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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...

‘MUCH OF THE PRESENT CRISIS IS OF THE GOVERNMENT’S OWN MAKING’...

The UK’s midwifery service is facing crisis point, the General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives warned the Blair government on Wednesday. ‘With midwifery...

Putin Warns Usa Of Dangers In Attacking Iran

IN his ‘Address to the Nation’ last Wednesday, the Russian leader, President Vladimir Putin, was forced to deal with the fact that Nato is...

Gate Gourmet Workers Confront Tony Woodley

‘VICTORY to Gate Gourmet workers! TGWU sack Tony Woodley!’ shouted angry locked-out Gate Gourmet workers as they confronted TGWU leader Woodley before the...

Peugeot, the NHS and pensions

THE crisis of capitalism is now erupting in Britain with massive force. The government has declared that the bankrupt capitalist system cannot afford final salary...

OCCUPY PEUGEOT – says ATUA National Secretary

Workers threatened with the sack at the Peugeot plant in Coventry voted at mass meetings yesterday morning for strike action to defend their jobs...

From New Labour Spin To Union Busting

GMB trade union members demonstrated yesterday against the union-busting propaganda for Asda Wal-Mart being supplied by public relations company Portland PR, which was set...

Hamas election win – a victory for resistance

HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) won a resounding victory in Wednesday’s general election securing 76 seats in the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), on the...

CHARGE POLICE – demand the Menezes family

‘It could not have been more wrong what has been done to Jean,’ said a cousin of the young Brazilian man Jean Charles de...

Police Aim To Put The Nation Under Its Thumb

The Blair government is aiming to engineer a situation whereby the carrying of an identity card by every person is compulsory, and at the...

BLAIR’S POLICE STATE POWERS – come in on Sunday January 1

‘These powers constitute a serious erosion of civil liberties in this country. They will change the relationship between the police and the individual fundamentally,’...

Gate Gourmet locked-out workers are aiming for a New Year victory!

‘OUR fight is continuing and so is our picket,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told News Line yesterday. ‘We have rejected the Compromise...

Labour Failing Homeless

Homelessness charity Crisis yesterday called on the government to make public services more accessible to homeless people. Crisis said: ‘Public services are failing homeless people. ‘Public...

Pna Being Bullied To Prevent Hamas Standing

The Palestinian National Authority is being bullied into choosing between democracy or empty coffers, the Palestine Media Center (PMC) says. The PMC said on Tuesday:...

‘WE WILL NOT RENEW THE TRUCE’ say Hamas and Islamic Jihad

The ongoing Israeli violations and extra-judicial killings have put the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and the anti-occupation groups on opposite sides of the argument...

‘THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR THEIR LIES!’ – Menezes family...

‘This will be the start, they are going to pay for all their lies, all the shootings,’ Alex Pereira, the cousin of Jean Charles...

Gourmet locked-out workers smash Woodley-Barber ‘compromise’ deal

THE Gate Gourmet catering company was forced to admit on Saturday that the ‘sweetheart’ deal, which the leaders of the TGWU and the ...

BBC unions in dispute over sackings

BBC unions on Friday went into dispute with the corporation over proposed compulsory redundancies. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said in a statement: ‘The...

WE WANT ALL OF OUR JOBS BACK insist Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet workers are very angry that their union, the TGWU, is still urging them to sign the Compromise Agreement deal negotiated with the...

Three More US Marines Killed

Three more US marines were killed in western Iraq on Monday, the US military confirmed yesterday. All three, from the 2nd Marine Division, were taking...

Mass Picket At Gate Gourmet

There was a big picket of over 200 locked out Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow airport yesterday. Locked out worker Ramesh told News Line:...

Locked-out workers demand action as French unions strike against BA

GATE GOURMET workers were yesterday calling for action to win their jobs back while, at the same time, BA was opening up a second...

MPs SLAM BLANKET BANS – Blears refuses ‘evidence’

PARLIAMENT is being taken ‘into very dangerous and damaging waters,’ Labour MP Alan Simpson said yesterday. He was speaking after the Blair government presented MPs...

IMPOSSIBLE! – NUT condemns Kelly plan to close ‘failing’ schools after...

THE National Union of Teachers (NUT) yesterday accused Education Secretary Ruth Kelly of trying to impose ‘impossible’ targets on state schools that would lead...

Blair pledges ‘exclusion’ and incitement’ powers

Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced the government’s intention to introduce new laws against ‘incitement and the instigation of terrorism’, for which he had the...

BBC unions to ‘trawl for volunteers’ for the sack

‘The BBC unions agreed ‘a trawl for voluntary redundancies’ during last Wednesday’s four-hour meeting with BBC Director General Mark Thompson. Thompson would give no guarantee...

PCS delegates demand national action

THE Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) voted unanimously yesterday to pursue its ‘ongoing trade dispute’ with the government, including taking ‘industrial action’. Moving the...

‘Free pass to commit war crimes’ – Amnesty slams army immunity...

‘IT IS in no-one’s interests for members of the armed forces to be given a free pass over alleged war crimes’ said Kate Allen,...