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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...

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...

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...

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...

HUGE JOBLESS RISE! – warning of 3 million unemployed

The number of unemployed people in the UK rose by another 164,000 between June and August, to 1.79 million, according to the latest government...

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...

‘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...

‘We want to abolish poverty!’ – says Labour’s John McDonnell

SPEAKING in Birmingham yesterday morning, Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: ‘On Tuesday a new Shelter report found 135,000 children will be without a...