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Australian Government Forced To Back Down Over Baby Asha!

AUSTRALIAN unions have applauded the community #LetThemStay alliance that forced the Turnbull government to back down on Sunday from sending baby Asha and her...

FBU must fight against a Police Commissioner controlled ‘Fire Service’

THE Fire Brigades Union has appealed to the Home Office, which is now in charge of the fire service, to save the service from...

Nurses Urge All Out With The Junior Doctors! Adding ‘It’s...

‘NURSES should come on a half day strike with the junior doctors,’ Jenny a student occupational therapist told a mass rally opposite Downing Street...

Week-long meter workers strike

‘PIG-headed’ EDF Energy bosses have sparked a week-long meter workers’ strike. A week-long strike by EDF Energy workers carrying out Smart meter installations will take...

TUC on its knees – time for a revolutionary leadership!

THE TUC New Year’s message (see page 3) has been delivered with TUC general secretary O’Grady on her knees appealing to the bosses and...

CWA condemns the Obama proposal for immigration raids and deportations!

THE CWA trade union has issued a statement on the Obama administration’s planned Immigration Raids and proposed mass deportations. It reads: ‘We have seen...

‘KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR HOSPITAL’ – mass picket issues warning...

‘KEEP your hands off our hospital! This hospital belongs to the public, not the government!’ Kaushalya Gussar declared at the mass picket of Ealing...

Assad visits Damascus Catholic church

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has made a visit to a Christian church in an eastern suburb of the capital Damascus as Christmas is approaching. Assad...

Smash The Bedroom Tax – Bring Down The Tories!

AN explosive report into the effect of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ on families throughout the country was published on Thursday – sneaked out on the...

‘Collective Punishment Is Never Permissible!’

‘COLLECTIVE punishment is never permissible under any circumstances,’ human rights charity Amnesty International said, in response to Israeli forces demolishing yet another family home. ties...

Tory Cuts Produce ‘Chronic Shortage Of Teachers’

AS schools prepare to break up for the Christmas holidays, new analysis by the Labour Party reveals the impact of the chronic shortage of...

Civil servant visits Calais refugee camp

‘NO ONE should have to experience the conditions that the refugees are living in,’ civil servants union PCS member Wayne Harrison said yesterday after...

149,000 at risk of eviction in the last year!

EVERY 90 seconds a renter in England is put at risk of losing their home, warns Shelter. Research by the housing and homelessness charity has...

‘PATIENT DEATHS DO NOT INCREASE DURING DOCTOR STRIKES!’ says Harvard Medical...

‘PATIENT deaths do not increase during doctor strikes,’ research has shown, as junior doctors prepare for their three days of action. The junior doctors are...

Cameron Beats War Drums

PRIME Minister Cameron is to set out his strategy on Syria and tackling the Islamic State group in the region before MPs this week. He...

AMCU secures reinstatement of 579 sacked members!

THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Thursday it had successfully secured the reinstatement of 579 of its members dismissed in...

‘I’m Calling For A General Strike To Smash This Bill!’

‘I’M CALLING for a general strike to smash this bill,’ Bakers Union leader Ian Hodson told News Line on Monday afternoon in Westminster, where...

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...

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...

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...

Both EU and US sending coalitions to Gulf!

EIGHT EU nations: France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and Portugual will support a European-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz,...