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Rock-solid college strike!

‘THIS is a national one-day pay strike. We haven’t had a pay rise for six years – which represents a 17 per cent pay...

‘Don’t privatise the National Gallery – Reinstate Candy Udwin’ – demands...

‘WE are going to do everything to stop privatisation and defend out National Gallery strikers’ declared Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union president Janice...

Student Occupations Are Spreading!

STUDENT occupations are spreading! Students have occupied the London School of Economics on March since Tuesday March 17 demanding free university education for all. By Thursday...

‘We support LSE occupation!’

OVER 100 defiant occupying students at the University of Arts London (UAL) were joined by students from the LSE occupation and other universities and...

Arts being forced out of the schools!

THE Warwick Commission’s final report, Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth, launched on Tuesday, warns that the arts are being squeezed out of schools. Commission...

Labour Must Pledge To Recognise Palestine And To Stop Arming Israel

700 BRITISH artists have signed a pledge to boycott Israel as long as it ‘continues to deny basic Palestinian rights’. The group, Artists for Palestine...

US Steel Workers Strike At 9 Oil Refineries

STEEL workers in the US are engaged in an indefinite strike which began on Sunday at nine large oil refineries. Shell fears that the strike...

Abolish proposed water charges immediately – demands Irish electrical union

DELEGATES to the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) biennial conference in Kilkenny on Sunday called on the Irish government to abolish the proposed...

‘Organise and fight!’ – education must be free!

STUDENT Unions (SU) across the country have slammed the National Union of Students (NUS) President Toni Pearce’s decision to pull out of today’s national...

Massive Arts Council Cuts Must Be Defeated!

MASSIVE Arts Council cuts were announced on Tuesday, hitting many superb professional theatre companies, opera companies, galleries and other arts bodies for six. But in...

French Workers Taking Strike Action

THE Avignon theatre festival and France’s other summer arts festivals may not take place due to a strike threat by stage-hands and other arts-support...

Greek Riot Police Continue Vicious Attacks On Cleaners!

GREEK armed riot police squads once again viciously attacked the women cleaners outside the Finance Ministry in central Athens last Thursday afternoon. Four women cleaners...

Students launch nationwide week of action against the privatisation of student...

THE Student Assembly Against Austerity’s National Week of Action to stop the sale of student loans to private companies is well under way. At least...

Stop The Council Cuts – Bring Down The Coalition!

COUNCILS all over the UK are poised to make the most savage cuts ever that will wreck and destroy local communities by destroying all...

March to save Chase Farm today!

YESTERDAY’S 60-strong mass picket to save Chase Farm Hospital drew big support from patients and local residents who all said they would join today’s...

‘Continue action until we win’ – say striking uni staff

THOUSANDS of striking university and college lecturers, along with other workers in higher education, were solidly on 24-hour strike on Tuesday. Four unions – University...

Lecturers and staff strike over 1 per cent pay offer

UNIVERSITY lecturers and staff angry at the employers’ refusal to budge from a 1% pay offer, which represents a real-terms pay cut of 13%...

UNIVERSITIES WALKOUT! – over 1% insulting pay offer

ACROSS the UK yesterday morning, university lecturers and staff walked out on strike against an ‘insulting’ 1% pay offer which, when taken into account...

‘DON’T GO BREAKING MY ARTS’ – eight unions launch campaign to...

OVER 200 people attended a ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Arts’ rally outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday night. The rally was organised...

STOP SCHOOL CLOSURES – STOP SACKING TEACHERS – demand Greek...

THOUSANDS of state secondary school teachers demonstrated throughout Greece on Tuesday night against the coalition government’s Education Bill for secondary education, schools closures and...

Send ex-Goldman Sachs Carney packing

YESTERDAY the new head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, officially took up the reins from the outgoing Sir Mervyn King. Carney, formerly head...

Osborne imposes ‘Welfare Cap’

CHANCELLOR Osborne launched a massive new attack on the working class and poor yesterday, with his £11.5 billion Spending Review onslaught on pay, public...

NO WORKER CAN BE JAILED FOR GOING ON STRIKE! – say...

AN Alexandria misdemeanors court on Sunday overturned jail sentences for five workers from the Alexandria Container & Cargo Handling Company. The court had sentenced the...

May Day – Trade Unionists Demand A General Strike!

UP TO 10,000 workers trade unionists, students and youth were on the London May Day march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square on Wednesday. There...

‘We need mass industrial action!’ says McCluskey

OVER 10,000 workers, trades unionists and youth marched from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square yesterday on May Day. There were banners from trades unions, trades...

‘Resist and you’ll be sacked!’ – anti-academy heads are being told

EDUCATION Secretary Gove is ‘irrepairably damaging children’s education’ says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). Speaking at the...

Save Newport Art Gallery Temporary Exhibitions Programme

FRIENDS OF Newport Art Gallery are appealing to Newport City Council to Save the Newport Art Gallery Temporary Exhibitions Programme (T.E.P.) Newport City Council’s...

‘A BRIDGE TOO FAR’ – but Minister Gove remains in his...

TEACHERS and heads unions yesterday welcomed education secretary Gove’s abandonment of plans to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England and replace them with...

‘WE ARE IN A STATE OF WAR – repelling a fierce...

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday gave a defiant address to the nation, broadcast on national TV. Delivering a speech on the latest developments in...

BACCALAUREATE THREATENS ‘CULTURAL APARTHEID’ –says theatre director Richard Eyre

High profile figures from the arts have joined with the National Union of Teachers in condemning the Coalition’s planned secondary school Key Stage 4...

Edl Fascists Chased Out Of Norwich!

OVER 2,000 workers and youth marched to city hall Norwich in opposition to the English Defence League on Saturday. This is the first time that...

CARILLION MUST COMPENSATE 224 BLACKLISTED WORKERS says GMB

THE GMB has called a meeting in Stafford on November 13th to mobilise opposition to the outsourcing of Staffordshire Education Support Services (ESS) and...

Lansley sacked – Hunt in charge of NHS

ARCHITECT of the hated Health and Social Care Act, Andrew Lansley was sacked as Health Secretary and replaced by Murdoch acolyte and former Arts...

STRIKES WILL PROCEED DURING OLYMPICS – say unions

UNIONS reacted angrily yesterday to threats by Arts, Media and Sports Secretary Hunt that public sector workers who strike during the Olympics should face...

Samaras Puts Up ‘Greece For Sale’ Sign

GREEK Prime Minister elect Antonis Samaras has declared a massive privatisation plan for the entire transport and energy sectors as well as dozens of...

500,000 WILL STRIKE ON MAY 10 – says Serwotka

Half a million workers will be taking strike action on May 10th, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told the mass rally at the end...

Universal Credit Attack On Poor

UNISON yesterday warned the government that its ‘botched roll out’ of Universal Credit, less than 18 months away, will make it more difficult for...

Students walkout today!

TENS of thousands of students are expected to participate in a national walkout today in campuses in every part of the UK against the...

NO DEBATE ON ‘ACTION’ MOTION – at London Region Equity AGM

THE ACTORS’ union Equity is angry as Arts Council and local authority funding cuts lay waste to theatres and arts organisations across Britain and...

CUTS HIT US EDUCATION –while workers battle for union rights

Policy Matters Ohio has released a report showing the impact of the $1.8 billion cuts to local education budgets across Ohio, reports the Ohio...

Defend Trent Park Campus–Defend Chase Farm say Middlesex University students

STUDENTS from Middlesex University declared yesterday that the only way to defend their threatened Trent Park Campus and their neighbouring local hospital, Chase Farm,...

Cases Against Rajapaksa Continuing

CIVIL cases against Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Shavendra Silva, an ex-army commander and currently Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN)...

Frontline Services ‘To Be Devastated’ In Ireland

In the Republic of Ireland, a government report has been released which shows that public sector cuts will mean 23,500 workers lose their jobs,...

Occupy Wall Street Marchers On The Road To Washington

Last Wednesday November 9th, 21 protesters left Zuccotti Park, the centre of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and set off down...

Students And Sparks March Against Tuition Fees And Wage Cuts

Over 10,000 students and a number of trade unionists took part in a protest through central London yesterday against £9,000 fees, education cuts and...

SUNAK’S FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH! – to bring in wage and job cuts...

‘THE FURLOUGH scheme can not continue indefinitely,’ Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday at the Downing Street daily briefing, announcing that by September, the employer...