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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...

A breach of human right

THE TORIES’ ‘right to rent’ checks are a breach of human rights, the High Court ruled yesterday. These are rules which force landlords to do...

CORPORATE DEBT BUBBLE SET TO BURST

THE CORPORATE debt mountain may trigger a devastating, self-feeding chain reaction of fire sales of junk bonds, threatening to collapse the entire financial system,...

May hands Parliament power to delay Brexit

TODAY a motion is to be put to Parliament where MPs will vote on the sequence of events leading up to Brexit. On the eve...

Watson rebukes non-social democrat Corbyn

THE DEPUTY leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson spoke to Andrew Marr’s BBC show on Sunday about diverting the party away from its...

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,...

CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL HUNGRY

‘THIS report rightly blames the government’s austerity agenda, including cuts to support services and children’s centres, for limiting the educational potential of disadvantaged young...

TORY PARTY ‘IN THE GRIP OF THE DUP AND THE ERG’ – 3...

THREE Tory MPs resigned yesterday to join the independent pro-EU group, set up by seven former Labour MPs who have now been joined by...

GMB oppose Asda merger

THE GMB union, ‘the trade union for Asda workers’, has come out in complete opposition to the proposed Asda/Sainsbury’s merger as the Competition and...

Honda Swindon Plant Axed – 3,500 Car Workers’ Jobs To Go

THREE thousand five hundred car workers’ jobs are to be axed as Japanese carmaker Honda announces this morning that it is to shut down...

Splitters should stand down & fight by-election – demands McDonnell

‘THE HONOURABLE thing, the usual thing for them to do now, is to stand down and fight by-elections, back in their constituencies,’ shadow chancellor...

Bradford Tower Block Evacuated!

A TOWER block in Bradford with 160 flats has been evacuated over ‘serious fire safety deficiencies’. All the residents at Appleton Point were told to...

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,...

GUAIDO SETS THE SCENE FOR US MILITARY INTERVENTION

VENEZUELA’S self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó has set up a confrontation over US aid by calling for Venezuelans to cross borders and bring it...

‘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...

Enthusiastic BEIS strike solid

PCS members at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) began their two-day strike for the London Living Wage at 3.00pm on...

‘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’...

TEF ‘NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE’

THE DEEPLY unpopular Teaching Excellence Frame (Tef) work is failing students, hated by lecturers and not fit for purpose concludes a report released today...

‘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’...

PCS Universal Credit strike ballot

PUBLIC and Commercial Services (PCS) union members working in Universal Credit are voting on whether to take strike action over workloads and staff recruitment. The...

‘BRUTAL’ WORKING CONDITIONS AT AMAZON RUGELEY!

THE GMB is presenting a giant Valentine’s card to the Amazon warehouse in Rugeley in the Midlands today to highlight the ‘brutal’ working conditions. Workers...

University wages strike ballots

UCU members at Coventry University are being balloted for industrial action in a row over pay. The ballot opened yesterday and closes on Tuesday...

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...

NHS registration fee – 18% hike opposed

A 38,000-STRONG petition was handed in to the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in Kennington, south London at midday yesterday, protesting at the...

May and Corbyn capitulate to EU

REFERRING to PM May’s letter sent to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Rory Stewart, the prisons minister, said yesterday: ‘Yes. I think she feels, as...

May Put On 3 Days Notice

THE LABOUR, Tory, LibDem, SNP alliance of pro-EU MPs yesterday afternoon delivered another blow on behalf of the European Union against the 2016 referendum...

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...

Parliament erupts over Brexit on 1st day back

PARLIAMENT erupted yesterday on the burning issue of Brexit, on the first day back after the Xmas break. Moving an Urgent Question Labour Leader...

GMB denounces May’s NHS plan

‘How does the government expect to deliver everything promised in the plan without the staff to deliver the services,’ asked GMB union yesterday in...

Prevention rather than cure! – Tories unveil 10-year plan to smash NHS

‘THE NHS long term plan is as much about prevention, and early diagnosis, as treatment and recovery,’ PM May said speaking on The Andrew...

MAYHEM THIS WEEKEND Winter flu epidemic creating hospital chaos–SAM

AS TEMPERATURES plummet the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) anticipates ‘mayhem this weekend’ with the winter flu epidemic kicking in, affecting hundreds of hospitals...

Kent blood services not for sale!–Unite

THE PRIVATISATION of the NHS blood samples service in Kent will put patients’ lives at risk, Unite warned yesterday, adding: ‘It must be stopped!’ A...

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...

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...

‘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...
Striking firefighters in Trafalgar Square at the beginning of their pension campaign in February 2015

FBU Pensions Victory!

THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) has won a landmark ruling in its dispute with the government over changes made to firefighters’ pensions in 2015....
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,...
Big Brother Watch campaigning against ID cards outside Parliament – they have now condemned the mass surveillance of shoppers

Major police surveillance op – on tens of thousands of Xmas shoppers

POLICE are using cameras to scan the faces of tens of thousands of London Christmas shoppers, testing facial recognition technology, in a move that...
TGI Fridays, McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and Deliveroo ‘Gig Ecomomy’ workers demonstrate against low pay

Ban zero -hours!

‘THIS REPORT does not call for zero-hours contracts to be banned! Zero-hours workers are amongst the most exploited in this country, and the most...

Brexit vote on January 14 says May

TORY PM May would not commit to a vote on her Brexit deal yesterday before Parliament breaks up for Christmas and instead said: ‘I...
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...

NHS HANDS OVER £26m TO PRIVATEERS

A NEW investigation carried out by the BMA has discovered that private consultancy firms have been paid at least £26m by the NHS as...
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...
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...

Abolish pensioners’ bus passes and triple-lock pensions! – urges Stephens & Health Secretary Hunt

HEAD of NHS England, Simon Stephens, has angered millions of workers with his suggestions that pensioners’ free bus passes and their triple-lock pension arrangements...