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Ecuador general strike defies state of emergency

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FOR over a week now, farmers, students, workers, and transporters continue to join the national strike called by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of...

DESPERATE STATE OF CARE PROVISION IN UK –a catalogue of unmet...

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PEOPLE with care needs are having to turn down support packages because they cannot afford them. Backdated bills for care arrive without any explanation of...

‘The political people … have delivered incompetence and indifference towards us’...

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FIVE years ago, in the early hours of the morning of June 14th 2017, a kitchen fire led to an inferno that set alight...

FBU condemns Tories for ignoring Grenfell findings

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THE Fire Brigades Union has written to the government to demand it rethinks its decision to reject a key Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendation, on...

Sunak’s emergency ‘cost of living package’ a sign of Tory desperation...

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ORY chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an emergency cost of living package to the House of Commons yesterday, as soaring inflation that is driving millions...

No Fault Evictions – Court Proceedings Up 41%

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No-fault eviction court proceedings are up 41% on pre-pandemic levels, homelessness charity Shelter has reported, with new government figures revealing that 5,890 landlords in...

‘INFLATION CAUSING HUGE DISTRESS!’ – no government can solve every problem...

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‘HIGH inflation is causing acute distress to the people of this country,’ Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak admitted yesterday. Making a statement to MPs in the...

Government Failed In Its Duty Of Care!

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The UK government ‘failed in its duty of care’ to doctors and the healthcare workforce in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the...

‘Don’t lecture us about wage restraint’ – ‘the alarm bells are...

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‘Don’t lecture us about pay restraint,’ the Unite and GMB unions retorted to appeals from Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey yesterday,...

The Betrayal Of Bucha!

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Fra Hughes writes from West Belfast   IN my opinion, the coup in Kiev in 2014 and the murders of men women and children in the...

FBU ‘remains humbled’ by the suffering of bereaved Grenfell survivors &...

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THE FBU (Fire Brigades Union) has said that it ‘remains humbled’ by the suffering of the bereaved, survivors and residents (BSRs) of the Grenfell...

Government trying to make itself untouchable says Liberty

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NEW research by Liberty shows most people believe that no matter your role, everyone should follow the same rules and that no one should...

Russia strikes Ukraine’s military infrastructure

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RUSSIA says it has struck and disabled Ukraine’s Starokostiantyniv military air base with long-range high-precision weapons. ‘The Russia armed forces continue to strike the military...

68 universities face a further five days of strike action

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THE UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) announced over the weekend that 68 universities across the UK will face a further five days of strike action beginning...

STRIKE ACTION SPREADS TO 68 UNIS – more than 50,000 staff...

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STRIKE action at UK universities spreads to 68 institutions today as more than 50,000 staff are mandated to strike and well over a million...

10 days of university workers strikes begin

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STRIKING UCU union university lecturers and students set up picket lines at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) yesterday morning at the...

Disabled angry at Grenfell ‘safety advisor’ appointment – ‘legitimised a discriminatory...

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DISABLED Grenfell campaigners are shocked and outraged at the reappointment of the very same firm that wrote fire safety guidance before the Grenfell Tower...

58 universities three days of strike action!

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THREE consecutive days of strike action hitting 58 universities begin this morning after university bosses and their representatives refused to withdraw pension cuts or...

Australian teachers to strike over pay & workload

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AUSTRALIAN school teachers and principals in New South Wales (NSW) are taking part in a pay strike next Tuesday, December 7th. The 67,000-member union said...

Sheffield refuse workers vote for indefinite strike!

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TWO HUNDRED Sheffield refuse workers voted unanimously on Monday to go on indefinite strike from Monday 22nd November. The vote took place at a mass...

17 More Universities Vote For Strike Action!

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Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at 17 more UK universities have voted to strike over pay and working conditions, meaning that...

150 Unis ballot for strike action!

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THE UCU (University and College Union) begins balloting members today for strike action at over 150 universities across the country, with higher education set...

Oppose all cuts to ticket office hours at LNER – demand...

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A coalition of organisations joined together on Monday to oppose train operator LNER’s proposed cuts to ticket office opening hours at Berwick-upon-Tweed; Darlington; Doncaster;...

Hamas denounces Arab countries’ normalisation deals with Israel

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HAMAS has denounced the ‘normalisation deals’ with Israel, because they are aimed at legitimatising the regime in the Middle East and forging an alliance...

‘Indifferent and harmful practices’ at private hospital say relatives after the...

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NORFOLK’s Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) on Thursday published an important Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) into the deaths of three young adults: Joanna, ‘Jon’ and...

PM And Chancellor Sunak Forced To Self Isolate As Labour Continues...

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THE Prime Minister and Chancellor are to ‘now self-isolate as normal’ after both met with Health Secretary Sajid Javid who had tested positively for...

‘It’s herd immunity by the back door’

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‘IT’S HERD immunity by the back door,’ Dr Deepti Gurdasani, an epidemiologist and senior lecturer at Queen Mary University told the BBC on Thursday. She...

KCTMO chief admits blame for Grenfell

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FORMER chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) Robert Black told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry last week that ‘a failure to...

In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only...

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In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only 22! ‘Lives are being put at risk’ – RCN warns The lives of learning...

Infected blood scandal – 72 died from contaminated drug at...

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A PUBLIC inquiry yesterday heard from students and parents after more than 120 ex pupils at a school for disabled children were caught up...

Still no justice for Grenfell!!

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AHEAD of today’s fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire of 14th June 2017, survivors and bereaved relatives have condemned the lack of progress...

Tories’ education ‘tsar’ quits after schools offered just £50 per pupil...

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THE TORIES’ Education Recovery Commissioner for England, Sir Kevan Collins quit last week after 6.7 million school children were starved of the funds they...

Tory government responsible for thousands of unnecessary deaths – time to...

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YESTERDAY marked the 10th anniversary of the BBC Panorama programme that exposed the shocking treatment of the patients at Winterbourne View, a private hospital...

END OCCUPATION – demands the Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh

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PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Mohammad Shtay-yeh yesterday called for a serious track to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and establish the Palestinian...

Grenfell tenants were treated as ‘sub-citizens’. All those responsible for...

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TENANTS of the Grenfell Tower warned time and again about the dangerous building they were living in, but their cries for action fell on...

Grenfell residents give evidence to the Inquiry – ‘We were treated...

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THE GRENFELL Tower fire Inquiry heard from the residents themselves yesterday including Lee Chapman the secretary of the leaseholders association who had repeatedly raised...

Grenfell survivors want jail sentences for those responsible for the...

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LAWYERS for victims of the Grenfell fire have indicted the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council, which owned the Grenfell tower block, and...

‘Rogue bus service’ commits ‘illegal safety breaches’ – Unite

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THE ‘ROGUE bus service’ being operated by Go North West in the Greater Manchester area is under investigation for serial Covid-19 safety failures and...

Sixth Day Of Strike Action Against £2,500 Pay Cuts Per Annum!

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UNITE members at RATP London United yesterday held their sixth day of strike action against £2,500 per annum pay cuts being imposed by French...

Manchester indefinite bus strike!

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MANCHESTER Go North West strikers were out yesterday mass picketing the depot as part of their indefinite strike. Go North West Unite branch secretary Pat...

‘The Police Have Tried To Silence US!’

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OVER 3,000 people massed around the Clapham Common bandstand on Saturday afternoon for a vigil in respect of Sarah Everard who was abducted and...

Decade of Tory NHS cuts has disabled the NHS! 4.6m now...

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THE SURGE in coronavirus cases in January hit key services including cancer and even routine surgery, NHS England figures released on Thursday exposed. Over the...

Iran denies PKK presence on its soil – accuses Turkey of...

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IRAN has summoned Turkey’s Ambassador, Derya Ors, over the Turkish interior minister’s ‘unacceptable’ claim about the presence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant...

STOP UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT! – Labour insists maintain £20 uplift

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‘REDUCING Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit would be fundamentally the wrong decision. It would be a profound mistake and put millions of families...

PCS Heathrow strike ballot launched! – while TUC and Unite stress...

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THE PCS (Public and Commercial Services) union has served notice on the Home Office of its intention to ballot members at Heathrow Airport for...