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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...
Health unions have warned that next year’s wage increase must match inflation

Food & Fuel Prices Soaring!

HUGE petrol and food price increases have pushed up the UK cost of living, cutting workers’ wages and living standards. The Office of National Statistics...
Gate Gourmet Tribunal Review

Gate Gourmet Tribunal Review

Gate Gourmet sacked workers outside the Reading Tribunal last Friday, where they were seeking a review of the tribunal judge’s decision that their 32...
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...

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Nurses rallying against job and pay cuts a year ago

PAY NURSES IN FULL! – demand 186 MPs

Nearly 200 MPs, including former Labour ministers, have joined calls for the government to give nurses this year’s pay award in full, instead of...
A strong picket line of NUT and NASUWT members and parents outside the Alec Reed Academy in Northolt yesterday morning

Academy plan a ‘disaster’

NUT and NASUWT members at Alec Reed Academy in Northolt, Ealing, west London were on strike yesterday, with two more days of strike action...
Section of the rally in central Athens during the recent public sector national strike

MAY DAY MANIFESTO – ‘Permanent state of Revolution!’ says Greek dockers’ leader

THE Editorial Board of the News Line sends its revolutionary greetings to the workers of the world at a time of the greatest ever...
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...

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...
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...
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...
Lobby of Parliament in May against Academy schools

Stop Claremont School Becoming An Academy!

TEACHERS from the ATL, NASUWT and NUT trade unions leafleted outside Claremont High School in Brent on Tuesday to oppose academy status for...


THE Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the US of preparing to invade Libya to steal its oil. ‘A campaign of lies is being...
Workers at the Nine Elms Mail Centre in south-west London in determined mood

CALL INDEFINITE POSTAL STRIKE – ‘Fight Royal Mail bullies’ say East London postal workers

Communication Workers Union (CWU) leaders were in talks again with Royal Mail bosses yesterday while thousands of postal workers were out on a second...
Young Socialists Summer Festival 2019 - Postponed to Aug 3

Young Socialists Summer Festival [Postponed] – August 3rd, 2019

Postponed a week until Saturday, 3rd August 2019 – Doors open from midday Near Hoxton Market at St. John’s Church, Pitfield Street, N1 6NP Great bargains Live...
Busworkers on the picket line yesterday at greenford garage – determined to fight for the same pay for all busworkers

‘SORT OUT OUR WAGES!’ – demand London busworkers

Over 6,000 bus drivers were out on a 24 hour strike yesterday to protest at the huge pay disparity between the eighteen London bus...

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...
BMA delegates voting to defend the NHS at yesterday’s consultants conference in London


‘WE will not let this government privatise the NHS,’ declared British Medical Association Consultants Committee Chairman Jonathan Fielden yesterday. In his keynote address to the...
WRP candidate ANNA ATHOW found that her stand to defend the NHS and keep all hospitals open is very well supported

OUR HOSPITALS MUST NOT CLOSE! – Voters tell Enfield WRP candidate Anna Athow

Enfield North WRP election candidate Anna Athow and her campaign team received a big response on the High Street yesterday. Anna, a consultant surgeon, 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...
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...
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...


‘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...

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 campaign team for the Gate Gourmet workers anniversary rally in Southall yesterday

BA workers coming to Gate Gourmet rally

BRITISH Airways workers are coming to the Gate Gourmet locked-out workers first anniversary march and rally in Southall this Sunday. Buying his ticket for the...
A very lively election campaign – Scott Dore (second from right) and supporters outside Morrison’s in Acton

Big Response For Wrp’s Scott Dore

A LARGE Vote WRP, Vote Scott Dore campaign was out in Ealing Central and Acton yesterday. Many local people joined the WRP and promised...
Platform of Saturday’s packed ‘Save Chase Farm’ meeting, (L-R) consultant ANNA ATHOW, Maternity Liaison Committee member Gail McCONNELL, Ambulanceman Jonathan FOX, chair STEPHEN ARMSTRONG, Save Chase Farm councillor KIERAN McGREGOR, local GP Dr NICHOLAS P

BUILD COUNCILS OF ACTION! – Save Chase Farm Hospital meeting urged

A packed 400-strong Save Chase Farm meeting in Enfield last Saturday heard calls for Councils of Action to organise occupations to stop the closure...

NURSES DRIVEN OUT – Low pay & axing bursary has caused 37,821 vacancies

THERE are now 37,821 nurse vacancies in the NHS, NHS England confirmed yesterday, releasing the latest data. This is a rise of 1,738 from the...
Horton Hospital campaigners from Banbury at the NHS Together lobby of Parliament on November 1st

Campaigners Reject Ippr Insult

NHS DEFENCE campaigners were outraged yesterday at the comments by the Blairite Institute for Public Policy Research that their campaigns to defend District General...

260 DEAD IN KENYAN FIGHTING – after Presidential election rigged

As the death toll rose to 260, EU monitors yesterday cast doubts on the results of Kenya’s disputed presidential vote. This stepped up the pressure...
Nurses rally in central London on May 11 against cuts

THIRTY NURSES FACE THE SACK –UNISON threatens industrial action at North Devon NHS Trust

Sixty health workers including thirty nurses are to lose their jobs at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple as the NHS Trust seeks to...

Tories knew NHS couldn’t cope with pandemic

THE TORY government hid the outcome of an exercise it conducted on how the NHS would cope with a pandemic because it considered the...

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...
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...

‘Big support from Greenford Royal Mail’

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers were out all day yesterday campaigning for Sunday’s march and rally in Southall to demand that all the locked...

CORBYN CONDEMNS LABOUR APOLOGY! – and payment of 6-figure damages

EX-LABOUR PARTY leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at Labour’s ‘political’ decision to apologise and award damages to party whistleblowers who took part in...

A&E Visits Halved By Virus Outbreak

A&E VISITS in England have halved since the coronavirus outbreak started, dropping to their lowest level since records began. Before the pandemic, more than 2.1m...

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...

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 Tribunals Are Completed

THE Reading Employment Tribunal has dealt with the last 23 claims for unfair dismissal against Gate Gourmet London arising out of the mass sackings...

‘Stop shameful deportations!’ of people who came to the UK as children

THE GOVERNMENT must end the deportation of foreign-born offenders who came to the UK as children, according to a draft report into the Windrush...
Heavily armed Greek anti-terrorist units confronted residents in the small coastal town of Ierissos – cr. Left.gr

Anti-terror units attack town!

SQUADS of the Greek anti-terrorist units and riot police armed with automatic weapons, early on Thursday morning occupied the small coastal town of Ierissos...
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...