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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...