Cut To Aid Private Sector!

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The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday expressed concern over the cancellation by an Oxford hospital of a routine heart procedure because of lack of...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers on the picket line yesterday

THE MAJORITY ARE STANDING FIRM – say locked-out Gate Gourmet workers

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LOCKED-OUT Gate Gourmet workers are on the picket line today, determined to win victory this year. The airline catering company at Heathrow sacked over 700...

2006 – A Great Year For World Revolution

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily paper of the Workers Revolutionary Party, sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line over Christmas – confident of victory in 2006

WE WILL WIN IN NEW YEAR! – say Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

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LOCKED-OUT Gate Gourmet workers are calling on the whole trade union movement to support their conference in London on January 29th. On the picket line...

BLAIR’S POLICE STATE POWERS – come in on Sunday January 1

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‘These powers constitute a serious erosion of civil liberties in this country. They will change the relationship between the police and the individual fundamentally,’...

‘WE WILL WIN OUR FIGHT’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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PASSING cars hooted in support as locked out Gate Gourmet workers picketed on the hill near Heathrow Airport yesterday. Avtar told News Line: ‘We will...
Armed policeman in central London

January conference for locked-out Gate Gourmet workers

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DEFIANT Gate Gourmet locked out workers were standing on the picket line in the freezing cold yesterday determined to win their jobs back and...

GAZA BUFFER ZONE – Israelis threaten to shoot-on-sight

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Israeli planes yesterday dropped leaflets in northern Gaza to warn Palestinians that they will be shot dead on sight if they enter a newly...

Gate Gourmet locked-out workers are aiming for a New Year victory!

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‘OUR fight is continuing and so is our picket,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told News Line yesterday. ‘We have rejected the Compromise...

Labour Failing Homeless

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Homelessness charity Crisis yesterday called on the government to make public services more accessible to homeless people. Crisis said: ‘Public services are failing homeless people. ‘Public...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line at Heathrow last week determined to win their fight for reinstatement

We Are Fighting Until We Win

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LOCKED OUT Gate Gourmet workers received their monthly hardship payments of £228.80 from the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) yesterday. ‘We received it today...

‘THE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A LIAR’ says Saddam Hussein

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At his continuing show trial in Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accused Bush of lying about Iraq’s non-existent stockpiles of chemical weapons as...

Hardship Payments To Continue – Tgwu

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TRANSPORT and General Workers Union full-time officer Oliver Richardson told locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday that they would continue to receive hardship payments...

Blair Loses Torture Appeal

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‘The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down a landmark judgment about the torture and abuse of Iraqi civilians in detention with UK Armed Forces...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers outside the Hillingdon office of the TGWU insisting that the union leadership back their fight

Tgwu Officials Refuse To Pay Out Xmas Hardship Money

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THIRTY locked-out Gate Gourmet workers gathered at the TGWU union office in Hillingdon yesterday, angry that they were not being given their hardship money...

‘We have great plans for New Year’ say locked-out Gate Gourmet workers

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‘OUR union leaders are telling everybody our dispute is finished but it is not finished,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told News...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers marching during their Xmas picket at Heathrow last Sunday

BUNCEFIELD INQUIRY – prohibition notices served on oil companies

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THE Health and Safety Commission (HSC) yesterday announced the official inquiry into the Buncefield oil depot fire. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan told a press conference...

‘WE’VE SEEN OFF THE COMPROMISE AGREEMENT’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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‘THE Compromise Agreement is dead. We have seen it off’ said Nirmal Purewal TGWU shop steward and locked out Gate Gourmet worker. ‘This dispute...

127,992 homeless kids at Christmas

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A record 127,992 children in England will wake up homeless on Christmas day, according to new government figures highlighted by Shelter. The charity turned...

Mass Picket For Victory For Gate Gourmet Workers

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‘WELCOME to all of you. We are very proud of all of you,’ Parmjit Bains told a rally on the hill near the Gate...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers outside the local TGWU offices in Hillingdon demand the scrapping of the Compromise Agreement

Strike At Terminal 5

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Fifteen hundred construction workers employed by civil engineers Laing O’Rourke on the Heathrow Terminal 5 site, yesterday launched the first of two 24-hour strikes...

‘we Are Marching Forward To Victory’

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THE locked out Gate Gourmet workers held their mass picket of the TGWU regional office in Hillingdon yesterday, marking the deadline for signing the...

BA Steward Sacked!

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British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked Mark Fisher, one of the three Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards disciplined for organising an unofficial strike...

Private treatment centres harm NHS

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TREATMENT Centres run by the private sector are much more likely to have an adverse effect on their surrounding NHS trusts, finds new...

STAND FIRM! Airport trades unionists urge Gate Gourmet workers

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers got great support yesterday as they campaigned at the TGWU office in Hillingdon to defeat the sell-out Compromise Agreement. Mohammed...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers picketing the Hillingdon office of the TGWU urging all workers not to sign the notorious ‘Compromise Agreement’

Teachers Strike!

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TEACHERS in four schools in Calderdale, Greenwich, Newham and Doncaster will take strike action this week to protect salary levels following a review forced...

‘ON OUR WAY TO VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers were yesterday campaigning outside the Transport and General Workers Union regional office in Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport. On Saturday the...
Locked -out gate Gourmet workers during their successful lobby of the TGWU Executive meeting earlier this month

‘WE ARE STRONG AND WE WILL WIN’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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‘NOW that Eric Born (managing director Gate Gourmet UK and Ireland) has admitted that only 137 have signed the Compromise Agreement, it shows that...

GREEK GENERAL STRIKE – for workers’ rights against privatisation

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A massive strike wave is taking place against the Greek right-wing government this week as workers are staging national strikes, including a general strike...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers demand the end of the  sell-out ‘Compromise Agreement’ on their march in Southall earlier this month

Only 137 have signed ‘Compromise’ deal

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LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line yesterday were determined that they will win their struggle to return to their jobs on their...

NHS SPENDING FREEZE! – decreed by Finance Director

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An email sent last month from chief medical officer Sir Ian Donaldson’s chief of staff to DoH officials orders a freeze on NHS spending...
Irish workers demanding ‘Equal Rights for Everyone’ on last Friday’s 100,000-strong march through Dublin

General Strike in Ireland

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OVER 100,000 workers turned out for a massive demonstration through Dublin yesterday, as the country was brought to a halt in a general strike...

Hundreds of us are fighting for reinstatement

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers were on the picket line yesterday determined to take their struggle forward to victory. Shop steward Gurdip Heer told News...

‘TORTURE IS ABHORRENT’ say the Law Lords

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‘This is a momentous decision,’ said Amnesty International yesterday. ‘The Law Lords ruling has overturned the tacit belief that torture can be condoned under...
Over 100,000 workers marched through Dublin’s streets yesterday as the general strike shook the country in protest at slave labour being used on Irish Ferries

Gate Gourmet hardship payments – ‘No way will people be allowed to go without’...

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MORE than 20 locked out Gate Gourmet workers were picketing yesterday at Heathrow Airport determined to win their fight. Their lobby of the TGWU ...

Labour Opens Door To Super Exploitation!

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TWO young Polish women, Marta and Kaisia, yesterday told a TGWU-organised briefing in the House of Commons of their experiences as cheap labour agency...
Over 20 locked-out Gate Gourmet workers were on the picket line yesterday despite the very cold weather

Don’t stop our hardship payments demand locked-out GG workers

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Locked out Gate Gourmet workers were on the picket line in the open air at Heathrow Airport yesterday. They were angry that the leaders of...

IRANIAN DISASTER – 140 killed as plane crashes into flats

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140 people were killed yesterday when an Iranian military aircraft crashed into a block of flats in a residential area in the south of...

Gate Gourmet Workers Lobby Tgwu Executive

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THIRTY FIVE Gate Gourmet locked out workers yesterday lobbied the TGWU executive meeting at the union’s headquarters in Holborn. They kept up chants of ‘Compromise...

Crisis Pre-Budget

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Britain has had to face ‘the toughest and most challenging year for the economy’ in which it has seen predicted economic growth halved to...