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‘THE STRIKES MUST GO AHEAD’ – CWU members tell News Line

Communication Workers Union (CWU) branch officials yesterday warned CWU general secretary Billy Hayes and deputy general secretary Dave Ward against selling out postal workers...

Postal workers say: ‘WE NEED A GENERAL STRIKE’ – ‘All workers...

THOUSANDS of striking delivery staff took to picket lines in London and across the country yesterday, on the second day of the national postal...

CWU ‘further strike action’

‘ROYAL MAIL is misleading the public,’ the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said yesterday at the start of the national postal strike in defence of...

‘THE TALKS ARE A TRAP’ – We must strike on Thursday...

‘The talks are a trap to get over Christmas,’ warned Hampstead Delivery Office Communication Workers Union (CWU) deputy unit rep John Taylor yesterday. He...

ROYAL MAIL BOSSES ‘SECRET PLAN’ –to smash the CWU and casualise...

ROYAL Mail management and government have a secret plan to smash the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and privatise the Royal Mail. It has been...

‘THIS IS THE TIME TO HIT THEM’ –striking postal workers tell...

LONDON postal workers taking strike action again yesterday at offices across the capital were angered by the offer of their union leaders to Royal...

The CWU leaders are refusing to fight for their membership

THE unsolicited public display of pacifism yesterday by the CWU leadership, in the face of the most vicious daily attacks on their membership...

CWU LEADERS REFUSE TO FIGHT – hoping for sell-out deal

THE Communication Workers Union yesterday shocked its members when it wrote to Royal Mail offering to cancel the 76 per cent vote of...

Postal workers want indefinite strike action NOW!

CWU members have voted, in a 67 per cent turnout, a much bigger turnout than in a British general election, for strike action, with...

Opening The Archives On The Miners’ Strike

Part of the British Film Institute season: ‘On the Face of It: A Century of Coalmining on Screen’ (Also plays this month at the Showroom in Sheffield) ‘OPENING the Archives on...

Royal Mail Desperate To Break The Union!

ROYAL Mail staff across the whole of the London postal area walked out on strike again yesterday. It was the latest action in the capital...

‘WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NATIONAL STRIKE’ – say CWU pickets

Postmen and women were out in force on picket lines at 5.30am on Saturday all over London discussing the progress of their dispute against...

FBI attacks Scottish government over Megrahi release

THE Scottish Nationalist government has defended its decision to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi amid a mounting and frenzied counter-attack directed...

Afghanistan A Graveyard For The British Army

BRITISH forces in Afghanistan have, just this month, suffered their highest injury rate since they invaded in 2001, new Ministry of Defence figures show. A...

64% Say End Afghan War

A total of 64 per cent want all British forces to be withdrawn from Afghanistan ‘as quickly as possible’, with 33 per cent in...

Fire Bosses Spending £12 Million On Strikebreakers

LONDON Fire Brigade bosses are spending £12million of tax-payers’ money training a blackleg workforce to provide fire cover in the capital in the event...

Cowen making workers pay for capitalism’s crisis in Ireland

IN A third attempt within six months to save bankrupt Irish capitalism, Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s Fianna Fail government unveiled a draconian budget on Tuesday,...

THE GREAT MINERS STRIKE 1984-85 – PART FIVE: Support for WRP...

NOVEMBER 1984 opened with a miners’ special delegate conference endorsing a plan to widen the dispute throughout the labour and trade union movement. That demand...

SACKED! – one hour’s notice at BMW Oxford while Unite trade...

Agency workers at BMW’s Mini plant in Oxford erupted in fury yesterday after 850 of them, a third of the Cowley plant workforce, were...

Ford Strike Threat!

THE Unite trade union has threatened Ford with strike action over 850 proposed sackings and the suspension of a negotiated pay deal to provide...

STOP ‘IRRESPONSIBLE’ FIRE CUTS PLANS – demands Merseyside FBU

Merseyside fire crews have branded the latest round of cuts planned for the local fire service as ‘irresponsible and maso-chistic’. Merseyside Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...

Jaguar – 1300 Jobs To Go!

The Unite trade union yesterday confirmed it is in talks with Jaguar Land Rover over fears of a further 1,300 job cuts. Unite sent News...

Slump ‘deepening at an alarming pace’

THE British Chambers of Commerce yesterday published its Fourth Quarter Economic Survey of nearly 6,000 businesses. It highlights what it called ‘a...

Gm To Impose Wage Cuts & Job Cuts

UNITE union officers met with General Motors bosses on Thursday, to discuss the future of the company’s Luton plant. The 1,400 workers at the Kimpton...

Egyptian forces turn back fleeing refugees – as attacks on Gaza...

ISRAELI shells hit the Gaza tunnels last Sunday evening, killing two and injuring 22. The blasts also prompted hundreds to race for new...

ISRAEL TO INVADE GAZA!– Olmert gives final warning

Israeli officials have warned that the Israeli military is preparing to attack Gaza in the coming days. On Wednesday Israeli airstrikes and ground invasions...

Heavy Christmas Eve Fighting In Ki’Linochchi

THERE is very heavy fighting around the Tamil Tigers’ stronghold of Ki’linochchi on the eve of Christmas as the Tamil Tigers are defending the...

Build millions of council homes to solve housing crisis

CRISIS, the national charity for single homeless people, correctly fears that a massive surge in homelessness is ahead, as it opens its nine Crisis...

Help The Homeless! – Urges Crisis Charity

Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, yesterday warned of a potential surge in homelessness in 2009 as it opened the doors of...

Labour Continues To Persecute The Poor

LABOUR’S leaders love the rich and have no time for the poor. As a government, Labour turned Britain into a second tax-free home for Russian...

Mail Centres Take Strike Action Today

Postal workers at five mail centres – Bolton, Coventry, Crewe, Oxford and Stockport – are striking today against plans to close them and to...

Postal Workers Demand Action – As Junior Minister Resigns

‘We are fighting the government and business now,’ said Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) Eastern Region No.6 branch secretary Paul Olden yesterday. Commenting on the government’s...

‘We will occupy to keep Chase Farm open!’ – says Council...

Passing cars tooted their horns at the 20-strong, 21st monthly mass picket of Chase Farm Hospital on Tuesday. And hospital workers, outpatients and local residents...

Capitalism On The Rocks – Forward To Socialism

THE number out of work in the UK rose by 137,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to October – the highest level...

30% Wages ‘Sabbatical’ For Vauxhall Ellesmere Port

General Motors, the owner of Vauxhall, has put forward a plan for its Merseyside workforce to ‘take a break’ from two to nine-months from...

GREEK YOUTH ATTACK POLICE STATIONS – While French students occupy lycées

FOR the fifth consecutive day Greek school and university students and workers continued to demonstrate in the capital Athens and in virtually all cities...

Tories Ally Themselves With Purnell To Beat The Unemployed

YESTERDAY in the House of Commons the Tories were glorying in the fact that their votes will make sure that Labour’s bill to force...

Occupy GM, Ellesmere Port and Luton & nationalise to defend jobs

THE UK’s biggest car manufacturer, Vauxhall, with plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton, has admitted its more than 5,000 jobs are under massive threat...

STOP GM PLANTS CLOSING! – workers must occupy!

General Motors-owned Vauxhall Ellesmere Port and GM Luton have admitted their future depends on the US government bailing out their parent company. During discussions...

House Prices ‘a Long Way To Fall’

UK Mortgage approvals fell sharply again in October, the Bank of England reported yesterday, confirming fears that house sales and prices have a lot...

Nationalise The Motor Car Industry

US and European car employers yesterday warned that ‘their’ industry faced wipeout, ‘victims’ of the slump in the motor car industry and the financial...

Nationalise the major industries to defend jobs

GERMANY, the world’s biggest exporter of commodities, and the strong man of the EU, has begun to slump with government figures showing that its...

Nationalise car industry and the banks to defend all jobs

GLOBAL action to save the motor industry from crisis, and above all to stave off bankruptcy at General Motors, has been urged by Unite...

MANUFACTURING COLLAPSE – Nissan cuts production

Nissan announced a halt to production at its Sunderland plant for a fortnight and shorter working days for three weeks during October and November...

To fight mass unemployment bring down Brown government

The number of UK unemployed rose by 164,000 between June and August, to 1.79 million, taking the official unemployment rate to 5.7% from...

GREEK RIOT POLICE ATTACK PROTEST! – thousands march against Police State...

FROM NICK AXARLIS IN ATHENS SCORES of Greek armed riot police attacked thousands of workers and students with tear-gas and noise-smoke grenades last Thursday night...