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68 Yemen Covid-19 deaths ‘tip of iceberg’ says MSF

THE DOCTORS Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres – MSF) main Covid-19 treatment centre in Aden in southern Yemen has recorded at least 68 deaths...

Blackburn College Sacking Staff But Boosting Bosses’ Pensions!

LECTURERS are furious after Blackburn College announced plans to sack staff but boost bosses’ pensions. 29 jobs are at risk in the fifth round of...

‘No return under unsafe conditions’ say South African teachers

‘OUR INPUT on reopening schools during lockdown is being ignored’ say South African unions. Two of the country’s biggest unions have indicated that they will...

Tories threaten councils – to try to force reopening of schools

THE TORY government has launched a three-pronged attack on parents, teachers and councils in a bid to force schools to open – despite all...

Trade union leaders abandon members – build a revolutionary leadership in...

A STUDY published yesterday revealed that as many as six million workers in Britain live in fear of losing their jobs in the next...

Tories declare war on the teachers! The TUC must join with...

THE HEADLINE of The Sunday Telegraph’s editorial yesterday is very much to the point. It insists: ‘The teaching unions must be defeated,’ and continues,...

National Strike Action To Stop Any Forced Return To Work!

Last Sunday Boris Johnson announced that the Tories intend to reopen primary and reception schools year 1 and year 6 on June 1st, with...

SAFTU celebrates the International Day of the Nurse – condemns government...

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), on this day when the world celebrates the International Day of the Nurse and the 200th...

Israel attacks ICC & Palestinian rights organisations – as it censors...

THE RAMALLAH-based Al-Haq human rights organisation has condemned as ‘misleading and inflammatory’ a recent publication by the Israeli Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs of...

‘Workers Should Down Tools If They Feel Unsafe’ – Cosatu

WORKERS should be allowed to down tools if their employers fail to provide them with masks and other protective gear in line with the...

US and world economic crisis deepens as PM Johnson decides to...

THE CORONAVIRUS crisis is smashing up the US and world capitalist economy at a tremendous rate. The latest casualty is the electric car firm Tesla...

‘THE CRISIS IS BEING PAID WITH OUR RIGHTS!’ – says Ecuadorian...

‘We are quarantined but not silent. The millionaire cut to public education moves us to take the space, ours, the house, the neighbourhood, the...

Go to work tomorrow! says Johnson – but don’t use public...

‘WE SAID you should work from home if you can and if you can’t work from home not to work. We have now changed...

Capitalism’s biggest crisis since 1706, warns BofE! Make it its last...

THE BANK of England’s latest report, released on Thursday, has revealed the full extent of the catastrophic crisis of capitalism, now writhing around in...

TUC outlines conditions for a safer reopening of schools!

THE TUC on Friday published a joint statement that was sent yesterday evening to the Secretary of State for Education, on behalf of unions...

‘THESE ARE NEW TIMES WITH MASSIVELY MORE NUMBERS OF FAMILIES DROPPING...

COMMENTING on the publication of the Education Policy Institute’s ‘catch up plan’ for disadvantaged pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary...

French mayors oppose ‘forced march’ to reopen schools!

MAYORS representing the Ile-de-France region, which includes the city of Paris, have called on President Emmanuel Macron to delay the reopening of schools until...

Tories Seeking To End The Lockdown To Save Capitalism – While...

ACCORDING to the Johns Hopkins University count, the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 3,402,400 people worldwide and has claimed the lives of at...

Aviation is going into the abyss! Nationalise the entire industry through...

RYANAIR is to cut 3,000 jobs representing 15% of its workforce, it was announced yesterday. British Airways is to cut up to 12,000 jobs and...

LEIGH DAY DEMAND FULL COPY OF CYGNUS REPORT – and insist...

Lawyers acting for an NHS doctor who is taking a legal case against the UK Government seeking the publication of the findings of Exercise...

Bosses Demand Lift The Lockdown While Pensioners Are Locked In At...

WITH British capitalism up to its neck in hundreds of billions of debt, and with the middle class small proprietors ruined, the cry is...

UN Security Council Has Failed The Syrian

SYRIA’S UN ambassador says the UN Security Council has failed the Palestinian and Syrian people by not enforcing its resolutions on the Israeli occupation...

Release All Political Prisoners In Turkey

TWENTY-FOUR rights groups have called on Turkey to release all those arbitrarily detained and imprisoned there simply for demanding basic human rights – and...

RCN: No fees! Restore bursaries! Cancel debt!

‘FORCING student nurses to pay tuition fees has been a disaster,’ the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said yesterday, demanding that all student nurses’...

Working class kids denied education!

THE CHILDREN of working class families are being denied an education during the coronavirus lockdown as many families do not have access to laptops,...

Qantas Staff At Adelaide Airport Directed To Continue Working Despite Coronavirus...

Qantas staff at Australia’s Adelaide Airport were directed to continue working after it was discovered they had been exposed to the coronavirus, the Transport...

100 Refugee Doctors Sign Up For Battle Against Covid-19

OVER 100 refugee doctors are signed up to become vital medical support staff – as unregistered UK doctors in Britain, many of them from...

‘Healthcare workers … are our soldiers being sent into war without...

‘HEALTHCARE workers are our soldiers on the front line, and they are literally being sent into war without any weapons,’ insisted Numsa general secretary...

Nurses using bin bags as PPE test POSITIVE!

NURSES at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north west London, were forced to wear bin bags because of a lack of Personal Protective Equipment...

‘US is weaponising coronavirus against Iran and Venezuela’ says Oliver Stone

‘IT IS accurate to say that the US is weaponising the coronavirus against these countries (Iran and Venezuela),’ film director Oliver Stone has said. ‘As...

US commander dismissed after requesting help –137 sailors aboard aircraft carrier...

DEMOCRATIC lawmakers have formally protested against the Navy’s dismissal of the commander of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, who requested urgent aid to...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have...

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

Greece quarantines Ritsona camp refugees

GREECE has quarantined a refugee camp in the country’s mainland – home to 2,300 people – for at least two weeks after 20 of...

Police shoot two SA nurses during Covid-19 transport confusion!

TWO SOUTH African Free State nurses were shot with rubber bullets by police last Tuesday in Welkom, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers...

‘What are we waiting for? – Someone to die?’ says sacked...

OVER 100 Amazon employees at a New York fulfilment centre went on strike at noon on Monday, alleging management has been unresponsive to safety...

LONDON NEEDS TEN TIMES MORE INTENSIVE CARE BEDS says Mayor LONDON

Mayor Sadiq Khan told the BBC evening news on March 30th that despite the new ‘NHS Nightingale hospital’ potentially providing space for 4,000 beds,...

Unite Is Fighting For Workers’ Rights!

TWO LONDON organisations are flouting government policy over coronavirus by attacking the pay, and terms and conditions of their employees, the Unite, union said...

Johnson Tests Positive!

PM Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough. He is...

ASSAD MEETS RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTER SHOYGU –both sides agreed on next...

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and an accompanying delegation. The two sides discussed the Russian-Turkish agreements reached on...

Care workers have little or no protection says GMB

HORRIFYINGLY, care workers have been told if they test positive they will have to self-isolate at the care home and will not be able...

14-DAY LOCKDOWN IN PALESTINIAN WEST BANK –as Palestine confirms 59 coronavirus...

Life came to a standstill in all West Bank cities and towns on Monday as the curfew and strict lockdown Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad...

Israel encourages coronavirus outbreak amongst Palestinian prisoners!

PALESTINIAN prisoners have again rejected their meals in protest against the Israeli Prison Service’s plans to stop supplying 140 products – including cleaning products...

Sweeping emergency powers are unveiled! – Police given powers to...

NEW emergency powers were outlined yesterday by the Tories as they published the Emergency Coronavirus Bill. The sweeping new powers which will last as...

‘Stay Off Work From Next Monday’ Say Neu Leaders!

MANY schools across the UK will not be able to remain open past the end of the week, say teachers’ leaders. ASCL general secretary Geoff...

NO SICK PAY FOR 3.3m AUSTRALIAN WORKERS

Casual workers and those in insecure jobs have been left cruelly exposed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, says the...

A ‘BEYOND SUBSTANTIAL’ PAY RISE FOR NHS IN 2021-22! – demand...

THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic reinforces – not diminishes – the strong case for the NHS workforce to receive a ‘beyond substantial’ pay rise for 2021-22,...