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UK must completely leave EU on March 29, 2019 – with...

NEGOTIATIONS over the UK’s departure from the EU are ‘now in the endgame’, according to PM May, with both sides ‘working through the night...

Grenfell survivors forced onto UC by Xmas!

SURVIVORS of the horrific Grenfell fire are to be forced onto Universal Credit just days before Christmas. Documents released ‘quietly on Budget Day’ show...

123 Colombian ‘Social Leaders’ Killed Between Jan 1 And July 4!

THE MURDER of teacher José Domingo Ulcué Collazos in the Colombian department of Cauca on 22nd October has been condemned by teachers’ union FECODE,...

South African firefighters demand payment for overtime!

Hundreds of members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre to deliver a memorandum...

Universal Credit is ‘here to stay’ – says Hammond

TORY Chancellor Hammond, yesterday in his budget claimed to jeers: ‘the era of austerity is finally coming to an end.’ This is...

Austerity and Universal Credit to continue!

TORY chancellor Philip Hammond made a climb down in his budget speech yesterday to Theresa May, but there was no climb down over continuing...

‘DON’T INTRODUCE REGIONAL PAY!’ – RCN warning for Chancellor Hammond

REGIONALISING public sector pay would exacerbate the NHS recruitment crisis and leave parts of the country unable to provide safe care, the leader of...

Universal Credit cannot be reformed – it must be scrapped through...

MORE than 1.2 million people are on Universal Credit, while more than 100 new Jobcentres will be operating it by Christmas. Universal Credit is...

EU gives Italy three weeks to re-write its budget or face...

ITALY is now on a collision course with the EU. The European Commission has issued an ultimatum insisting that the country’s budget plan does...

Eu: ‘Moment Of Truth’ Near!

THE PRIME Minister will ‘never agree’ to a permanent Customs Union with the EU, said 10 Downing Street yesterday. However despite Downing Street assurances...

May appeals to Labour Right-Wing to save her

THE TOTTERING Tory government of Theresa May was dealt another massive blow on Wednesday night when the ten Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs abstained...

A&E closures putting lives at risk

THE MASS closure of A&E’s at hospitals around the country has created a situation where many patients now live in A&E ‘black spots,’ where...

DUP to vote against Tory Budget!

THE Democratic Unionist Party is prepared to vote against the Budget on October 29, if their red lines for an EU deal are ignored...

Argentinian unions foster ‘global response’ to privatisation of education!

A new study has reported on the expansion of private interests in the public education sector in Argentina and its undermining effects on quality...

1,000 Head Teachers March Against Savage Tory Cuts To Schools

OVER 1,000 head teachers from England and Wales gathered in Parliament Square at 11am on Friday before marching to Downing Street to protest at...

Large Scale Academy Cuts!

LARGE cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial...

Form Councils Of Action To Stop Savage Council Cuts And Bring...

THE LEADERS of England’s councils have predicted the inevitability of ‘unpalatable cutbacks’ in vital council services next year as a result of the Tories...

Israel’s Nation-State Law condemned by the TUC!

TUC DELEGATES in Manchester yesterday waved Palestinian flags as they voted unanimously for Emergency Motion 4, ‘Cuts to UNWRA and the Nation-State Law.’ This...

NHS Staffing Crisis As Wages Are Forced Down And Conditions Worsened

THE shortage of NHS staff in England is worsening official figures show. One in 11 posts is vacant, with the situation particularly bad...

48 SOUTH AFRICAN FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS ARE SUSPENDED! – after working...

THE SOUTH African City of Ekurhuleni on Monday suspended 48 female firefighters after they protested about their working conditions and the non-payment of shift...

Literacy rate in Palestine one of highest in the world

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) published a report last week on the illiteracy rate in...

Pupils subjected to physical and mental cruelty in school isolation...

School children in England are being put in ‘physically and mentally cruel’ isolation units for up to 7 hours a day at academy trust...

Hands off fire service says Norfolk

THE Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) proposal to take control of Norfolk fire service will put ‘public safety at risk’, a councillor has said. Norfolk...

SAFTU fights to end two-tier health regime

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions stands fully in support of the long-overdue introduction of a national health insurance (NHI) system, and welcomes...

Iran will spare no efforts to maintain Syria’s territorial integrity

IRAN’S Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has warned of extra-regional countries’ plots to sow discord in Syria, vowing the Islamic Republic’s full support...

AUSTERITY MUST END NOW! says Unite’s McCluskey as nurses’ leader quits

‘AUSTERITY must end now,’ Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said yesterday, on the eve of the TUC Congress, following the announcement that the UK...

Greek austerity is set to continue! Only way out is through...

GREECE has completed a three-year eurozone emergency loan programme worth 61.9bn euros (£55bn; $70.8bn). This was part of the biggest bailout in global financial...

Specialist nurse numbers drop by 40%!

‘The nursing shortage in England is harming some of the most vulnerable members of society,’ a senior nurse and Royal College of Nursing (RCN)...

SAFTU condemns 30,000 public sector ‘jobs slaughter’

SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) is incensed at the report in the Mail & Guardian that there is a plan lay off...

Commissioners will slash and burn local services!

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Tory County Council has imposed emergency spending controls twice in the last six months and is now in a ‘truly perilous state’, having...

Air France workers – more strike action – ‘future of airline...

TRADE unions representing Air France workers have threatened to ground more flights in September as a pay dispute with the airline’s bosses continues. Air...

Public sector pay rise will cost thousands of jobs!

''OUT OF TOUCH’ Theresa May has left one million people ‘in limbo’, said the GMB on Tuesday, in response to the Tory announcement that...

30,000 New Zealand nurses take strike action

30,000 NEW Zealand nurses went on strike across the country last Thursday over pay and conditions, the first national nurses strike for 30 years. The...

Ukrainian miners from Donetsk, Lviv Lugansk and Volyn protest in Kiev

ON TUESDAY, 10 July, miners from Donetsk, Lugansk, Volyn, and Lviv regions held a protest in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. Since 6th July miners...

US National Grid lock-out – workers health benefits stopped!

LOCKED-OUT United Steelworkers (USW) union members are blasting National Grid for stopping payment to their health care plans, but the company says it won’t...

Celebrate the first 70 years by bringing down the Tories and...

THE NHS was the product of war and revolution, namely the slaughter of soldiers and civilians fighting fascism in World War 2, and...

Withdraw suspension of 400 UNRWA workers in Gaza

UNRWA Staff Union and UNRWA Head Union in Gaza warned the agency’s administration against taking unprecedented extreme measures and withdrawing from sent notices suspending...

Tories Greet NHS 70Th Annniversary With More NHS Cuts!

WHILE 70,000 NHS workers were marching through London on Saturday celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the Tory-appointed bosses of NHS England were...

‘Stay put’ failed as soon as flammable cladding was installed FBU’S...

FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack has issued the following statement, commenting on the testimony given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry by...

No Increase In Military Spending – The Enemy Is...

AFTER over a decade of savage austerity measures, during which wages have been driven down and millions made dependent on food banks, the House...

Reject Tory fake pledges on NHS funding – Only Socialism will...

THE SURPRISE announcement by Theresa May on Sunday that the Tories had plans to put £20 billion of extra funding into the NHS over...

PM May’s 10-year NHS plan a fraud!

YESTERDAY’S claim by Tory PM May that she will hand over an extra £20bn a year to the NHS was described by Labour’s Shadow...

SA power workers demand 15% wage increase 0% pay offer rejected...

THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have both officially rejected Eskom’s 0% wage offer, saying...

NHS 70 years on battles for funding

ON JUNE 30th, hundreds of thousands of people will be marching to celebrate and defend our National Health Service. The NHS is facing many problems...

Corbyn stays silent over Second Referendum!

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn twice refused to rule out a second referendum yesterday when challenged during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons....

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...