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‘We will win this dispute’ said postal workers picketing the East London Mail Centre at Bromley-by-Bow yesterday morning

CWU ‘further strike action’

‘ROYAL MAIL is misleading the public,’ the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said yesterday at the start of the national postal strike in defence of...
PCS and NASUWT members marching in defence of their pensions on November 30 – they will not accept what they regard as a completely unfair tax

Another Unfair Tax!

Trade unions yesterday condemned the Cameron government’s just-announced decision to press ahead with increasing the pension contributions of public service workers from April 2012. Teachers...
Anti-ARK Academy protest outside the company’s offices in London

‘Stop Wandsworth asset-stripping!’

THE GMB union is calling on the public in the south London borough of Wandsworth to support a campaign to stop the sale of...

‘Headcount reduction’ with no ‘unresolved surplus’ – under Royal Mail deal

THE leaders of the CWU are backing the deal ‘Business Transformation 2010 and Beyond – a National Agreement Between Royal Mail and the Communication...

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...
The United Families and Friends Campaign marching to Downing Street last October to protest over deaths in police and prison custody, including Adam Rickwood and Gareth Myatt

YOUNGEST CHILD DEATH IN CUSTODY – end imprisonment of children urges report

AN end to the imprisonment of under-16 year olds ‘in all but the most exceptional circumstances’ was demanded yesterday, in an official report on...

UK Economy Broken!

unemployment rose by 128,000 in the three months to October, to 2.64 million people. This is the highest level since 1994, the Office for...

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...

John Breen (1938-2010)

OVER 100 people packed out Hither Green Cremat-orium yesterday for the funeral of John Breen. His wife Doreen, their two daughters, family, friends and a...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

‘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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

Panic As China Cuts Rates Again!

CHINA cut its main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.6% yesterday, for the fifth time since November, as it moved to try...
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,...
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...
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...
Striking bus workers fighting for fair pay outside Alperton bus garage yesterday morning

BUS DRIVERS STRIKE! – for £30,000 a year & 38-hour week

METROBUS and First Centrewest Buses stopped throughout London yesterday. Metrobus is out for 24 hours while First Centrewest Buses are stopped for 48...
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...
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...
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...
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...

‘People’s vote remains an option’ – Corbyn

‘WE HAVE called for a new customs union, with a say in future trade deals, a strong single market relationship and a guarantee to...
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...

Monthly Magazine

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...