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Royal Mail 97% YES for strike

OVER 97% of members of the CWU (Communication Workers Union) working for Royal Mail, voted ‘YES’ for strike action, it was announced yesterday. Hundreds of...

Parliament reopens after Supreme Court ruling

‘IT HAS no moral right to sit on these green benches here. It is a dead Parliament! Parliament is not worth a candle. It...

Universal Credit: ‘Cruel and flawed’ – says Unite

A bombshell report and survey of nearly 1,200 claimants by the union Unite lays bare the misery caused by the roll-out of Universal Credit. The...

Keep a guard on every train! – RMT leader Mick Cash...

RMT members at Waterloo Station were picketing South Western Railway yesterday morning as part of their ongoing fight to keep a guard on every...

Staffing crisis! Patients waiting for operations! STOP TORY NHS CUTS!

IN RESPONSE to the most recent NHS performance statistics and the political situation in which they are occurring, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) director...

Government Cuts Forcing Closure Of Children’s Hospices!

NHS and local council cuts are hitting lifeline care for seriously ill children, a survey of 27 children’s hospices in England carried out by...

Tory Leadership Crisis Deepens, While Labour’s Right Wing Lashes Out...

THE CRISIS-ridden Tory leadership has launched its campaign to elect a new leader to replace the shattered May, who betrayed Brexit and then piloted...

Trade Unions of the Americas stand with Maduro

THE TRADE Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), which represents more than 55 million workers on the continent, expresses the following in respect of...

Palace Gardeners’ strike action

ANGRY GMB and PCS members working for Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) were on picket lines outside Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London...

Tory austerity hits poorest the hardest, time to kick them out!

A STUDY produced yesterday by the Centre for Cities think tank highlights the reality of Tory austerity cuts that have fallen on the backs...

Form Councils Of Action To Stop All Evictions! Take Over Empty...

THE UK is in the grip of a huge housing crisis with workers who have jobs and earn wages being evicted by greedy landlords...

3.1 MILLION NEW HOMES NEEDED – Shelter’s vision for social housing

A LANDMARK report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing...

Parliament erupts over Brexit on 1st day back

PARLIAMENT erupted yesterday on the burning issue of Brexit, on the first day back after the Xmas break. Moving an Urgent Question Labour Leader...

Amazon strike on Spain’s Three Kings gift-giving day

WORKERS at Amazon’s biggest warehouse in Spain began a two-day strike in Madrid last week – just ahead of a popular feast day –...

Kent blood services not for sale!–Unite

THE PRIVATISATION of the NHS blood samples service in Kent will put patients’ lives at risk, Unite warned yesterday, adding: ‘It must be stopped!’ A...

50% rise in lorry driver deaths – exposed by Unite research

UNITE has called for urgent reforms into how the deaths of workers and members of the public killed and injured in road accidents...

PROSECUTE ISRAEL! – Erekat urges International Criminal Court

THE Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has slammed Israel’s new land grab plans, urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up its investigation into...

Wall Street Crashes And With It Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy!

JUST TEN YEARS after the 2008 great banking disaster began – with the working class still paying the price for it with massively...

Bring Down The May Government, Quit Eu And Bring In...

GENERAL LORD Dannatt, the chief of the General Staff from 2006-2009, writing in The Daily Telegraph, has bemoaned the ‘national embarrassment of almost...

French Delegation Condemns Macron’s Hostile Attitude To Syria While Hezbollah Warns...

A FRENCH delegation, headed by former transport minister Thierry Mariani, has met with Syrian government officials in Damascus and condemned France’s hostile policies...

FBU Pensions Victory!

THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) has won a landmark ruling in its dispute with the government over changes made to firefighters’ pensions in 2015....

597 homeless deaths, 130,000 homeless children! Slum landlords and capitalism must...

FIVE hundred and ninety-seven homeless people died on the streets of Britain last year, up from 482 the year before – in fact homeless...

Uber Drivers Are Entitled To Workers Rights

TRADE unions the GMB and the IWGB last Wednesday won crucial Court of Appeal decisions, agreed by both the Employment Tribunal and the Employment...

Major police surveillance op – on tens of thousands of Xmas...

POLICE are using cameras to scan the faces of tens of thousands of London Christmas shoppers, testing facial recognition technology, in a move that...

Canadian Postal Union Fighting To Overturn Strike Ban

THE CANADIAN Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) filed a constitutional challenge last week to block legislation ordering them back to work, passed by the...

Brexit vote on January 14 says May

TORY PM May would not commit to a vote on her Brexit deal yesterday before Parliament breaks up for Christmas and instead said: ‘I...

Labour’s left leadership is paralysed as Blair and Co move in...

PM May yesterday attacked former Labour PM Tony Blair accusing him of ‘undermining’ her Brexit talks by calling for a second referendum. In fact Blair’s...

‘HOLIDAY HUNGER HITS CHILDREN’! A NATIONAL Education Union snapshot poll of...

A NATIONAL Education Union snapshot poll of 1,026 teachers in England paints a harrowing picture of the increase in poverty seen in our schools...

Only Socialist Revolution can end this chaotic farce in Parliament and...

THERESA May ‘survived’ the vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Tory Party by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night –...

Tories hold May to no-confidence vote

‘SIR Graham Brady has confirmed that he has received 48 letters from Conservative MPs so there will now be a vote of confidence in...

130,000 homeless children this Xmas

MORE than 130,000 homeless children will be living in temporary accommodation this Christmas in Britain, according to estimates by the homeless charity Shelter. In...

Nationwide college strikes loom!

STRIKE ballots proposing industrial action at Further Education (FE) colleges are currently underway, the University and College Union (UCU) have announced, and will close...

Unite Demand ‘Immediate Criminal Investigation’ Into Carillion

THE OUTRAGE of a West Midlands NHS Trust now facing a massive bill of some £400 million has led to Unite, one of the...

Universal Credit Cancels Christmas

‘PREMEDITATED cruelty,’ is how Norfolk campaigners have described Universal Credit, which they call to be immediately scrapped. They have organised a meeting at City...

95% of RCM members in north of Ireland vote for strike...

ALMOST 95% of RCM members in Northern Ireland who responded to a consultation about industrial action, including strike action, over pay conditions have voted...

Secondary teacher recruitment crisis Teacher trainee census 2018-19

‘WE are at a crisis in secondary teacher recruitment,’ said Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, commenting on the...

BMA’s Vautrey demands ‘properly funded NHS’ on the ‘bedrock of a...

SPEAKING in London last week to the British Medical Association’s conference of English Local Medical Committees (LMCs) in London, Dr Richard Vautrey, BMA GP...

Vauxhall And Cammell Laird Walkouts

EVERY member of the GMB and Unite unions walked out last Friday evening at the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port in...

May’s Britain a hostile place for workers and youth – Now...

DESTITUTION under May’s crippled Tory government is soaring to levels not seen since the Victorian times. The roll-out of Universal Credit has created...

‘There is revolutionary determination to smash capitalism’ –WRP General Secretary tells...

OVER 100 workers, trade unionists and youth attended the rally at the Indian YMCA in Fitzroy Square, central London on Sunday to mark...

Grenfell survivors forced onto UC by Xmas!

SURVIVORS of the horrific Grenfell fire are to be forced onto Universal Credit just days before Christmas. Documents released ‘quietly on Budget Day’ show...

British capitalism crashing into bankruptcy – Unions must organise a...

THE UK’s largest car maker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), yesterday announced a massive pre-tax loss of £354 million for the six months to September...

Universal Credit cannot be reformed – it must be scrapped through...

MORE than 1.2 million people are on Universal Credit, while more than 100 new Jobcentres will be operating it by Christmas. Universal Credit is...

‘COME AND TALK TO LABOUR PARTY’ – Watson urges May!

DEPUTY Labour Party leader Tom Watson yesterday urged Tory leader May to ‘come and talk to the Labour Party’. ‘If she cannot get...

Jaguar workers–three day week until Xmas!

JAGUAR workers have been put on a three-day week until Christmas! This affects as many as half of the two thousand workers at its...

Brexit: ‘There Is Pathway To Deal’

THERE are ‘many issues’ still to be resolved before a Brexit agreement can be reached, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as talks continued yesterday. He...

Royal Mail 97% YES for strike