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MANUFACTURING COLLAPSE – Nissan cuts production

Nissan announced a halt to production at its Sunderland plant for a fortnight and shorter working days for three weeks during October and November...

Brown, Cameron & Clegg unite to rescue bankrupt capitalism

THE manufacturing sector of the British economy shrank last month at the fastest rate for 17 years, that is since 1992, according to figures...

NATIONALISE! – to save jobs says ATUA national secretary

‘Industries must be nationalised under workers control and with no compensation to the failed former owners,’ said All Trades Unions Alliance national secretary Dave...

Bush Bail Out Plan Attacked By The Working Class And By...

REPUBLICAN representatives walked out of the crisis talks with President Bush on Thursday night, denouncing him as a socialist for launching his $700 bn...

pass Bill or face financial panic, bank closures and ruin –...

THE US president George Bush has been so frightened at the prospect of a 1929 collapse and a 1930s depression gripping the US that...

1.300 Sacked At Northern Rock

Northern Rock bosses yesterday confirmed that the nationalised bank has sacked 1,300 workers. Eight hundred of the redundancies were compulsory, with the remaining 500 being...

Oil $146 A Barrel – Gm Is Going Broke

The price of oil continued to soar yesterday, with Brent crude rising above $146 per barrel (p.b.) for the first time ever. Brent crude...

SHARES CRASH! – GM down $51bn in 3 years

YESTERDAY’S shares collapse across the globe was blamed by economists on record inflation, record oil prices and fears of more banks...

CWU WILL TAKE STRIKE ACTION – if Coventry Mail Centre is...

COVENTRY postal workers are preparing for strike action to defend their jobs and their mail centre, a leading CWU officer said yesterday. Royal Mail is...

Nationalise The Banks To Resolve The Capitalist Crisis

MORE than $170 billion (£87 billion) has been wiped off the balance sheets of companies worldwide as a result of the collapse of the...

FREE TRADE DEAL THREAT TO JOBS – warn Korean and Canadian...

‘tHis deal is wrong for workers in both countries’, the Canadian Labour Congress and Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, said calling on their governments...

Bhutto Demands Exact Election Date

In a bid to defuse a developing insurrectionary situation, Pakistan’s military ruler Pervez Musharraf said after chairing a meeting of the National Security Council...

A CHANGE OF SYSTEM IS REQUIRED – says worker in UAW...

THERE is widespread opposition amongst members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) trade union in America to the deal its leaders agreed to call...

Gm ‘Tentative Contract’ Threat To Wages And Jobs

Manufacturing jobs and the United Autoworkers Union (UAW) are at risk together from two-tier wages in the GM ‘Tentative Contract’, warn rank-and-file UAW workers...

Pentagon launches Africa command centre

AS PAY negotiations between the American car giants General Motors (GM) and Ford, and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have reached a critical point,...

Gm Workers Walk Out Across America

A MASS strike at General Motors plants across the United States began on Monday morning as 80,000 car workers walked out at 11 am...

GM strikers are fighting for all US workers

ABOUT 73,000 carworkers, members of the 600,000-strong United Automobile Workers (UAW) trade union, went on indefinite strike at 11am on Monday at General Motors’...

OPEN LETTER TO UAW LEADERSHIP – don’t agree to a VEBA

THREE veteran leaders of the UAW have sent an open letter to Ron Gettelfinger and the UAW leadership expressing their concern that the leadership...

American revolution will replace the failed American dream

UAW car workers President Ron Gettelfinger last Thursday lifted the lid just a little on the lives of tens of millions of US workers,...

Bush’s and Bernanke’s policies cannot stop the debt debacle

IN A WEEK when billions were wiped off share prices in New York, Tokyo and London, on Friday both United States President George Bush...

General Motors & Ford threaten to stop production in US

AS PAY negotiations between the American car giants General Motors (GM) and Ford, and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have reached a critical point,...

Hoffa Calls For National ‘Health Care System’

TEAMSTERS’ General President James P Hoffa has spoken up about the US health care crisis in the wake of the attempts of the Big...

‘TRADE UNIONS MUST TAKE ACTION WITH THE POSTAL WORKERS TO DEFEND...

THE trade unions must take joint action with the postal workers to defend their members’ jobs and basic rights. They must go forward to bring...

Shares Crash As Debt Crisis Explodes

IN London yesterday, the FTSE 100 rebounded momentarily, but then fell back into the red, down by 48.5 points by 1pm after a...

Woodley Refuses To Call For Nati0Nalisation

TONY WOODLEY the TGWU leader and co-leader of the new UNITE trade union has already presided over the closure of a large chunk of...

US crisis intensifies!

THE US dollar, reflecting the crisis of the US capitalist economy, is now sinking fast against both the euro and the pound sterling. Rising...

‘Nationalise Land Rover & Jaguar’ – call at TGWU Conference

THE Transport and General Workers Union Biennial Delegate Conference in Brighton yesterday heard a call for the nationalisation of Jaguar and Land Rover to...

Nationalise Land Rover and Jaguar to defend wages and jobs

THE Alchemy Partners gang of asset-strippers have got Land Rover and Jaguar in their sights, now that cash-strapped Ford is ready to sell off...

Private equity group to ‘cut and slash’ Chrysler

DAIMLERCHRYSLER is selling a 80.1 per cent share in its crisis-hit American Chrysler division to the private equity group Cerberus for $7.4bn. President George...

Wal-Mart’s ‘Vicious Anti-Union Activities’ Exposed

THE AFL-CIO American trade union confederation has congratulated Human Rights Watch for its May Day report exposing the ‘vicious anti-union’ activities of retailing giant...

REVOLUTIONARY MAY DAY! – News Line Editorial Board Statement

THE News Line editorial board sends its revolutionary greetings on this May Day to the insurgent workers of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine. The Iraqi insurgency...

Gettelfinger Has No Answer To ‘The Race To The Bottom’

UAW President Ron Gettelfinger spoke at the Michigan State University School of Labour and Industrial Relations in East Lansing, Michigan on April 10th...

State ownership brings MG Rover back from the dead!

THE state-owned Nanjing Automobile company, which bought MG Rover for a knock down price of £53 million and then transferred and reassembled 10,000 tonnes...

After China sneezes Wall Street drops like a stone

A NINE per cent fall on the small Chinese stock market, after rumours that the Stalinist bureaucracy was about to tax shares, and slightly...

UK Manufacturing Employment Less Than In 1841!

Confirmation that manufacturing employment levels are at their lowest since 1841 drew an angry and frustrated response from the Transport and General Workers Union. Tony...

British capitalism, backward, parasitic, and ripe for revolution

A REPORT by business research firm Datamonitor says that people in the UK are borrowing on average almost twice that of citizens in other...

‘The US has lost 240,100 automotive jobs since 2000’

THE UAW President Ron Gettelfinger has made a submission to the Congressional Roundtable on the Crisis in the US Auto Industry. He told the Commission:...

Call a Day of Action to defend jobs and services!

GATE GOURMET locked out workers joined the Amicus and TGWU campaign to save Peugeot jobs at the International Motor Show in Docklands, east London...

French And British Workers Unite To Fight Ryton Closure

Over 400 French and British workers lobbying the Peugeot shareholders’ Annual General Meeting in Paris on Wednesday declared they are determined to fight the...

US and South African workers unite against paper conglomerate

America’s United Steelworkers union (USW) and the South African Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood & Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) have pledged mutual support in...

VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY IS REJECTED! – by Vauxhall workers

Vauxhall Ellesmere Port workers voted unanimously at a mass meeting yesterday morning to reject the voluntary redundancy package put forward by General Motors. They were...

Defend car jobs! Occupy Vauxhall and Peugeot!

VAUXHALL Chairman Jonathan Browning announced yesterday that the General Motors (GM) subsidiary is to cut about 900 jobs, by the end of August, at...

TAKE ON GM! – urges ATUA National Secretary

The 900 Vauxhall Ellesmere Port workers told yesterday they are being sacked in August have been abandoned by their trade union leaders and the...

OCCUPY ELLESMERE PORT says ATUA National Secretary

Workers at the Vauxhall Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire are bracing themselves for today’s expected announcement by owners GM of 1,000 job cuts. Trade union...

Nurses Call For National Strike Action To Defend The NHS

NURSES and other National Health Service workers called for national strike action from all unions to defend the NHS last Thursday. RCN and UNISON health...

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...