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AUSTRALIAN ‘WORK CHOICES’ LAWS ‘BAD FOR WORKING FAMILIES’ – says ACTU

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Reports that another large employer has labelled the Howard government’s Industrial Relations laws as ‘farcical’ and ‘pointless’ is further evidence that the government’s IR...

TUC must boycott Israel!

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IT is a disgrace that at this week’s TUC Congress there are no resolutions on the Middle East and Afghanistan where over...

US Collapse Shocks Afl-Cio Leaders

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‘One day after George W Bush asserted that the ‘fundamentals’ of the US economy are strong, the Dow Jones stock index plummeted by 387,...

Workers of the world unite in the struggle for socialism!

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THE UK authorities issued National Insurance numbers to 713,000 overseas workers in the year to April 2007. The WRP and the News Line are pleased...

‘THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ’S OIL’ Part two – ‘We are fighting...

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HANDS Off Iraqi Oil – the campaign launched to stop the theft of Iraq’s oil reserves – says that mainstream media coverage ‘has uncritically...

Oil Prices Set To Soar As Demand Outstrips Supply

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THE International Energy Agency has predicted that oil demand is set to leap beyond the capacity to supply, sending oil prices soaring well...

‘A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR HARD WORKING AUSTRALIANS’ – ACTU...

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Last Thursday’s pay rise for minimum award wage workers, the lowest in ten years, is below the rate of inflation and means the living...

Australian Unions Fight For Workers’ Rights

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The UNI Communicators Forum, attended by union communicators from across the globe, has received a report on Australia’s unions’ battle for the rights of...

THE WAY OUT! – Negotiate with the Resistance, Punish the criminals!

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The Brussels Tribunal and the International Anti-Occupation Network have issued the following statement on Iraq entitled ‘The Way Out’: ‘If the US military declare...

US And South Korea Trade Deal ‘Will Damage Working Families’

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THE AFL-CIO will join with its Korean trade union allies and strongly oppose the just-completed South Korea-UStrade deal (KORUS) because of the damage it...

Sri Lankan Army Preparing For A Major Offensive

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Thousands have been displaced in a fresh Sri Lankan offensive, reported the Tamilnet website on Thursday. The head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s...

Speak English Or Else – Minister Tells The Poor!

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UNEMPLOYED people who cannot speak English will have to show they are learning the language or lose benefits, the government has announced. This is...

FATIGUE ENDANGERING CREWS AND THE ENVIRONMENT – warns the Maritime Union...

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A NEW report from Cardiff University’s Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology has added to the portrait of a maritime industry where fatigue...

War from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa

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THE whole of the area from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa is now one great killing zone where US-UK imperialism either kills at...

‘ASSASSINATING THE LEADER WILL ONLY STRENGTHEN THE WILL OF THE BA’ATH...

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Saddam’s deputy,      Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, issued a statement on 1 January, mourning his ‘brother’ and calling for unity. ‘The criminal evil hands of the...

‘THE DOG IS DEAD, BUT THE RABIES PERSISTS’ – union says...

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THE International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) posted a statement on its website following the December...

CLOSE DOWN GUANTANAMO! – Amnesty week of action

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Last Saturday, 16 December, 2006 marked the start of a series of protests across the world with renewed calls on the US government to...

DISASTER! – more British troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Two British soldiers were killed and another two injured, one seriously, in a roadside bomb attack near Basra in southern Iraq, yesterday. Their patrol was...

ISRAEL EXPLOITED WAR TO EXPAND ATTACK ON PALESTINIANS says Palestine Media...

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The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) were not distracted by their 34-day war on Lebanon to suspend their killing of Palestinian children, women and men,...

‘Rice cannot impose a buffer zone or a security zone on...

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HASAN Fadlallah, the Lebanese MP for Bint Jubayl, which has been completely destroyed by Israeli bombing, and a leader of the Hezbollah...

Locked-Out Gg Workers To March At Tolpuddle

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‘THE Tolpuddle Martyrs were called troublemakers and were transported to Australia. ‘We were called troublemakers and sacked,’ Parmjeet Sidhu said at the Gate Gourmet locked-out...

Australian Seafarers Defy Anti-Union Laws!

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The crew of an Australian tanker docked in Hobart could face fines under the Howard government’s Industrial Relations laws for protesting against the operator’s...

GENERAL HOSPITALS MAY HAVE TO CLOSE says NHS Chief Executive Sir...

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Health service union UNISON yesterday condemned the suggestion by the acting NHS chief executive that whole district general hospitals will face closure. Warning of...

TRADE UNIONISTS MURDERED FOR DEFENDING WORKERS’ RIGHTS – ICFTU report

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ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested,...

UK CONTINUED TO ERODE HUMAN RIGHTS IN 2005 – says Amnesty...

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In 2005, the UK ‘government continued to erode fundamental human rights, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, including by persisting...

US plans to use nuclear bunker busters against Iran

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THE New Yorker has published an article by award winning journalist Seymour Hersh, that claims that the US administration of President G W Bush...

‘Impossible to avoid long strike’ at Delphi

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UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Richard Shoemaker have issued this statement on Delphi’s announcement that it will file Section 1113 and Section...

Disaster At Royal Free

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ROYAL Free Hospital bosses have been putting doctors under pressure to accept as much as ten per cent pay cuts as part of a...

Thirteen insurgents hung – Rumsfeld looks forward to a civil war

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THE Iraqi puppet authorities have hung 13 people accused of taking part in the insurgency, the first execution of militant nationalists since the US-led...

Fight NHS Sackings

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‘We will do everything we can to avoid redundancies’, said UNISON south west regional organiser Chris Dayus yesterday, after the Royal...

Gate Gourmet taking fight into the unions

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GATE Gourmet locked-out workers are taking their fight for reinstatement into the trade union movement and visiting Transport and General Workers Union and other...

WAR AN OPTION – Rumsfeld declares on Iran

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United States defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday that the military option against Iran was ‘on the table’. He said this would be...

To deal with MRSA – end NHS privatisation!

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MRSA is now linked to nearly 1,000 deaths each year in NHS hospitals. There is no doubt that it is a product of the...

Hewitt Prepares To Close Bart’S

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LABOUR’S Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt said yesterday that London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital could face closure. She was being interviewed about her decision to carry out...

‘ANSWER “GLOBALISATION” WITH WORLD REVOLUTION’ – News Line editor tells Trotsky...

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MORE than 300 youth and workers filled the News Line Anniversary rally at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in central London on Sunday, celebrating...

TEMPORARY WORKERS USED AND ABUSED – TUC urges protection against exploitation

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TEMPORARY workers in Britain are being paid illegally low wages, having unlawful deductions taken from their pay packets, and are being denied holiday pay...

‘SET A SPEEDY UNILATERAL DATE FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ’ TUC demands...

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THE Trades Union Congress yesterday voted unanimously to ‘call on the British government to set its own unilateral date for an early and speedy...

Defend Iran Againstfrench And US Threats

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THE French government is threatening Iran with retribution if it does not give up its nuclear energy programme. The French Prime Minister, De Villepin, one...

Blair pledges ‘exclusion’ and incitement’ powers

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Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced the government’s intention to introduce new laws against ‘incitement and the instigation of terrorism’, for which he had the...

‘LIVES AT RISK’ – warns Patients Association over Ambulance Review

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‘Sending lay first aiders could be dangerous and in some cases risk lives,’ Michael Summers, chairman of the Patients Association told News Line yesterday. He...

MPs CALL TO REJECT ID CARDS BILL

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MPs yesterday raised questions about the ID card Bill which was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Clarke said he...

‘We’re fighting for the future of the BBC’

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Picket lines are out at BBC sites across the country today as 10,000 workers from all three BBC unions – BECTU, NUJ and Amicus...

Britain Heads For Revolutionary Situation

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BRITAIN is now being run by a weakened and discredited Blair government, which is however determined to speed up its right wing course and...