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Ban Pay ‘Gagging Clauses’ Says TUC

NEARLY a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they’re not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to new TUC/GQR polling published...

LEBANESE REVOLUTION! – masses opposed to all sectarianism

HUNDREDS of people have been wounded in Beirut after security forces used tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of anti-government protesters trying...

The Libyan people must drive out the imperialists and their agents...

ON JUNE 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were shot dead by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official...

‘Release database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlements –Palestinians demand...

The Ramallah-based Al-Haq human rights organisation on Tuesday called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue...

End the torture of Julian Assange and stop his extradition to...

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange appeared in person at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday in yet another routine administrative hearing to prolong his imprisonment up to...

‘The UK is deliberately preventing child refugees from being with their...

The UK government is deliberately and destructively preventing child refugees from being with their families, Amnesty International UK, the Refugee Council and Save the...

Trump Sheds ‘Crocodile Tears’ For Victims Of Thursday’s Downing Of Ukrainian...

ON FRIDAY January 3rd, the USA carried out a terrorist drone attack on Baghdad airport, murdering General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Revolutionary...

Israeli Forces Demolish Homes Across The West Bank

ISRAELI forces on Saturday night notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West...

Israeli Forces Demolish Homes Across The West Bank

ISRAELI forces on Saturday night notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West...

250 million strong India strike!

OVER 250 million workers staged a day-long general strike in India last Wednesday, and demonstrated their opposition to the government of Narendra Modi. Banking and...

France rises up against Macron – Doctors, nurses lawyers and teachers...

FRENCH doctors, nurses, lawyers and teachers were among the millions on the march yesterday joining the 36th day of transport workers strike action, bringing...

High-School Student occupations postpone exams promoting inequality

PROTESTS and the occupation of schools marked the beginning of the week in Chile, where the University Selection Test (PSU, in Spanish) was scheduled...

Ireland A&E overcrowding causing ambulance chaos – SIPTU organises industrial action...

SIPTU has warned that the overcrowding crisis in hospital emergency departments is causing chaos for ambulance professionals across the Republic of Ireland. The union has...

Trump Threatens To Hit 52 Chosen Sites If Iran Retaliates For...

IRAN’S Army chief has defiantly dismissed US President Donald Trump’s threat to hit scores of Iranian sites, if Iran hits back after the US...

French unions answer Macron’s declaration of war by calling for ‘all...

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron used his annual New Year’s address to the nation to rule out any compromise with the working class over his...

2019 was a disastrous year for the working class! – says...

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has bemoaned a tough 2019, describing the entire 12 months as ‘annus horriblis’ (Latin word meaning very...

FORWARD TO SOCIALISM IN 2020! – urges the SAFTU federation

THE News Line is pleased to reproduce the Christmas and New Year statement by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), edited for...

‘Make the least unsafe decision!’ – Norfolk & Norwich hospital staff...

STAFF at Norfolk’s biggest hospital , the Norfolk and Norwich, were told to make the ‘least unsafe decision’ last week, when the hospital had...

FBU pensions victory sets precedent for all public service workers

THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) won a massive victory not only for their members but for all public service workers when the employment tribunal...

UN ‘peacekeepers’ in Haiti ‘fathered hundreds of children and abandoned their...

UNITED Nations peacekeepers fathered hundreds of children while deployed in Haiti then abandoned their young mothers to lives of poverty, a damning new report...

‘US is stealing Syria’s oil and selling it to Turkey’ says...

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has given a comprehensive interview to Phoenix Television in which he stressed that America is stealing Syria’s oil and selling...

‘Day of Rage!’ Mass pension strike shuts France down!

FRANCE was totally paralysed yesterday with flights, trains, the Metro and buses all cancelled during the mass ‘Day of Rage’ over President Emmanuel Macron’s...

Algerians Boycott Presidential Election

On 12 December Algerians went to the polls to elect a new president – or did they? Millions boycotted the election, which they saw...

Xmas Mass Picket At Ealing Hospital

THE WEST London Council of Action has called a 7am-9am Xmas Mass Picket of Ealing Hospital on Friday 20th December to step up the...

Netanyahu’s crisis deepens! – remains Premier but relinquishes positions

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to relinquish the four ministerial positions he currently holds in the face of his indictment on charges...

No Xmas Wages For 600 Workers

THE collapse of construction firm Clugston has halted work on Newcastle University’s new £39m extension and £25m sports centre. Clugston, which employs more than 600...

Senior doctors in Zimbabwe strike and accuse the government of turning...

STRIKING senior doctors in Zimbabwe have accused the government of misleading the nation – by suggesting it had secured large quantities of essential drugs...

Heathrow workers support WRP’s Zulkifal

HEATHROW Airport workers signed up to support the campaign to elect Hassan Zulkifal, WRP Ealing Southall general election candidate, yesterday. Unite member Ram Sheemar said:...

Tens Of Thousands March Against Athens Riot Police

TENS of thousands of school and university students demonstrated last Friday in Athens and in all Greek major cities against the oppression and violence...

Forward with the French, British and German workers to bring down...

WITH millions of workers and youth on strike or taking to the streets, where they have been joined by the masses of the Yellow...

FRANCE PARALYSED BY GENERAL STRIKE! – as workers defend pensions

FRANCE is paralysed by a nationwide general strike by transport workers, teachers and other trade unions, supported by the mass of the working population. This...

Sharma refuses to sign petition to reopen Ealing paediatrics and maternity

EALING Southall Labour MP Varindra Sharma refused to sign the West London Council of Action petition to reopen maternity and paediatrics at Ealing Hospital...

French General Strike As Working Class Defends Its Pension Rights Against...

FRANCE yesterday was paralysed by a general strike called by the trade unions in response to the attempts by the government of president Macron...

Striking Catering Workers Arrested Across USA!

STRIKING catering workers employed by LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet were arrested at airports across the United States on November 26 as they...

‘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...

Hundreds of students join lecturers’ struggle at Goldsmiths!

HUNDREDS of students have joined their lecturers at Goldsmiths University fighting the cuts to education and the introduction of casual labour. The students and lecturers...

Trump is attacking the Chinese workers – US and UK workers...

THE US bosses have ramped up their ongoing campaign of economic and political sanctions against China. The House of Representatives has passed a bill...

AMAZON MUST BE NATIONALISED! – WRP’s Leff tells HQ rally

‘AMAZON and all companies and industries must be nationalised and put under public ownership,’ Jonty Leff, Workers Revolutionary Party candidate for Hackney South and...

‘Too early to talk about negotiations with USA’–Taliban

THE Afghan Taliban militant group says it is ‘way too early’ to speak of restarting direct negotiations with the United States, a day after...

SUPPORT BUILDS UP FOR LEFF – as Labour brings out its...

‘I SUPPORT Jonty Leff,’ Gideon Woldeslassie said yesterday morning, referring to the campaign to elect the Workers Revolutionary Party candidate as MP for Hackney...

Ramaphosa is under fire for sacking twenty-two farm workers!

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa might soon find himself embroiled in a Labour Court battle as Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) is set to take...

Palestinians ready to break off all relations with the USA and...

ISRAELI Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier pledged to ensure the extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Jewish settlements of the Jordan Valley after US Secretary...

‘People are supporting our demand to reopen all closed NHS services!’

‘PEOPLE are really supporting our cause to reopen all the closed services at Ealing Hospital,’ Ealing Southall WRP general election candidate Hassan Zulkifal said...

Unions For Cuba Conference

ON Saturday 2 November, more than 200 trade unionists and activists attended CSC’s Unions for Cuba conference at the NEU headquarters in London. The largest...

Over 40 lecturers and staff picket Queen Mary’s University

A STRONG contingent of over forty lecturers and staff picketed both gates of Queen Mary’s (QM) University in east London on the second day...

Both EU and US sending coalitions to Gulf!

EIGHT EU nations: France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and Portugual will support a European-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz,...