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‘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...

MAY’S GRENFELL CLAIM ‘DISGRACEFUL’ says FBU

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FOLLOWING Theresa May’s resignation speech, in which the Prime Minister spoke of her response to the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...

Seafarers will be criminalised for saving refugees lives says RMT as Patel launches Borders...

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SEAFARERS’ union RMT has raised alarm over government legislation criminalising seafarers for saving lives at sea. The proposals, contained in the government’s Nationality and Borders...

GOVE ADMITS DRUG LAW-BREAKING! – as do six Tory leadership contenders

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TORY leadership candidate Michael Gove admitted on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday that he had acted illegally in relation to using cocaine. The former Justice...

Court case against Johnson dismissed!

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YESTERDAY the judge of the Court of Session, Scotland’s highest court, ruled that Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson had no case to answer and...

‘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...

TUC denied seat at Tories trade table

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THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) complained yesterday that they have been barred from a seat at the table, demanding involvement in the trade negotiations...

Power to shut Parliament approved if No-Deal Brexit

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LABOUR Party MPs, supported by other opposition parties and some Tory MPs, pushed through an amendment to the Finance Bill last night which gives...

Chronically ill thrown off benefits – because GPs ‘misled’ by DWP

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PATIENTS suffering from serious and chronic illnesses have been driven to the brink of homlessness after being declared ‘fit-for-work’ and thrown off their benefits....

‘Free pass to commit war crimes’ – Amnesty slams army immunity from prosecution

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‘IT IS in no-one’s interests for members of the armed forces to be given a free pass over alleged war crimes’ said Kate Allen,...

Scunthorpe scaffolders step up strike

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SCUNTHORPE scaffolders have stepped up strike action at a British Steel site. The British Steel plant in Scunthorpe faces further disruption this month as scaffolders...

Dr Bawa-Garba victory –‘a defining moment’

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DR BAWA-GARBA’s victory, in reversing the General Medical Council’s decision to strike her off the medical register over the death of a patient was...

Tory-Lib Dem Underfunding Has Created ‘Extreme Risks’ To NHS

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LABOUR IS pledging a relentless focus on the NHS in its first 100 days in government as new research reveals hundreds of ‘extreme’ risks...

Draconian police state powers

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DRACONIAN emergency powers contained within the Coronavirus Bill were debated during the bill’s second reading in Parliament yesterday. Police state measures were outlined to detain...

Keep a guard on every train! – RMT leader Mick Cash tells News Line

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RMT members at Waterloo Station were picketing South Western Railway yesterday morning as part of their ongoing fight to keep a guard on every...

Campaign saved lives!

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‘THIS CAMPAIGN is a life saver!’ Devinder Bhambra told News Line on the mass picket of Ealing Hospital yesterday morning to celebrate the news...

‘No credible route to a zero Covid UK’ says Johnson setting out ‘road map...

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‘THERE IS no credible route to a zero Covid Britain or indeed a zero Covid world,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, setting out...

RCN SETTING UP A £35m STRIKE FUND

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FOLLOWING the recommendation of the ‘slap in the face’ 1% pay award by the Department of Health and Social Care in its evidence to...

MET POLICE SPYING BREACHED HUMAN RIGHTS! – says Investigatory Powers Tribunal

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AN activist who was deceived into a relationship with an undercover, spying police officer has won a tribunal case for breaches of her human...

Anti-racist protesters who deface statues could get 10 years under Tory legislation!

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ANTI-RACISM protesters who tear down, ‘deface’ or graffiti statues and monuments to imperialism face jail sentences of up to 10 years under a forthcoming...

Labour is to immediately recognise Palestinian state

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LABOUR’S Manifesto declares that it will ‘Immediately recognise the State of Palestine.’ It adds that Labour will ‘Introduce a War Powers Act to ensure that...

Tories have no plan for a second wave! – damning PAC report

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THE TORIES have no plan to deal with a second spike of the deadly coronavirus. A fresh report just released by the Public Accounts Committee...

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...

Thousands Of Parents, Pupils & Teachers To Defy Tories Today!

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THOUSANDS of teachers, as well as the parents of hundreds of thousands pupils, are set to defy the government’s instructions for Reception, Year 1...

Police demand mass stop & search powers

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HOME Secretary Sajid Javid has met police chiefs from seven forces most affected by the violent crime wave produced by the government’s decade of...

13 universities are on verge of bankruptcy!

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THIRTEEN universities face ‘a very real prospect’ of insolvency following the coronavirus crisis unless they receive a government bailout, a new report by the...

Furlough scheme will be extended till October 31

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THE FURLOUGH scheme, where currently 6.2 million workers who are not working during the coronavirus crisis are getting 80% of their wages paid by...

BMA condemns & rejects Primary Care specifications!

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THE BMA’s England GP committee has voted not to accept a contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published draft service specifications outlining...

‘We will balance the books’ Tory Chancellor indicates tax hikes & cuts to come

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YESTERDAY, Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak, speaking at the Tory Party conference, assured the party that his main objective is to get the debt under...

BA Boss Cruz Sacked

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ALEX Cruz, the author of the notorious BA ‘fire and rehire’ policy, has been sacked as chief executive and chair of British Airways with...

BofE cuts interest rates to 0.1%

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THE BANK of England cut its base rate to a record low of 0.1%, a sliver above zero, warning the coronavirus pandemic will result...

Pupils miss out! Primary schools at bursting point

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PARENTS found out yesterday if their child got into the primary school of their choice, while at their annual conference, the National Education Union...

‘All bus workers must strike together’ – Renationalise now! – demands Harrow picket

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THERE was a strong picket line at Harrow bus garage yesterday morning despite the pouring rain. London Sovereign drivers were on their third day of...

Bosses to get £1,000 for keeping workers on for 3 months after furlough!

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FEARFUL of workers’ fury at mass unemployment when furloughing ends, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a plan to try to persuade bosses to keep...

74 Universities – 14 Days Of Strike

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STAFF at 74 universities across the length and breadth of the country and in the north of Ireland are to strike in February and...

Windrush victim wins right to unite her family – High Court rules Home...

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THE HIGH COURT ruled yesterday that the Home Office unlawfully prevented the family of Trinidadian national Lynda Mahabir, who came to the UK aged...

‘Bring companies guilty of corporate murder to justice’

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ONE HUNDRED and forty four workers have lost their lives while on the job in 2017-18, with the GMB at its Annual Conference in...

Cabinet Minister Gove Broke The Law Rules The High Court!

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THE HIGH Court has ruled that the Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove broke the law by acting with ‘apparent bias’ in handing a £560,000...

6th Form strikes escalating

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ON THE EVE of budget day, National Education Union members working in 34 sixth form colleges walked out demanding more funding as colleges have...

Pm Johnson Facing Defeat On Foreign Aid Budget Cut

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THE JOHNSON government faces a substantial rebellion in the House of Commons today and it could be facing defeat, with more than 30 Tory...

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...

‘Patients treated on trolleys’ – crisis intensifies

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‘TREATING patients on corridor trolleys should belong to a bygone era. Ministers must stop us heading back there at all costs. ‘It’s undignified and less...

20,000 are threatened with eviction during corona crisis

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THE TORIES had promised a ‘complete ban’ on evictions from both council and private social housing. However, anger erupted yesterday as it emerged that...

Renationalise the buses – demand drivers on eve of strike

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LONDON bus drivers are preparing for strike action starting next Monday. Unite has called a series of strikes against massive attacks on pay and conditions...

Savage Cuts On The Way!

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THE TORY government is preparing to simultaneously end the ‘triple lock’ pensions guarantee and raise the employee national insurance contribution (NIC) by one per...