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Blair-Brown War On Single Parents

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Prime Minister Blair and Gordon Brown, together with Work and Pensions Secretary Hutton, will today announce a new, savage attack on lone parents and...

‘NO MORE NHS LOGISTICS!’ – Prentis tells News Line

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‘There will be no more NHS Logistics,’ UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis assured News Line yesterday. He was referring to the way the unions allowed...

Labour’s Social Care ‘Failing Older People’

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‘This is a damning indictment of a social care system that is failing older people’, Age Concern’s Director General, Gordon Lishman, said on Wednesday. He...

Free social care and care homes for the elderly

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THE just-published ‘State of Social Care’ report from the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) was greeted as ‘a damning indictment of a...

‘A DAMNING INDICTMENT’ – of Labour’s social care system

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‘This is a damning indictment of a social care system that is failing older people’, Age Concern’s Director General, Gordon Lishman said yesterday. He was...

3.7 MILLION IRAQI REFUGEES – The product of Bush and Blair’s...

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‘The current exodus is the largest population movement in the Middle East since Palestinians were displaced following the creation of the State of Israel...

2007 – The Year For Revolution!

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THE News Line editorial board sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of 2007 to the working class and youth of the world,...

Hutton to starve the unemployed into cheap labour jobs

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WORK and Pensions Secretary Hutton asked a question at the start of his verbal onslaught on the unemployed yesterday morning. It was: ‘People want...

STUDENT RENTS UP 23% – Stop privatisation of university accomodation says...

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THE COST of student accommodation is spiralling out of control, the National Union of Students (NUS) said yesterday, warning that private landlords were ‘setting...

Katsouris – 80% Of The Workforce On The Minimum Wage

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THE GMB are calling for recognition as the independent union voice for the 2,500 mainly Asian migrant workforce producing ready meals for...

We should have been the Thatcherites, Blair tells LP

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IN his parting speech as Prime Minister to the Labour Party conference, Blair administered his kiss of death to Gordon Brown, telling his Chancellor...

All trade unionists must take action to defend the NHS

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UP TO 5,000 health workers, trade unionists and local residents determined to save their jobs, hospitals and NHS services from massive cuts marched through...

‘ALL LEVELS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS’ FAILED NEW ORLEANS – says CAW...

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On a special trip to New Orleans on Tuesday, August 29, one year after Hurricane Katrina, Canadian Auto Workers President Buzz Hargrove said Canadian...

21st BRITISH SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

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ANOTHER British soldier has died in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed yesterday. The MoD said the soldier was ‘shot and...

Renationalise the electricity and gas monopolies!

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POWERGEN, the energy monopoly, is putting up the prices of its gas and electricity services by 18.4 per cent and 9.7 per cent, next...

‘CHARGES UNDERMINE THE NHS’ – urges consultant surgeon

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Trade unions yesterday slammed Labour’s privatisation policy in response to MPs’ criticism of the system of NHS charges. MPs on the House of Commons...

‘Charges Undermine The NHS’

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Trade unions yesterday slammed Labour’s privatisation policy in response to MPs’ criticism of the system of NHS charges. MPs on the House of Commons...

Lebanese and Palestinian masses stand fast

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THE bravery and determination of the Palestinian and Lebanese people in standing fast against the Israeli military murder machine has thrown not just the...

US WORKERS MARCH FOR UNION RIGHTS – as productivity is driven...

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ACROSS the US, thousands of workers marched to Labour Board Offices and Worksites, demanding Freedom to have a Trade Union, on Monday July 10. Workers...

Labour To Slash The Benefits Of The Sick And The ‘Suspect’

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The Labour government is absolutely determined to impress its big business backers and show them that it is ready to take action against ‘slackers’...

Wal-Mart Plans To Slash Health Benefits

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America’s campaign to change supermarket giant Wal-Mart, WakeUpWalMart.com, has released copies of Wal-Mart’s new health care benefits plan for current part-time employees and full-time...

NHS BEDS NOT SACRED! – says Managers NHS Confederation

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Health unions yesterday condemned NHS bosses’ plans to slash thousands of hospital beds to concentrate on care in the community. The proposition...

GMB exposes venture capitalist

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The GMB trade union yesterday launched a campaign outside Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common, south London, to stop venture capitalists asset-stripping the AA. The...

New Labour full of sleaze, hatred for claimants and arrogance

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THE real anti-working class face of the Blair, Labour government is becoming clearer and clearer every day, as the crisis of capitalism deepens. ...

‘DON’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OVERSEAS DOCTORS’ – BMA tells trust bosses

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The British Medical Association (BMA) last Wednesday, raised that overseas doctors are experiencing discrimination as a result of new immigration restrictions. Since last month, NHS...

IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT RUBBISH, TO BE USED AND THROWN OUT –...

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OVER 25,000 refugees, workers and youth marched through the centre of Paris on Saturday, demanding, ‘Withdraw the CESEDA’! and ‘Immigrants are not disposable like...

A Record £65.5 Billion Trade Deficit For 2005

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THE UK trade deficit with the rest of the world for 2005 was a catastrophic £65.5 billion. The deficit on goods and services...

Gate Gourmet Workers Determined To Win

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Locked out Gate Gourmet workers, trade unionists and youth, held a successful over 150-strong mass picket on the mound near the Beacon roundabout at...

Police Aim To Put The Nation Under Its Thumb

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The Blair government is aiming to engineer a situation whereby the carrying of an identity card by every person is compulsory, and at the...

Gate Gourmet Workers Join Terminal 5 Picket

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A DELEGATION of locked out Gate Gourmet workers joined the Terminal 5 building workers’ picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday afternoon. Parmjit Bains, one of...

Blair Targets Disabled For Massive Cuts

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LABOUR was yesterday mounting a new onslaught on the disabled. The target is the 2.7 million people currently on Incapacity Benefit. The aim is...

Israel systematically squeezing Palestinians out of Jordan Valley – says PMC

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Without fanfare, but with determination, Israel is systematically, militarily and economically squeezing Palestinians out of the Jordan Valley, expanding colonial Jewish settlement in the...

French Workers Fight To Stop Privatisation

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AROUND 100,000 workers employed by the SNCF (French national railway) are taking strike action this week, following Saturday’s mass demonstration of more than 40,000...

Sharon Aims For Zionist ‘Greater Jerusalem’

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THE PALESTINE Media Centre reports that ‘The Israeli Knesset on Monday approved a speech by the Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that vindicated his “defense”...

Strong Picket By Gate Gourmet Workers

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WELL over 100 locked out Gate Gourmet workers were picketing yesterday near to Heathrow airport. TGWU member Manny Odedra told News Line: ‘The people the...

General Motors slashes workers’ healthcare

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AMERICA’S largest manufacturing company, General Motors (GM), announced on Monday that its losses were $1.6bn in the three months to the end of September,...

Fury At Gourmet Sell-Out Deal!

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TGWU leader Tony Woodley told the mass meeting of locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday afternoon that the sell out deal he has negotiated...

Petrol price rises leading to new fuel blockade

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UK petrol and diesel prices are still rising in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with the average cost of petrol now at 95.1 pence...

‘REJECT THIS DEAL! – THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK OUR UNITY’...

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‘THEY are trying to break our unity. We reject this deal,’ Gate Gourmet picket Mrs Gill said yesterday. She was responding to proposals brought forward...

Clarke’s New Security Measures . . . ‘Violate Human Rights’ Says...

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‘The new measures, proposed today by the UK government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law,...

Hospital funding crisis! – Restore NHS! – End privatisation

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THERE is a huge funding crisis in the National Health Service (NHS). All over the country hospitals are being instructed to close wards and theatres...

Ten-hour day for schoolkids!

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AT ONE time it used to be said that British workers were working such long hours that they did not have an opportunity to...