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Scotland Yard To Be Investigated!

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SCOTLAND Yard is to be investigated over its failure to deal with an allegation of two acts of indecent exposure by a serving police...

Arconic warned of cladding fire risk a decade before Grenfell!

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THE COMPANY that made the Grenfell Tower cladding was warned of the risks of a building fire that would kill ‘60 to 70’ people...

Myanmar military ‘extrajudicial killings’

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A PROTEST of over a hundred Burmese outside the Myanmar embassy in Mayfair, London yesterday demanded the release of their leaders arrested during the...

‘All bus workers must strike together’ – Renationalise now! – demands Harrow picket

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THERE was a strong picket line at Harrow bus garage yesterday morning despite the pouring rain. London Sovereign drivers were on their third day of...

Tories unveil sweeping new police powers to ban protests

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THE POLICE, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which threatens the fundamental right to protest, was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The government published some of the...

Teachers fear schools still unsafe as millions return

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‘TEACHERS are concerned that the government have not taken the safety measures that they should have done,’ Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of...

‘WE WILL STRIKE WITH NURSES!’ say Manchester bus strikers

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‘THE SUPPORT has been amazing,’ striker Peter Gleaves told News Line at the Queens Road Depot in Manchester yesterday, where Go North West bus...

Labour Shadow Ministers Prepared To Join Nurses On The Picket Line!

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WITH THE Royal College of Nursing launching a £35 million strike fund to defeat the Tory government’s 1% NHS pay insult at the weekend,...

RCN SETTING UP A £35m STRIKE FUND

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FOLLOWING the recommendation of the ‘slap in the face’ 1% pay award by the Department of Health and Social Care in its evidence to...

Escalate the action – bus workers call for National Strike now!

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‘ESCALATE the action – national strike now!’ bus workers told News Line yesterday on the first day of another two days of strike action...

‘A MOMENTOUS BREAKTHROUGH!’ – ICC to investigate Israeli war crimes

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AMNESTY International (AI) described yesterday’s decision by Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to open a formal investigation into the situation...

TORY CRISIS DEEPENS AS SUNAK SET TO BORROW £598bn MORE

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CHANCELLOR Sunak began his Budget speech by drawing attention to the £280 billion already spent on Covid-19 rescue measures saying, ‘I said I would...

4,000 Greek students march in support of hunger striker

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SOME 4,000 students and workers marched in Athens on Monday night in the biggest demonstration so far in support of imprisoned hunger striker Dimitris...

2.6% RAIL HIKES – Privateers get 15p in every £1 – RMT

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PRIVATISED rail profits have racked up 15 pence of every pound passengers paid on fares, transport union the RMT said yesterday on the day...

‘NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH’ – GP practice operator taken over

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ONE of the UK’s biggest GP practice operators has been taken over by the US health insurance group Centene Corporation. This has been condemned by...

Go North West bus drivers strike against Fire & Rehire on lower pay

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Scores of striking Go North West bus drivers massed outside the company’s Queens Road depot in Manchester yesterday, on the first day of their...

‘Go North West’ buses continuous strike today! – Company plans strikebreaking force

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THE UNITE trade union, which represents over 400 bus drivers at Go North West, has written to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham,...

‘THEY WILL NOT FORGET–THEY WILL NOT FORGIVE’ – Tory MP warns over the Grenfell...

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IN THE House of Commons on Wednesday, Conservative MP Royston Smith said the housing market was at risk of partial ‘collapse’, with many leaseholders...

Bus Drivers Determined To Win!

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LONDON bus drivers employed by French government-owned privateer RATP took their third day of strike action against £2,500 pay cuts yesterday, with another two...

2,200-strong bus drivers strike solid – Bus drivers demand renationalisation

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THE BUS strike by 2,200 Unite members employed by the privateer RATP at eight London garages was solid yesterday, with strikers demanding that the...

Renationalise buses now! demand strikers

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‘WITH these private companies running London’s buses it’s a race to the bottom – the only way to stop it is to renationalise London...

‘No credible route to a zero Covid UK’ says Johnson setting out ‘road map...

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‘THERE IS no credible route to a zero Covid Britain or indeed a zero Covid world,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, setting out...

BUS WORKERS TAKE STRIKE ACTION – stand to lose £2,500 a year

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DRIVERS employed by the RATP bus privateer begin strike action today against £2,500 pay cuts, with 2,200 workers striking at Edgware, Epsom, Fulwell, Harrow,...

‘HISTORIC WIN’ FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS – tens of thousands entitled to Uber compensation

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THE GMB union scored an ‘historic’ win on Friday when the Supreme Court passed judgement in the union’s landmark workers’ rights case against Uber. This...

Renationalise the buses – demand drivers on eve of strike

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LONDON bus drivers are preparing for strike action starting next Monday. Unite has called a series of strikes against massive attacks on pay and conditions...

Grenfell – Schmidt says not his priority to understand fire safety tests!

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CLAUDE SCHMIDT, president of Arconic that made the Grenfell Tower cladding, has said it was not his ‘priority’ to understand fire safety tests and...

GPs DEPORTATION THREAT – RCGP warns of visa crisis

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THE RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel demanding that the government must act ‘urgently’ to prevent newly-qualified...

HEATHROW CHAOS – Passengers & staff at risk of infection

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CHAOS reigned at Heathrow Airport with five-hour queues reported over the last few days risking passengers spreading the virus to each other, as the...

Raab Refuses To Give End Of Lockdown Date

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FOREIGN Secretary Dominic Raab rebuked the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) of rebel Tory MPs yesterday, insisting that the government won’t be held to an...

UK ECONOMY NOSEDIVES! – biggest fall in modern times

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THE UK economy nosedived by a record 9.9%, the biggest slump in modern times, with the contraction in 2020 ‘more than twice as much...

Tories move to replace NHS with regional healthcare!

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new White Paper in Parliament yesterday pushing a complete reorganisation of the NHS, breaking...

Workers Revolutionary League statement – Soviet section of the International Committee of the Fourth...

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STATEMENT of the Workers Revolutionary League – the Soviet section of the International Committee of the Fourth International: During this time we’re facing the new...

Leaseholders’ cladding nightmare is continuing – Tory extra £3.5 billion is too little too...

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‘THREE and a half years on from Grenfell and hundreds of thousands can’t sleep at night because their homes are unsafe,’ Labour’s Shadow Housing...

HOTEL QUARANTINE – Pay £1,750 for ten days or fined £10,000 – Lie on...

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ANYONE who has visited one of the red list countries and who fails to quarantine in a government-designated hotel faces a fine of up...

Abbas welcomes 81 UK MPs condemnation of mass evictions

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JERUSALEM – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement has welcomed the letter by 81 British parliamentarians to the UK’s Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, calling...

2,450 sacked by email – 214 Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton shops shut

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TORY PM Johnson must wait until there are fewer than 1,000 Covid infections a day before lifting lockdown, NHS bosses and scientists have warned. The...

NO LIFTING OF LOCKDOWN! – until Covid infections fall to less than 1,000 a...

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TORY PM Johnson must wait until there are fewer than 1,000 Covid infections a day before lifting lockdown, NHS bosses and scientists have warned. The...

‘IN A QUEUE TO DIE!’ – South Africa’s nurses work in fear and exhaustion

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NTHABELENG, a 28-year-old nurse on the front line of South Africa’s Covid-19 pandemic, is exhausted and afraid. Each day, she begins her shift haunted by...

Scunthorpe scaffolders step up strike

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SCUNTHORPE scaffolders have stepped up strike action at a British Steel site. The British Steel plant in Scunthorpe faces further disruption this month as scaffolders...

HEATHROW CLEANERS FEAR FOR THEIR JOBS says the Unite trade union

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LOW PAID cleaners, employed by multi-million pound outsourcing company Mitie at Heathrow Airport, have been left fearing for their jobs after the company reneged...

Transport workers’ lives at risk – ‘Come into work’ TfL tells workers in S...

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TRANSPORT union RMT has blasted Transport for London (TfL) for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to ‘come into work as normal’...

South African variant spreading across UK

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THE SOUTH African variant has begun to spread across the UK, the Tories confirmed yesterday. Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the 5.00pm briefing: ‘We...

Defeat Tory onslaught on rail workers!

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‘DEFEAT this Tory onslaught by calling national strike action,’ Chigwell Aslef Chairman Bill Rogers said yesterday in response to the Tory government’s threat to...

No protection from unfair dismissal–for 7.5 million!

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THE TUC yesterday warned that millions of workers lack basic protections if they lose their jobs in the coming months. New analysis shows that 7.5...

No beds! Intensive Care Units at 100% capacity!

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ONE in eight NHS trusts in England did not have a single spare intensive care bed last week, NHS England figures published yesterday revealed. 18...