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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...

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...

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