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British Columbian longshore workers overwhelming strike vote

Longshore workers in British Columbia have overwhelmingly voted to authorise industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s...

British Columbian longshore workers overwhelming strike vote

Longshore workers in British Columbia have overwhelmingly voted to authorise industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s...

Battle to save Essex libraries

A BATTLE is well underway save 44 threatened libraries across Essex as figures show that 127 public libraries were closed across the UK last...

‘Deal of the Century’ LEAKED! – DEAL HAS BEEN STRONGLY REJECTED...

THE main points of the United States’ anticipated Middle East peace plan, the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’, were revealed by a Hebrew-language news...

HS2 workers Euston protest

CONSTRUCTION workers held a demonstration at the troubled HS2, Costain/Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) at Euston Station in central London last Friday, as concerns grow...

‘IRAN SANCTIONS AN ACT OF AGGRESSION AGAINST ALL WORLD NATIONS’ says...

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a defiant speech in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Monday, 22nd April...

Pupils miss out! Primary schools at bursting point

PARENTS found out yesterday if their child got into the primary school of their choice, while at their annual conference, the National Education Union...

HS2 ‘rats’ on construction workers

THE HIGH Speed 2 (HS2) contractor has ‘ratted on overtime agreements’ the Unite union alleged yesterday. Unite, which represents construction workers building the line, expressed...

‘HALT ALL CUTS AND OUTSOURCING!’ – unions confront Academies Enterprise Trust

SEVEN UNIONS have warned about their dispute with the UK’s largest academy trust over staff cuts, low pay and outsourcing. The unions have now registered...

Fresh Tory council cuts – Vital services axed

THE NEW financial year has kicked in, and with every council budget being cut to the bone the future of leisure centres, council run...

Spanish Socialists increase their lead

Spain’s Socialists increased their lead in a poll published recently in newspaper ABC with 30.9 per cent of votes, equivalent to between 131 and...

South Korean Strike Wave

A STRIKE wave is spreading across South Korea as workers in various industries fight in defence of their pay and conditions, while union membership...

Massive Gaza funeral march

JERUSALEM –  Thousands marched in the funeral procession on Sunday afternoon of 24-year-old Palestinian, Habib al-Masri, who was killed during night protests in the...

Trump Pushing Anti-Union Measures In Usa

THE Trump administration in the USA has asked Congress to approve – as part of its fiscal 2020 budget – legislation that will make...

Swindon Day Of Action To Keep Honda Car Factory Open

ON SATURDAY thousands of Swindon football fans showed their determination to fight to keep the Honda car factory open, which is an absolute life...

Youth Services Devastated

ANOTHER round of council cuts is set to devastate services for young people in London, with more than £1 million of cuts planned for...

Dire Staff Shortages At Cancer Centres Across The UK – Investment...

Annual workforce figures released on Tuesday by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) reveal the ‘dire’ staff  shortages at cancer centres across the UK. Clinical...

Philanthropy Is Promoting The Privatisation Of Education

‘Philanthropy and the privatisation of the democratic state: who needs a Ministry of Education?’ ironically ask the authors of a new report which sheds...

Germany’s two largest banks in merger talks, creating Europe’s biggest ‘zombie...

LAST weekend the two largest German banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, entered merger talks in a last desperate measure to delay a banking collapse...

‘HE’S SHIFTED DEFICIT ONTO THE POOREST!’ – McDonnell condemns Hammond

TORY chancellor Philip Hammond promised in his Spring Statement to MPs yesterday in Parliament to spend a £26.6bn Brexit war chest to boost the...

Schools & colleges are facing ‘national emergency!’

THE SCHOOL Cuts Coalition, including many education unions, on the eve of the Tory Spring Budget demanded the government address the ‘national emergency’ faced...

Manchester fire service massacre! – 6 stations, 100 staff, 9 engines

‘THE SAFETY of firefighters and our communities is the Fire Brigade Union’s greatest concern,’ Gary Keary, FBU Brigade Secretary for Greater Manchester, said yesterday,...

Nursery heads march on Downing Street!

NURSERY heads marched on Downing Street yesterday, furious at the desperate lack of funding which is now so bad that nurseries are threatened with...

Some big issues for the London-wide LMCs Annual Conference

A NEW CONTRACT for GPs was signed by Dr Vautrey, the chair of the BMA’s GP committee (GPC), on 31st January 2019. Its full title...

Kenyan strikers will not return until union leaders are freed

STRIKING Kenyan airport workers have declared that they will not return to work until their union leaders are released from jail. On Friday morning, the...

‘CONFRONT ANY COUNTRY THAT RECOGNISES JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL’...

PALESTINIAN Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki  urged Arab countries on Wednesday to take ‘all practical measures’ to confront any country that...

Lack of schools funding ‘is nothing short of scandalous’ says...

A DEBATE was held in Westminster Hall on Monday, attended by MPs, teachers, headteachers, support staff and members of the public to discuss the...

Tory Austerity forces parents to rely on baby banks for essentials...

IN LAST year’s autumn budget Tory chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that ‘austerity is coming to an end’ in Britain. Hammond’s claim backed up Theresa May’s...

Tory austerity hits poorest the hardest, time to kick them out!

A STUDY produced yesterday by the Centre for Cities think tank highlights the reality of Tory austerity cuts that have fallen on the backs...

EU is breaking up! Euro & banks are set to crash....

TORY Chancellor Philip Hammond, speaking about the Brexit crisis from the World Economic Forum in Davos, said yesterday: ‘It is absolutely clear that if...

SAFTU opposes ‘slave wage’ new minimum wage

SOUTH Africa’s Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, says 2019 is the ‘earliest opportunity’ for government to implement the R20 per hour National Minimum Wage,...

Health & Safety Fit for workers 2019 manifesto

‘EVIDENCE shows’, says a just-released statement by the Hazards Campaign, ‘that the three factors that make work “safer and healthier” are – strong laws,...

Tories’ attempt to recreate the British Empire demands a revolutionary response

TORY Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s speech yesterday called for the UK to be ‘realistic about our global position’, insisting that this means recognising that...

Eurozone may break apart this year! warns CEBR

THE EUROZONE risks breaking up this year, the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) warned in its annual predictions for 2019. The...

2019 Is The Year For Socialist Revolutions

NEW YEAR STATEMENT BY THE NEWS LINE EDITORIAL BOARD THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2019 to all our readers, to the...

Saftu Marches For Better Wages And Working Conditions!

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – has applied pressure to companies employing their members, with...

Saftu Set To Call National Shut-Down

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – applied pressure to companies employing their members last Thursday,...

SAFTU plans mass actions for 2019

‘THE poor of our country are suffering! A human calamity is unfolding! The difference is that this is not making headlines because the poor...

We Salute The Heroes Of Paris Who Stood Up To 9,180...

IN PARIS, on Saturday, against the advice of the more moderate members of the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement, 10,000 French workers and youth demonstrated their...

Macron Calls Off Fuel Hike

FRENCH President Macron has been forced to completely back down and abandon his hated fuel tax hike. Spurred on by their victory the...

Unite Demand ‘Immediate Criminal Investigation’ Into Carillion

THE OUTRAGE of a West Midlands NHS Trust now facing a massive bill of some £400 million has led to Unite, one of the...

Italy’s financial ‘doom loop’ will strangle the entire banking system...

THE FINANCIAL ‘doom loop’ that is tightening around the necks of the Italian banking system will send the Italian banks and the Italian...

Secondary teacher recruitment crisis Teacher trainee census 2018-19

‘WE are at a crisis in secondary teacher recruitment,’ said Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, commenting on the...

24-Hour Greek Nationwide Strike

DOCKERS, seafarers, railway and Athens Metro workers participated 100% in a private-sector-only 24 hour national strike on Wednesday called by the GSEE (Greek TUC)...

May Appeals To The People As The Eu Insists There Can...

A DESPERATE Prime Minister May has written a letter to the nation asking the people of the UK for their support to pressurise a...

NATIONALISE BRITISH STEEL says Unite trade union

THE UNITE trade union yesterday urged ministers to take British Steel into public control if a deal cannot be struck between owners Greybull, its...