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Cease the scrapping of BTec demands the Sixth Form Colleges Association

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A KEY education union campaign to stop BTec vocational qualifications being scrapped within two years has won backing from both MPs and even lords...

South African steel & engineering strike into 2nd week

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EMPLOYERS in the steel and engineering industry have upped their salary increase offer to striking workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of...

College lecturers – ten more days of strike!

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NEW RESEARCH by ActionAid, Public Services International, and Education International warns that the International Monetary Fund’s demands to cut public sector employee costs undermine...

Covid pandemic report attempts to exonerate the Tories but herd immunity...

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THE COVID report by two parliamentary select committees published this week has been correctly universally greeted as a damning indictment of the Tory government’s...

IMF undermining world health and education – ActionAid’s dire warning

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NEW RESEARCH by ActionAid, Public Services International, and Education International warns that the International Monetary Fund’s demands to cut public sector employee costs undermine...

Italian All-Out Strike!

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A 24-HOUR general strike paralysed Italian towns and cities on Monday, while 127 Alitalia flights were cancelled and public transport ground to a halt. The...

Fresh Round Of College Strikes Begins

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THE FIRST day of a five-day strike yesterday marked an escalation in the college lecturers’ struggle with eleven colleges out on strike. At the College...

‘Call general strike’ UCU CONEL chair Anglin tells mass rally of...

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‘TRADE unions must call a general strike to kick out this Tory government,’ Chris Anglin, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)...

TUC leaders must bin Johnson’s empty pledges and call a general...

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PM JOHNSON’S Tory conference speech was completely empty bombast that sought to cover over the economic catastrophe that is developing throughout the capitalist system...

Johnson ignores the crisis & praises USA!

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‘IT WAS CAPITALISM that ensured we had vaccines in less than a year,’ Tory PM Johnson boasted in his closing speech at the Tory...

Half of US cop killings unreported

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THE British medical journal The Lancet says more than half of police killings in the United States are unreported and Black Americans are most...

College strikes

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‘WE ARE taking action as part of national co-ordinated action for a pay rise of at least 5%,' Julia Roberts, Lambeth University and College...

Strike ballots will open at UK universities on October 18th

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The University and College Union (UCU) has confirmed that strike ballots will open at UK universities on Monday 18 October in rows over USS...

Grenfell Towers are everywhere! Capitalism cannot be regulated, it must be...

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THE TORY government is pushing its Building Safety Bill that it says addresses the big issue of fire safety raised by the horrific Grenfell...

Saudis systematically targetting Yemen’s water infrastructure

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WHILE a United Nations panel has found that the daily Saudi-led air raids on Yemen have caused more than 18,000 civilian casualties since 2015,...

Williamson & Jenrick Sacked

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GAVIN Williamson was the first to go in Tory PM Johnson’s reshuffle yesterday as he was sacked from his post as education secretary. Then...

Frontline workers demand ‘scrap Policing Bill’

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Over 660 frontline healthcare, community, social and education workers have called for the Policing Bill to be scrapped ahead of a key debate in...

Vaccines for 12-15s – boosters for 50+ says Johnson

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‘I WANT to set out our plan for Covid this winter and in many ways the situation we face is even more challenging than...

Frontline workers demand ‘scrap Policing Bill’

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Over 660 frontline healthcare, community, social and education workers have called for the Policing Bill to be scrapped ahead of a key debate in...

‘We refuse to become informants’ – Doctors, nurses and teachers...

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DOCTORS, nurses and teachers have warned that the Police Bill will turn them into police informants. The Bill, to be debated in the House of...

Sri Lankan students battle against privatisation of the universities – Report...

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UDARA Sandaruwan, Acting Convenor of the Inter University Students Federation has issued an appeal to trade unions and human rights organisations of the world to...

Students packed in like sardines–used as cash cows

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REPORTS have emerged of students, despite paying thousands of pounds in fees a year for their tuition, are forced to sit on the floor...

Funding for disabled pupils slashed

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CASH-STRAPPED schools in England have been forced to cut support for special educational needs and disabilities (Send) pupils, a survey has revealed – after...

FBU launch DECON campaign to protect against toxic fire contaminants

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Fire contaminants are directly linked to and can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. The FBU has launched its new trailblazing campaign...

ANC workers demonstrate – two months without pay!

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AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) workers are continuing protesting outside party headquarters at Luthuli House in Johannesburg demanding fair labour practices and salary payments. The ANC...

200 Children Held In Israeli Prisons

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IN A REPORT on Palestinian resistance fighters held in Israeli prisons through to the end of August, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said on...

Steady rise in hospitalised Covid patients!

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THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic has taken a back seat in the news recently. Most public health restrictions in relation to the pandemic were lifted on 19...

University pension strike looms after cuts

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UNIVERSITY lecturers are gearing up for strike action against cuts to their pensions. Universities UK’s (UUK) announced yesterday that cuts to the pensions of university...

No demolition without our say so – Grenfell families

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‘NOTHING is going to happen to it until we say so,’ Karim Musilly from Genfell United said defiantly yesterday, responding to reports that the...

End imperialist war by bringing an end to imperialism through...

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A NEW report from the Costs of War Project at Brown University has exposed the death toll of imperialist wars across the globe. It...

Misuse of lecturers’ online recordings – UCU warns of disputes...

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THE UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) has warned all UK colleges and universities that they may face industrial disputes if they misuse recorded lectures...

Tories to hike up National Insurance – Youth will be hit...

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THE TORIES are pushing for a rise in the National Insurance rate, affecting over 25 million workers to pay for social care. For someone on...

Ontario nurses demand pay increase and ‘repeal Bill 124’

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HUNDREDS of Ontario emergency room physicians have signed an open letter to State Premier Doug Ford demanding that the province increase the pay of...

Almost 1m killed by US-led wars globally

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THE US ‘war on terror’ has taken almost one million lives across the globe and has cost the country $8 trillion over the past two...

US must reconstruct what it has destroyed says Taliban

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THE TALIBAN say the United States could now step forward and participate in the reconstruction of Afghanistan given how it contributed to the destruction...

GP Staffing Crisis

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TURNOVER in General Practice doctors has seen a steady increase over the last decade, according to researchers, who have warned policymakers that support measures...

Fight against repression of trade unions will bring democracy to life...

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FIGHTING against the repression of trade unions is bringing democracy to life, says the CGT French trade union federation. Ikéa lawsuits, dismissals, legal attacks against...

Scotland’s A&Es ‘on the brink’ warns Royal College of Emergency Medicine...

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THE NHS in Scotland is ‘on the brink’ as A&E hospital waiting times are the worst since records of them began, the Royal College...

Labour is moving to sack a quarter of its staff! A...

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THE LABOUR Party is facing strike action by staff who work at the party offices who are members of the GMB and Unite trade...

70,000 workers to be balloted over 1.75%! – Unite, Unison &...

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SEVENTY thousand council workers are to be balloted in every borough in England and Wales in preparation for a strike action against a ‘derisory’...

‘Take remote sign-on off the table or we ballot for strike’...

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Unite announced on Tuesday that ‘if remote sign-on is not taken entirely off the table for all bus operators then Unite, which represents over...

Taliban: ‘We have emancipated Afghanistan and made it free’ – Amnesty...

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THE TALIBAN announced a ‘general amnesty’ yesterday for government workers across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government. ‘We must congratulate the victorious struggle...

Palestinian Premier Condemns Israel’s Killing Of Four Young Palestinians!

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PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has condemned the Israeli army killing of four young Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin and...

‘Marikana massacre demonstrated the class character of the ANC’ says South...

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‘WILL VICTIMS of Marikana ever get justice under the ANC (African National Congress) government?’ asked the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) on...

NHS buildings ‘verge of collapse’ – Risk of ‘corporate manslaughter’!

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AN NHS hospital has commissioned a report into the risk of corporate mans-laughter charges should a fatal roof collapse occur, leaked documents exposed yesterday. West...