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Labour’s Social Care ‘Failing Older People’

‘This is a damning indictment of a social care system that is failing older people’, Age Concern’s Director General, Gordon Lishman, said on Wednesday. He...

Take action to defeat Labour’s plan to smash the NHS

THE leaking of Department of Health (DoH) documents, including ‘Pay and Workforce Strategy for 2008-11’, reveals the Labour government’s plan to slash NHS...

MEDICAL EDUCATION IS UNDER ATTACK! – Don’t lift fees cap says...

‘Medical education is under attack on several fronts,’ warns Professor Michael Rees, chair of the British Medical Association’s (BMA’s) Medical Academics Committee. In a BMA...

2007 – The Year For Revolution!

THE News Line editorial board sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of 2007 to the working class and youth of the world,...

Browne echoes Bush on need for bigger army

PRESIDENT Bush, on Wednesday, called for a major expansion of the US army, and yesterday, the British Defence Minister, Browne, slavishly echoed his master’s...

DEVON NHS PCT CRISIS! – all 5,000 employers offered offered voluntary...

All five thousand Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT) employees across the county have been sent a letter offering voluntary redundancy as a cost-cutting measure....

‘THESE CUTS WILL HIT THE POOREST IN CAMDEN’ – says Camden...

Over three hundred angry Camden trade unionists and residents lobbied the Town Hall last Wednesday night over suddenly announced plans to cut services. The Tory-Liberal...

Police illegally held Fairford demonstrators

Civil rights organisation Liberty welcomed yesterday’s Law Lords ruling in favour of anti-war protesters who police stopped from travelling to a protest at RAF...

No Action Over NHS Spiralling Deficits

The Labour government has decided to put on hold a decision to scrap the ‘double whammy’ NHS accounting rules that are forcing hospital trusts...

NHS CUTS NIGHTMARE! – Hewitt demands £250m profit in 2008

Public sector union UNISON yesterday slammed Blair’s ‘reform agenda’ as being to blame for NHS deficits, and the British Medical Association (BMA) called on...

NHS Referrals Scandal

The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday expressed its concerns over Primary Care Trusts diverting patient referrals to private...

Government Rushes To Placate Angry Generals

THE government has ruled that millions of pounds of compensation will be paid to British troops wounded in Iraq after May 2003, when the...

Give Employment Tribunals power to make employers take back sacked...

FOLLOWING an increase in the number of employment tribunals – after an attempt was made two years ago to make it deliberately harder for...

CHARITIES AND WAGE CUTS! – Civil Service strike likely says PCS...

In his tenth Pre Budget Report yesterday Chancellor Brown spoke about the threat to British capitalism from India and China. He said: ‘Once...

Brown Targets The Working Class For Special Measures

BROWN’S proud boast yesterday in his pre-budget speech was that ‘In no other decade has Britain’s personal wealth – up 60 per cent –...

Campaigners Reject Ippr Insult

NHS DEFENCE campaigners were outraged yesterday at the comments by the Blairite Institute for Public Policy Research that their campaigns to defend District General...

STOP THIS CLOSURE! – Maidstone Hospital A&E threatened

A senior consultant at Maidstone Hospital in Kent last Saturday publicly announced that he has resigned his managerial post because of plans to close...

Dollar fall heralds a deepening capitalist crisis and world revolution

ON FRIDAY, the exchange rate of the dollar plunged down against other major world currencies and gold rose by 1.2 per cent to $638.5...

Take action to stop NHS cuts and closures

IT is now obvious that the Labour government is setting out, at breakneck speed, to privatise the NHS. It has set up private treatment centres...

Halt the NHS race to the bottom

AT a time when the privately owned treatment centres are being handed billions of pounds of the NHS Budget, without any investigation of just...

Worthing and Southlands Hospital debt ‘government manufactured’

THE current cash crisis at Worthing and Southlands Hospitals is the result of a ‘manufactured’ funding deficit. This is due to the government’s belief that...

Irish Privatisation Disaster!

FIANNA Fail has betrayed its working class supporters and Irish Government aviation policy is a complete disaster‚ said TEEU (Technical, Engineering and Electrical Trade...

‘The whole trade union movement must take action to defend...

MANY thousands of NHS staff, from cleaners to doctors, from all over the country, were joined by members of the public fighting hospital closures...

KEEP ALL DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITALS OPEN! – unions must take strike...

NO TO PRIVATISATION! SAVE OUR DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITALS! BLAIR AND BROWN OUT! THE Blair government is gunning for District General Hospitals – David Nicholson, the Chief Executive...

BETRAYED! – Radlett fire station closed

ON Monday 23rd October Hertfordshire County Council gave five hours notice of closure of Radlett fire station, betraying understandings and agreements made with...

NHS Together Will Challenge Will Challenge 1.5% Pay Offer

Leading officials of fourteen trade unions representing nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists and other NHS staff held a press conference on Tuesday, declaring they...

AN ‘OUTRAGEOUS PAY CUT’! – UNISON & RCN reject pay board...

Trade unions representing nurses, midwives and health workers covered by the ‘independent’ Pay Review Body (PRB), yesterday reacted angrily to a government-proposed huge ‘pay...

World Capitalist Crisis Driving World Revolution

The US economy is at the centre of the worldwide capitalist economic crisis. It is in slump, with major industries, such as the motor car...

Defend the NHS – Stop the job cuts – Bring down...

ON Tuesday, at the Prime Minister’s monthly press conference, the NHS chief executive, David Nicholson confessed that he did not know how many jobs...

Brown To ‘Give Away’ NHS!

GORDON Brown yesterday confirmed that a government run by him would hand over the running of the public sector to an independent committee, which...

‘Pod’ House Insult To Katrina Victims

‘It wasn’t enough for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to leave thousands of trailers rotting for months unused in acres of swampy fields...

‘YOU WON’T BREAK MERSEYSIDE FBU’ – say strikers and supporters

Over 7,000 striking Merseyside firefighters and their supporters marched through Liverpool last Saturday in a show of strength to demonstrate their determination to defeat...

Take mass action on September 21 to stop NHS privatisation

UNISON members working for NHS Logistics will take two 24-hour strikes over the next two weeks to fight the Labour plan to privatise the...

Brown Won’t Retreat From Blair Agenda

PREMIER Blair got his well deserved come-uppance at the TUC Congress on Tuesday, while the co-author of his policies Gordon Brown was welcomed like...

JOIN THE MARCH TO SAVE THE NHS – urge East Midlands...

EAST MIDLANDS UNISON and the Royal College of Nursing are holding a ‘The NHS is on its Knees, Get off your Feet to Save...

‘ALL LEVELS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS’ FAILED NEW ORLEANS – says CAW...

On a special trip to New Orleans on Tuesday, August 29, one year after Hurricane Katrina, Canadian Auto Workers President Buzz Hargrove said Canadian...

Unions Must Dump Blair, Brown And Beckett

THE decision of up to 40 members of Foreign Secretary Beckett’s local Labour Party branch, Derby South, to quit the party, concretely proves that...

‘Dozens Of Conspiracies’ But ‘Terror Threat Level’ Downgraded

HOME Secretary Reid, who has been making people’s blood run cold with his tales of dozens of conspiracies and thousands of terrorists, has reduced...

Scrap the market in the NHS!

IPSWICH Hospital, in Suffolk, has been deprived of £2.5m because it provided much-needed care for its patients too quickly. This was discovered by accountants...

Boots Joins The NHS Privatisation Drive

CHEMIST giant Boots wants to breach the NHS system by bringing GPs and consultants into its stores as part of an alleged drive to...

Smash Brown’s budget cuts, and wage freeze policy

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown told the House of Commons last Thursday that he will reduce the Whitehall budget by up to 20 per cent in...

Reopen Mining Industry – No To Nuclear Power

British capitalism is today facing a massive energy crisis, largely of its own making. It was after all, Thatcher and Heseltine who shut down...

Massive Cuts In Ambulance Trusts

THE latest NHS ‘reorganisation’ came into force last Saturday. This is the slashing of the number of Strategic Health Authorities in England from 28 to...

TUC must take action to stop Labour’s NHS privatisation

UNISON accused the government yesterday of a ‘fundamental breach of trust’. This was after the Department of Health placed an advertisement in the official...

Labour plans for private companies to take over primary care

‘CARE in the NHS should be driven by patient need, and not by profit or financial gain,’ a BMA spokeswoman told News Line yesterday. She...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have...

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes