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Ford Strike Threat!

THE Unite trade union has threatened Ford with strike action over 850 proposed sackings and the suspension of a negotiated pay deal to provide...


THE UK economy will contract by 0.7 per cent this year, the OECD said yesterday, in a sharply revised prediction from that made in...


IN a speech in Telford yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, urged that ‘his government’ should be judged on the ‘real change’...
Engineers and construction workers demonstrated in Parliament Square during the February dispute in the industry

STOP THE COUNTRY! – to beat union busters

The GMB trade union yesterday accused senior managers of provoking the unofficial dispute at Lindsey oil refinery by the sacking of 51 workers in...
Hertfordshire firefighters lobbied Downing St in March over the announced closure of fire stations, rather than attend  Blair’s reception for Buncefield fire heroes

BETRAYED! – Radlett fire station closed

ON Monday 23rd October Hertfordshire County Council gave five hours notice of closure of Radlett fire station, betraying understandings and agreements made with...
Student nurses demonstrating to save their bursaries – NHS students march to parliament today

Nurses Marching Today

A SURVEY of over 17,000 nursing staff has raised concerns that government plans to scrap student nurse bursaries will lead to even greater staff...

Arrest Factory Fire Culprits

THE National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) Bangladesh held a symbolic one-hour hunger strike last Friday and are taking continuous actions to establish garment workers...

British Steel on the Brink – 4,500 jobs threatened

BRITISH Steel is seeking a further loan off the taxpayer of a whopping £75m as it teeters on the brink of collapse, with the...

220,000 disabled to win back payments

DISABLED people were thrown off benefits in their hundreds of thousands by private assessors Atos and then Capita, and left penniless to face eviction...
Tower Hamlets demonstration against the closure and sell-off of GP surgeries

Reject Devo Manc To Defend The NHS!

GREATER Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils (GMATUC ) has called a mass NHS emergency protest rally for Sunday to protest against the plan...

£32 million cuts planned at NW London NHS – 400 jobs threatened

The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust yesterday confirmed that it is looking to cut £32 million (ten per cent) from its budget over...

Iraq War Decided On In 2002

Condoleezza Rice, then national security adviser to US President Bush, was the first person UK ambassador to the US Christopher Meyer heard mention Iraq...

750,000 Homes At Risk! – From Housing Benefit Cuts

More than 750,000 people are at risk of losing their homes in London and the south east because of caps being introduced on housing...

Cameron Wants An ‘English Parliament’!

THE SMITH Commission has announced recommendations that devolution be strengthened, with new powers for the Scottish Parliament to set income tax rates, benefits and...
Camden Unison’s picket outside Haverstock School yesterday

No Victimisation!

Camden Unison held a demonstration outside Haverstock School, north London yesterday in support of the school’s Unison shop steward William Westwell who has been...
A section of the 3,000-strong rally of barristers, solicitors, probation staff and their supporters opposite parliament yesterday morning

NO TO TWO-TIER JUSTICE! say 3,000 marching lawyers

‘THIS is the biggest gathering that I can remember of solicitors, barristers, probation staff and the many people we represent,’ solicitor Paul Harris told...
Lobby of Waltham Forest council meeting last month to win support for the campaign against the closure of Whipps X Hospital A&E

DEFICITS NOT PATIENT CARE! – driving Blair’s NHS plans

Shocked health unions yesterday warned against prime minister Blair’s plans to close a large number of District General Hospitals’ Accident & Emergency...
Ealing Hospital workers employed by contractors Medirest have taken a number of strike actions against low pay

NHS ‘slap in the face!’ – no pay rise in 2014-15

NURSES, doctors and other health workers were ‘slapped in the face’ by the coalition government yesterday, as it emerged that NHS workers...

Bosses Call For Zero Wage Rises!

CONSUMER price inflation fell in January, much less than was expected by the so-called experts. The Consumer Prices Index reached an annual rate of...

UK committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ over Chagossians return

THE UK committed ‘crimes against humanity’ by refusing to allow Chagos Islanders to return to their homes on the Chagos Islands, which is now...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers campaigning on Southall High Street for next Monday’s May Day march

RCN OPPOSES ‘RELENTLESS’ NHS ‘REFORM’ – UNISON Health Conference to demand action

A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey of senior nurses, released yesterday, says 13,000 NHS job losses have been announced in the last six...

Maternity cuts despite baby boom

HALF of the English regions have cut their spending on maternity services despite the ongoing baby boom, according to new figures obtained by the...

Fight NHS Savage Cuts And Privatisation!

‘THE TUC must take action including a general strike and be prepared to call out workers to defend our NHS. ‘It is...

GPs pensions action!

DOCTORS have made an overwhelming call to their leaders to reject the government’s proposed changes to the NHS Pension Scheme and shown a willingness...

Call general strike! Bring down coalition! Forward to workers government!

TODAY’S march called by the TUC must not be just another mass demonstration against the drive by this coalition to bail out the banks...
The Young Socialists lobbying the TUC Congress in Brighton, leading the fight for a General Strike to kick out this government and stop the pauperisation of the working class

Coalition plans to slash benefits!

IN A MOVE to devastate the finances of some of the poorest people in the country, the Coalition Government is planning to break the...

Inflation Leap Slashes Wages & Pensions

‘DAVID Cameron and George Osborne’s political cowardice means they are presiding over an economic catastrophe’ said Unite leader Len McCluskey yesterday, commenting on the...

‘OPEN THE DOORS TO THE REFUGEES’ – urge 20,000 marchers in Athens

‘OPEN the doors to the refugees,’ demanded 20,000 marchers in Athens on Thursday. Some 20,000 people marched through Athens on Thursday night calling for the...

Call Inquiry into Orgreave police violence

A DEMONSTRATION in Wakefield will be held today into the delay by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on whether it will launch a...

‘When we start you will know’ – says Nasrallah

THE head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has vowed that his militant group would oust militants from a region on the border with Syria, but declined...
Thousands of lecturers marched through central London yesterday, the fifth day of their strike in defence of pensions

LECTURERS AND STUDENTS UNITE! – on fifth day of UCU strike action

‘LECTURERS and students unite and fight!’ rang out through the streets of central London yesterday as up to 5,000 striking lecturers, supported by their...


The GMB trade union yesterday condemned the huge profits being made out of the poorest customers by gas and electricity companies. New watchdog Consumer Focus,...

SPRINKLER SYSTEM NOT WORKING – in gutted warehouse

With three firefighters still missing presumed dead and one confirmed dead, it emerged yesterday that the sprinkler system was not working in the central...

Whipps Cross 3-Day Strike!

Nearly 300 porters, cleaners and switchboard staff employed by Rentokil Initial, based at Whipps Cross Hospital in East London, will be on strike again...
Last September thousands marched in Ealing against their hospital closing – meanwhile the Treasury was pocketing very large amounts NHS cash

Treasury ‘stole’ £3bn from NHS – while hospitals close and services are slashed

THE British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday angrily condemned the news that the Treasury has clawed back nearly...
Cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes, PATRICIA DA SILVA ARMANI leading last Saturday’s United Families and Friends Campaign annual march against deaths in state custody

Met Police Guilty In de Menezes Killing

THE Cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes, Erionaldo da Silva said yesterday: ‘I have spoken to Jean Charles’ mother Maria, in Brazil and she...

‘Withdraw UK troops from Iraq immediately’ – PCS conference decides

‘Iraqi people do not want a foreign occupation of their country,’ Paula Kennedy, Equal Opportunities Commission, Manchester Branch, told the conference of the Public...
The demonstration to back the Orgeave Justice Campaign’s call for a full inquiry into the police attack on thousands of striking miners at Orgreave thirty two years ago

Orgreave ‘never forget, never forgive’

OVER 700 trade unionists, former miners and determined supporters, demonstrated on Saturday in Sheffield to back the Orgreave Justice Campaign’s call for a full...

Corbyn calls emergency shadow cabinet meeting

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn is to hold an emergency shadow cabinet meeting next Monday to discuss alleged anti-Semitism within the party. The meeting was called...

PROSECUTE ISRAEl! – says family of James Miller killed by an Israeli sniper

The family of James Miller, the Devon film-maker killed in Gaza, yesterday urged Attorney General Lord Goldsmith to take a decision on his case...
Greek youth are very angry at the troika and the government’s policies that have created massive unemployment

Greek youth jobless reaches 64.9%

THE unemployment rate in Greece increased to a record 27.60 per cent in May of 2013, up from 26.90 per cent in April of...


THE High Court has today heard, in the case of R (Serdar Mohammed) v Secretary of State for Defence, that British forces passed hundreds...

Occupy Tata Steel to save all jobs!

COMMUNITY steel union representatives are meeting at the TUC today with the threat of closure hanging over the industry in the UK, with tens...

‘SMOKESCREEN FOR HUGE CUTS’ – Unions condemn ‘Localism Bill’

‘The Localism Bill, promoting the “Big Society” concept, is a smokescreen, so that thousands of local government jobs can be axed’, the Unite union...
A section of the 25,000-strong march on London’s Embankment yesterday

RESTORE FREE EDUCATION! – demand 25,000 marching students

‘IN GREECE and France they have changed things by taking to the streets – you can change things,’ University and College Union joint general...