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‘SORT OUT OUR WAGES!’ – demand London busworkers

Over 6,000 bus drivers were out on a 24 hour strike yesterday to protest at the huge pay disparity between the eighteen London bus...

CRASH GOES WALL ST! – Capitalism over the brink!

Wall Street shares fell 2.4% when trading opened in New York yesterday, in the midst of the financial turmoil caused by the bankruptcy of...

Pound drops and inflation rises as recession grows

THE pound fell to an exchange rate of $1.77 yesterday, its lowest level for two-and-a-half years. In June sterling was trading at $2, but...

Bankers gripped by fear are relying on ‘hope’!

THE new Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), Charles Bean said yesterday that when the so-called ‘credit crunch’ began last August central...

Teachers Will Fight Schools Closures

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) declared yesterday that the Brown government’s threat to close 638 schools for not reaching arbitrary targets ‘will be...

‘NAME THE DATE FOR COORDINATED STRIKE ACTION’ – urges Prisoners Officers...

COLLEGE lecturers across London staged their second strike against the government’s pay-cutting strategy on Monday, June 9th, after taking part in national strike action...

‘CALL NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST CUTS’ – actors demand of Equity

FURIOUS actors demonstrated in Piccadilly Circus on Tuesday against swinging Arts Council cuts which threaten to close nearly 200 theatres and theatre companies around...

Byrne Announces Immigration Crackdown!

Immigration minister Liam Byrne yesterday announced that all visitors to Britain requiring a visa are now having their fingerprints taken in their home country. Byrne...

Bank Keeps Rate At 5.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee yesterday voted to keep the official Bank Rate on hold at 5.5 per cent. The Bank had been...

RENATIONALISE THE RAIL – demands RMT rail union

Rail union RMT yesterday called for the renationalisation of the railways. A union statement said: ‘The post-Christmas chaos caused by major engineering overruns on the...

Sri Lankan Government Lets Death Squads Off The Leash!

TAMIL NET has reported that a Colombo district Tamil parliamentarian of the opposition United National Party, T Maheswaran, was shot at Ponnambala Va’neasvarar temple...

The NHS must be free and available to all at the...

RECENTLY there have been a few years of increased government spending on the NHS, after many years of chronic underspending. Most of the new...

‘SHOP A SCROOGE BOSS THIS XMAS’ – urges TUC

THE TUC has urged workers to ‘Shop a Scrooge’ this Christmas. It’s message is dial the National Minimum Wage helpline – 0845 6000 678,...

General strike to defend the NHS

AMBULANCE crews in south-east Wales are staging a four-week, unofficial overtime ban to highlight how much the ambulance service now relies on their willingness...

King And Darling Take Panic Measures!

‘A painful adjustment faces the global banking sector over the next few months as losses are revealed and new capital is raised to repair...

STOP MATERNITY CLOSURE! – say Save Eastbourne Hospital Campaign

Campaigners in Sussex yesterday said they will continue their fight to keep fully functioning district general hospitals in both Eastbourne and Hastings. This followed the...

Greek Workers Stage Biggest Ever General Strike

Greek workers staged last Wednesday the biggest general strike in history against the proposed ‘reforms’ on pensions planned by the right-wing government of prime...

Factory Price Inflation Spurs Jobs Crisis!

Price inflation of goods leaving UK factories reached its highest rate in 16 years, driven higher by petrol and food costs, official figures published...

‘It’s the concern, the fear, the sheer uncertainty’ says BoE’s King

THE chief of the Federal Reserve Bank, Bernanke, has hinted heavily that the developing slow down of the US economy will be met with...

Labour believes that the elderly must be made to pay

IT has emerged that it is a question of principle for the Labour government that elderly people who are now living in nursing and...

PUNISH COMPANIES FOR ‘DAYLIGHT ROBBERY – Prentis tells Farepak meeting

‘Many thousands of low paid workers, including many UNISON members lost money and faced a bleak Christmas as a result of the despicable behaviour...

‘THROW OUT THIS SELL-OUT DEAL!’ – Appeal from South Central No...

Reasons to vote NO to the ‘Deal’. What we will lose if this sell-out deal goes through . . . . • LOST: 40,000 more job losses...

10,000 Marchers Force Police To Lift Ban

TEN thousand people forced the police to retreat from their stated position that a march on parliament would be illegal, and that they would...

Royal Mail – The Way Forward To Victory

THE announcement by the CWU of a programme of two 48-hour national strikes across all sections of Royal Mail, along with a programme of...

Take Strike Action Against Royal Mail’s Draconian Plans!

Central to the Royal Mail ‘Pay Offer and Modernisation Agreement 2007/09’ are the sections on ‘flexible working’. These put the workforce at the minute-to-minute disposal...

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,...

THIS A WAR WE HAVE TO WIN! – postal workers tell...

THE programme of rolling strike action by the Communication Workers Union – in opposition to Royal Mail’s plans to cut wages, add five years...

Sadr Aide Arrest

‘We are angry. This is a kind of revenge’, the spokesman for anti-occupation Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said yesterday after US troops and Iraqi...

‘GUANTANAMO IS A GULAG!’ – says Moazzam Begg

ON THE day marking the fifth anniversary of the first detainees being transported to the US concentration camp at Guantánamo Bay, on the tip...

Fort Worth Teamsters Strike

TEAMSTERS Local Union 767 Members at Allied Waste Services, Fort Worth, Texas have been on strike since December 18th 2006. They have taken action...

Jobs For Youth – Smash The Cheap Labour Economy

Youth unemployment is now higher than it was in 1997, with 702,000 young people aged 16-24 jobless, according to official figures released just before...

Labour Cabinet Minister Fears For Her Seat

THE Labour government’s policy to cut, close, reconfigure, and privatise the NHS has caught up with a number of senior government ministers, including leading...

Time For Debate On Bosses’ Pay And Perks – Says Barber

In his New Year message released on Thursday, 28 December, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber calls for a national debate about top pay. This is...

US Unions Taking Action Over Health, Safety And Retiree Pensions

PROPOSED rules by the Bush regime’s Transportation Security Administration for the US railway system ignore necessary employee training and protections against employer retaliation. The...

Council Unions Want 5% Rise

More than 1.5 million local government workers are to ask for a five per cent pay rise in the new year. Three trade...

Blair Whitewash –

‘The way things are going they are going to wrap everything up – they are covering up everything,’ the cousin of murdered Brazilian Jean...

Greek Students March Against Privatisation

TENS of thousands of students have been participating in a series of rallies and demonstrations all last week throughout Greece, protesting against the right-wing...

PATIENT CARE AT RISK! – BMA slams ‘rushed-through reforms’

‘Rushed through reforms’ to doctors’ training will see ‘risks to patient care’, warns the British Medical Association. The BMA said that under the government’s ‘Modernising...

Pay Cut For Buncefield Firefighters

‘As fire crews and support staff were being honoured at a Buncefield award ceremony, fire authority bosses were busily cutting the pay of the...

‘OUR MEMBERS ARE STRONG’ – say T&G at Enfied Iceland depot

‘Our members are solid’, Iceland distribution depot, Enfield, TGWU convenor Dave Brace told News Line on the morning picket line yesterday. The strikers are fighting...

Rashid Rauf Freed – ‘Bomb Plot’ Collapses

A PAKISTANI judge yesterday ruled that there was no evidence to try Rashid Rauf on terrorist charges, or that he was a member...

NHS Referrals Scandal

The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday expressed its concerns over Primary Care Trusts diverting patient referrals to private...

Strikebreakers Repelled!

Striking drivers and warehouse workers at the Iceland distribution depot in Enfield told of brutal attempts yesterday to break their strike by contractor DHL...

Brown Targets The Working Class For Special Measures

BROWN’S proud boast yesterday in his pre-budget speech was that ‘In no other decade has Britain’s personal wealth – up 60 per cent –...

NO PAY RISE FOR YEARS! – end exploitation of rail cleaners...

MORE than 50 members of the RMT rail union demonstrated outside the headquarters of Network Rail at Euston yesterday morning, before picketing the Association...

‘One rule for them and another for us!’ – unions condemn...

ATTORNEY General Suella Braverman’s undertaking that evidence given by contractors at the Grenfell Inquiry will not be used to prosecute them constitutes ‘One rule...