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Rolls Royce jobs massacre! – Unite calls for National Recovery Council with Tories

THE UNITE trade union has responded to the news that Rolls Royce is to cut 9,000 jobs globally, 3,375 of them in the UK,...

Tories threaten councils – to try to force reopening of schools

THE TORY government has launched a three-pronged attack on parents, teachers and councils in a bid to force schools to open – despite all...

‘Scrap the charges for overseas NHS staff!’ – say Doctors for the NHS

AFTER lauding NHS workers as ‘heroes’ and giving them ‘a clap’ the Tories have upped the amount that overseas NHS and care workers and...

‘You Have Right To Refuse To Work!’ – Aslef Advises Members

As London Underground ramps up services today, ASLEF has advised members of their right to refuse to work in circumstances where they are at...

NURSES UNDER PRESSURE TO WORK WITHOUT PPE – says RCN

NURSING staff in the UK are still under pressure to work without PPE and lack promised gowns. Over a third of nursing staff (34%) in...

A&E Visits Halved By Virus Outbreak

A&E VISITS in England have halved since the coronavirus outbreak started, dropping to their lowest level since records began. Before the pandemic, more than 2.1m...

UK ECONOMY IS CRASHING! – facing its biggest ever slump

TORY CHANCELLOR SUNAK yesterday said it is ‘very likely’ the UK is in a ‘significant recession’, as figures show the economy contracting at the...

Furlough scheme will be extended till October 31

THE FURLOUGH scheme, where currently 6.2 million workers who are not working during the coronavirus crisis are getting 80% of their wages paid by...

Johnson is risking a second spike – warns BMA – While Unite wants permanent...

‘SO WE ARE at real risk, without any coherence without any safeguards, that the infection could have a second surge,’ warned Chaand Nagpaul, Chair...

Go to work tomorrow! says Johnson – but don’t use public transport

‘WE SAID you should work from home if you can and if you can’t work from home not to work. We have now changed...

TUC outlines conditions for a safer reopening of schools!

THE TUC on Friday published a joint statement that was sent yesterday evening to the Secretary of State for Education, on behalf of unions...

Deepest recession since 1706 – UK economy to contract 14% – shock Bank of...

THE BANK of England warned yesterday that the UK economy is heading towards its deepest recession on record, shrinking by as much as 14%...

THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS STILL TRAPPED IN DANGEROUS BUILDINGS says the Fire Brigades Union

FIREFIGHTERS yesterday slammed the government and building owners as an HCLG Committee cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings. The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG)...

Virgin to axe 3,150 jobs! – and permanently leave Gatwick

VIRGIN Atlantic is to cut a third of its staff in the UK and will keep its operation at Gatwick closed in response to...

Lift lockdown now and our members will refuse to work

‘THE GOVERNMENT is trying to say: “You take the risk to the staff, and you take the risk to the passengers, it is on...

BMA’s Nagpaul opposes PM’s plan to ease the ‘lockdown!’

‘THE Government has five tests it has said must be met to ease lockdown – the first of which is “making sure the NHS...

Ryanair Mass Sackings

RYANAIR is planning to make 3,000, 15% of its workers in Europe, redundant and is also planning 20% pay cuts for employees. Unite national officer...

MAY DAY MANIFESTO – Corona crisis tips capitalism over the edge! Forward with the...

Statement by the News LIne Editorial Board THE NEWS LINE Editorial Board sends its May Day greetings to the working class and the poor of...

Nationalise P&O says RMT

ON THE day the owners in Dubai are set to pay hundreds of millions in dividends, RMT has called for P&O Ferries to be...

BP’s PROFITS NOSEDIVE 66%

BP PROFITS have nosedived by 66% the oil giant revealed yesterday as it published its first quarter profit. BP warned it faces an ‘exceptional level...

PM Johnson reaches out to Labour!

‘WE WILL be reaching out to build the biggest possible consensus,’ Tory PM Johnson said yesterday morning, ‘across business, across industry, across all parts...

HEALTHCARE WORKERS RISKING LIVES! – without ‘death in service’ benefits guaranteed says BMA

THE BMA (British Medical Association) said yesterday that ‘frustration grows’ over the government’s failure to guarantee that the families of healthcare workers who lose...

‘STOP LOOTING OUR PENSIONS!’ – demands FBU, PCS, GMB and POA

THE POA has joined the FBU, PCS and GMB in a Legal Challenge to ‘stop the looting of their pensions!’ The POA, along with the...

‘US jobs haemorrhaging’ 26m now unemployed

‘THE US economy is haemorrhaging jobs at a pace and scale never before recorded,’ Scott Anderson, chief economist at the Bank of the West...

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...

‘ZERO CHANCE OF TRANSPORT DEAL’ – RMT warns Johnson government

RMT WARNS there is zero chance of agreement to government plans to increase transport services on 11th May in the current climate, as a...

RCN: No fees! Restore bursaries! Cancel debt!

‘FORCING student nurses to pay tuition fees has been a disaster,’ the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said yesterday, demanding that all student nurses’...

Working class kids denied education!

THE CHILDREN of working class families are being denied an education during the coronavirus lockdown as many families do not have access to laptops,...

‘Under Immense And Continuous Stress!’ – Doctors Tell Bma

IN TESTIMONIES provided to the BMA, one doctor said that ‘we are under immense and continuous stress’. While another doctor said: ‘What has been...

‘Unprecedented Pressure On Our Ambulance Members!’

UNITE national officer for health Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said yesterday that ‘Pressures on our ambulance members are unprecedented, with the profession not currently being given...

‘YOU CAN’T PAY WORKERS LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE!’ – GMB writes to Chancellor...

IT IS A moral outrage to pay workers less than the minimum wage the GMB union told the Tory government yesterday. The union has written...

Coronavirus ‘Running Wild In Care Homes!’

THE LATEST figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which include every community death linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales, showed a...

Coronavirus ripping through Belmarsh!

BELMARSH High Security prison is suffering from an outbreak of coronavirus to such an extent that it is ‘barely functioning’, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has...

Firefighters For NHS Front Line!

FIREFIGHTERS are to fit face masks and deliver vital PPE and medical supplies to NHS and care staff. Fire and Rescue personnel have volunteered to...

Nurses using bin bags as PPE test POSITIVE!

NURSES at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north west London, were forced to wear bin bags because of a lack of Personal Protective Equipment...

Unite-Rolls Royce jobs deal – includes a 10% pay delay for 1 year

THE UNITE union has agreed a package with engineering giant Rolls-Royce to financially protect the 20,000 UK workforce during the coronavirus emergency by delaying...

Greek doctors & nurses protest!

DOCTORS, nurses, trades unionists, workers and youth took part in protests at the entrances of many hospitals throughout Greece yesterday morning against the government’s...

NHS PORTERS AT RISK – transporting the dead in sheets as body bags...

NHS PORTERS at Epsom and St Helier Trust, not only have very ‘flimsy’ Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) but they are being forced to transport...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have no face masks!

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill 30,000 vacancies in...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

VENTILATORS are to be rationed, using tactics employed on the battlefield, where army medics choose who to treat and who to leave to bleed...

Wildcat Postal Strikes

WILDCAT strikes by postal workers at three Scottish sorting offices over serious health and safety issues has forced Royal Mail to change its policy...

A Fifth Of Small Businesses Are Going Under

A FIFTH of all small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are unlikely to get the cash they need to survive the next four...

‘CRADLE OF DISEASE’ – 4,000 packed into ASOS warehouse

JAM-PACKED ASOS clothing warehouse is a ‘cradle of disease’, terrified workers in the GMB union warned yesterday, calling for their entire operation to be...

‘All NHS workers & their families must be tested!’ – demands BMA chair Dr...

‘ALL health workers and their families must be tested immediately,’ Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association and GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul...