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France Telecom ‘Modernisation’ Led To 19 Suicides

‘A LONG-AWAITED trial began on Monday in Paris, accusing telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers of moral harassment and related charges,’...

3rd day of BEIS strike 100% solid

PCS CATERING workers at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working for contractor Aramark were in confident mood on the third...

LABOUR WILL VOTE TO REVOKE ARTICLE 50 – rather than...

THE LABOUR Party would ‘consider very, very strongly’ voting to revoke Article 50 to block a no-deal Brexit this Friday, Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca...

Young Moroccan teachers strike defies intimidation and water cannons!

YOUNG teachers in Morocco who have been striking and protesting outside the parliament in Rabat for three weeks against being employed on inferior conditions...

Trump Pushing Anti-Union Measures In Usa

THE Trump administration in the USA has asked Congress to approve – as part of its fiscal 2020 budget – legislation that will make...

May Preparing Indicative Votes To Try & Smash Brexit

10 DOWNING Street is preparing to allow parliament to vote on seven alternative EU options next week amid their growing fears that PM May...

Civil servants stop Ealing Tax Office

TWO HUNDRED civil servants employed at the International House Tax Office in Ealing Broadway west London went on strike yesterday, determined to defend their...

‘The US administration is subsuming Palestine under Israel’ warns Ashrawi

ON THE eve of the US moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said:...

RCN demanding £1bn investment in student funding!

‘LARGE-SCALE action’ is required, leading NHS trade unions are warning this week, as official NHS figures have exposed the fact that workers today face...

Palace Gardeners’ strike action

ANGRY GMB and PCS members working for Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) were on picket lines outside Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London...

100,000 Zimbabwe teachers strike today against poverty pay

ZIMBABWE’S teaching unions are striking for better salaries from today, Tuesday, with 100,000 expected to join the action. Most Zimbabweans, already struggling to put...

Palestinians Block New Israeli ‘Apartheid’ Road

PALESTINIAN activists along with Israeli and international supporters shut down on Wednesday the recently opened Eastern Ring Road near Jerusalem, which features separate lanes...

BEIS STRIKERS Demand Living Wage

STRIKING PCS members at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) were joined on the picket line early yesterday morning by their...

Zimbabwe National Strike Against Fuel Price Hike!

ZIMBABWE’S largest labour union confederation called a national strike starting midnight on Sunday/Monday after the government more than doubled fuel prices to among the...

Unite Demand ‘Immediate Criminal Investigation’ Into Carillion

THE OUTRAGE of a West Midlands NHS Trust now facing a massive bill of some £400 million has led to Unite, one of the...

95% of RCM members in north of Ireland vote for strike...

ALMOST 95% of RCM members in Northern Ireland who responded to a consultation about industrial action, including strike action, over pay conditions have voted...

France General Strike

FRANCE’S nine main unions united for the first time in a decade in public sector protests earlier this week against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans...

‘WE WANT GENERAL ELECTION NOT A SECOND REFERENDUM’ – TUC delegates...

TUC DELEGATES on the opening day of their Congress in Manchester yesterday, were lobbied by a large delegation of WRP and YS members...

MAY HAS UNDERMINED BREXIT says ex-Brexit Under Secretary Steve Baker

EX-BREXIT Under Secretary of State Steve Baker, who resigned along with Brexit Secretary David Davis, told The Sunday Telegraph that Prime Minister May had...

French rail workers rolling strikes

FRENCH rail workers walked out on another day of strikes on Thursday June 7th. Rail unions have carried out a series of two-day rolling...

NHS 70 years on battles for funding

ON JUNE 30th, hundreds of thousands of people will be marching to celebrate and defend our National Health Service. The NHS is facing many problems...

Workers will not get any ‘new deal’ from the Tories! Make...

THE WINDRUSH scandal, missiles launched at Syria without even seeking permission from Parliament, the Grenfell fire disaster, the winter NHS meltdown, homelessness and rough...

Tory racist ‘hostile environment’ ‘Reminiscent of Nazi Germany’ Forward with socialist...

SPEAKING on the BBC Newsnight programme on Wednesday, a former head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake, damned the Tories and Theresa May...

French General Strike!

A NATIONWIDE general strike took place yesterday, as Air France workers joined striking railworkers, civil servants, power workers and rubbish collectors in a...

French workers and youth out to bring down Macron through a...

YESTERDAY, French workers and youth took to the streets in a massive confrontation with the government of Emmanuel Macron and his plans to privatise...

Lecturers more resolute than ever

STUDENTS and other supporters at the University of Sheffield rallied outside Firth Court yesterday and welcomed Chris Townsend, representing the three-day-old student occupation of...

Half a million children of public servants condemned to poverty by...

550,000 CHILDREN (1 in 7) with a parent working in the public sector will be forced to live in poverty by the end of...

PCS demands 5% pay rise

CIVIL servants’ union PCS has called for urgent talks with the Cabinet Office over its 2018 pay claim which calls for a fully-funded 5%...

Greek schoolchildren and students rally against education cuts

SCHOOLCHILDREN and students across Greece protested on Monday against cutbacks to the education sector, and the ‘intensification of performance evaluation’ which is part of...

‘Shirleymander’ selling off council houses to get votes

‘I DID nothing wrong,’ claims ‘the Leader’ in a rehearsed reading of ‘Shirleymander’. The sharply witty play by Gregory Evans was presented at the Playground...

‘Budget does nothing to ease biggest squeeze ever!’ – unions slam...

TODAY’S Budget is far from the ‘game-changer’ the country needs and will do little to ease the biggest squeeze in living standards the country...

‘Restore citizens’ freedoms’ – Demand 100 civil society organisations

OVER 100 Civil Society Organisations produced the following Joint Statement on the Military Take Over in Zimbabwe on November 15, 2017. ‘We the undersigned civil...

CATALAN ‘REBELLION’ CHARGE! – as Puigdemont visits Brussels seeking support

SPAIN’s chief prosecutor has brought back the Franco dictatorship by calling for charges including rebellion to be laid against Catalan leaders following the...

Support Catalan independence! Down with the Spanish and EU ruling classes!...

CATALAN leader Carles Puigdemont has called for a ‘democratic opposition’ to the imposition of direct rule from Madrid after the Spanish government terminated his...

Prime Minister Hamdallah And Egyptian Delegation Arrive In Gaza!

THE arrival of Prime Minister Ram Hamdallah and an Egyptian delegation as part of a fresh attempt to restore Palestinian national unity dominated the...

Corbyn addresses the TUC–no call for a general election!

TUC DELEGATES in Brighton gave a standing ovation to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday afternoon despite the fact that he failed...

Tories throw down gauntlet! – separate pay awards for police &...

IN A SLAP in the face for the TUC Congress, the Tory government yesterday announced pay rises for police and prison officers, while leaving...

BRING DOWN THE TORIES! – TUC must call a general strike

‘EVERY major union is supporting this march. We welcome this opportunity for people to take to the streets to protest at this government. ...

‘Tories Out’ march this Sat ‘All members must turn out’ urge...

‘WE ARE asking members to support the major anti-cuts demonstration in central London on 1st July,’ civil servants union PCS said yesterday, referring to...

Workers’ May Day marches throughout Europe against EU!

MAY DAY marches throughout the EU were full of explosive class tensions reflecting the battle that workers are waging to defend their living standards and...

Get the Tories out! Victory to Palestinian hunger strikers! say London...

UP to 10,000 workers, trade unionists, students and youth marched on May Day in London from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square, carrying banners and...

Tory Budget: war on NHS, education & pay

IN REFUSING to lift the 1% public sector pay cap, chancellor Philip Hammond is condemning ‘just managing’ civil servants to wage cuts of up...

100,000 march to Parliament to defend NHS

UP TO 100,000 health workers, trade unionists, students and youth marched through London to defend the NHS on Saturday. There were balloons from Unison, Unite,...

100,000 march as trade union leaders fiddle while Tories burn NHS!

SATURDAY’S 100,000-strong march to defend the NHS from the accelerating Tory drive to destroy it showed once again that the masses are ready to...

25,000 Civil Service jobs to be slashed by 6% cuts!

TRADE unions yesterday slammed Tory chancellor Phillip Hammond’s instruction to government departments to find spending cuts of up to 6% as part of plans...

Dr Bawa-Garba victory –‘a defining moment’

DR BAWA-GARBA’s victory, in reversing the General Medical Council’s decision to strike her off the medical register over the death of a patient was...