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Fight for jobs, and against evictions and benefit cuts!

THOUSANDS more working-class families are going to their local Citizen Advice Bureau because of the effects of unemployment, debts, threatened loss of homes and...

A milestone in the failure of the US-UK war against Iraq

THERE were no pictures beamed around the world yesterday of United States President Barack Obama at a passing out parade in Baghdad on the...

Resume BA strike action–urge cabin crew

‘WE WANT the strike action reinstated immediately and extended, so that we can defeat Walsh’s union-busting operation once and for all,’ British Airways Stewards...

Class war sharpening – unions need new leaders

YESTERDAY the Prime Minister, Cameron, was warning the BAA Unite workers that they must not strike. This was at least six hours before the result...

Cameron-Clegg set the bounty hunters on the poor!

First it was people on various disability benefits who were the enemy. The Cameron line is that these people are dodgers who should...

Call a general strike – build Councils of Action – forward...

THE Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said yesterday that the government should ban strikes by workers in essential services, adding that this...

Fight 40% Bus Cuts!

LONDON Bus reps are meeting at the Unite union office at Woodberry, Manor Park, north London at 11am today, to plan coordinated action to...

Stop BA & Stop Baa Airports, To Win Cabin Crew Struggle!

BA cabin crew yesterday rejected the latest offer from BA with a massive 67 per cent voting to throw out by 3,419 votes to...

Unite urges BA shareholders to make peace

LEADERS of the Unite trade union were campaigning for ‘peace’ with British Airways management yesterday, as a lobby of the BA Annual General Meeting...

To defend jobs and pensions bring down the coalition!

UNIVERSITY STAFF and students are under massive attacks from the Tory-led coalition. Coalition ministers are pressing ahead with 25% funding cuts, and the UCU trade...

Woodley Postpones BA Cabin Crew Ballot

Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley yesterday said the union has ‘postponed’ Tuesday’s ballot for further strike action at British Airways to consider a...

Stop The Airport To Win The BA Cabin Crew Struggle!

BA has moved closer to a merger with Spanish national carrier Iberia after striking a deal with its pension trustees to ‘neutralise’ its pensions...

Answer The ‘Shock And Awe’ Budget With A General Strike

THE Tory-Lib Dem shock and awe budget is due next Tuesday. Already workers, pensioners and youth are calling for action against this savage attack that...

‘WE’RE READY FOR THE NEXT ROUND’ say BA cabin crew

THOUSANDS of British Airways cabin crew marched around Heathrow Airport yesterday afternoon waving flags, chanting: ‘Willie, Willie, Willie! Out! Out! Out!’ They received enthusiastic...

‘We will reballot after June 10’

DESPITE the pouring rain, cabin crew maintained three lively pickets at Heathrow Airport yesterday, in the final week of their current course of strike...

‘Walsh will never crush BASSA’

‘THE rest of the British Airways workforce must be called out on strike to join us in our fight to beat Walsh,’ said striking...

‘We will win’ say BA strikers

STRIKING British Airways cabin crew are calling for the rest of the British Airways workforce to be brought out on strike alongside them. They are...

Unite must stop Heathrow to win the BA struggle!

Striking British Airways cabin crew began another five days of strike action last night. On the eve of the action BA cabin crew told...

‘AN EMBEDDED CULTURE OF BULLYING’. . . IS HARMING BA’S FUTURE...

WITH the British Airways’ cabin crew strike entering its 17th day (yesterday, Thursday), a report from a leading academic warns that BA’s brand and...

Bring The Whole Of BA Out!

‘BRITISH Airways cabin crew are fighting for the whole trade union movement,’ striking Unite member ‘George’ told News Line yesterday. Using a pseudonym to avoid...

‘we Are Fighting Union-Busting’

STRIKING British airways cabin crew are completing their latest five-day strike at midnight tonight and will be resuming their next five days action at...

‘we Are Fighting For Our Lives’

DESPITE the pouring rain, striking BA cabin crew maintained three lively picket lines at Heathrow Airport yesterday. They chanted: ‘Don’t blame it on the ash...

‘This Battle Is To Be Fought To A Finish!’

THERE were three really lively picket lines of striking British Airways cabin crew around Heathrow Airport yesterday, with music, flags, horns and whistles, responding...

‘WALSH WON’T BEAT US’ say cabin crew

THERe was a family day event for the striking BA cabin crew at Bedfont Football Club yesterday, with bouncy castle, face painting and other...

Laws’ resignation holes the coalition!

ON Monday May 25th, David Laws, the new Chief Secretary of the Treasury, standing next to his master Chancellor Osborne, announced that the £6.2...

Cabin Crew Determined To Win

STRIKING British Airways cabin crew made it clear yesterday that they are determined to win their struggle in defence of jobs, wages and conditions,...

‘BRING ALL OF BA OUT’ say Heathrow pickets

THERE were lively picket lines around Heathrow Airport yesterday, as the British Airways cabin crew took their 11th day of strike action in defence...

‘BA Won’t Succeed’–Woodley

Tony Woodley told striking British Airways cabin crew to cheers yesterday that: ‘Derek Simpson and I stand here as one behind your campaign behind...

TRADE UNIONS CONDEMN TORY COALITION’S £6.25bn CUTS –but have no plan...

THE INITIAL £6.25 billion spending cuts announced by the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government on Monday, that will lead to thousands of sackings and closures...

‘No To A Race To The Bottom’

‘Walsh isn’t interested in compromise. This is our eighth day on strike and it has gone on to a different level’. British Airway’s cabin...

BA–No Deal

The five-day strike by British Airways (BA) cabin crew went ahead at midnight last night after talks between the Unite union and BA management...

Capitalist state steps back from the brink!

BRITISH Airways cabin crew cheered and danced and celebrated yesterday morning. They sang ‘We are the Champions’ after their strength forced a panel...

Law Lords Retreat!

British Airways (BA) cabin crew outside the High Court cheered and danced yesterday morning after a panel of three senior judges overturned a...

Tuc General Council Must Meet To Defend Right To Strike!

COMMENTING on yesterday’s decision in the High Court banning the BA cabin crew strikes, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘This is a desperately...

Defend the right to strike with a general strike to bring...

YESTERDAY the RMT rail workers trade union warned that an all-out assault on workers’ rights was taking place as BA used the Network Rail...

Strike Declared Illegal!

The four five-day strikes by British Airways cabin crew were yesterday declared illegal by the High Court. The first set of strikes was due to...

Cabin Crew – 20 Days Of Strike Action

UNITE, Britain’s largest union, yesterday announced a new round of strikes over 20 days at British Airways. This follows the third overwhelming vote by Unite’s...

BA sack BASSA branch secretary – Unite condemns bullying and intimidation

The Unite union yesterday condemned the sacking by British Airways of a senior Unite official, BASSA branch secretary Duncan Holley, as ‘another act of...

MAY DAY MANIFESTO – ‘Permanent state of Revolution!’ says Greek...

THE Editorial Board of the News Line sends its revolutionary greetings to the workers of the world at a time of the greatest ever...

Greece Can’t Pay – Workers Won’t Pay!

ACCORDING to Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, Greece has a much bigger budget deficit than that reported by the Greek government last year....

Workers hit by inflation leap and huge jobs crisis

THE UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate rose sharply to 3.4% in March from 3% the month before, official figures show. The Retail...

Bankrupt airlines need to be nationalised!

YESTERDAY BALPA, the pilots’ union, sounded the alarm at the crisis of the major airlines. This has been immeasurably sharpened by the eruption and continuing...

Set The Strike Dates Now! Demand Cabin Crew

‘We want the next strike dates set now,’ a female British Airways cabin crew member at Heathrow told News Line yesterday. She was responding ...

Defend the Welfare State! Keep the Tories out! Forward to a...

THOUSANDS of workers, students and youth will be marching today to defend the ‘Welfare State’ from the attacks of the current Labour government, and...

Vote WRP, forward to the socialist revolution!

PM Brown yesterday announced that the general election will be held on 6 May and told voters Labour will take the ‘big decisions’ that...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes