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Labour’s Starmer offers Johnson support for the ‘national effort’

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‘LATER this week we will announce which areas will fall into which tiers,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, speaking from Number 10, where...

Manchester students tear down the fences. UK workers and youth are...

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STUDENTS have torn down prison-like fencing erected around their campus on the first day of the new nationwide lockdown. As the Tories allowed the second...

Tories instruct students to stay on campus till Dec 22

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STUDENTS and university staff are furious after the Tory government inst-ructed them to remain in their student halls and not to return home before...

2nd wave more deadly than first! Labour pledges to push through...

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DEATHS from coronavirus will be twice as high this winter than in the first wave of the pandemic, Tory PM Boris Johnson told Parliament...

UK’s economic, political and health crisis is reaching breaking point! Only...

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THE EDITORIALS in Friday’s and Saturday’s Daily Telegraph scream out for action to be taken by Labour leader Starmer to throw Corbyn and his...

‘Heathrow sits on mountain of cash while sacking 4,000’ says Unite...

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‘HEATHROW’S cash mountain should be used to help low paid staff threatened by “fire and rehire”,’ Unite said yesterday. Heathrow workers are currently being...

Tory split deepens as demand to end ‘health and safety authoritarianism’...

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THE CRISIS gripping the British ruling class is being directly reflected in the splits that are tearing the Tory Party apart over how to...

Nearly 500 students still living in ‘fire-trap’!

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NEARLY 500 students still remain living in a housing complex in west London while waiting for alternative accommodation despite it having been deemed a...

Corona cases soar by 25% across UK!

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CORONAVIRUS infections have risen by 25% across the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, to more than 35,200...

Rolls-Royce 94% ‘YES’ for strike! – after threat to move entire...

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WORKERS at the historic Rolls-Royce plant in Barnoldswick have voted 94% ‘YES’ for strike action in opposition to plans to move the site to...

Capitalism makes billions out of coronavirus – time to get rid...

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THE CAPITALIST contempt for the health and safety of workers in the pursuit of profit has been highlighted this week by the giant on-line...

‘PM Johnson’s promises are nothing more than hot air’ says GMB

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‘THE PRIME Minister’s promises are nothing more than hot air,’ the GMB trade union said in response to Boris Johnson’s speech to the virtual...

‘Heathrow Is Facing Complete Shutdown’ Says Unite

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‘ONE of the world’s largest airports is facing complete shutdown,’ the Unite union has warned, ‘as members of Unite prepare to ballot for strike...

Forty universities infected by Covid

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AS MANY as 40 different universities around the UK have now reported corona cases as the virus sweeps through the education system. After the University...

Bankrupt British Bosses Declaring War On Workers, Students And Youth!

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THE UK government borrowed £35.9bn in August, which was £30.5bn more than it borrowed in August last year. Borrowing between April and August totalled...

Kick out TUC leaders who warn of a tsunami of job...

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NEW ANALYSIS by the research group the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has shown that unemployment in the UK will be a massive increase...

Trade unions must take action for 15% – demand NHS staff

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‘WHAT DO we want? 15%! When do we want it? Now!’ rang out on the Nurses March through London on Saturday afternoon. More than 1,000...

Johnson Hands Power To Decide To Bosses

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‘WE ARE going to give employers more discretion, and ask them to make decisions about how their staff can work safely,’ Tory PM Johnson...

Only way to defend the NHS is to kick out the...

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ON SUNDAY the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, created in 1948 by Clement Attlee’s post-war Labour government, was marked by handclapping, with Boris Johnson...

UNIVERSITY STAFF MARCH TODAY! • NO casualisation! • Defend pensions! •...

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STRIKING University and College Union (UCU) lecturers and their supporters are marching through London today, assembling at 12 noon outside Universities UK HQ in...

University staff step up struggle

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MORE WORKERS at 74 universities across the country joined the strike yesterday as students also came out onto the picket lines to support their...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

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THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...

Postal workers preparing to ballot for national strike action

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POSTAL workers are preparing for a second ballot for national strike action between 3rd and 17th March over management moves to steamroller through plans...

London Bus Privateers Must Stop ‘Race To The Bottom’ Or Face...

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UNLESS London bus privateers stop the ‘race to the bottom’ and cease their onslaught on working conditions all-out strike action will swiftly ensue, Unite...

Ban Pay ‘Gagging Clauses’ Says TUC

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NEARLY a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they’re not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to new TUC/GQR polling published...

BMA condemns & rejects Primary Care specifications!

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THE BMA’s England GP committee has voted not to accept a contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published draft service specifications outlining...

France rises up against Macron – Doctors, nurses lawyers and teachers...

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FRENCH doctors, nurses, lawyers and teachers were among the millions on the march yesterday joining the 36th day of transport workers strike action, bringing...

French unions answer Macron’s declaration of war by calling for ‘all...

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FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron used his annual New Year’s address to the nation to rule out any compromise with the working class over his...

WORKING CLASS MUST TAKE POWER IN 2020! New Year’s Day...

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THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2020 to all our readers, and to the working class, youth and the poor who...

2019 was a disastrous year for the working class! – says...

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THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has bemoaned a tough 2019, describing the entire 12 months as ‘annus horriblis’ (Latin word meaning very...

FORWARD TO SOCIALISM IN 2020! – urges the SAFTU federation

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THE News Line is pleased to reproduce the Christmas and New Year statement by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), edited for...

There Is No Christmas Truce For Palestinians As Israel Attacks Both...

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ISRAELI warplanes at dawn yesterday launched a series of airstrikes against several posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, causing extensive material damage. WAFA’s correspondent reported...

After Criminal Court decision Netanyahu cancels meeting over applying Israeli sovereignty...

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ISRAEL has reportedly halted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex the Jordan Valley in the wake of last week’s decision by the International...

1,800 will spend Christmas in an immigration detention centre!

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UK GOVERNMENT figures show that over 1,800 people in Britain will spend the Christmas holiday incarcerated in immigration detention centres, prompting calls to end...

Re-Open Maternity & Children’s Ward Demands Picket

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‘RE-OPEN maternity! Re-open Children’s Ward! Save Ealing Hospital!’ rang out early yesterday morning as over 50 people joined the mass Xmas picket of Ealing...

Firefighters pensions victory

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FIREFIGHTERS have won back their pensions, dealing a mighty blow to the government with far reaching implication for all public sector workers, in particular,...

Brexit vote Friday

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THE NEW Tory government with its majority of 80, plans to ask MPs to vote on PM Johnson’s Brexit bill as early as this...

Israel Bars Gaza Christians From Holy Sites This Xmas In...

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CHRISTIANS from the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, the so-called...

Xmas Mass Picket At Ealing Hospital

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THE WEST London Council of Action has called a 7am-9am Xmas Mass Picket of Ealing Hospital on Friday 20th December to step up the...

No Xmas Wages For 600 Workers

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THE collapse of construction firm Clugston has halted work on Newcastle University’s new £39m extension and £25m sports centre. Clugston, which employs more than 600...

‘When we win power, it will be to give it to...

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SPEAKING at a press conference on the ‘first hundred days’ of a Labour government, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, pledged: ‘So let...

‘We want to abolish poverty!’ – says Labour’s John McDonnell

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SPEAKING in Birmingham yesterday morning, Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: ‘On Tuesday a new Shelter report found 135,000 children will be without a...

Ramaphosa is under fire for sacking twenty-two farm workers!

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PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa might soon find himself embroiled in a Labour Court battle as Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) is set to take...

Palestinians ready to break off all relations with the USA and...

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ISRAELI Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier pledged to ensure the extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Jewish settlements of the Jordan Valley after US Secretary...

Support grows for Sweeney!

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WRP parliamentary candidate Frank Sweeney’s campaign team were out meeting workers and youth at Bruce Grove in Tottenham yesterday. They met Ibrahim who told News...