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Gourmet locked-out workers determined to win

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers expressed shock and anger at the treatment of two hundred Xavier Gourmet workers who found the gate to their...

138 GP Surgeries Shut Last Year!

ONE HUNDRED and thirty-eight GP surgeries shut last year, compared to 18 the previous year, the latest GP workforce figures from NHS Digital show,...

130,000 homeless children this Xmas

MORE than 130,000 homeless children will be living in temporary accommodation this Christmas in Britain, according to estimates by the homeless charity Shelter. In...
One of the marches through Enfield organised by the Council of Action calling for the occupation of Chase Farm Hospital if there is any attempt to close it

‘WE ARE READY TO OCCUPY CHASE FARM’ says Bill Rogers – Secretary of the...

The North East London Council of Action is holding a picket of Chase Farm Hospital today as news emerged that huge cuts...

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...

DID YOU APPROVE A CHANGE TO SHOOT TO KILL? – Blair dodges reporter’s question

‘Did you ever discuss or approve a change in the rules of engagement for British police to shoot to kill, shoot in the head...

Gate Gourmet Workers – Good Support For March 25 Demo

A DELEGATION of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers visited Hillingdon Direct Works Council Depot yesterday to publicise their march through Hounslow on the 25th of...
A section of ‘Our West Hendon’ tenants and supporters determined to defend their rights

‘We’re fighting for our rights!’ say West Hendon tenants

OVER 250 tenants and supporters at the West Hendon estate in north London yesterday packed the community centre on the estate for a meeting...
Syrians hold a vigil outside their embassy in London last Thursday to commemorate the Syrian government leaders who died in that day’s terrorist bombing in Damascus

Military prepare for war over Syria

‘External intervention’ in Syria is becoming more likely, says a leading UK-based military think tank. Planning for possible intervention is already under way...

Unite’s Grangemouth Surrender

UNITE general secretary Len McCluskey yesterday said the union had decided to ‘embrace’ a survival plan at Grangemouth put forward by owner Ineos, ‘warts...
South African students in a sit-down protest outside the South African embassy demanded an end to police brutality against protesting students in South Africa

Victory To Sa Students

THOUSANDS of South African students marched to the Union Buildings in the South African capital Pretoria, where they were met by riot police...

‘Test Grenfell community for toxic contamination!’

A TOXIC cocktail of benzene, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), as well as many known cancer-causing chemicals and fibres have been found in soil taken from...
Young Socialists lobbied last year’s TUC conference opposing sanctions on benefits, zero-hour contracts and slave labour

Benefit sanctions ‘illegal’

THE High Court has declared the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 incompatible with the right to a fair trial guaranteed by Article...
Athens university law department occupation banner calling for ‘Education law must be overthrown – in the streets we fight the government-IMF-EC policies’

Greek Workers Occupy! Against Government & Eu Attacks

GREEK workers have embarked on a series of occupations of state and municipal buildings as well as mass marches. The actions follow the announcement by...

Labour will renationalise water, power & Royal Mail ‘and we’re ready to win election’...

‘WE WILL be bringing water, energy, Royal Mail, rail back into public ownership again,’ shadow chancellor John McDonnell said to cheers during his speech...

Heathrow workers support WRP’s Zulkifal

HEATHROW Airport workers signed up to support the campaign to elect Hassan Zulkifal, WRP Ealing Southall general election candidate, yesterday. Unite member Ram Sheemar said:...
Whipps Cross strikers took their campaign to Rentokil head office in Victoria, central London, yesterday

STRIKE WAVE! – Firefighters, hospital workers and postal workers take action

Firefighters, hospital and postal workers were manning picket lines yesterday as the working class stepped up action to defend jobs, wages and conditions. Over 1,100...

Catalonia Declares Independence!

CROWDS outside the Catalan parliament erupted in celebration, letting off fireworks as Catalonia declared its independence from Spain yesterday afternoon, after a vote of...
Young Socialists lobbying the TUC on Sunday demanding jobs for youth with trade union rates of pay

Co-ordinated strike action – unanimous vote at the TUC Congress

DELEGATES at the TUC Congress 2012 in Brighton yesterday voted unanimously for composite Motion 1, which calls on the TUC to give its full...

SECOND CLASS CITIZENS! – elderly being mistreated

Public services often fail to consider the special needs of older people, who are being treated like ‘second class citizens’, Age Concern said yesterday. It...

Speaker blocks vote on Brexit deal – Parliamentary Committee to investigate his impartiality!

AS EXPECTED, the Speaker of the House John Bercow yesterday blocked Parliament from voting on the new Brexit deal with the EU. Announcing his judgement...

Ukraine compromise offer – as right wing gunmen mass in Kiev

UKRAINIAN President Viktor Yanukovych yesterday announced early presidential elections and a compromise agreement with the pro US-EU ‘opposition’. He said that the constitution of 2004,...

BROWNE HANGS ON! – as establishment closes ranks

Yesterday afternoon the establishment closed ranks to prop up the wobbling Labour government and its defence secretary Des Browne. Following Browne’s statement to the House...

NHS workers vote to strike

UNISON’s NHS workers, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants, have voted yes to industrial action in a dispute...

PM HAS BROKEN PLEDGES! – says top QC Martin Howe

TORY PM Theresa May was yesterday accused of a ‘wholesale abandonment’ of Brexit promises by top QC Martin Howe. May’s controversial Chequers sell-out deal...

‘THE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A LIAR’ says Saddam Hussein

At his continuing show trial in Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accused Bush of lying about Iraq’s non-existent stockpiles of chemical weapons as...

Chancellor Is Slashing Jobs, Wages And Benefits!

CHANCELLOR Osborne’s Autumn Statement to the House of Commons yesterday afternoon was a savage attack on the working class and the poor. Early in his...

‘Brexit deal fails Labour’s six tests’ says Corbyn

TORY PM May announced yesterday that a political declaration has been ‘agreed in principle’ between the UK and the EU outlining how trade, security...

Cameron Set To Send UK Troops Into Iraq

PRIME Minister Cameron yesterday revealed that he is preparing to send British troops into Iraq again. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, he warned that Islamic...

May tries to convince CBI of her Brexit plan

‘MY JOB is to get the best deal, Parliament must then examine it and do what is in the national interest,’ Tory PM Theresa...

Bma To March To Tuc Rally

LONDON’S doctors are to march through London to the TUC’s ‘Save Our NHS Rally’ at Central Halls Westminster on Wednesday March 7th. The London Regional...

Tube Strike Action Tonight

ON the eve of tonight’s tube strike action the RMT announced that it is calling for an immediate and indefinite suspension of the Mayor’s...

Nursing Loans Crisis!

EIGHT hundred students of nursing and other health care courses were told last Friday that loan instalments expected this week will be reduced or...

Blair accused of war crimes!

‘THIS man is a war criminal,’ a protester shouted at former prime minister Blair at the Leveson Inquiry in the courtroom of the Royal...
Demonstrating health workers opposing the government’s privatisation of the NHS marching through Nottingham last September

PRIVATE TREATMENT CENTRES OUT OF CONTROL – Watchdog slams ‘paucity of data’

The secrecy surrounding Labour’s favoured Independent (private) Sector Treatment Centres (ISTCs) has been slammed by the government’s own watchdog. Healthcare Commission chief executive Anna Walker...
Milton Keynes Mail Centre workers march to defend jobs. Royal Mail is threatened with privatisation

NATIONAL ACTION NEEDED! – to fight Royal Mail privatisation

Postal workers yesterday expressed their anger at the government’s determination to part-privatise Royal Mail. ‘If Mandelson is determined to push this through, our only option...

Action Is Needed To Defend Royal Mail Jobs And Pensions

CWU members working in Royal Mail are facing the greatest threats to their jobs and conditions in the entire history of the postal service. With...
Youth are fighting for their rights everywhere. Over 500 students marched yesterday to the occupied Bramber House building, University of Sussex after a lunchtime rally against the privatisation of non-academic services affecting 235 staff, many of whom b

‘Claim Your Money Back’ – Workfare Benefit Stopping Ruled Illegal

THE COALITION government’s slave labour ‘Back to Work’ programme was dealt a major blow yesterday when, in a unanimous decision, three judges from the...
Demonstration to stop the closure of St Helier Hospital in Sutton on Sunday, with support from the Fire Brigades Union Photo credit: MILENA

Defeat Tory hospital closure plan! – says Unite at demonstration today

UNITE is demanding that Clause 119 of the Care Bill, which awards Tory Health Secretary Hunt sweeping powers to close down any hospital he...

BA Union Busters!

UNITE, Britain’s biggest trade union, yesterday warned that British Airways bosses are out to smash the union at Heathrow and Gatwick. The union said it...
Bus workers on the picket line at Westbourne Park garage in west London. Drivers are striking again today in their struggle for ‘fair pay and fair treatment’

Busworkers Demand Fair Pay And Fair Treatment

BUS drivers across London and Crawley, working for First Bus, Metroline and Metrobus, are staging a 24-hour strike today, demanding a fair pay rise...

‘Fair Pay Overdue’ Say Rcm Midwives!

THE Royal College of Midwives (RCM) yesterday launched its ‘Fair Pay Overdue’ campaign, demanding an end to the public sector pay cap and a...

Milford Hospital Is Set To Close

The Board of Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust (PCT) in Surrey held an ‘extraordinary meeting’ yesterday where it decided to close Milford Hospital...

‘Shoot-to-kill’–law change!

PRIME Minister Cameron has ordered a review into the use of guns by police in England and Wales following the Paris terrorist attacks. The review...
Police trying to enforce an eviction on the Heygate estate yesterday but were unsuccessful due to the opposition of residents

Defend Council Estates! Keep Homes Open!

SOUTH-EAST London Council of Action joined with local residents to stop the eviction of young people from homes on the Heygate Estate in Elephant...