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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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Visteon Talks Delay!

SACKED Visteon workers yesterday said that they had stopped 17 employees of the liquidator, KPMG, entering the plant in the morning who were seeking...

Visteon Talks Today

Sacked Visteon workers from Enfield, north London, and Belfast were picketing Ford showrooms yesterday on the eve of today’s talks with management. Meanwhile, on...

‘WE WERE SHAFTED’ – say angry Stead McAlpin workers

Over fifty Stead McAlpin sacked textile workers held a 24-hour picket and demonstration outside the factory in Cummersdale near Carlisle on Wednesday and are...

President Obama is heading for a fall

SPEAKING before the NATO summit President Obama made clear that his business in Europe was to raise a war party for Afghanistan, when...

‘MOTOR INDUSTRY FACING ARMAGEDDON’ states Tony Woodley –Vauxhall could be gone...

THE car industry in Britain is facing ‘Armageddon’, with GM Vauxhall set to close by the end of April unless it gets immediate financial...

FOOD INFLATION RISE! – while union leaders agree to wage cuts

food and drink inflation rose by a hefty 11.5 per cent on an annual basis last month, the Consumer Prices Index figures revealed yesterday,...

TOYOTA 10% WAGE CUT – praised by Unite trade union

Car manufacturer Toyota yesterday announced that production at its UK plants would be cut by ten per cent, with an associated cut in wages...

£150bn MORE FOR BANKS – as B 0f E starts printing...

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee yesterday cut interest rates from one per cent to a record low of 0.5 per cent. Interest rates...

Nati0Nalise Gm Vauxhall And Ellesmere Port!

VAUXHALL factories at Ellesmere Port and Luton will close if GM’s talks with the Labour government for the Treasury to take over the financing...

NATIONALISE GM – occupy Luton and Ellesmere Port to stop closures

THE head of General Motors Europe warned yesterday that without government finance Vauxhall Luton and Ellesmere Port face immediate closure as ‘the obvious next...

3-DAY BELGIAN POSTAL STRIKE! – against the privateers

Over 30,000 Belgian postal workers began a three-day strike yesterday against privatisation to defend their jobs, pay and working conditions. Postal unions...

UAW-Ford deal on VEBA health care trust

US autoworkers union UAW and Ford have reached a tentative deal to modify terms of their agreement on the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association...

MASS DISMISSALS AND CLOSURES AT OPEL-VAUXHALL – predicts EEF GM forum

GM Europe’s European Employee Forum (EEF) has made the most dire predictions in its February 16, 2009 report. It states that ‘GM’s “Renaissance” plan...

Occupy to fight mass sackings! Nationalise the motor car industry!

GENERAL Motors yesterday presented the United States Department of Treasury with its restructuring plan to re-establish the bankrupt company through massive sackings of over...

Bosses Call For Zero Wage Rises!

CONSUMER price inflation fell in January, much less than was expected by the so-called experts. The Consumer Prices Index reached an annual rate of...

LUTON GM WAGE CUTS! – supported by Unite union leaders

WORKERS at the General Motors Truck and Van plant in Luton were yesterday voting on a management offer that cuts their hours and pay. The...

Stop Royal Mail privatisation – No to mass sackings!

THE CWU leaders Dave Ward and Billy Hayes yesterday warned that the Brown government and the Royal Mail top management are planning to sack...

Ford Strike Threat!

THE Unite trade union has threatened Ford with strike action over 850 proposed sackings and the suspension of a negotiated pay deal to provide...

Mass strikes required to fight sackings and wage cuts

THE jobs crisis in the UK is sharpening to boiling point in the motor car industry and in the power construction industry, affecting...

Motor Bosses Threaten Thousands Of Jobs!

‘We have made it clear that yesterday’s announcement was a good start but it will not in itself be quick enough to offset potentially...

Lift the ban on the Tigers – Stop the massacres of...

SUPPORTED by the US, the UK and India the Sri Lankan army is bombing and shelling Northern Sri Lanka in a frantic, ruthless and...

No Sackings! Re–Nationalise Steel Industry!

STEEL firm Corus, a subsidiary of India’s Tata Steel cut 3,500 jobs yesterday, 2,500 in the UK out of its 24,000 employees here. ...

Jaguar – 1300 Jobs To Go!

The Unite trade union yesterday confirmed it is in talks with Jaguar Land Rover over fears of a further 1,300 job cuts. Unite sent News...

Corporatist union leaders are serving the bosses

WITH capitalism in its greatest crisis, and with tens of millions of jobs and tens of millions of people’s lives being destroyed after the...

Gm To Impose Wage Cuts & Job Cuts

UNITE union officers met with General Motors bosses on Thursday, to discuss the future of the company’s Luton plant. The 1,400 workers at the Kimpton...

70,000 Car Jobs Threatened Says Unite’s Woodley

THE Unite trade union has renewed its call on the government to bail out UK car industry bosses, warning that 70,000 car jobs are...

Nationalise the motor car industry to defend wages and jobs

THE international banking system has collapsed, the steel industries of the planet are in slump, and the US and Japanese motor car giants...

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