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‘Outlaw fire and rehire’ – demands TUC, warning the tactic is widespread during the...

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THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) warned yesterday that ‘fire and rehire’ tactics have become widespread during the pandemic, with new polling finding that nearly...

TORY VACCINE POLICY CHALLENGED! – unregulated, unlicensed trial is condemned

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THE GAP between the first and second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine must be reduced to three or four weeks to ensure it...

FIREFIGHTERS UNDER ATTACK! – ‘Inspectorate is doing the bidding of the government’ – FBU

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RESPONDING to the annual State of Fire report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary,...

Patel ratchets up enforcement

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‘THERE is still a small minority who refuse to do the right thing and to them my message is clear: if you don’t follow...

Junior doctors out of their depth – Forced to make end-of-life decisions during pandemic

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MANY junior doctors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions faced during Covid-19 pandemic In normal times, end-of-life care discussions are most commonly...

9 fresh strike dates at BA after talks collapse

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BRITISH Airways’ (BA) freight services at Heathrow airport are set for nine days of fresh strike action which will begin on Friday 22 January after...

STOP UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT! – Labour insists maintain £20 uplift

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‘REDUCING Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit would be fundamentally the wrong decision. It would be a profound mistake and put millions of families...

Hospitals & Staff Under Extreme Pressures! Says NHS Boss Stevens

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‘THE FACTS are very clear and I’m not going to sugar-coat them, hospitals are under extreme pressure and staff are under extreme pressure,’ NHS...

Johnson speaks as troops go in

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‘IT would be fatal if this sense of progress over vaccines was now to breed any kind complacency,’ Tory PM Boris Johnson said yesterday...

EVICTIONS PROCEED – for those with pre-pandemic arrears

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DESPITE the Tories’ assurances that no one will be evicted during the pandemic, any renters who have built up arrears before the pandemic face...

‘No choice but to fight BT sackings!’ – Allan Eldred CWU National Officer

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THE DEVASTATING ramifications for BT employees of the brutal new management approach sweeping across BT is not just illustrated by the scores of compulsory...

Priti Patel ramps up police enforcement!

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‘OUR police officers are now moving more quickly to issue fines where people are clearly breaching coronavirus regulations,’ Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel said...

9-hour waits to transfer a patient into hospital! Huge crisis hits the NHS

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Ambulance services are under ‘unprecedented pressure’ Tracy Nicholls, chief executive of the College of Paramedics said yesterday morning, with hand-over delays at a scale...

‘Something rotten at the heart of Labour’ – Labour disaffiliation: Bakers to consult members

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THE LEFT-wing Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) yesterday announced the launch of an upcoming membership consultation on whether the trade union should...

Top Bosses Earn 120 Times A Worker’s Wage!

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THE HIGH Pay Centre’s ‘High Pay Day’ research, published Wednesday, is evidence that the government must rebalance the economy after Covid-19 to make it...

Assange sent back to Belmarsh!

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WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has been sent back to Belmarsh high security prison after a judge refused him bail yesterday, despite a decision to...

15th GP dies of Covid Doctors demand NHS staff vaccination speed-up & condemn gap...

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HIGHLY respected London GP Dr Augustine Obaro died from Covid-19 on New Year’s Day, becoming the 15th GP lost to the pandemic. Dr Obaro, who...

EXTRADITION HALTED! ‘A victory for Julian’ – Stella Moris addresses Assange supporters outside Old...

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‘TODAY is a victory for Julian! Today’s victory is the first step towards justice in this case,’ Stella Moris, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s fiancee...

Brighton & Hove Schools Are Staying Closed Says Council

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BRIGHTON and Hove primary schools in Sussex are staying closed today after the city council held an emergency meeting and ordered all primaries to...

NHS staff ‘exhausted & on the brink!’ – BMA

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A YEAR of unparalleled pressure has left staff exhausted and on the brink, a just-released BMA survey shows. Thousands of doctors have revealed the impact...

2021 – Year For World Revolution!

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New Year statement by the News Line Editorial Board THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2021 to all our readers, and to...

‘Schools can only remain open where it is safe for them to do so!’...

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Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of the NASUWT teachers union, has called on the government to take further action on school safety in light...

PCS Heathrow strike ballot launched! – while TUC and Unite stress that they support...

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THE PCS (Public and Commercial Services) union has served notice on the Home Office of its intention to ballot members at Heathrow Airport for...

Unite launch nine-day ‘ghost strike’ against 24% pay cut

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BRITISH Airways Cargo workers begin nine days of strike action on Christmas Day, however their union, Unite, has called off all pickets. Under BA’s fire...

Tory borrowing breaks all records

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GOVERNMENT borrowing broke all records soaring to historic heights in November, figures released yesterday show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said borrowing hit £31.6bn...

1,500 Lorries Still Stuck

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ONE THOUSAND five hundred lorries are still stuck in Kent unable to leave the UK as Tory PM Johnson and French President Macron thrash...

Dover shutdown threatens supplies – Johnson at loggerheads with Macron to ‘unblock the ports’

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‘I WANT to update everyone on one thing and that is what has been happening at our borders in Dover,’ Tory PM Johnson said...

THE NHS IS IN DANGER! – warns BMA Council Chair Nagpaul

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THE NHS is in danger of being overwhelmed by a surge of both Covid-19 and non-Covid cases, a new British Medical Association (BMA) survey...

Ealing Children’s Ward Must Be Re-Opened Urges Xmas Picket

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THE WEST London Council of Action got a huge response at their Xmas picket at Ealing Hospital, yesterday morning. Shaihin, a paediatric nurse at Ealing...

Turned away from A&E!

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GP SURGERIES will start receiving referrals from A&E departments under a new set of measures proposed by NHS England which were announced yesterday. The plans,...

‘CALL THE AIRPORT OUT’ – demand Heathrow strikers

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FOUR thousand Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) workers are taking the fourth of four days strike action today against the company’s imposition of twenty-five per...

‘A KICK IN THE TEETH FOR PASSENGERS!’ – TSSA condemns above inflation fare...

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TSSA rail union General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has rounded on the Government over plans for an inflation-busting rail fares increase in England next year...

Record redundancies! – JobCentre claimants rise to 2.7m

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NEW OFFICE for National Statistics (ONS) figures released yesterday show a record rise in redundancies of 370,000 and a fall in the number of...

Bring All Airport Workers Out Now!

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FOUR thousand Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) Unite members came out on strike yesterday, with many demanding that the action should be united with British...

Covid-19 Crisis – London Moves To Tier 3!

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‘WE MUST act now to shift the curve, when the virus develops exponentially there is not a moment to spare.’ This is what Matt Hancock,...

CALL THE WHOLE AIRPORT OUT! – to defend jobs, pay and conditions

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‘CALL the whole airport out to defend all jobs, pay and conditions,’ striking Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) worker, Jarnail Singh, said yesterday ahead of...

UK MUST DO WHAT IT IS TOLD! – or no deal say the EU...

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EU LEADERS France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel – have been told the EU is unlikely to get a trade deal with the...

Heathrow – Unite steps up strike action

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WORKERS at Heathrow Airport will next week step up strike action in their increasingly bitter dispute over massive wage cuts that the company is...

EU publishes plans for ‘no-deal’ scenario

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THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) published yesterday its contingency plans for a ‘no deal scenario’ as post-Brexit trade deals with the UK remain deadlocked. The President...

‘Don’t cut Universal Credit!’ – Unite appeals to Chancellor Sunak

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MORE than half the country wants chancellor Rishi Sunak to continue permanently with the £20-a-week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) due to end in...

BA 98% Vote For Strike!

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CARGO workers at British Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in the bitter dispute over the company’s plans to fire and...

EU-UK post-Brexit deal deadlock!

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TALKS between the UK and EU broke up yesterday, as the two sides remained at loggerheads over a post-Brexit trade deal. Another deadline passed, but...

Labour Is Ready To Abstain Once Again – In The Coming Brexit Vote

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LABOUR leaders refused to confirm whether they would vote in favour of a Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU or abstain...

Frontline NHS staff must be vaccinated! – Many NHS staff have lost their...

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FRONTLINE health and social care workers must be given every opportunity to have the Covid-19 vaccine, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul has said. Dr Nagpaul...

‘Big Four’ supermarkets pay back £1.7bn in Covid funds

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SUPERMARKET giants Tesco and Morrisons have claimed almost £1bn worth of emergency finances between them – finances that were made available for shops that...