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Labour to let multi-nationals take over NHS Primary Care Trusts

THE government is set to turn the screws of further NHS privatisation on the NHS with its plans to invite private health insurance...

One day general strike to defend the NHS

IN the last two months the trade union movement and NHS professional organisations have been forced to take serious notice of the deepening crisis...

15,000NURSES JOBS CUT – RCN submits its evidence to Health Committee

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) on Tuesday submitted its evidence, highlighting the impact on patient services of Trust actions to manage their budgets,...

Labour continues NHS privatisation offensive!

LABOUR Health Minister Burnham yesterday officially launched the extended choice network, a new extended list of hospitals and clinics, that include 15 private treatment...

DEFEND NHS BEDS! – Managers confederation urges axe thousands

The latest hospital trust to announce staff cuts, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, has said it plans to axe up to 150 jobs. The trust,...

57 Varieties Of Corporate Greed

Angry sack-threatened workers from the HP Sauce factory in Aston, Birmingham were yesterday stopped from protesting at the parent company Heinz headquarters in Hayes,...

‘WE NEED SERIOUS ACTION’ – nurses tell News Line

‘Keep nurses working – keep patients safe,’ Royal College of Nursing General Secretary Beverley Malone told 1,000 cheering nurses at Westminster Central Hall yesterday. ‘As...

Take Action To Defend The NHS! Statement By The All...

THE government is cutting more than £1bn from NHS hospitals. All over the country, trusts are cutting staff, beds, operating theatres and services. The result...

Clarke Sacked – Refuses Other Job

One of the most senior figures in government, an unwilling Charles Clarke was yesterday sacked as home secretary in the biggest cabinet reshuffle of...

PCS Warns Of Further Action

‘We’ve had just as strong support today as we had for the first day of the strike,’ a Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)...

58 YEARS SINCE THE NABKA – the holocaust through which the...

ON May 15th, Nakba Day, Palestinians commemorate their forced displacement and dispossession resulting from the establishment of the state of Israel. By marking the Nakba...

Harrier jets to stay in Afghanistan

Six RAF Harrier GR7 jets are to stay in Afghanistan until 31 March 2007 to support UK troops and their allies on the ground,...

Blair will ‘run criminals out of the country’

IT was Mussolini who said that he would drive the Mafia out of Italy and send it packing to the United States. Mussolini went...

Health Cuts Continue

Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset, yesterday became the latest to announce cuts in the face of mounting NHS deficits. Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust...

US Defends Israeli Gaza Onslaught

The United States has blocked a UN Security Council statement aimed at putting pressure on Israel to stop its daily murderous military strikes on...

The Mujahideen Will Win Says Carroll

US authorities were still guarding freed hostage Jill Carroll in Iraq on Friday, after insurgents released her from nearly three months of captivity and...

The blind Chancellor who cannot see the crisis

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown yesterday could not see and would not even hear of a crisis in the British capitalist economy that he has presided...

PAY CUTS & JOB CUTS! – Civil servants and nurses condemn...

Chancellor Gordon Brown delivered his 10th Budget yesterday featuring more tax cuts for the rich and pay cuts for the working class. Opening his speech...

33 INSURGENTS FREED – in daring raid near Baquba

Iraqi insurgents freed 33 of their comrades in a daring pre-dawn raid on a puppet authority jail north of Baghdad yesterday. At least 18 puppet...

1.5 Million To Strike On March 28

One and a half million of the country’s most essential public sector workers will go on strike on 28 March to protest at unfair...

Union solicitors urging members to sign deal

‘WE are asking all trade unions and all trade unionists to join our march and rally in Hounslow on Saturday 25th of March,’ Sharanjit...

Bma Oppose Health Rationing

‘We are not against improving patient referral standards, but we are opposed to referral management to cut costs and ration treatment,’ British Medical Association...

Gate Gourmet mass picket Sunday

‘WE are all very strong and standing firm in the wind and all weathers on our picket line on the hill and won’t give...

‘Try Them Or Free Them’

THE United States must bring all prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay to an independent trial or release them, the United Nations has said...

A Record £65.5 Billion Trade Deficit For 2005

THE UK trade deficit with the rest of the world for 2005 was a catastrophic £65.5 billion. The deficit on goods and services...

‘hamas Will Never Recognise The Legitimacy Of The Zionist State’

PRE-EMPTING support for a Palestinian government led by Hamas, the UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted the ‘conditions’ set by the Quartet of...

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...

Gg Workers Step Up Campaign

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers visited Hillingdon Civic Centre, the Uxbridge library, Uxbridge bus garage, Uxbridge tube and Brunel University yesterday, to campaign for...

BILLIONS WIPED OFF SHARES – after Japan stock market collapse

Billions of dollars, pounds and euros were wiped off worldwide share prices yesterday as investors took fright at the abrupt collapse and closure of...

DELIGHTED! – with caravan say locked-out Gate Gourmet workers

LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers are delighted at last to have a shelter for their picketing. The TGWU ceased sending a tent as shelter for the...

‘Nations have awakened today, and they will determine their future’ says...

LAST Saturday the Iranian TV, IRINN, broadcast a live news conference by Iran’s President Ahmadinejad with domestic and foreign journalists. In the...

Gate Gourmet Conference Campaign Going Well

GATE Gourmet workers held a successful campaign yesterday for the News Line/Gate Gourmet-Locked-Out Workers Conference on the 29th January. They visited Greenford Council depot and...

Heathrow workers back Gate Gourmet conference

BRITISH Airways Terminal 4 workers yesterday gave great support to locked out Gate Gourmet workers campaigning at Heathrow for their conference on Sunday January...

‘Summary Powers!’

Prime Minister Blair yesterday unveiled his viciously anti-working class ‘Respect Action Plan’ at a press conference. Announcing his ‘ActionPlan’ Blair said: ‘Anti-Social Behaviour law imposed...

Blair’s ‘summary power’ for war on the working class

PRIME Minister Tony Blair launched the Labour government’s new ‘Respect Action Plan’ yesterday, declaring that he was setting out to overthrow basic democratic rights...

Strike action to defend sacked BA shop stewards

BRITISH Airways (BA) has sacked a second shop steward who had been charged with organising unofficial secondary strike action at Heathrow on August 11th-12th...

2006 – A Great Year For World Revolution

THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily paper of the Workers Revolutionary Party, sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of...

Pensions crisis will revolutionise millions

‘THERE is no obligation on the part of employers to provide pensions’, said the National Association of Pension Funds yesterday. This was its response to...

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...

‘WE WANT OUR JOBS BACK!’ – March with locked-out Gate Gourmet...

‘WE have got more and more support for our fight to get our jobs back’, locked out Gate Gourmet worker Palmjit Bains told News...

US Torture Flights – Questions Go Unanswered

LIBERTY has written letters to the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and to British police chiefs about the US’ ‘extraordinary rendition’ programme and the use...

‘THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN THE LEBANON HAS NOT CHANGED!’– Shab’a Farms...

THE Hezbollah leader Hussein Nazrallah has been speaking about the significance of the heavy clashes with Israeli troops on the border with Israel,...

Disband The Police Death Squads!

THE fact that armed police used internationally banned dum dum bullets, seven of which splintered, expanded and exploded inside the head of Jean Charles...

Bush loses US Congress votes

THE Senate of the United States Congress, which has a Republican majority, fired a shot across the bows of President George Bush’s administration over...

Strong Picket By Gate Gourmet Workers

WELL over 100 locked out Gate Gourmet workers were picketing yesterday near to Heathrow airport. TGWU member Manny Odedra told News Line: ‘The people the...

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