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London Transport Strikes Escalating!

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LONDON transport strikes are escalating with 1,100 TfL and Tube Unite members joining the planned August 19th strike, said Unite the union yesterday. A pay...

‘Avanti West Coast Want Drivers To Work With A Real Terms Wage Cut!’

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AHEAD of the powerful one-day strike at nine major train privateers this Saturday, Aslef General Secretary Mick Whelan has accused one of them, Avanti...

Nurses Move To Strike Vote

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THE RCN (Royal College of Nursing) is urging its hundreds of thousands of members to vote to strike for pay in a ballot which...

RATE RISES AND A SHRINKING ECONOMY PREDICTS BoE

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THE Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday increased interest rates to 1.75% – the highest in 27 years. It warned of 13% inflation...

Landlords Can Grab The £400 Energy Bill Rebate

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LANDLORDS face a potential Tory cash bonanza with nothing to stop them holding on to the £400 energy bill rebate which the government is...

Nurses pay cut plan a ‘death knell’ for Truss!

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TORY leadership candidate Liz Truss was forced into a humiliating U-Turn yesterday, after saying in a ‘hustings’ meeting on Monday night that, as Prime...

CWU pickets call for a general strike

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‘I’m 100 per cent for a general strike,’ Communication Workers Union (CWU) Capital Branch Assistant Secretary and BT Tower rep Darren Weller said yesterday...

Labour MPs to attend CWU pickets today!

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LARGE numbers of Labour MPs will attend Communication Workers Union (CWU) picket lines again today, in defiance of the anti-union stance taken by party...

‘There’ll be an uprising in the working class’ – says CWU’s Peter Francis

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‘THERE’LL BE AN UPRISING IN THE WORKING CLASS’, CWU telecom executive member Peter Francis told News Line yesterday, speaking at the picket line outside...

FURY OVER STARMER SACKING OF TARRY FOR JOINING RAIL PICKET! – McDonnell calls for...

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SUPPORTING calls for a general strike, leading Labour MP John McDonnell said he supports ‘co-ordinated action’. He also condemned Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer...

‘I would agree with a general strike’ says RMT’s Dempsey!

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THE RMT Deputy General Secretary Eddie Dempsey made the call for a general strike when he spoke out on the picket line at Euston...

40,000 Railworkers Strike Today!

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BRITAIN is in shutdown again today as 40,000 workers across Network Rail and 14 train operating companies strike in defence of jobs, pay, conditions,...

Starmer Trashes Labour Renationalisation Policy

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LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer and Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves trashed the party’s renationalisation policy yesterday. In a speech in Liverpool, with a back-drop bedecked...

THE NHS STAFFING CRISIS: ‘A NATIONAL SCANDAL’ says House of Commons Health & Social...

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THE HOUSE of Commons Health and Social Care Committee is publishing a report this morning which calls the NHS staffing crisis a ‘national scandal’. The...

Tens of thousands forced into private ‘healthcare’ as Tories set out to torpedo the...

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GOVERNMENT’S refusal to properly finance the NHS has led to desperate people paying thousands of pounds for private treatment. There were 69,000 self-funded treatments in...

Unions Strike Ballots To Achieve Inflation-Busting Pay Rises!

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UNIONS representing nurses, firefighters, teachers, council workers and every other section announced strike ballots and ‘calls to action’ to achieve inflation-busting pay rises in...

Postal workers strike vote ‘biggest ever’ says CWU leader Dave Ward

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POSTAL workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of striking for pay, in a ballot of 115,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), with...

‘WE’RE ON LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE’ – barristers tell MPs

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BARRISTERS lobbied parliament yesterday and raised with MPs the demand of an urgent injection of funds into Legal Aid. Lucie Wibberley, the Criminal Bar Association...

RMT’s Lynch welcomes ASLEF strike vote

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RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch has welcomed the overwhelming strike vote by ASLEF members in eight train operating companies, setting the scene for a...

Barristers Strike Growing In Strength

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HUNDREDS of striking criminal barristers held mass pickets outside the Supreme Court in London yesterday, as well as outside Preston, Plymouth and Birmingham Crown...

Rcn Demands Inflation Plus 5% Nurses Pay Rise

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THE RCN (Royal College of Nursing) called for a pay rise of ‘inflation plus 5%’ for members over the weekend as it called on...

ASLEF & TSSA strike action ballot

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RAIL unions ASLEF and TSSA have announced that they will ballot their members for strike action on the railways. If the ASLEF ballot is successful...

Tory Party Civil War Set To Continue

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‘IT IS clearly now the will of the Parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a...

34 Tories quit government positions

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BORIS Johnson has insisted he will stay in office, despite a growing Tory revolt against his leadership. At Prime Minister’s Questions, he said he had...

‘The Met took my son’s life’

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‘JERMAINE was dead before he got into the car on 11th December 2016,’ Jermaine Baker’s mother Margaret Smith said yesterday, She was speaking after an...

Downing Street didn’t tell truth about Pincher says former senior civil servant

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DOWNING Street did not tell the truth when it said Boris Johnson was unaware of official complaints about Chris Pincher’s misbehaviour, a former senior...

Barristers strike gains support

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‘OUR CRIMINAL justice system is in crisis, it’s no exaggeration to say it’s in meltdown,’ Criminal Bar Association (CBA) Chairman Jo Sidhu QC told...

A NUMBER OF HOSPITALS ARE FALLING DOWN! – PM Johnson’s rebuilding claim ridiculed

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‘A NUMBER of our hospitals are literally falling down,’ Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust health think tank said yesterday as he...

‘Give It Back’ Huge Support For Strike To Restore 10% Pay Cut

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IN the first test of public opinion since British Airways check-in staff announced that they will take strike action to have their pay restored...

Dramatic Slump In GP Numbers!

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DOCTORS union the BMA yesterday responded to the shocking latest England GP workforce data and Health Foundation forecasts, showing a dramatic slump in the...

BT Group Votes For Strike Action

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CWU general secretary Dave Ward, announced yesterday at a press conference that a vote for strike action was carried by CWU members in the...

‘WE WILL DEFEND OUR MEMBERS AGAINST ALL ATTACKS!’ says Unite General Secretary Graham

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‘WE WILL defend our members against any and all attacks,’ Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham declared yesterday, in response to Tory Business Secretary Kwasi...

GMB pledges to defeat new strike-breaking laws!

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‘Butt Out!’ the GMB union told the Tory government yesterday, after it overturned a Welsh law on Monday night banning the use of agency...

RMT joins striking barristers outside Old Bailey

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STRIKING barristers were supported by the RMT at their rally outside the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey in central London yesterday, while...

Rising prices ‘are a price worth paying’ says Johnson

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WHILST pledging a further half-a-billion pounds cash for the Ukrainian army yesterday, Tory PM Boris Johnson said that rising prices at home are ‘a...

Tory Party Chairman Resigns – As Johnson Skulks In Rwanda!

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THE Tory party has been hit for six by its two by-election defeats in Tiverton and Honiton and in Wakefield. Tiverton and Honiton Lib Dem; Richard...

‘If other workers want to come out with us they are very welcome!’

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THE RMT strike action went ahead yesterday after talks on Wednesday broke down without agreement. John Gutteridge, RMT Learning Rep spoke to News Line on...

RCN Demands A 5% Above Inflation Pay Rise

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FOLLOWING the ONS (Office of National Statistics) announcement yesterday that inflation in the 12 months to May soared to 11.7%, the RCN (Royal College...

RAIL STRIKE SHUTS DOWN UK! – Labour MPs defy Starmer and join pickets

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‘The TUC should have called a general strike already. They’re too slow to act,’ was the message from the Waterloo Station picket line yesterday...

‘STAND FIRM, SUPPORT THE ACTION’ – RMT leader Lynch urges rail workers

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‘STAND FIRM, support the action and mount the pickets,’ RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch urged his members defiantly yesterday afternoon as he confirmed that...

‘The entire labour movement must fully support the RMT’

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THE RMT issued the following statement on the forthcoming rail and Tube strikes yesterday. ‘In the past few weeks, discussions have been taking place at...

TUC MUST CALL GENERAL STRIKE! – bring down Tories – bring in a workers...

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THE railways will be shut down for 3 days on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, when workers from Network Rail and 13 train operating companies...

Shapps makes ‘disgraceful threats’ to rail workers jobs

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TRANSPORT secretary Grant Shapps threatened rail workers’ jobs yesterday by saying: ‘Rail strikes will drive passengers away and threaten rather than protect rail workers’...

1,000 NEWLY QUALIFIED GPs ARE FACING DEPORTATION!

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‘Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) is utterly appalled that up to 1,000 newly qualified GPs face deportation despite having completed their GP training in the...

Firefighters March With Grenfell Families & Supporters

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HUNDREDS of firefighters from fire brigades across the UK marked the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell disaster yesterday by participating in the silent walk...