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UNITY IN ACTION – German & British Gate Gourmet workers picket...

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TWENTY SIX Gate Gourmet strikers and supporters from Düsseldorf, Germany, arrived in London yesterday to join Gate Gourmet locked-out workers from Heathrow. They met at...

FORWARD TO A SOCIALIST REPUBLIC! – urge French youth

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OVER half a million high school youth, unemployed youth, university students and workers demonstrated across France on Thursday, March 16. Millions of workers...

1.5 Million To Strike On March 28

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One and a half million of the country’s most essential public sector workers will go on strike on 28 March to protest at unfair...

Blair wants toothless trade unions; Barber agrees

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PRIME Minister Blair on Saturday, at a Unions 21 conference, urged unions to modernise to ‘seize the opportunities of globalisation and the changing nature...

‘Payment By Results’ Devastating NHS

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A letter from the Chairman of the Professional Executive Committee, High Peak and Dales Primary Care Trust (PCT) to clinicians reveals the devastating...

‘We’Ll Fight Until We Win Our Jobs Back’

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LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers have vowed to ‘fight until we win our jobs back’ and defeat attempts by their union leadership to sell-out their...

Blair plans to close NHS hospitals!

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TODAY the Labour Government will publish its Health White Paper. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt gave a preview of its aims over the weekend, that...

Turning a blind eye is ‘collaborating with abuses’ – Amnesty warning...

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HUMAN rights group Amnesty International has welcomed the call for European governments to cooperate fully with an investigation into ‘extraordinary rendition’ and secret...

Huge $8.6bn loss at General Motors

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GENERAL Motors (GM) bosses admitted on Thursday that their losses for 2005 were $8.6bn, their largest since 1992 when the board of directors was...

Gate Gourmet Workers Determined To Win

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Locked out Gate Gourmet workers, trade unionists and youth, held a successful over 150-strong mass picket on the mound near the Beacon roundabout at...

Gate Gourmet Workers Join Terminal 5 Picket

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A DELEGATION of locked out Gate Gourmet workers joined the Terminal 5 building workers’ picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday afternoon. Parmjit Bains, one of...

Gate Gourmet Conference Campaign Going Well

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GATE Gourmet workers held a successful campaign yesterday for the News Line/Gate Gourmet-Locked-Out Workers Conference on the 29th January. They visited Greenford Council depot and...

Heathrow workers back Gate Gourmet conference

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BRITISH Airways Terminal 4 workers yesterday gave great support to locked out Gate Gourmet workers campaigning at Heathrow for their conference on Sunday January...

Blair’s ‘summary power’ for war on the working class

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PRIME Minister Tony Blair launched the Labour government’s new ‘Respect Action Plan’ yesterday, declaring that he was setting out to overthrow basic democratic rights...

NHS Being Cut To Aid Private Sector!

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The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday expressed concern over the cancellation by an Oxford hospital of a routine heart procedure because of lack of...

2006 – A Great Year For World Revolution

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily paper of the Workers Revolutionary Party, sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of...

‘ON OUR WAY TO VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers were yesterday campaigning outside the Transport and General Workers Union regional office in Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport. On Saturday the...

GREEK GENERAL STRIKE – for workers’ rights against privatisation

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A massive strike wave is taking place against the Greek right-wing government this week as workers are staging national strikes, including a general strike...

DON’T RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE say unions

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GMB trade union yesterday said it rejects the Turner report proposal to extend the pension age. Turner recommends extending the retirement age to ‘between 67...

French Workers Fight To Stop Privatisation

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AROUND 100,000 workers employed by the SNCF (French national railway) are taking strike action this week, following Saturday’s mass demonstration of more than 40,000...

Government By Police Chiefs

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AT his monthly press conference last Monday, the Prime Minister admitted that the source of his proposal, that the police should be allowed to...

‘Gate Gourmet Can’t Get Away With This!’

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Yesterday was the beginning of the third month since the more than 700 Gate Gourmet workers were locked out at Heathrow Airport. Speaking on the...

RIGHTS OF MINORITIES ‘A GREY AREA’ IN GREECE – says...

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FOREIGNERS shot on the border, asylum-seekers detained in metal containers, Roma forcibly evicted from their homes in Athens – these are some of the...

Family of Jean Charles de Menezes visit site of their son’s...

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A distraught Maria Otone de Menezes visiting Stockwell tube station yesterday, the site of her son's murder. she called for her son, Jean Charles'...

Sharon unleashes bombing raids and assassinations on the Palestinians

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THE Israeli government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has launched a new war on Palestinians living in territories under Zionist occupation less than three...

NO ‘COMPROMISE AGREEMENT!’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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SHOP Stewards representing the 670 locked out Gate Gourmet workers are meeting Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley at the union’s...

‘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...

Robertson’s call to murder Chavez is US policy

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EX-US presidential candidate Pat Robertson, an ultra religious leader of the US’ ‘moral majority’ has just called for the US state to murder...

NHS A&E departmentsto be shut in scores

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THE policy of the Labour government, as far as the NHS is concerned, is to hand over more and more of the NHS budget...

‘WE WANT FREE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE GAZA STRIP AND WEST...

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Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Minister of Civil Affairs, Mohammad Dahlan has revealed a plan regarding the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. Dahlan, who also heads the...

‘We must learn the lessons of 1926’ – UNISON conference warned

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Last week saw the annual conference of UNISON, the largest public sector union in the country. As befits a union that represents hundreds of...

Hospital funding crisis! – Restore NHS! – End privatisation

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THERE is a huge funding crisis in the National Health Service (NHS). All over the country hospitals are being instructed to close wards and theatres...

‘TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL’ – Karabilah bombings condemned by Sunni authority

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On Sunday RAF G4 Tornado warplanes attacked the Iraqi town of Karabilah, near the Syrian border. The British were called to assist US Air Force...

RAF planes bomb Iraq/Syria border areas

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ROYAL Air Force Tornado fighter bombers have joined the US air force in bombing raids in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, particularly in the...

Ten-hour day for schoolkids!

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AT ONE time it used to be said that British workers were working such long hours that they did not have an opportunity to...

US casualties in Iraq ‘unacceptable’ – say 75 per cent of...

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A US Humvee was destroyed when an explosive charge went off on Wednesday near a US forces convoy in the Al-Rustamiyah area, southeast of...

BBC strikes ‘suspended’ but mass sackings to continue

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IN a major climbdown the BBC trade union leaders have suspended, ie cancelled, next week’s 48-hour BBC strike and will be holding a meeting...