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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...
BRIAN HAW (centre), a victim of Blair’s Serious Organised Crime and Police Act – His picket line outside the House of Commons was dismantled by 78 riot police – yesterday his appearance at the High Court for alleged breach of bail conditions was postponed

Prescott-Blair Fate Linked

Pressure mounted on deputy prime minister Prescott to quit yesterday, with Labour MPs queueing up to say he should go despite warnings that if...
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...

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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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,...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

‘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...
Determined Metronet strikers lobbying the Department of Transport in central London yesterday

‘GET RID OF THE PRIVATEERS’ – say Tube strikers

‘Privatisation has been a disaster, we want the complete renationalisation of the railway network in Britain,’ RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said yesterday. Crow was...

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...

REINSTATE ENFIELD GP – Haringey BMA condemns surgery closure

A MEETING of Enfield and Haringey Division of the BMA yesterday stated that it was appalled by the treatment of Dr...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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’...
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...
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,...

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...

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...
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...
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...

‘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...
French police in action on Saturday against protesters in Nantes

Disarm French Riot Police – Cgt

YELLOW Vests and trade unionists are seeking to deliver a crushing blow to France’s president Emmanuel Macron. The CGT union federation has called a...

NHS CATASTROPHE – BMA warning over developing crisis

THE chairman of the British Medical Association’s Consultants Committee has written an open letter to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, warning that the NHS is...
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...

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...

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...
CWU pickets at the Peckham Delivery Office yesterday morning

London Postal Strike 100%

LONDON delivery offices took all-out strike action yesterday in the ongoing battle by postal workers to defend jobs in Royal Mail. The Communication Workers Union...
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...

TRIPOLI CALM – as Libyan masses prepare to defend their city against NATO

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Colonel Gadaffi and the Libyan authorities. Security Council members on Saturday night voted for...

‘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...