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PULL TROOPS OUT CALL! – as army chief demands more

‘We are opposed to more troops going into Afghanistan,’ a Stop the War Coalition spokesman told News Line yesterday. He was responding to a...

UK-SPAIN REFUSE TO SIGN FOR THE MAGNA DEAL – call mass...

Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley yesterday morning told the BBC Today programme that Spain and Britain had refused to sign a memorandum of...

LUTON 354 JOB LOSSES –announced by night shift management

Night shift workers at the GMM van plant in Luton were summoned to a meeting with the General Manager, Paul Staes, on Monday night...

Brown pledges to bring morality to the bankers!

AT yesterday’s Labour Party conference Premier Brown focused on the ‘wrong choices’ that the Tories had made over policies to deal with the...

No Pledge From Mandelson – Over Gm-Magna Jobs!

BUSINESS Secretary Lord Mandelson yesterday refused to give any guarantees to keep open the GM Luton and Ellesmere Port car plants and prevent mass...

LABOUR CRISIS! – as Business Secretary Mandelson offers his services to...

PRIME MINISTER Brown was fighting for his political life yesterday, as well as for a future for his right-wing ‘bankers’ government. Having saved the...

‘NO TIME FOR NATIONALISM!’ – 5,000 car workers march to Antwerp...

5,000 European workers marched to the Opel plant in Antwerp yesterday afternoon to demand that it must not close as a result of the...

Workers Rise Up Over Gm Magna Plans

• 20,000 march in Zaragossa • Thousands mass in Antwerp today • 1400-1800 jobs to go in UK TODAY tens of thousands of angry GM workers and...

Pre-empt savage cuts with a general strike!

LIB DEM leader Nick Clegg has reiterated his original claim there will need to be ‘savage’ spending cuts. Clegg put forward the same...

‘WE WILL NOT GIVE UP TILL WE WIN’ – sacked Gate...

The sacked Gate Gourmet workers marked the fourth anniversary of their struggle with a 200-plus strong rally and an evening of thrilling entertainment at...

‘we Want Leaders Who Fight For The Workers’

‘OUR trade union leaders did nothing for us,’ sacked Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told a 200-strong fourth anniversary rally for the sacked workers...

Mobilise! For Gm Demo In Antwerp!

THE European trade union body, the Engineering Metalworkers Federation (EMF), has called for a mobilisation of GM workers in Europe on Wednesday, 23rd September...

The meeting where the ‘N’ word could not be mentioned!

THERE were no questions allowed at the Unite TUC fringe meeting in Liverpool on Tuesday evening evening, so determined was the Woodley-Simpson leadership that...

‘IF WE DON’T WIN THIS BATTLE THERE WILL BE NO MORE...

AT A PACKED ‘Saving Vauxhall Jobs’ TUC Congress fringe meeting on Tuesday evening, Unite leaders Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson attacked the German government...

COOL RECEPTION FOR BROWN – at the TUC Congress

GORDON BROWN had a very cool reception at the TUC yesterday. The mood was set by the PCS delegation, which held up placards saying ‘No...

GM HANDED TO MAGNA! – 10.000 to be sacked

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel was first to announce yesterday that General Motors (GM) has chosen Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna to buy Opel and...

GM GAMBLING WITH WORKERS JOBS – say EU trade unions

A Joint statement by the European Employee Forum of General Motors (EEF), the European Metalworkers‚ Federation (EMF) and the European Unions was issued yesterday...

GM decision this week – says German Economy Minister

General Motors is expected to make a ‘fundamental decision’ this week about selling GM Europe, which includes Germany’s Opel and the UK’s Vauxhall, threatening...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JOBS COLLAPSE – worst unemployment since crash

THE NUMBER of jobs collapsed by 220,000 on the quarter, said the Office for National Statistics yesterday – the largest quarterly decrease since May...

Stop BA Jobs Massacre