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Students from all over the country lobbied parliament in February for the right to free English language courses

NORTH LONDON COLLEGES ON THE MARCH – to defend ESOL

Staff and students from North London colleges are today marching to demonstrate their opposition to plans to restrict access to free English for Speakers...
A midday vigil at Whipps Cross Hospital yesterday  campaigning against all cuts and closures in the NHS

‘whipps X Will Not Close!’

OVER 70 hospital staff, patients, supporters and trade unionists held a rally outside the threatened Whipps Cross District General Hospital in Walthamstow, north London...

Tens of thousands strike in north of Ireland!

THE north of Ireland was yesterday gripped by a 24-hour general strike by health, education, transport and civil service workers protesting against job...

Capitalist debt transferred to the poor – McDonnell indicts Spring Statement

‘I AM pleased to report to the House on a UK economy that has grown in every year since 2010,’ Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond...

Hewitt Prepares To Close Bart’S

LABOUR’S Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt said yesterday that London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital could face closure. She was being interviewed about her decision to carry out...
Hundreds of Chagossians rally outside the Foreign Office condemning the British government for preventing them from returning home to the Chagos Islands

Chagos Islanders Betrayed

SOME 100 Chagossians demonstrated opposite Downing Street yesterday over their treatment by the British government. Frankie Bontemps told News Line: ‘We’re here following the decision...
Young Socialists members joined BMW carworkers on the picket line in Oxford during their last strike in April

BMW workers reject pension offer

BMW car workers, in a ballot, the results of which were announced yesterday, have rejected the ‘pension offer’ which would see the closure of...
A determined march of 20,000 protestors took place in London last Saturday demanding an end to the occupation of Palestine

HAMAS OFFERS AMNESTY – while Abbas decides to rule by decree

HAMAS yesterday released dozens of Fatah security commanders and Fatah officials detained during the past week in Gaza, and offered an amnesty to other...

Civil Servants Strike Ballot

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) decided yesterday to hold a strike ballot amongst 270,000 PCS members working for the civil service and...
Pickets were solid on day 2 of the 3-day Southern rail strike, after which 11 more days are planned

‘General strike to defend Southern guards’ – RMT

‘THIS attack on our union is an attack on all unions,’ John Reid, RMT NEC told News Line yesterday morning. Reid was speaking on the...
Health workers marching through London in May 2013 – protesting against plans to cut and close A&Es

‘A&E SERVICES ARE AT BREAKING POINT!’ – due to government changes

HEALTH Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has agreed to the relaxing of ambulance response times for some ‘Red 2’ category patients, which include those with...
Freedom Flotilla volunteers back from a Zionist prison leading the Athens march

Greek Workers March Against Zionist Piracy

Over 5,000 workers and students demonstrated through Athens city centre on Thursday evening against the Zionist pirates and their murders of the Freedom...
Orthodox Jews, joining the rally on Saturday against the Israeli killings in Gaza, condemn Zionist terrorism

29 Palestinians killed, 3,000 wounded in Gaza – ‘There are no innocent people in...

TWENTY-NINE Palestinian civilians have been killed and 3,000 wounded by Israeli snipers and tanks firing at unarmed demonstrators near the Gaza border over the...

‘WE WILL WIN OUR FIGHT’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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...

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...
Junior doctors demonstrate in the lead-up to their second strike. Their fourth strike takes place this week – they will not accept imposition

Legal challenge to Tory contract imposition

THE BMA has launched a judicial review, challenging the lawfulness of the Tories’ decision to impose a new contract on the junior doctors. Junior doctors...

Record petrol price rises!

Petrol prices yesterday hit a record average level of 121.76p for a litre of unleaded petrol. It is expected that fuel prices will rise daily...
Syrians in London show their support for President Assad

MPs QUESTION AIR STRIKES!’

PRIME Minister Cameron yesterday claimed it is ‘in our national interest’ for the UK to launch air strikes on Syria. He made a statement to...
Unite and Unison members march to defend their pensions – on Thursday’s strike they will be joined by other public sector unions

Unions Rebut New Tory Strike Ban Threat

UNITE and Unison rebutted threats issued by Cabinet Secretary Francis Maude yesterday morning, in which he poured Tory vitriol on this Thursday’s mass one-day...
NHS workers on the picket line at Northwick Park Hospital in north-west London during last November’s NHS strike action. They are demanding 3,000 more midwives and will fight any attempt to impose a ‘staff freeze’

‘Staff freeze’ and £22bn of cuts for NHS

THE NHS is facing a ‘substantial financial problem’ which politicians are ignoring in the election campaign, its former head, David Nicholson warned yesterday. Warning of...

Blair & Straw ‘must have known’ about Aamer torture – claims SNP’s Alex Salmond

EX-LABOUR Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and ex-Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ‘must have known’ about the torture of British prisoner Shaker Aamer by the...

Euro Crisis Crunch Time

US TREASURY Secretary Timothy Geithner held emergency meetings with German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi yesterday. Markets had...

Dictator Hunt imposes NHS contract

HEALTH Secretary Hunt has decided that Junior Doctors are to have a new contract imposed on them from August next year. The imposition follows on...

Bid To Prevent EU Withdrawal Voting Fails!

SCOTLAND’S highest civil court on Friday dismissed a legal bid to stop the UK government from seeking to pass its proposed EU withdrawal agreement...

‘LEAVE WON’T BE ON ANY BALLOT’ says John McDonnell

SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell spelt out yesterday that Labour wants to form a ‘caretaker government’ with the other opposition parties which would organise a...

Hague Wary Of Russian Intervention

UK Foreign Secretary Hague yesterday said there needed to be ‘urgent’ action to ‘stave off an even more serious economic situation’ in Ukraine. He...
Two thousand teachers and Unison members marched through Tower Hamlets yesterday

Public sector workers strike action

STRIKING teachers and other public sector workers marched through Camden and Tower Hamlets yesterday. The vibrant demonstration and rally of 500 Camden NUT members was...
The BMA took to the streets  with its banners in March this year, now its members are coming out on strike

BMA to strike on June 21!

DOCTORS will take strike action in defence of their NHS pension scheme on Thursday June 21st, the BMA confirmed yesterday, following an overwhelming YES...
Rochdale Unison members marching against the coalition cuts last March

UNISON ROCHDALE STRIKE VOTE! – In defence of pay and conditions

UNISON members at Rochdale Council have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in defence of their terms and conditions of employment. The ballot was held after...

Tens Of Thousands Mourn Hamas Leader

Hamas officials headed to Cairo for ceasefire negotiations yesterday after tens of thousands of Palestinians, many of them Hamas supporters, attended a mass funeral...
Banner reads ‘No illusions, no self deceptions, we must overthrow the government ourselves’ Greek workers declare outside the Voula Hospital

Overthrow Government keep hospitals open! say Greek medical workers

HUNDREDS of hospital workers staged a rally outside the Greek Health Ministry in Athens last Thursday morning against the planned closure by the coalition...

Southport NHS Mass Sackings

Southport and Ormskirk UNISON health branch has launched a campaign with other health unions, Amicus, GMB, TGWU, the RCN and RCM against 33 compulsory...
Greek youth march towards the police lines showing their determination to resist the savage cuts

Papandreou Agrees To ‘Great Sacrifices’

Prime Minister George Papandreou said yesterday that Greece has agreed the terms of a financial rescue deal with the European Union and IMF. This will...
Striking junior doctors and supporters outside London’s North Middlesex Hospital – its A&E is now threatened with closure

1 in 6 A&Es face closure

ONE in six A&Es across the length and breadth of the country are threatened with closure, according to research by the Health Service Journal...
'WE WILL WIN!' – say Vestas workers

‘WE WILL WIN!’ – say Vestas workers

‘THINGS are going well,’ occupying Vestas worker Mark Smith said yesterday. ‘People are in good spirits and we are standing by our call for...

NEW POWER JOBS OFFER – workers slam EU law

Striking power workers in Lincolnshire are this morning voting on a deal agreed by union leaders yesterday after marathon talks facilitated by ACAS. Union leaders...

33% Fewer Hospital Beds!

‘WE ARE concerned that the implementation of the Health & Social Care Act risks the fragmentation of patient care highlighted in this report,’ Paul...

Occupy North Mid Hospital to stop closure

FOUR-HOUR waits in A&E at north Middlesex Hospital have increased by 380% while at the Royal Free Hospital in London, four-hour waits in A&E...
Carillion workers marching in Swindon – the battle for ‘justice’ becoming harder and harder

Tribunal Fees A Denial Of Justice!

GMB members will hold a protest outside the Central London Employment Tribunals to coincide with the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees on Monday, 29th...

Palestine ‘Day Of Rage’

FIERCE clashes erupted across the West Bank in Palestine during Friday’s ‘Day of Rage’ protests which were attacked by Israeli forces. Protesters marched in solidarity...

Over Half Of All London Nurses Want To Leave The City!

OVER half of London’s nurses want to leave the city as the cost of living devours their income. The majority of nursing staff blame the...
Defiant picket line at West London Mail Centre in Paddington last Thursday morning

Royal Mail Centres Out 3.00 Am Today

Postal workers at Mail Centres across the UK are taking 24-hour strike action from 3am this morning in the second week of rolling...
100th Aniversary of the Russian Revolution – This Sunday

100th Aniversary of the Russian Revolution – This Sunday

Sunday November 12, 2-8pm The Camden Centre, Bidborough Street,WC1H 9AU Rally • Films • theatre • art exhibition FOR MORE DETAILS SEE 100th ANNIVERSARY IN LEFT HAND...

‘Voting for the end of the NHS’

‘ANY MP who votes for the Health and Social Care Bill next week is voting for the end of the NHS,’ said Christina McAnea,...

Occupy Chase Farm Hospital To Stop Closure

HEALTH Secretary Lansley and the coalition have decided to close Chase Farm as a District General Hospital and move out its A&E. Maternity and...