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Gate Gourmet Workers’ 6-Months Picket Success

THE locked-out Gate Gourmet workers have vowed to fight until they win reinstatement on their old terms and conditions, six months after the 700-strong...

Belfast Cwu – Still Out!

Striking Belfast postal workers yesterday told union representatives that they are not going back to work. Communications Workers Union spokesman, Owen Davey, said after...

JOIN OUR MASS PICKET ON 10th FEBRUARY

LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers are inviting all their supporters to join them on their six-month anniversary picket on the hill at the Beacon Roundabout,...

Sign deal to get hardship money says Woodley

Gate Gourmet locked out workers lobbied the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) executive meeting at Transport House, central London yesterday, to demand the...

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

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

Gate Gourmet pickets angry at TGWU leaders

GATE Gourmet locked out workers were angry yesterday when they were told by the local union office that that they had received the last...

Gate Gourmet Workers Join Terminal 5 Picket

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...

EU imposes financial crisis on the Palestinians

FACING an imposed ‘suffocating financial crisis,’ Palestinian officials have made no immediate comment yet on an EU decision on Tuesday to suspend 35 million...

Strike! To Reinstate BA Shop Stewards!

British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked a second Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) shop steward ‘for his involvement’ in the unofficial strike last August...

Blair And Cameron – Tweedleedum And Tweedledee!

YESTERDAY the new leader of the Tory Party, David Cameron publicly disowned the Tory Party manifesto, written for the last general election, just seven...

Government’s fake inflation rate falls as cost of living rises

THE Government’s UK inflation rate figure fell again, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), for the third month in a row, down...

Israel Violating Gaza Border Agreement

Using the individual bombing attack in Netanya on Monday as a pretext, Israel is violating the Gaza borders agreement with the Palestinian National Authority...

Crisis Pre-Budget

Britain has had to face ‘the toughest and most challenging year for the economy’ in which it has seen predicted economic growth halved to...

Britain Is Aiding US Torture Machine

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice refused to answer questions yesterday as to whether the United States government operates CIA secret prisons outside of...

Work till you drop for the working class

LORD Turner, the ex-CBI boss, is proposing that workers work a number of extra years before they take the state pension. Turner says that...

UNIONS FIGHT LAW OF THE JUNGLE BOSSES! – after scabs board...

Yesterday General President of the SIPTU trade union, Jack O’Connor wrote to every member of the union concerning the struggle to stop...

US Worldwide Torture Network

THE Council of Europe has announced it is investigating 31 reports of unmarked executive aircraft being used by the CIA to transport ‘suspected terrorists’...

Don’t sign the rotten ‘compromise’ deal

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers are angry that TGWU officers are putting pressure on those who have been selected by the company for compulsory...

Trade Union Renegade Doing Blair’s Dirty Work

THE former CWU postal workers trade union leader, Alan Johnson, yesterday moved into action at the behest of the Prime Minister to urge that...

TGWU must defend BA shop stewards say GateGourmet workers

‘We have rejected the deal between the TGWU leaders and Gate Gourmet and put in for our employment tribunals. ‘The TGWU and TUC leaders...

ISRAELI PLANES BOMBING GAZA – Mofaz rules out Palestinian state for...

ISRAEL has ruled out peace and even an interim accord with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people, kicking the ‘peace process’...

Israel calls for the US to take action against Syria

SYRIA yesterday condemned the UN report into the assassination of the former Lebanese Premier, Hariri – a report which pointed the finger of blame...

Five US Troops Killed In West Iraq

A force of up to 2,500 US troops, supported by puppet Iraqi troops, moved into Iraq’s western Al Anbar province yesterday in the biggest offensive...

SRI LANKA: WORKERS FIGHT BRUTAL EXPLOITATION – Part 2; Appalling housing,...

THE living conditions of workers, the Tamils on the tea plantations and the Sinhalese on the rubber plantations, and their families, has...

Police chief Blair must resign says Maria Otone de Menezes

YESTERDAY, the parents of Jean Charles de Menezes retraced the final journey taken by their son, an entirely innocent man who was shot dead...

NHS Staff Face Privatisation!

The coming clash between the trade unions and the Labour government over plans to step up the privatisation of the NHS was yesterday...

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

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

GET US TROOPS OUT – says mother of dead soldier, as...

Several hundred people joined an anti-Iraq war protest outside President George W Bush’s holiday ranch in Crawford, Texas, on Sunday, as the American...

Supporting Iraq or Palestine is to be a crime!

RESPONDING immediately to Tory pressure, Prime Minister Blair yesterday launched his programme of draconian attacks on basic rights and liberties, for a reign of...

Parliament Cleaners Strike Today!

Houses of Parliament cleaners will be on the picket line outside the House of Commons at 10am this morning. They will be joined by Labour’s...

PNA and Hamas condemn Israeli ‘meddling’

Israel’s military escalation is ‘an attempt by Israel to meddle in our internal Palestinian life,’ Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei warned in a press...

Get out of Iraq and Afghanistan to end terrorism

NEWS LINE sends its condolences to the families of those who were killed in Thursday’s terrorist attacks on London, and its best wishes for...

‘We cannot fashion the future of Africa by begging’ – Colonel...

Members of the 53-nation African Union held a summit meeting in the Libyan coastal town of Sirte last Monday and Tuesday, on the eve...

JOIN US AT GLENEAGLES! –urges G 8 Alternatives

‘We are calling on thousands to pile on buses and trains and join us at Gleneagles today,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told...

UNISON condemns Blair for breaking NHS promise

UNISON Head of Health, Karen Jennings, has condemned Labour government plans to allow private treatment centres to poach NHS staff, breaking a Labour government...

‘Oppressed will rise all over the world’ – says Iranian president

Iran’s president-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad has hailed his election win as a new Islamic revolution which he said he hoped would now spread its way...

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

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

‘WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT GLOBAL CAPITAL’ – Teamsters President tells ICTU

THE Teamsters General President James Hoffa gave the fraternal address from the AFL-CIO US trade union federation to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...

Bank of England warns over £1 trillion of domestic debt

WITH Coral Eurobet the bookmakers now the most successful British company, with a turnover of £5.4 billion, and with manufacturing industry being slaughtered, no...

‘Single Status Used To Cut Wages’

PUBLIC sector union UNISON finds itself in conflict with employers using equal opportunity legislation supposed to protect the most vulnerable workers, to oppress them...

Blair using EU to attack workers’ wages and conditions

THE Blair government has only one real use for the EU, and that is as a tool for cutting the wages and increasing the...

GOLD AND DOLLARS SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ – as insurgency escalates

The Islamic Army in Iraq last Sunday, in a videotape, claimed responsibility for an attack with an explosive device against a US foot patrol...

UK citizen must be freed – being held illegally in Iraq...

Today, the case of a British citizen detained without charge in Basra by UK Forces since 10 October 2004 will be heard in the...

WE WILL STRIKE TO STOP JOB CUTS – BECTU Assistant General...

‘If the job cuts are still on, the strikes will be reinstated,’ BECTU assistant general secretary Gerry Morrissey told News Line yesterday. Speaking after the...

French revolution stuns EU bosses and political leaders

THE 55 per cent vote, by the working class and the rural population of France against the European Constitution, is a body blow to...

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