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Stop privatising Barnet!

BARNET Unison members were in determined mood yesterday as they began their 24-hour strike against privatisation of all Barnet Council services. The dispute involves social...

BA Gatwick strike threat – GMB Stansted workers strike over pay

MORE than 300 senior British Airways cabin crew at Gatwick Airport have been threatened with the sack if they refuse to accept a pay...

Cameron’s 7-day GPs & NHS provokes strike threat

HEALTH unions have threatened to strike over Cameron’s plans to create a seven-day-a-week health service, if it means cuts to the existing payments for...

Secret Police State Helped Bosses Draw Up Blacklist And Used Women...

CONSTRUCTION union UCATT has exposed how the union was infiltrated by the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration Squad (SDS). The revelation creates fresh questions about the...

Death rate running a third higher as NHS cuts take their...

THE current death rate in England and Wales is running about one-third higher than its normal rate for this time of year, official statistics...

NHS Funding Cuts Rejected!

IN AN unprecedented move, NHS hospital trust managers have rejected plans for next year’s NHS payment system, warning that they cannot any longer guarantee...

NHS STRIKE ACTION ON 29th JANUARY – ambulance service out on...

NHS workers are striking again in a row over pay. Unison members working in the NHS in England will walkout for 12 hours between 9am–9pm...

Lambeth College strike strengthens!

LAMBETH College UCU (University and College Union), resumed their strike action yesterday against the imposition of inferior work contracts, by Lambeth College management. This week’s...

Irish union demands action to stop spiralling rents and mass job...

SIPTU is calling for action on soaring rents to prevent further job losses immediately as the Irish deficit crisis deepens. The union has called on...

Millions fear eviction!

OVER three million people fear missing rent or mortgage payments this January because of ‘sky high housing costs’, putting them at risk of...

RMT slams ‘bandit capitalism’

THE RMT is demanding action after Better Capital has confirmed that it expects its £20 million investment back while City Link staff and sub-contractors...

6 Years Since Israel’s ‘Cast Lead’ Slaughter!

PALESTINIANS around the world on Saturday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the beginning of Israel’s 22-day offensive on the Gaza Strip in 2008-9 that...

Renationalise The Railways Now!

THE Office of Rail Regulation is to launch an investigation into the ‘major disruption to passengers’ caused by ‘overrunning engineering work’ in London over...

XMAS DAY SACKINGS! – RMT pledges taking action

RMT general secretary Mick Cash yesterday condemned as ‘disgraceful’ the Christmas Day sackings of 2,727 City Link workers. The announcement said that parcel delivery firm...

City Link Closure The Prelude To New Year Class Showdown!

THE Christmas Day announcement that parcel delivery firm City Link had gone into administration was ‘disgraceful’, the RMT said yesterday. Its general secretary Mick...

Mass Demonstrations Continue In Haiti

MASS demonstrations continued in Haiti on Xmas eve demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly and that elections be held. The Haitian parliament’s mandate runs...

French Amazon Workers Strike!

FRENCH trade unions called on Amazon workers to go on strike on Monday, 22 December, less than four days to go before Christmas. Strike...

Second Xmas on the dole for 700,000!

ACCORDING to research published by the TUC on Monday, over 250,000 people will be spending their second successive Christmas on the dole. Even this figure...

NHS New Year’s Strike!

AMBULANCE workers are to strike for 48 hours on January 29th 2015, across the whole of England and northern Ireland as their pay dispute...

Cuts will push councils to breaking point!

THE cuts to local government funding will ‘push councils to breaking point’ according to council leaders. On Thursday the Tory Communities and Local Government minister, Kris Hopkins,...

‘END MODERN SLAVERY!’ – Migrant workers lobby Parliament

MIGRANT domestic workers lobbied Parliament yesterday, World Human Rights Day, demanding an end to modern slavery. Workers were joined at the lobby by supporters including...

600 March To Stop New Era Evictions!

A 600 strong demonstration marched to Downing street to stop the eviction of 92 families from the New Era housing estate in Hoxton, Hackney. The...

‘WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!’ – New Era Estate tenants march...

‘WE will not be moved!’ declared 600 furious residents of the New Era Estate in Hoxton, Hackney and their supporters at a mass lobby...

Government Won’t Talk To Firefighters!

WEST Midlands Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Phil Loach has written to members of parliament in the West Midlands urging a negotiated settlement be found...

Black Friday mayhem in bankrupt UK

BLACK Friday came to the UK yesterday with scenes of chaos and mayhem in supermarkets up and down the country, scenes that came close...

Cameron Wants An ‘English Parliament’!

THE SMITH Commission has announced recommendations that devolution be strengthened, with new powers for the Scottish Parliament to set income tax rates, benefits and...

Smith Commission’s anti-working class Trojan Horse

THE Smith Commission has proposed, with the support of all the major parties, that the Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income...

New Era Tenants Face Eviction!

TENANTS on the New Era estate in Hoxton, Hackney, east London, face eviction ‘ASAP’ after a promise not to impose huge rent increases had...

Carney’s Last Stand!

BANK of England Governor and chairman of the Financial Stability Board Mark Carney understands both that another major banking crash is on the way...

‘From Deir Yassin To Sabra And Shatila And Gaza’ – 32...

‘YOU should be ashamed. The situation is absolutely appalling. They’re killing children! You have the area completely under your control and are therefore responsible...

Massive Support For Care UK Strikers

UP to six hundred Care UK workers and their supporters got fantastic support as they marched round Doncaster on Saturday afternoon. The workers have been...

Belfast Hosptals Closure Crisis!

HOSPITAL workers in Northern Ireland are prepared to take industrial action against hospital closures, Unison said yesterday, after a ‘major incident’ occurred at the...

Stop The Council Cuts – Bring Down The Coalition!

COUNCILS all over the UK are poised to make the most savage cuts ever that will wreck and destroy local communities by destroying all...

How to win the firefighters struggle!

THE six-hour strike by firefighters on New Year’s Eve was a demonstration of the solidarity and determination of FBU members across the country to...

‘It Will Have To Go To A Strike By The Whole...

FIREFIGHTERS marched out on a six-hour strike at 6.30pm throughout England and Wales on New Year’s Eve, seeing the New Year in on the...

Get rid of capitalism in 2014! New Year’s Statement by the...

THE News Line Editorial Board sends its New Year’s greetings for the year 2014 to all our readers and to the workers and youth...

Cutting council funding will harm public health!

FURTHER funding cuts to local councils will impact on long-term health outcomes, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The government last week announced a...

‘There is a need to mobilise the South African workers’ says...

NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) President Andrew Chirwa has said his union sees no reason to continue supporting the ruling African...

‘We are going to continue to strike until we get what...

AT 7pm on the dot on Christmas Eve the doors of Stoke Newington Fire station opened and the fire fighters began their seventh strike...

Privatisation destroys infrastructure

BRITAIN’S infrastructure was reduced to complete meltdown over Christmas through a combination of high winds and heavy rainfall. Not because of blinding snow storms, hurricane...

Snowden’s Christmas message supported by Internet inventor!

THE founder of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has backed ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, saying the world needs whistleblowers and...

Teachers no! to 6pm finish

TEACHER union leaders have condemned Education Secretary Gove’s plan to open schools until 6pm for 51 weeks of the year. Gove has made a submission...

THREE FIRE STATIONS THAT RESCUED APOLLO THEATREGOERS ARE TO CLOSE IN...

THREE of the eight fire stations that sent engines to the Apollo Theatre last night are set to close in less than three weeks,...

UK – Huge Trade Deficit

BRITAIN’S trade deficit has ballooned to its biggest since 1989, shocking the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which released the data yesterday. In the three...

Cotton Goes – Savage Fire Cuts In Surrey

LONDON Fire Brigade Chief Dany Cotton is to leave the service four months early. Cotton, 50, previously announced she was standing down from the London...