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Night Tube Strike Rock Solid! – RMT

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STRIKE action was rock solid yesterday morning in the fight to stop Night Tube staffing plans ripping up drivers’ work/life balance. Pickets were out in...

Patel responds to drownings by stepping up her attacks on refugees

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IN RESPONSE to the drowning of 27 people in the Channel on Wednesday, Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel yesterday pushed her Nationality and Borders...

Goldsmiths launch 3-week strike

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LECTURERS and staff took on Goldsmiths College higher management yesterday launching a bold and powerful three week strike against redundancies and the axing of...

Care cost dumped on the backs of the poor – by Tory amendment to...

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‘THIS IS daylight robbery,’ Labour’s shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth warned yesterday as the Health and Social Care Bill began its third reading. He was...

‘We are meeting at the point of a worldwide explosion of capitalism’ – says...

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‘WE ARE meeting today in a period where the world crisis of capitalism has reached the point of explosion,’ All Trades Unions Alliance National...

US takeover of GP surgeries subject to Judicial Review

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THE takeover of GP practices in London by US health insurance giant Centene Corporation will be subject of a judicial review in early 2022...

Tories scrap Leeds leg of HS2 – trade unions must take action

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THE TUC, Unite, RMT, GMB, Aslef and TSSA all said yesterday that the Tories scrapping of the Leeds leg of the HS2 was a...

UK-UKRAINE ALLIANCE – ‘We are strategic partners’ – UK Defence Secretary

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THE UNITED Kingdom has finalised an agreement with Ukraine that allows Kiev to buy British warships and missiles to enhance its naval capabilities, a...

‘Massive building safety crisis in UK!’ – says FBU after classroom ceiling collapse

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PUPILS were quickly ushered out of Rosemead Preparatory School in Dulwich, south London, yesterday morning after a classroom ceiling collapsed. The London Fire Brigade (LFB)...

‘A Perfect Storm’ Of Pressures Engulfing Social Care!

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A PERFECT storm of pressures risks engulfing health and social care services in England in the coming months, a comprehensive analysis by the RCN...

Unite Claims Rolls Royce Jobs Victory!

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THE long-running campaign to secure the future of the historic Rolls-Royce factory of Barnoldswick in Lancashire has finally ended. Following a ballot the workers at...

Anti-deportation fighters block removals – are backed by TUC

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MOST of the people due to be put aboard a controversial deportation flight to Jamaica yesterday have been removed from the flight list! This was...

Emergency debate on Parliamentary sleaze

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‘LAST WEEK was a very dark week for Parliament,’ speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle said in an extraordinary interview with...

17 More Universities Vote For Strike Action!

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Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at 17 more UK universities have voted to strike over pay and working conditions, meaning that...

HANDS OFF OUR PENSIONS! – 37 Universities to strike!

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STAFF at 37 universities are to strike over an ‘unprecedented attack on their pensions’, it was announced by their union University College Union (UCU)...

Nurses voting begins in indicative strike ballot – 160,000-strong petition handed to No 10

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A DELEGATION from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) representing members from across the country handed in a 160,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street...

RCN to hand 160,000-strong petition into Downing Street! – demanding 12.5% pay rise now

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THE ROYAL College of Nursing is taking the nurses pay claim campaign to the heart of government as its ballot opens on industrial action...

Officers admit guilt in taking dead girls pictures

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TWO Metropolitan Police officers yesterday admitted taking and sharing photographs of the bodies of two sisters found murdered in north-west London. PC Deniz Jaffer, 47,...

‘Underhand’ plan to fire 50 Kent dockers

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‘UNDERHAND’ plans to fire 50 GB Terminals workers who unload and process Volkswagens at Sheerness docks in Kent have been slammed as a ‘sneaky...

AMBULANCE CRISIS – Handover delays put patients at ‘catastrophic risk’ of harm

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PATIENTS are being put at ‘catastrophic risk’ of harm due to ambulance handover delays, NHS managers warned yesterday. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has raised...

Huge Tax Cuts For The Bosses – In Sunak’s War Against Workers!

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‘FAMILIES hit by the cost of living crisis, business hit by a supply chain crisis, those who rely on our schools and our hospitals,...

US Lawyers Launch Bid To Have Assange Extradited From The UK

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US LAWYERS yesterday launched a fresh attempt to have Julian Assange extradited from Britain, arguing that concerns about the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health should...

Cases of police sexual abuse are rising! – Warns Independent Office for Police Conduct...

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CASES of police abusing their role for sexual gain have risen sharply, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) warned yesterday, revealing the fact...

Failure To Invest Will Mean Disaster For NHS, Says RCN!

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‘FAILURE to invest more now to tackle the nursing workforce crisis will mean disaster for the health and care services this winter,’ the Royal...

Lgv Drivers Halt Oxford Mini

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PRODUCTION of the MINI at Oxford could be severely disrupted after drivers delivering components voted to go on strike for six days in a...

‘Don’t make the student debt nightmare worse!’

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‘DON’T make the £141bn student debt nightmare worse,’ the University and College Union (UCU) warned yesterday ahead of a government spending review. University staff have...

Reintroduce Covid restrictions now! NHS Confederation warns of looming winter crisis

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COVID restrictions must immediately be reintroduced if England is to avoid ‘stumbling into a winter crisis,’ health leaders have warned. The NHS Confederation said a...

National Dock Strike! Warns Unite

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UNITE is warning that the refusal of the nation’s port employers to make fair pay offers to their workers could result in a national dock...

Thousands of GPs tell BMA rescue package is ‘useless’ – BMA survey reveals

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THOUSANDS of GPs in England have told the British Medical Association (BMA) that Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s package of measures to supposedly rescue general...

Date called for nurses indicative strike ballot – RCN demands 12.5% pay rise

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THE ROYAL College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday announced the dates for the indicative ballot for strike action demanding a 12.5% pay increase. The ballot opens on...

150 Unis ballot for strike action!

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THE UCU (University and College Union) begins balloting members today for strike action at over 150 universities across the country, with higher education set...

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‘Renationalise!’ Urges RMT

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AS Southeastern rail franchise passes into public ownership this Sunday, the RMT transport union has revealed the true cost of private sector failure and...

GP fury at new Tory ‘name and shame’ regime

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THE TORY government turned its fire onto GPs yesterday provoking an angry response from the trade unions. Under new measures announced yesterday GPs will be...

College lecturers – ten more days of strike!

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NEW RESEARCH by ActionAid, Public Services International, and Education International warns that the International Monetary Fund’s demands to cut public sector employee costs undermine...

‘The worst public health response in UK history’ – No test & trace –...

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THE TORY government’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early on in the pandemic was one of the ‘worst public health failures’...

Tories agree C02 industry bailout! Unite wants to join talks with bosses

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WITH the prospect of industry being shut down in the wake of the energy and CO2 crisis, the Tory government has struck a deal...

Fresh Round Of College Strikes Begins

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THE FIRST day of a five-day strike yesterday marked an escalation in the college lecturers’ struggle with eleven colleges out on strike. At the College...

Kwarteng Accused Of ‘Making Up’ Aid For Industry Plan

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Treasury officials accused Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng of ‘making things up’ when he appeared on TV yesterday morning. With PM...

Chronic NHS Staff Shortages At Guy’s And St Thomas’

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CHRONIC staff shortages, concerns about patient safety and plunging morale at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are the key findings of a...

‘Call general strike’ UCU CONEL chair Anglin tells mass rally of striking college lecturers!

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‘TRADE unions must call a general strike to kick out this Tory government,’ Chris Anglin, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)...

Johnson ignores the crisis & praises USA!

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‘IT WAS CAPITALISM that ensured we had vaccines in less than a year,’ Tory PM Johnson boasted in his closing speech at the Tory...

Patel: More Police Powers – Despite Sarah Everard’s Murder!

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‘WE HAVE delivered more powers to the police, including stop and search,’ Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel told the Tory conference in Manchester yesterday. This...

Workers ‘will pay for recovery’ says Sunak

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‘I HAVE to be blunt with you, our recovery comes with a cost,’ Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the Tory Party conference yesterday outlining his...

Johnson refuses to rule out raising taxation!

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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson yesterday refused to rebut his Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s warning in Saturday’s Daily Mail newspaper that ‘very real shortages’ can be...