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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...

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...

‘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...

Irish Gross National Product Shrinks By 2.2%

The continued austerity programme is costing jobs and making recovery almost impossible, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions said yesterday. Official figures released yesterday showed...
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...
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...
French police in action on Saturday against protesters in Nantes

Disarm French Riot Police – Cgt

YELLOW Vests and trade unionists are seeking to deliver a crushing blow to France’s president Emmanuel Macron. The CGT union federation has called a...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

‘Unions must strike to release Assange!’ Protesters rally outside the Old Bailey

‘THE TRADE unions should organise mass demonstrations and call a general strike,’ Julian Assange Defence Committee member Joe Brack told News Line yesterday. He was...
Heavily armed police with sub-automatic MP4 weapons at Liverpool St station in central London

SAS deployed on UK streets

HEAVILY ARMED special SAS forces were ordered onto the streets of the UK, yesterday and told to ‘shoot on sight’ suspected terrorists as the...
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...

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...

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...
Demonstration outside University College London Hospitals Trust insisting that the NHS is not for sale


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...

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...
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...

‘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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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...
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...
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,...

REINSTATE ENFIELD GP – Haringey BMA condemns surgery closure

A MEETING of Enfield and Haringey Division of the BMA yesterday stated that it was appalled by the treatment of Dr...
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...
CWU pickets at the Peckham Delivery Office yesterday morning

London Postal Strike 100%

LONDON delivery offices took all-out strike action yesterday in the ongoing battle by postal workers to defend jobs in Royal Mail. The Communication Workers Union...
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...

‘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...
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...
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...
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,...
One of the big picket lines out yesterday at Holloway Metroline bus garage

Metro – Hundreds Of Pickets Out

THERE were over 100 pickets covering all the entrances to Willesden Bus Garage in north west London yesterday morning. Bus driver and TGWU member Christine...