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MATERNITY ‘REFORMS’ CRISIS – as Ministers oppose policy

The crisis over government plans to axe A&Es and maternity units deepened yesterday as it emerged that at least a dozen Labour ministers are...
RICKY MATTHEWS

Reinstate Ricky Matthews

FIREFIGHTERS are coming from all over the country to protest in Bucks over the sacking of firefighter Ricky Matthews. Matthews was sacked for coming out...
Striking CWU members in Hampstead, north west London, were in fighting mood yesterday

‘NO HIDING PLACE NOW!’ – ‘We need the rest of the country out’ say...

POSTAL workers were out on strike throughout London yesterday, while Royal Mail drivers were also out in Essex and the Midlands; and Stoke on...
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...
Firefighters stopped work at 6.30pm on Friday at Stoke Newington – they are out again this morning at 6.00am

Firefighters Strike!

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales are on strike from 6am to 8 am today against the vicious government onslaught on their...

CARNAGE! – workers lose fingers at Katsouris fresh foods

Following two industrial accidents since July when two workers lost fingers at work, the GMB union is holding a mass meeting of food workers...

‘THEY WANT TO STEAL LIBYA’S OIL’ says Chavez

THE Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the US of preparing to invade Libya to steal its oil. ‘A campaign of lies is being...
Strong TGWU picket line of DHL Exel workers who deliver from the Iceland distribution depot in Enfield  yesterday and had to face harassment, threats and intimidation from gangs of security guards

Strikebreakers Repelled!

Striking drivers and warehouse workers at the Iceland distribution depot in Enfield told of brutal attempts yesterday to break their strike by contractor DHL...

LOW PAY NO WAY! – 400,000 workers out on strike!

OVER 20,000 striking teachers, college lecturers and civil servants from every London borough marched through the centre of the capital yesterday, with marches and...

Sack Woodley and Simpson!

ANGRY Rover workers yesterday slammed their betrayal by trade union leaders, Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley, and Amicus General Secretary...

DARLING KNEW! – that 10p measure would hurt low paid

Chancellor Darling admitted yesterday that ‘of course’ he knew that abolishing the 10p tax rate would affect five million low-paid workers. However, in an interview...

‘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...
Sacked Lindsey workers and their supporters marching on Tuesday in a 2,000-strong show of strength

LINDSEY VICTORY! – all 647 sacked men to return to work‘It’s a good deal,’...

‘It’s a good deal,’ sacked Lindsey oil refinery worker Dave Pritchard told News Line yesterday. He was responding to the agreement reached on Thursday night...
Students on Saturday’s demonstration in Manchester against cuts and tuition fees demand that the government be brought down

Students And Unions March Against Fees

TEN thousand workers and youth marched through the centre of Manchester to a rally in Platts Fields on Saturday, against the Tory-Lib Dem coalition’s...

TOYOTA 10% WAGE CUT – praised by Unite trade union

Car manufacturer Toyota yesterday announced that production at its UK plants would be cut by ten per cent, with an associated cut in wages...
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,...

‘NO CUT PRICE SACKINGS’ – PCS massive strike action

‘Over 250,000 of our members have turned out on strike today, the biggest strike in the civil service since 1987,’ PCS General Secretary...
A massive picket line of angry workers determined that their boss will not succeed in destroying the

ONSLAUGHT ON BASIC RIGHTS – Human Rights Act to be ammended

Prime Minister Blair yesterday outlined new draconian measures to deport or jail people judged to be ‘glorifying terrorism’. He said ‘intensive meetings across government’ had...
Demonstration in May this year for the release of Babar Ahmad – Home Secretary Charles Clarke has recently ordered his extradition to the US on trumped up terror charges which carry a death sentence

Gate Gourmet Admits 3-Stage Deal Defeated!

GATE GOURMET, the firm that locked out over 700 of its workers in a pre-planned onslaught on August 10, admitted yesterday that the locked...
CWU strikers on the picket line at the Wimbledon Delivery Office

Cwu-Royal Mail Talks

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has been in ‘intermittent’ talks with Royal Mail for weeks, CWU London Regional Secretary John Denton confirmed to News...
CHRIS KAVANAGH (right) with fellow fire alarm engineers, they called for the TUC to act to defend the NHS

Hounslow Campaign Goes Well For Gate Gourmet Locked-Out Workers

THE campaign team of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers was in Hounslow yesterday working for their mass picket this Sunday and their conference in London...
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...
Picket line outside the Gate Gourmet factory yesterday morning

800 sacked – Given 3 minutes notice at Gate Gourmet

‘Eight hundred workers at the gate gourmet airline catering company have been sacked,’ Tony Woodley told a press conference at the TGWU offices in...

WE WANT ALL OF OUR JOBS BACK insist Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet workers are very angry that their union, the TGWU, is still urging them to sign the Compromise Agreement deal negotiated with the...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers lobbying the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Brighton earlier this month. TGWU officials kept them out of the Congress – after they were given a hero’s welcome at the same conference a year earlier, shortly after the start o

TGWU LEADERS TO PAY ‘HUSH MONEY’ – while locked-out GG workers get no...

IT was revealed yesterday by the Guardian newspaper that it has seen a TGWU agreement which shows that the two BA shop stewards, who...

Public sector faces 40% cuts

THE Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) yesterday warned that the public sector, excluding the NHS and education, faces an ‘alarming’ 40 per cent cut...

GAGGED! – ex-soldier who exposed Labour’s lies on rendition

‘As of 1940hrs 29/02/08 I have been placed under an injunction preventing me from speaking publicly and publishing material gained as a result of...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers on the picket line yesterday

HOME OFFICE ACCUSED! – of alerting Berlusconi over Mills extradition

‘Will the present inquiry by the Cabinet Secretary examine whether or not the Home Office acted improperly in relation to an extradition request for...
Tearful relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes including Patricia da Silva Armani and Vivian Figueiredo (centre) at the unveiling of the permanent memorial at Stockwell tube station

de Menezes Memorial Is Unveiled

‘TO THIS day, not a single police officer has been punished for the deliberate shooting of an innocent man and the cover up that...
Public sector workers on the march – they are already having their wages cut and now face massive electricity and gas price rises

NPOWER HUGE PRICE RISES – gas up 12.7% – electricity up by 17.2%

Britain’s fourth largest supplier of gas and electricity, Npower, yesterday announced huge new energy price hikes for its four million domestic customers. The average increases...

‘I WILL NEVER CROSS A PICKET LINE’ – Glenn Close says she’ll boycott Oscars

ON STRIKE writers of US daytime TV dramas, short stories and online serials are set to host a special picket event, Daytime United, in...
Workers and youth turned out in their thousands last month to march against the planned closure of Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield

FIRST NHS TAKE-OVER – Heart of England Foundation Hospital swallows up Hood Hope NHS...

This Sunday April 8th will mark the first takeover by a foundation trust hospital of a ‘bankrupt’ NHS hospital. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust...

2,000 Out In Newham Unison Strike

Two thousand members of Newham UNISON held a one-day strike yesterday in defence of their sacked Branch Chair, Michael Gavan. Gavan told News Line: ‘I...
Striking postal workers at Bromley-by-Bow, E16, in a confident mood after refusing to be bullied by Royal Mail management

PROVOCATION! – Management bullies force Royal Mail workers out

ROYAL Mail’s bullying management, backed to the hilt by the Brown government, yesterday sought to impose extreme flexibility onto the country’s postal workers, ...
TGWU Gate Gourmet sacked workers defied their TGWU union leaders and refused to accept the Compromise Agreement which gave away all their legal  and trade union rights. Their struggle continues today – 21 months later – and they remain determined to end t

Gate Gourmet Moves To Cut Wages!

Thirty drivers at airline caterers Gate Gourmet are furious after receiving letters from the company telling them to accept pay cuts. The Transport and General...
William Westwell (second from right) with a placard showing support for the locked-out workers from his Camden UNISON branch

BLAIR AT BAY – Ignores Dunfermline defeat

Prime Minister Blair avoided all mention of Labour’s crushing Dunfermline by-election defeat in his keynote speech to the Labour Party Spring Conference in Blackpool,...
GABRIEL POLLEY being excluded from the UEA hustings on Thursday night – Charles Clarke was again looking on

WRP candidate excluded

GABRIEL Polley, WRP candidate for Norwich South was prevented from speaking at the Election hustings at the University of East Anglia last Thursday. Gabriel...
Workers Revolutionary Party Norwich Central candidate GABRIEL POLLEY speaks out to the discomfort of leading Blairite CHARLES CLARKE (second from right)

Gabriel Polley Speaks Out For Workers

‘THE working class is tired of listening to the lies put forward by the ruling class politicians,’ said Workers Revolutionary Party candidate Gabriel Polley,...
Ahmad Chalabi, a Pentagon favourite

May Day manifesto! Keep the Tories out! The working class will deal with Blair!

THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily socialist paper of the WRP, sends its greetings to the workers and youth of the...

Dutch To Follow French Example

Dutch workers are ready to deal another blow to the bosses and bankers’ EU by following the example of the French and voting ‘NO’...
The fuel tax convoy arrives in Westminster on Tuesday

Cut Fuel Duty Now! Demand Hauliers

HAULIERS hit by record fuel prices and taxes converged on Westminster in their lorries on Tuesday, to demand an immediate rebate to save them...
Maternity unit workers on last July’s North East London Council of Action demonstration against the closure of Chase Farm Hospital

End PFI at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, is ‘costing £18 million a year too much’ and is due to cost more than £800 million...

Stop Carving Up West Bank

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has appealed to the international community to force Israel to stop carving up the West Bank into Bantustans. Meanwhile, Syria has...
A section of the audience applauds one of the speakers at yesterday’s printers strike anniversary rally in Fleet Street

‘MURDOCH IS UNFINISHED BUSINESS’ – Simon Dubbins tells printers strike rally

OVER 200 workers and youth took part in a powerful 25th anniversary meeting of the heroic 1986-87 printers strike at St Bride’s Institute yesterday. A...