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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...

Seiu Launches Campaign For Healthcare And Trade Union Rights

THE two-million-strong Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will today launch an ‘intensive’ campaign for healthcare and trade union rights for all workers in the...

Programme of action needed to prevent capitalist catastrophe

YESTERDAY Adams Childrenswear announced that it had closed down 111 of its stores throughout the UK, and that its remaining 160 shops would stay...

2009 The Year For Getting Rid Of Capitalism

STATEMENT BY THE NEWS LINE EDITORIAL BOARD WELCOME to 2009. It is the year for getting rid of capitalism and the capitalist world order. Capitalism is...

NATIONALISE JLR AND CORUS – the only way to defend jobs

Trade union leaders were yesterday impotent in the face of threatened mass sackings at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Corus by owner Tata of...

30% Wages ‘Sabbatical’ For Vauxhall Ellesmere Port

General Motors, the owner of Vauxhall, has put forward a plan for its Merseyside workforce to ‘take a break’ from two to nine-months from...

UAW refusal to accept immediate wage cuts scuppers bail-out

THE $14bn (£9.4bn) bail-out deal for the Big Three US car giants has failed to get the support of the US Senate. Its refusal came...

OCCUPY GM PLANTS – Nationalise motor car industry

‘THE news that General Motors is heading into bankruptcy means that the future of all GM plants is in the balance, especially the two...

Occupation of Republic Windows and Doors shows the way to the...

THE occupation of a relatively small factory in Chicago by its angry workforce, members of the UE trade union, to prevent its closure, has...

Occupy GM, Ellesmere Port and Luton & nationalise to defend jobs

THE UK’s biggest car manufacturer, Vauxhall, with plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton, has admitted its more than 5,000 jobs are under massive threat...

STOP GM PLANTS CLOSING! – workers must occupy!

General Motors-owned Vauxhall Ellesmere Port and GM Luton have admitted their future depends on the US government bailing out their parent company. During discussions...

UAW reformists propose to surrender gains of US workers

THE UAW leaders are prepared to ‘suspend’ all of the gains of US autoworkers to try and assist the big bosses of GM, Chrysler,...

Build Revolutionary Leadershp

‘As ordinary trade union members are fighting for their jobs they must have a leadership with a policy of “not one job sold, not...

Labour stands by crumbling capitalism to the end

ON Monday Chancellor Darling opened his pre-budget report with a piece of cheerful idiocy, saying that he was ‘confident that the UK, as an...

Brown and Darling saving the bosses by savaging the workers

AS is his way, the Prime Minister addressed the CBI bosses organisation yesterday, just hours before his Chancellor was due to declare to the...

Nationalise The Motor Car Industry

US and European car employers yesterday warned that ‘their’ industry faced wipeout, ‘victims’ of the slump in the motor car industry and the financial...

Nationalise the major industries to defend jobs

GERMANY, the world’s biggest exporter of commodities, and the strong man of the EU, has begun to slump with government figures showing that its...

Nationalise car industry and the banks to defend all jobs

GLOBAL action to save the motor industry from crisis, and above all to stave off bankruptcy at General Motors, has been urged by Unite...

HUGE US UNEMPLOYMENT RISE – as Obama meets his advisors

US president-elect Barack Obama discussed the financial crisis and other big problems with world leaders yesterday. He spoke by telephone with the...

Cotton Goes – Savage Fire Cuts In Surrey

LONDON Fire Brigade Chief Dany Cotton is to leave the service four months early. Cotton, 50, previously announced she was standing down from the London...