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‘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...

Dollar fall heralds a deepening capitalist crisis and world revolution

ON FRIDAY, the exchange rate of the dollar plunged down against other major world currencies and gold rose by 1.2 per cent to $638.5...

Heathrow Strike Warning

Changes to shifts and rosters at Scandinavian Airways at Heathrow (SAS), now to be known as Scandinavian Ground Services (SGS), may lead to industrial...

‘WE NEED THE REST OF THE WORKING CLASS BY OUR SIDE’...

YET more mass demonstrations were held on Wednesday in Athens and Salonica by state primary and secondary school teachers and their supporters in the...

Mass Picket At The National Gallery

THE opening of the long-awaited Velázquez exhibition was disrupted yesterday, as 140 non-shift attendants walked out for the first one-day strike in the 200-year...

ABUSED, CRIMINALISED AND ABANDONED! Howard League condemns treatment of youth

The Howard League for Penal Reform revealed on Thursday that local authorities ‘are systematically failing to provide suitable accommodation and support for vulnerable children...

END SCANDAL OF MALNOURISHED PATIENTS – says Age Concern

Four out of ten older people admitted to hospital have malnutrition on arrival, says a new report by Age Concern. The Royal College of...

‘VOTE YES AND VOTE FOR NEGOTIATION!’ – CWU urges members

Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) South Eastern Divisional Committee is calling on all CWU members to ‘Vote yes and vote for negotiation’ in the union’s...

Bolivia nationalises oil and gas resources

BOLIVIA’S President Morales has gone from having a conference last week in Havana with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, which established a...

The revolution in Nepal – part of the world revolution

LEON Trotsky’s theory of the Permanent Revolution shows how ‘the democratic tasks of the backward bourgeois nations lead directly, in our epoch, to the...

8 US SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ – while Britain is sending...

EIGHT US soldiers have been killed across Iraq in the past four days, including three in roadside bombings Wednesday morning, the US military said. Two...

‘RESTORE OUR HARDSHIP PAY!’ – Gate Gourmet locked-out workers urge TGWU...

‘WE are lobbying the TGWU national executive today to demand that it immediately restore our hardship pay, which has been stopped by Tony Woodley,...

BUILD NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE UNIONS –message from News Line-Locked-out Gate...

NEARLY 400 trade unionists and youth took part in the News Line-Gate Gourmet locked out workers’ conference in London on Sunday and speaker after...

£5.96bn TRADE GAP

The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold at 4.5 per cent yesterday, as latest official figures showed Britain suffered a new record...

‘Summary Powers!’

Prime Minister Blair yesterday unveiled his viciously anti-working class ‘Respect Action Plan’ at a press conference. Announcing his ‘ActionPlan’ Blair said: ‘Anti-Social Behaviour law imposed...

‘We continue to picket, despite the cold!’

Locked Out Gate Gourmet workers are calling on all trade unionists to attend their Conference in London on Sunday the 29th of January. More than...

NHS IS FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL! says the British Medical Association

Public sector union UNISON yesterday again urged the government to stop the privatisation of the NHS. Commenting on a warning by Audit Commission chairman James...

New York Transit Workers Defiant!

THE MTA (Metropolitan Transport Authority) and the Governor forced this strike: call them to stop it says the TWU transit workers trade union. The TWU...

US Class Struggle Sharpens

THE TWU Local 100, the New York transit union, is on strike and has picked up the gauntlet flung down by Mayor Bloomberg, the...

Tgwu Officials Refuse To Pay Out Xmas Hardship Money

THIRTY locked-out Gate Gourmet workers gathered at the TGWU union office in Hillingdon yesterday, angry that they were not being given their hardship money...

BUNCEFIELD INQUIRY – prohibition notices served on oil companies

THE Health and Safety Commission (HSC) yesterday announced the official inquiry into the Buncefield oil depot fire. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan told a press conference...

Mass Picket For Victory For Gate Gourmet Workers

‘WELCOME to all of you. We are very proud of all of you,’ Parmjit Bains told a rally on the hill near the Gate...

More cuts planned – despite Buncefield fire!

RESIDENTS whose lives were put at risk, and even the management of devastated businesses near the Buncefield oil storage depot in Hertfordshire have been...

Public sector unions must take strike action over pensions

THE Fire Brigades Union said yesterday that it will consider industrial action over government plans to ‘reform’ its members’ pensions by dramatically extending the...

Strike At Terminal 5

Fifteen hundred construction workers employed by civil engineers Laing O’Rourke on the Heathrow Terminal 5 site, yesterday launched the first of two 24-hour strikes...

Heathrow Battlefield

TONY Woodley, the TGWU general secretary, commenting on the sacking of one of the leading members of the TGWU by BA yesterday, and the...

Government’s fake inflation rate falls as cost of living rises

THE Government’s UK inflation rate figure fell again, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), for the third month in a row, down...

Migrant Workers Paid £1.30 An Hour

The TGWU trade union and the author of the Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004, Labour MP Jim Sheridan, last Wednesday organised a briefing in the...

Abbas Accepts Italy’s Offer To Host Peace Talks

President Mahmud Abbas on Friday accepted Italy’s offer to host Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, urged international commitment to the UN-adopted ‘roadmap’ peace plan, the Palestine...

VOTE WRP DECEMBER 12th

WRP parliamentary candidate for Camberwell and Peckham Joshua Ogunleye had a warm welcome for his socialist policies at the London College of Arts Camberwell...

Rail Guards Strike