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‘WE’RE READY TO FIGHT FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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GATE Gourmet shop stewards went to a meeting at the Trades Union Congress in central London yesterday with leaders of their union, the TGWU,...

HIGH ALERT IN BASRA! – tensions after tank attack ‘rescue’

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British troops in Iraq were on high alert yesterday for fear of further clashes as tensions continued over the rescue at tank-point of two...

GERMAN ELECTIONS: Workers deliver a blow to free market ‘reforms’

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AFTER Sunday’s General Election, Germany did not have a Chancellor, or a government yesterday. This plunged the country into a huge economic and political...

MILLIONS CAN’T AFFORD TO BE SICK – US health insurance costs...

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‘Fewer employers are offering health benefits to workers, even as premiums continue to rise, posting a 9.2 per cent increase in 2005 – three...

3,000 Junior Doctors Jobless!

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AS many as 3,000 junior doctors are unable to find posts and are being driven to seek work either abroad or outside the NHS,...

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...

Presidents back US trade unionists

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Three presidents – Lula da Silva of Brazil, Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain and Nestor Kirchner of Argentina – cancelled an appearance scheduled for...

‘We have to keep our rights’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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GATE Gourmet workers are opposing a ‘compromise agreement’, which the company and leaders of the Transport and General Workers’ Union are negotiating and which...

Grampian Foods Pensions Strike

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A pensions strike at Grampian Foods, which supplies meat to Britain’s supermarkets, could soon hit shelf supplies, warned the Transport and General Workers’ Union...

Sharon’s deception at the United Nations

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ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Ariel Sharon tried to cut a figure as the liberator of the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip at the United...

Time to take the Gourmet struggle forward to victory

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THE intervention at the TUC Congress last Monday by the Gate Gourmet locked out workers was an outstanding success. It let every delegate of...

‘Reinstatement For All – And No Victimisations’

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TALKS are taking place between Gate Gourmet management and the Transport and General Workers Union today. Locked out Gate Gourmet workers told News Line on...

‘ARMED CHAOS’ WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED – says President Abbas

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Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) was ready to ‘engage immediately in negotiations on the final status’...

Making the country fit for the gangmasters

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AT the just concluded TUC Congress, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, openly condemned the description of ‘globalisation’ as ‘a race to the...

Workers Lobby Tuc – To Defend Jobs And Oppose Cuts!

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A NUMBER of workers have been lobbying the TUC to demand support and action in defence of jobs and against cuts. Amicus members were lobbying...

Blair and Brown threaten the trade unions

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THE message from the Blair-Brown leadership to the trade unions and their leaders is ‘face up to globalisation or cease to exist’. Even the two’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...

Union leaders pledge total support – time for action has arrived!

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YESTERDAY the trade union bureaucracy was skating on the thinnest of thin ice at the TUC Congress. With one hand, trade union leader after trade...

GATE GOURMET WORKERS DEMAND TUC ACTION – ‘to win all our...

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A LARGE number of sacked Gate Gourmet catering workers from Heathrow were on their way to Brighton to lobby the Trades Union Congress early...

Rafah crossing shut for 6 months

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Palestinian and Israeli officials said on Wednesday that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) will close the international Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip...

‘WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF TALKS WE WANT ACTION’ say Gate...

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The Gate Gourmet pickets at Heathrow Airport yesterday had a Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards report back on a meeting held with...

Petrol price rises leading to new fuel blockade

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UK petrol and diesel prices are still rising in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with the average cost of petrol now at 95.1 pence...

DEFEND JOBS AND WAGES – Smash Blair’s privatisation drive says CWU...

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‘I BELIEVE we can win this,’ Communication Workers Union General Secretary Bill Hayes told a mass rally against privatisation by over 600 postal workers...

Gate Gourmet has to be central question for TUC Crow tells...

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THE Gate Gourmet mass picket at Heathrow airport was visited yesterday by RMT general secretary Bob Crow, along with a number of RMT executive...

‘WE NEED PLAN FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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GATE GOURMET strikers were sacked four weeks ago today and were very angry yesterday morning that they have been out so long withtheir union...

END PRIVATISATION AND DE-REGULATION – renationalise Bus Sevices

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PRIOR to the deregulation of the buses in 1985-86 many important decisions concerning our bus services were decided by the Traffic Commissioners and local...

Blair To Deport People To Face Torture

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CIVIL rights group Liberty yesterday warned that Prime Minister Blair is seeking to cross a ‘fundamental line in the sand’ by sending people to...

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

Emergency Action needed to win Gate Gourmet dispute

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THE Gate Gourmet strikers are fighting in the most determined fashion to win back their jobs in the face of a hostile union busting...

Immigrant workers face ‘an epidemic of workplace injury and death’ says...

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‘TODAY immigrant workers in this country face an epidemic of workplace injury and death,’ stated the Afl-Cio trade union federation yesterday. In fact, immigrant...

BUSH TOLD ‘STOP TAX CUTS’ – as over 200,000 refugees...

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LOUISIANA authorities say they now have control over the capital New Orleans and have restored law and order, almost a week after the chaos...

Build Revolutionary Leadership In The Usa

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THE New Orleans disaster stands as a testament – with its over 10,000 dead and over 200,000 refugees – to the bankruptcy of the...

AIRPORT MUST COME OUT! – to win the struggle say Gate...

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‘TELL the BA workers and every worker on the airport, we need their help again,’ Gate Gourmet striker Mrs P Samara told News Line...

Iraq war veterans sent into New Orleans

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YESTERDAY 300 Arkansas national guards were sent into the hurricane hit city of New Orleans, after having just returned from Iraq. The Governor of Louisiana,...

Extra Troops Sent To New Orleans

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THE New Orleans river front was hit by a massive blast yesterday morning, with fires raging in the area. The blast at a chemical plant...

‘FIGHT FOR EVERY JOB!’ say Gate Gourmet pickets

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ANGRY Gate Gourmet strikers told News Line yesterday that Transport and General Workers’ Union head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, had visited them on...

‘WORSE THAN THE VICTORIAN ERA’ –T UC exposes conditions of up...

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‘UP to 11 million UK workers could face serious health problems from prolonged standing at work, and they are offered less protection than employees...

New Orleans war zone – 20,000 National Guards, and US army...

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THE United States ruling class, running the world’s number one super-power and presiding over the richest nation on Earth, was yesterday shown to be...

MASSACRE! – US bombers kill 47 near to Syrian Border

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FORTY-SEVEN people were massacred in two bombing raids by American warplanes in occupied Iraq early yesterday morning, close to the Syrian border. The air strikes...

‘WE MUST WIN’ – say Gate Gourmet strikers

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‘WE’RE coming back!’ Gate Gourmet strikers shouted defiantly at the scab lorries accompanied by video surveillance vans as they drove past the mass picket...

West Bank settlement expansion ‘undermines Gaza gains’

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PLO Executive Committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo has called on the European Union to take a firm stand against moving the Zionist settlers evacuated...

Clarke’s New Security Measures . . . ‘Violate Human Rights’ Says...

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‘The new measures, proposed today by the UK government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law,...

GOURMET CRISIS! – Siegel flies back to the USA

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THERE WERE no talks yesterday between the TGWU and Gate Gourmet bosses after its chairman David Siegel flew back to the US for crisis...

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...

Gadaffi – Swinging To The Right

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THE swing to the right by the Libyan regime, led by Colonel Gadaffi, is now taking place at breakneck speed. The man who once...