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‘HALT ALL CUTS AND OUTSOURCING!’ – unions confront Academies Enterprise Trust

SEVEN UNIONS have warned about their dispute with the UK’s largest academy trust over staff cuts, low pay and outsourcing. The unions have now registered...

Brady ready to support May deal

SIR GRAHAM Brady, the chair of the Tories’ 1922 Committee, said yesterday, ‘the whole country is tired’ and that people should back the PM...

‘Where were the bells-tolls for Grenfell?’

THE Coordinator of Justice 4 Grenfell Yvette Williams demanded yesterday, ‘Where were the bell-tolls for Grenfell?’ She contrased the bell tolls and the rush of...

May Beaten – Corbyn Calls For Election!

PM MAY lost her latest high-stakes gamble in the House of Commons when her EU Withdrawal Bill was defeated by 344-286 MPs despite a...

‘LABOUR WILL CONTINUE WITH BREXIT!’ –‘If we win snap election’ says Corbyn

ANTI-BREXIT Labour MPs have responded with fury to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s insistence on Saturday that it is Labour Party policy to leave the...

Safe staffing dumped!

THE MAY government has dropped its key NHS ‘safe staffing’ measure. This means that nurse staffing fill rate data are no longer being published. This change...

Corbyn demands permanent Customs Union

‘ONE area that the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn and I do not agree,’ Tory PM Theresa May said in the House of...

Get out of the EU now! – RMT’s Cash tells May Day rally

‘GET OUT of the EU now,’ RMT general secretary Mick Cash told the May Day rally in Trafalgar Square at the end of the...

‘WE ARE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE WITH MAY’ says McDonnell

LABOUR’S Shadow Chancellor told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday that he is part of a movement in parliament to take Brexit ‘out of...
Striking Lewisham Southwark College lecturers are determined to win a pay rise after years of no increments

Lewisham College 2-day strike Lecturers on poverty pay

‘THE MONEY’S there. We want our share!’ said striking lecturers at Lewisham Southwark College in southeast London yesterday morning. Members of the University and...

Heathrow strike vote!

THERE has been a strike vote over ‘punishing’ working patterns at Heathrow. International airlines flying from Heathrow Airport face major disruption to the supply of...

PROBATION PRIVATISATION COSTS ELECTORS £500m!

THE CRISIS caused by the privatisation of the probation system in England and Wales has cost taxpayers almost £500m, the government’s National Audit Office...

‘Patients treated on trolleys’ – crisis intensifies

‘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...

LABOUR RENEGADE AUSTIN REFUSES TO DENY HE’LL VOTE TORY

IAN AUSTIN, MP for Dudley North in the West Midlands, who quit the Labour Party yesterday, said that he will not call a by-election,...

3 unions reject BA’s offer – strike looms!

THREE unions – BALPA, Unite, and GMB – representing 25,000 British Airways workers have rejected the company’s latest pay deal meaning that a major...

‘HE’S SHIFTED DEFICIT ONTO THE POOREST!’ – McDonnell condemns Hammond

TORY chancellor Philip Hammond promised in his Spring Statement to MPs yesterday in Parliament to spend a £26.6bn Brexit war chest to boost the...

80% of flammable towers have still not been reclad

‘STILL almost 8 in 10 blocks with Grenfell type cladding have not had it replaced with over half of those with no work started...
Sheffield University students turned out in force last week to support their striking lecturers

Coventry becoming a ‘pariah university’

COVENTRY University is in danger of becoming a ‘pariah institution’ lecturers union the UCU warned yesterday. The union launched a campaign against the university’s...

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

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....

Duncan Smith Condemns The May EU Elections!

FORMER Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith called for Prime Minister Theresa May to quit before the European elections in May. Appearing on Sky’s Sophy...
Many young people were on Friday night’s 600-strong silent march through the centre of Kensington demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell inferno

Grenfell United will continue to fight for truth!

EIGHTEEN months after the Grenfell Inferno over 600 people turned out on the Silent March for the Grenfell victims and survivors. A delegation...

Rapidly rising support for ‘no deal!’

WITH a ComRes poll revealing yesterday that public support for a no-deal Brexit is rapidly rising, up 6% since January and now standing at...

May Preparing Indicative Votes To Try & Smash Brexit

10 DOWNING Street is preparing to allow parliament to vote on seven alternative EU options next week amid their growing fears that PM May...

Speaker rules out 3rd vote on May’s deal! – UK must leave EU March...

‘WHAT the government cannot legitimately do is to re-submit to the House the same proposition, or substantially the same proposition as that of last...

Watson and Starmer move against Corbyn

DEPUTY Labour leader Tom Watson and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, along with union leaders, are pushing for a second referendum in a move...

‘HONOUR THE GUARD GUARANTEE!’ – RMT challenges South Western

THE RMT has launched a direct challenge to South Western Railway to honour the guard guarantee on their trains. It wants a ‘yes or no’...

Youth demand at least £10 an hour

‘YOUNG workers are missing out on £200 million in minimum wage pay,’ the TUC says, while demanding at least £10 an hour regardless of...

Residents charged £3.5m to remove flammable cladding – plus £5.4m to pay for fire...

LEASEHOLDERS in the Paddington Walk development in West London have already paid nearly £3.5m in service charges for the removal of dangerous, flammable Grenfell-style...

PROVOCATION – AUT denounces threat to cut lecturers wages

University of Strathclyde Association of University Teachers (AUT) representative David Blieman yesterday described as ‘provocative’ a threat to dock lecturers’ pay if they don’t...

AUTO-ENROLMENT PENSIONS ROBBERY

MILLIONS of workers will see their take-home pay fall when contribution rates for those with auto-enrolment pensions are hiked in six weeks time. Since 2012,...

CUT FARES NOT STAFF! – demand protesters outside stations across UK

PASSENGERS protesting against rail fare increases of 3.5 per cent, many of whom were also demanding the urgent renationalisation of the railways, were joined...
A section of last Friday’s Silent March demanding justice for the victims of Grenfell – fire safety inspections have plummeted during the last seven years

Fire safety checks cut by 42%!

IN THE WAKE of the Grenfell Tower fire, you would assume that fire safety checks would have increased. However, over the last seven years,...

‘LEAVE NOW’ DEMAND MAY’S MPs – as Tory split widens

DURING the House of Commons Prime Ministers Questions yesterday, both Tory PM May and Labour leader Corbyn avoided the burning issue of the hour,...

Civil servants stop Ealing Tax Office

TWO HUNDRED civil servants employed at the International House Tax Office in Ealing Broadway west London went on strike yesterday, determined to defend their...

50% rise in lorry driver deaths – exposed by Unite research

UNITE has called for urgent reforms into how the deaths of workers and members of the public killed and injured in road accidents...

Power to shut Parliament approved if No-Deal Brexit

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

Tories Forced Back On Ealing & Charing Cross NHS Cuts

The TORY government has been forced to back down over its hated ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’ (SaHF) NHS cuts and closure programme in north...

Upfront fees deter patients – Immigrants denied cancer treatment says BMA

PATIENTS from other countries are failing to get the urgent cancer treatment they need, because of upfront fees. These fees are ‘deterring immigrants from...

FBU oppose firefighter ‘super cops’

‘WE REMAIN opposed to any attempt to turn firefighters into law enforcement, either in Devon and Somerset, or elsewhere in the country,’ Dave Green,...

McDonnell wants secret talks!

YESTERDAY, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell accused PM May of having ‘blown the confidentiality’ over Labour support for her EU Withdrawal Agreement and demanded secret...

Climate change activists block central London

THOUSANDS of ‘Extinction Rebellion’ protesters blocked key areas of central London yesterday demanding action from the government on the ‘climate and ecological emergency’. Traffic was...

‘Hostile environment’ alive and kicking!

LAST week the National Audit Office launched an investigation into the Home Office’s decision in 2014, when Theresa May was Home Secretary, to accuse...

Yellow Vests travel to UK to support Assange

AN EIGHTY-strong coachload of Yellow Vest protesters came over from France to join the demonstration outside Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday morning demanding WikiLeaks founder...
Lambeth College lecturers, students and supporters fighting vicious budget cuts

‘HANDS OFF OUR JOBS, WAGES AND PENSIONS’ – Lecturers warn the Tory Lib-Dems

On the eve of today’s budget, striking lecturers told News Line they are determined to defend their pay, pensions and jobs against the Tory-led...

‘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...