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SWINDON NHS STRIKE ACTION – Against Bullying and Harassment

150 GMB members employed by Carillion at Great Western NHS Hospital in Swindon are to ballot for strike action over bullying, harassment and...
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...

Support floods in for Gate Gourmet conference

THE locked-out Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow have stepped up their campaigning ahead of the News Line-Gate Gourmet conference in London this Sunday. On Wednesday...

Coalition Split Widening

THE split in the coalition government deepened yesterday, with Deputy Prime Minister Clegg absenting himself from the House of Commons as Prime Minister Cameron...
Up to 1,000 workers and young people turned up to picket the Israeli Embassy yesterday afternoon and were faced by large numbers of police

‘IT’S LIKE HELL HERE NOW’ – Doctor Mads Gilbert condemns Israeli invasion

Fifteen Palestinian civilians were killed yesterday and at least 40 others were wounded when Israeli shells hit Gaza City shopping centre. Among those killed by...
FBU members and residents from the Buncefield area picketing 10 Downing Street on Wednesday night

Union solicitors urging members to sign deal

‘WE are asking all trade unions and all trade unionists to join our march and rally in Hounslow on Saturday 25th of March,’ Sharanjit...

Oil $146 A Barrel – Gm Is Going Broke

The price of oil continued to soar yesterday, with Brent crude rising above $146 per barrel (p.b.) for the first time ever. Brent crude...
A strong happy and well-fed picket line at Stoke Newington Delivery Office insisted that their union was not going to be run by judges

Massive London Postal Strike Action

PICKETS were out in force at Stoke Newington N16 Delivery Office in Hackney on Wednesday, day one of the London postal workers three day...
Demonstration outside University College London Hospitals Trust insisting that the NHS is not for sale

ACCEPT PRIVATISATION OR BE SACKED! NW London NHS pathology staff told

THE GMB yesterday condemned the forced transfer of nearly 700 northwest London NHS pathology service staff to a private company. The service carries out blood...
Confident pickets at the Hampstead Delivery Office on Wednesday morning said they are determined to defend their wages and conditions

London Mail Centres Out Today

THOUSANDS of postal workers at huge mail centres across the capital are taking action today, the third day of the London postal strike. Union leaders...
Gate Gourmet sacked workers and supporters at the start of their First Anniversary march on August 20 this year  – one year since they were sacked – currently attending their Employment Tribunal  over wrongful dismissal

GATE GOURMET CONVENOR ‘SHOCKED’ – when he heard his members were to be dismissed...

FORMER Gate Gourmet general manager Hans Bosch, who has now left the company, gave evidence on the fourth day of the Gate Gourmet employment...

Stop Post Office Wipe-Out!

POST Offices are being wiped out, depriving the public of a vital service, leaders of the Communications Workers’ Union and the National Federation of...

‘We are all tax avoiders’ says Tory Lord Fink

‘I STAND by what I said in the House of Commons, that Lord Fink was engaged in tax avoidance,’ Labour leader Miliband said during...
Gate Gourmet sacked workers from Heathrow and Gate Gourmet strikers from Dusseldorf picket theTexas Pacific office in central London on March 24th 2006

TEXAS PACIFIC SELLS GATE GOURMET – Private equity on the run

PRIVATE equity raider, the Texas Pacific Group has sold airline catering company Gate Gourmet to bankers Merrill Lynch. Gate Gourmet, which is based in the...

SUDDEN AND CATASTROPHIC – OILC leader Jake Malloy describes Morecambe Bay disaster

‘Last night’s event appears to suggest that something sudden and catastrophic happened,’ offshore workers’ union, OILC leader Jake Malloy told News Line yesterday. Six bodies...
Bow busworkers out in force on their picket line yesterday morning won’t accept a wage freeze

East London Bus Strike Solid

BUSWORKERS employed by East London Bus Group are continuing their 48-hour strike against a pay freeze and management onslaught on their terms and conditions...

GOURMET CRISIS! – Siegel flies back to the USA

THERE WERE no talks yesterday between the TGWU and Gate Gourmet bosses after its chairman David Siegel flew back to the US for crisis...
Lobby of Parliament in May against Academy schools

Stop Claremont School Becoming An Academy!

TEACHERS from the ATL, NASUWT and NUT trade unions leafleted outside Claremont High School in Brent on Tuesday to oppose academy status for...
ALEX PEREIRA, cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes – who was murdered by the police at Stockwell tube on Friday 22nd July – addressing the News Line Anniversary Rally last Sunday

Gate Gourmet Workers Angry At Tgwu Officials

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers spoke out angrily yesterday over TGWU officers who are putting pressure on those the company has selected for compulsory...
Teachers picket outside the Crest Boys Academy in Neasden yesterday morning

E-Act breaks no-redundancy pledge to education unions

A STRIKE by all three teacher unions, the ATL, NASUWT and NUT, took place yesterday at Crest Boys’ Academy in Neasden and the school...
Tony Hall at work in his studio

TONY HALL 12th November 1936 – 21st February 2008

WE are very sad to have to announce the death from lung cancer of Tony Hall, a very good friend of the News Line,...
The campaign team for the Gate Gourmet workers anniversary rally in Southall yesterday

BA workers coming to Gate Gourmet rally

BRITISH Airways workers are coming to the Gate Gourmet locked-out workers first anniversary march and rally in Southall this Sunday. Buying his ticket for the...
GMB ex-Southwark council caretaker STEVE BARRETT (rear, left) with his family

HEARTLESS EVICTION! – GMB hires a lawyer for sacked school caretaker and family

The GMB trade union yesterday revealed its fears that many more ex-Southwark council school caretakers could face the same frightening threats of eviction as...
Section of the rally in central Athens during the recent public sector national strike

MAY DAY MANIFESTO – ‘Permanent state of Revolution!’ says Greek dockers’ leader

THE Editorial Board of the News Line sends its revolutionary greetings to the workers of the world at a time of the greatest ever...

Whipps X Strike

Ancillary workers at Whipps Cross Hospital north London were yesterday organising for three days of strike action from today in a dispute over equal...
CWU pickets in Luton yesterday morning

PCS Offers ‘full Support’ To Royal Mail Strikers!

THE PCS General Secretary and National President sent a message of solidarity to striking CWU members in the Royal Mail yesterday. Their message, to CWU...
A strong picket line of NUT and NASUWT members and parents outside the Alec Reed Academy in Northolt yesterday morning

Academy plan a ‘disaster’

NUT and NASUWT members at Alec Reed Academy in Northolt, Ealing, west London were on strike yesterday, with two more days of strike action...
Gate Gourmet Tribunal Review

Gate Gourmet Tribunal Review

Gate Gourmet sacked workers outside the Reading Tribunal last Friday, where they were seeking a review of the tribunal judge’s decision that their 32...
BMA delegates voting to defend the NHS at yesterday’s consultants conference in London

WE’LL STOP NHS PRIVATISATION – say BMA consultants

‘WE will not let this government privatise the NHS,’ declared British Medical Association Consultants Committee Chairman Jonathan Fielden yesterday. In his keynote address to the...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers and supporters marching through Hounslow last March

Great support for GG workers at Tolpuddle march

GATE Gourmet locked out workers got great support from trade unionists at the Tolpuddle Martyrs anniversary march and festival in Dorset yesterday. Over eight thousand...

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Nurses rally in central London on May 11 against cuts

THIRTY NURSES FACE THE SACK –UNISON threatens industrial action at North Devon NHS Trust

Sixty health workers including thirty nurses are to lose their jobs at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple as the NHS Trust seeks to...
Platform of Saturday’s packed ‘Save Chase Farm’ meeting, (L-R) consultant ANNA ATHOW, Maternity Liaison Committee member Gail McCONNELL, Ambulanceman Jonathan FOX, chair STEPHEN ARMSTRONG, Save Chase Farm councillor KIERAN McGREGOR, local GP Dr NICHOLAS P

BUILD COUNCILS OF ACTION! – Save Chase Farm Hospital meeting urged

A packed 400-strong Save Chase Farm meeting in Enfield last Saturday heard calls for Councils of Action to organise occupations to stop the closure...
Horton Hospital campaigners from Banbury at the NHS Together lobby of Parliament on November 1st

Campaigners Reject Ippr Insult

NHS DEFENCE campaigners were outraged yesterday at the comments by the Blairite Institute for Public Policy Research that their campaigns to defend District General...

Kent blood services not for sale!–Unite

THE PRIVATISATION of the NHS blood samples service in Kent will put patients’ lives at risk, Unite warned yesterday, adding: ‘It must be stopped!’ A...

PRIVATE CLINICENTA NHS CONTRACT SUSPENDED – after two patient deaths

‘The BMA has long voiced concerns about the Independent Sector Treatment Centre programme,’ a British Medical Association (BMA) spokeswoman told News Line yesterday. She was...
Determined Metronet strikers lobbying the Department of Transport in central London yesterday

‘GET RID OF THE PRIVATEERS’ – say Tube strikers

‘Privatisation has been a disaster, we want the complete renationalisation of the railway network in Britain,’ RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said yesterday. Crow was...
Nurses rallying against job and pay cuts a year ago

PAY NURSES IN FULL! – demand 186 MPs

Nearly 200 MPs, including former Labour ministers, have joined calls for the government to give nurses this year’s pay award in full, instead of...
Health unions have warned that next year’s wage increase must match inflation

Food & Fuel Prices Soaring!

HUGE petrol and food price increases have pushed up the UK cost of living, cutting workers’ wages and living standards. The Office of National Statistics...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers joined the Terminal 5 building workers picket yesterday afternoon

Gg Workers Step Up Campaign

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers visited Hillingdon Civic Centre, the Uxbridge library, Uxbridge bus garage, Uxbridge tube and Brunel University yesterday, to campaign for...
WRP candidate ANNA ATHOW found that her stand to defend the NHS and keep all hospitals open is very well supported

OUR HOSPITALS MUST NOT CLOSE! – Voters tell Enfield WRP candidate Anna Athow

Enfield North WRP election candidate Anna Athow and her campaign team received a big response on the High Street yesterday. Anna, a consultant surgeon, has...

Gate Gourmet Tribunals Are Completed

THE Reading Employment Tribunal has dealt with the last 23 claims for unfair dismissal against Gate Gourmet London arising out of the mass sackings...

260 DEAD IN KENYAN FIGHTING – after Presidential election rigged

As the death toll rose to 260, EU monitors yesterday cast doubts on the results of Kenya’s disputed presidential vote. This stepped up the pressure...
BRIAN HAW (centre), a victim of Blair’s Serious Organised Crime and Police Act – His picket line outside the House of Commons was dismantled by 78 riot police – yesterday his appearance at the High Court for alleged breach of bail conditions was postponed

Prescott-Blair Fate Linked

Pressure mounted on deputy prime minister Prescott to quit yesterday, with Labour MPs queueing up to say he should go despite warnings that if...
Busworkers on the picket line yesterday at greenford garage – determined to fight for the same pay for all busworkers

‘SORT OUT OUR WAGES!’ – demand London busworkers

Over 6,000 bus drivers were out on a 24 hour strike yesterday to protest at the huge pay disparity between the eighteen London bus...