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GM Europe sale in crisis

General Motors is considering keeping GM Europe rather than selling it. This came after the German government pressed for Canadian auto parts maker Magna, backed...

Defend Every Job In Gm Europe – Occupy And Nationalise

THE Detroit board of US carmaker General Motors last Friday postponed making a decision on who should acquire its Opel division, including the two...

GM defer Open Vauxhall choice – as GM Luton workers are...

With just five weeks until the German elections, Chancellor Merkel yesterday expressed her anger and frustration at the failure last Friday of General Motors...

Luton Night Shift To Go!

WORKERS at GMM Luton yesterday condemned the refusal of their union leaders to fight, as they waited the outcome of the General Motors board...

Merkel Offers Gm 4.5 Billion Euro Loan

Germany yesterday upped the pressure on US car giant General Motors to sell GM Europe, which includes Germany’s Opel and the UK’s Vauxhall, to...

Medvedev Meets Merkel To Back The Magna Bid

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea town of Sochi yesterday to discuss carmaker Opel and other industrial...

Gm And Magna Reach Agreement In Principle

GENERAL Motors and Magna and its Russian partner Sberbank (which includes the Gaz carmaker) have reached an agreement in principle over the contract...

Rover–No Prosecutions!

THE Serious Fraud Office announced yesterday that there will be no criminal charges brought over the sale and subsequent collapse of MG Rover. Bert Hill,...

No Prosecutions – Let Off For Those Who Destroyed 6500 Mg...

THE Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said it does not intend to launch a criminal investigation into the collapse of carmaker MG Rover. It was...

Ssangyong Workers Battle Korean Police

Hundreds of South Korean riot police on Tuesday clashed with laid-off workers who have occupied part of Ssangyong Motor Co’s only assembly plant for...

‘Close down the Island if they try to evict us’ say...

‘I’M not leaving,’ occupying Vestas worker Mark Smith told News Line yesterday. He was speaking in the wake of a hearing at Newport Court where...

Barclays gambles on the Brown safety net while Northern Rock’s losses...

SPECULATIVE casino banking, without risk for the bankers, thanks to the Brown government’s pledge to never let a big bank fail, is the way...

Workers begin to occupy their plants and demand nationalisation!

BRITISH capitalism is on the rocks and has started to break apart! This is the significance of the total outstanding government debt of the...

Nationalisation To Defend Gm Jobs!

GENERAL MOTORS, owned by the US government, is falling out with the German government about who is going to buy GM Europe. The...

Corus must be nationalised to defend jobs and living standards!

LAST Saturday thousands of steel workers and their families marched in the North-East to stop the closure of the Redcar Corus plant. The closure...

GM – ‘No repeat of Vauxhall closure

There is growing anger amongst workers over the future of the GMM Luton plant, at the same time as a decision is imminent...

Another Huge Rise In Jobless

There was another record increase in the unemployment rate to reach 2.38 million in the second quarter of 2009, according to the latest figures...

Magna To Send Business Plans To Mandelson

Business Secretary Mandelson has signalled that the government may provide a bridging loan or loan guarantees to help finance the sale of GM...

GM CRISIS – Mandelson rules out Luton nationalisation

BUSINESS Secretary Mandelson emerged from his meeting with union officials and the top General Motors management in Luton yesterday unable to guarantee the...

Mandelson to read last rites for GM Luton – workers must...

BUSINESS Secretary Peter Mandelson – who did not lift a finger to save the LDV van factory from administration, to which it was consigned...

Occupy GM plants to defend jobs! Nationalise the car industry!

GENERAL MOTORS European operations, which include Opel plants in Germany, the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall car plant and Luton’s IBC van plant in Britain, have...

Stalinist Bureaucracy Fears Russian Workers Political Revolution

Workers of Ship-Repair Yard 178 in Vladivostok began a strike on June 3rd 2009, demanding their pay. The workers have not had any money...

Nationalise Gm Now!

‘GM workers in Luton should intensify their calls for a mass meeting to demand an immediate occupation,’ ex-Vauxhall convenor Arthur Lynn told News Line...

Defend jobs, wages and basic rights – forward to a workers...

JOBS are now going in a huge avalanche. The Lloyds Banking Group, where the government has the major stake, is set to begin a...

OCCUPY GM LUTON NOW! – to defend all workers’ jobs

WORKERS attending for the Monday night shift at the General Motors van plant in Luton were shocked to be informed that all production would...

European Union’s jobless crisis leading to revolution

FRENCH trade unions and student unions have mounted huge general strikes and protest actions in recent months against the massive rise in unemployment. France’s...

Luton Angry Over Gm Threat To Jobs

General Motors yesterday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, in a plan that seeks to allow the US auto giant to...

Gm And Capitalism Go Bust, As Parliament Is Discredited

LENIN’S definition of a revolutionary situation is one in which the ruling class is unable to rule in the old way – and has...

GM GOES BANKRUPT! – occupy GM Vauxhall & nationalise to save...

Senior executives at General Motors were meeting yesterday to finalise restructuring plans and proceed to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. US President Barack Obama...

DEFEND GM JOBS! – JUNE 1st is bankruptcy day

Car parts maker Magna International was yesterday reported to have reached an agreement in principle with General Motors to take GM Europe off its...

Workers Must Occupy Gm Luton And Ellesmere Port And Demand Their...

NEXT MONDAY June 1 GM will seek Section 11 Bankruptcy, cutting off GM Europe with less cash than is required to see the week...

Support For Luton Occupation!

Talks between German government ministers and GM and US government representatives are resuming in Berlin today to decide who will take over GM...

Trades unions must fight for jobs for youth!

NEARLY half of all employers (45 per cent) will not be offering jobs to 16-year-old school-leavers and graduates this year. The Chartered Institute of Personnel...

GM CRISIS DEEPENS – Vauxhall GM in danger

Fears of job losses and plant closures at car maker Vauxhall grew at the weekend as three firms vied to buy GM Europe, ahead...

BA, car output and production crashes!

BRITISH Airways has just announced a loss before tax of £401m for the year to 31 March, a collapse from a profit of £922m...

BRING DOWN THE BROWN GOVERNMENT! FORWARD TO A WORKERS GOVERNMENT! –message...

OVER 100 trade unionists, workers and youth attended the News Line – All Trades Unions Alliance meeting in Red Lion Square in Central London...

Gm-Fiat Shock For World’s Motor Workers

GENERAL Motors is about to end its ‘honeymoon’ relations with the US motor workers’ trade union, the UAW. Up till now the UAW leaders have...

Obama about-turn on war crimes!

PRESIDENT Obama said one thing before his election, and now he is saying something else altogether. During his campaign he stood up against the torture...

Ldv: No Jobs Guarantee

Hundreds of workers at the Birmingham-based LDV van plant were yesterday warned there is no guarantee they will have a job after a...

Defend jobs & pay! Nationalise the car industry!

FIAT, the multinational car monopoly based in Italy, is in talks with the German government and the Works Council at Opel, the subsidiary of...

OCCUPY GM! –Fiat takeover threat to plants

‘Vauxhall workers should occupy to defend their jobs’, Belfast Visteon convenor John McGuire told News Line yesterday. He was responding to news that Fiat...

‘Socialism the only way forward – build the revolutionary leadership’

v‘We are meeting under the greatest ever crisis of the capitalist system,’ Chair of Chingford ASLEF Bill Rogers told 150 workers and youth at...

Nationalise LDV and the motor car industry

LDV, the Birmingham van factory said yesterday it would continue to look for funding until 6 May when it is due to formally go...

Angry Visteon Workers Reject Offer!

‘WE ARE deeply insulted and more determined than ever to carry on the fight,’ Enfield Visteon factory Unite convenor Kevin Nolan told News Line...

Motor industry crisis deepens – nationalisation the only way

THE US administration has let it be known that it intends to force GM, formerly the world’s number one motor car manufacturer, into bankruptcy...

‘We want to abolish poverty!’ – says Labour’s John McDonnell

SPEAKING in Birmingham yesterday morning, Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: ‘On Tuesday a new Shelter report found 135,000 children will be without a...