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OVER 500 CAPE TOWN FIREFIGHTERS FACE THE SACK! – treated like...

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‘THE CITY of Cape Town cannot be allowed to have its cake and eat it. We should not allow it to heap all praise...

COSATU president celebrates Workers Day on May 1st

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) President Zingiswa Losi delivered a Workers Day Speech on May 1st. ‘My fellow South Africans, President Cyril...

Canadian government to ‘rip away’ dockers’ right to strike

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Unions across the world are outraged to learn that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority government teamed up with Canada’s Conservative opposition in the early hours...

EIGHT YEARS SINCE RANA PLAZA COLLAPSE –‘the deadliest disaster in the...

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ON THE eighth anniversary of Rana Plaza on Saturday 24 April, UNI Global Union and IndustriALL demanded fashion brands commit to a new legally-binding...

Strike wave across education against job and pay cuts

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A STRIKE wave is set to hit schools, colleges and universities across the UK during the summer as teachers and lecturers vote overwhelmingly in...

‘Indefinite strike to win’ – demand striking bus drivers

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‘INDEFINITE strike action to win it quick and win it now,’ Hounslow bus garage driver and Unite member Stoyan Ivanov demanded yesterday. More than 2,000...

‘JobKeeper’ payments removed from 1.1m Australians!

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1.1 million workers in Australia will have their ‘JobKeeper’ payments removed from this week, with the Head of Treasury estimating that between 100,000 and...

ScotRail nationalised! RMT, TSSA & ASLEF’S CAMPAIGN VICTORY!

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‘EVERY member of the RMT welcomes the Scottish government’s announcement that the publicly-owned Operator of Last Resort will run the ScotRail franchise from March...

41 Heathrow Airport Limited strikes

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UNITE has called ‘targeted’ strike action at Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) from Friday 2nd April to Sunday 25th April, with 41 strikes over the...

Victory for Uber workers – now end the gig economy for...

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THE LARGE taxi app company Uber announced yesterday it would start treating over 70,000 of its drivers in the UK as employed workers entitled...

200 jobs to go at Aston Martin

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THE UNITE union has expressed its ‘deep concern’ at management proposals to axe more than 200 jobs at the Aston Martin site in the...

UK government ‘balancing the books on the backs of the starving...

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THE BRITISH government has decided to ‘balance the books on the backs of the starving people of Yemen,’ in an act that will see...

TUC calls on Sunak for a ‘workers’ budget’! Trade Union &...

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THE LEADERSHIP of the Trade Union Congress, a body which includes 6.4 million workers and has the power to shut the entire country down...

SAFTU calls general strike to highlight that ANC policies are responsible...

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HUNDREDS of thousands of workers across South Africa downed tools on Wednesday, February 24, as a part of a general strike called by the...

How the DWP is spying on benefit claimants

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IN 2019, the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published their two-part staff guide on conducting fraud investigations. Privacy International (a UK-registered charity which...

UK ECONOMY NOSEDIVES! – biggest fall in modern times

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THE UK economy nosedived by a record 9.9%, the biggest slump in modern times, with the contraction in 2020 ‘more than twice as much...

Alabama Amazon staff unionisation fight!

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THE STRONGEST and most viable effort yet to create a union at technology giant Amazon in many years is underway at its warehouse in...

By 278 votes to 0 MPs vote for extending the Universal...

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THE TORY government was delivered a massive blow on Monday evening when it was defeated by 278 votes to 0 when MPs voted for...

Sunak prepares for war on working class to pay off capitalism’s...

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OVER 250,000 small firms and companies are destined to collapse this year according to research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Nearly...

Irish Doctors’ Strike – Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) Has Had No...

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The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has had no contact from the Department of Health in relation to a planned public health doctors’ strike in...

‘Frontline workers need to be respected, protected and paid’ says Mary...

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SERVICE Employees International Union (SEIU) International President Mary Kay Henry says the Covid-19 relief package ‘is just a down payment’. She released the following statement...

Kick out the TUC leaders who collaborate with the Tories –...

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IN HIS INTERVIEW with the Spectator magazine Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak made it quite clear that in the New Year there will have to...

Record redundancies! – JobCentre claimants rise to 2.7m

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NEW OFFICE for National Statistics (ONS) figures released yesterday show a record rise in redundancies of 370,000 and a fall in the number of...

Doctors feeling ‘abandonded’ by Tories over PPE says BMA council chair...

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SHORTAGES of PPE (personal protective equipment) during the early months of Covid-19 left doctors feeling ‘abandoned’ by the government, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul...

Six million UK households face poverty as Tories end furlough and...

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WHEN the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK in March, and the Tory government was forced to order the first national lockdown, Tory chancellor Rishi...

CGT unions in France defend temporary workers against government ‘provocation’

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THE FRENCH CGT union federation has condemned as a ‘provocation’ a short term ‘alms’ payment that ignores many workers. It said: ‘The government announced on...

‘Don’t cut Universal Credit!’ – Unite appeals to Chancellor Sunak

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MORE than half the country wants chancellor Rishi Sunak to continue permanently with the £20-a-week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) due to end in...

‘Tearing up the Human Rights Act would be a giant leap...

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‘TEARING up the Human Rights Act would be a giant leap backwards. It would be the single biggest reduction in rights in the history...

Even Tory press admit British capitalism facing ruin – socialist revolution...

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IF TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak harboured any hope that Wednesday’s spending review would reassure anyone that British capitalism could be rescued from complete ruin...

800 Pennsylvania Nurses Are Taking Strike Action!

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NEARLY 800 nurses at a Bucks County hospital in Pennsylvania went on strike last Tuesday and Wednesday over dangerously low staffing levels that prevent...

£16.5bn for the military as Tories plan a war on public...

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THE TORIES have exceeded all previous borrowing records, taking the British bosses’ national debt to its highest level ever since records began, reaching £2.3tn....

4,000 Colombian miners enter third month of strike!

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OVER 4,000 miners, members of the Sintracarbón union, have entered the third month of a bitter strike at the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia. The...

South African Public Works Programme workers demand permanent jobs

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AROUND 80 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers protested outside the Port Elizabeth City Hall on Tuesday, demanding that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality...

CRISIS-RIDDEN UK CAPITALISM MUST BE OVERTHROWN – NO RETURN TO THE...

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THE TORY Chancellor has had to borrow another £13bn to unveil a series of desperate measures in order to attempt to keep UK capitalism...

Thousands denied benefits now driven to food banks!

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THOUSANDS deemed ineligible to receive Universal Credit have been driven to food banks to survive. The new study published yesterday by the Economic and Social...

IMF warns of devastating recession worldwide – forward to world socialist...

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THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) this week issued a grim warning of worldwide recession with global debt reaching a staggering record of £64 trillion. In...

UK unemployment surges! – while IFS predicts debt to GDP of...

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THE UK unemployment rate has surged to its highest level in over three years to 4.5% in the three months to August, compared with...

California’s Health Staff 5-Day Strike

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WORKERS at eight campuses of the Alameda Health System (AHS) in California’s East Bay – 3,200 members of the SEIU union local 1021 –...

£8,000 pay cuts imposed on Heathrow’s workforce!

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HORRIFIC pay cuts of up to £8,000 a year being imposed on thousands of Heathrow airport workers are the cost of eye-watering levels of...

End herd immunity capitalist barbarism with a socialist revolution!

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THE DEMAND for capitalism to ‘reopen’ under the umbrella of the discredited theory that herd immunity is the only way to combat coronavirus has...

Unemployment is soaring! Defending the ‘right to work’ means getting rid...

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UNEMPLOYMENT is set to soar to levels not seen since The Great Depression, the ‘Hungry 1930s’, when workers starved. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)...

‘Flawed algorithm’ throws unemployed to the wolves

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT claimants have been thrown into destitution, poverty, homelessness and starvation as a direct result of a ‘flawed algorithm’ a damning new welfare...

Bankrupt British Bosses Declaring War On Workers, Students And Youth!

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THE UK government borrowed £35.9bn in August, which was £30.5bn more than it borrowed in August last year. Borrowing between April and August totalled...

Child poverty & food bank use rises!

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A SURVEY of UK social workers by the Child Poverty Action Group, Child Welfare Inequalities Project and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services,...

Trump champions the police and launches his war against communism and...

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US PRESIDENT Trump, in his desperate attempt to win the November presidential election, has stepped up his war against the working class, branding all...