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Tories to slash public services by £17bn

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UK PUBLIC services will be slashed by up to £17 billion, the influential Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned, as Tory chancellor Rishi...

600 Kansas workers are on strike against low pay and...

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AROUND 600 Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas, have been on strike for over three weeks, since Monday 5th July, against low pay and forced...

Labour Party bankrupt financially and politically – unions must break from...

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THE POLITICAL bankruptcy of the Labour Party is now matched by its financial bankruptcy as, under the leadership of Keir Starmer, it has become...

Continuing uprising in South Africa driven by poverty & mass...

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SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) has acknowledged mass unemployment and poverty precipitated the continuing uprising in the country. In a statement last Friday,...

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...

South African workers must bring down the ANC and take the...

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SOUTH Africa has erupted with the announcement yesterday that the ANC government plans to deploy 25,000 troops after days of violent uprising by workers...

NUJ Condemns Home Office Call For ‘Increased Maximum Sentences’ For ‘Unauthorised...

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THE UK HOME OFFICE has called for comment on proposed new laws with greater reach and harsher penalties to ‘counter state threats’. These are intended...

Unions must take strike action to stop lifting of Covid-19 restrictions...

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HE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) doctors’ trade union has spelt it out that pressing ahead with lifting final Covid-19 restrictions in England on July...

Finance workers in Paris strike against job cuts

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PARISIAN finance and tax workers held a one-day strike in defence of jobs and services last Friday, July 9th, accompanied by a rally which...

Socialist revolution the answer to youth and workers’ jobs crisis

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A REPORT yesterday by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) warns that up to 350,000 youth aged between 19 to 24 face being thrown...

Health Workers March On Downing Street!

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OVER 250 London NHS doctors, nurses and hospital workers demonstrated through the West End on Saturday, demanding a 15 per cent pay increase and...

Doctors, NHS staff & nurses are gearing up for pay strike...

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MONDAY is the anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service (July 5th 1948) and Johnson’s Tories have marked the event by refusing...

Grenfell smoke system failed

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‘DAMPER’ devices placed in Grenfell Tower’s ventilation system to prevent the spread of smoke were of the ‘lowest possible standard’, the ongoing Grenfell inquiry...

GMB warn of furlough cliff edge

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‘INSTEAD of driving us off a furlough cliff edge later this year, the government should provide continued support for employers,’ the GMB union said...

Second Round French election farce – Forward to the French Socialist...

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THE SECOND round of the French regional elections last Sunday confirmed that the French workers have had enough of the bourgeois, Bonapartist, fascist and...

Camden threats to rough sleepers ‘may breach human rights laws’ ...

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Liberty, the human rights organisation, has written to Transport for London (TfL) and Camden Council warning that recent threats issued to rough sleepers may...

Sajid Javid, the bankers’ man, put in to wage war on...

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FORMER Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has been installed as Health Secretary to replace the disgraced Matt Hancock, with a remit to...

British destroyer on an ‘epic fiasco of provocation’ says Russia’s Major...

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LAST Wednesday, a Russian patrol ship and fighter jet fired warning shots and dropped bombs along the path of a British destroyer that had...

US Senate agrees $1.2tn ‘coronavirus stimulus’ – US and world capitalism...

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THE US Senate finally agreed on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. This huge sum was in fact just half of what Biden wanted –...

Tories to blame for education chaos

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THE TORY government is to blame for the suffering faced by university staff and students, the University College Union (UCU) has underlined. Responding to the...

Only answer to capitalist crisis – build WRP and sections of...

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THE CRISIS in the Tory party sharpened over the weekend, as the requirement to dump the economic collapse of British capitalism onto the backs...

SAFTU remembers the struggle for freedom and democracy

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The South African Federations of Trade Unions (SAFTU) remembers the struggle for freedom and democracy by the militant youth of the 1970s. These martyrs, had...

Manchester Arena bombing Inquiry condemns MI5, police & private security but...

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POLICE and private security failed to apprehend the Manchester bomber, the damning report published by the public inquiry has concluded. Inquiry chairman Sir John...

South Africa introducing private energy producers! Cost-cutting will increase the price...

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THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) spokesperson Trevor Shaku came out guns blazing and has charged that the Eskom energy production crisis...

Doctors are suffering ‘emotional and psychological distress–since they cannot give...

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BMA research finds doctors are suffering ‘emotional’ and ‘psychological’ distress because they cannot give patients the treatment and care that they need. New research by...

Rcn Demands Immediate 12.5% Pay Rise For Nurses!

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HOUSE prices rose six times faster than NHS nurses’ pay in last decade. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says nurses’ wages are left in...

Child labourers worldwide increase to 160 million!

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THE NUMBER of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million in the last four years. These...

Ealing strikers demand indefinite action

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EALING Parking Services workers were on the picket line outside Ealing Town Hall yesterday on the third day of three days of strike action...

United Nations Slashes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

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THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that funding shortages have forced it to cut its food assistance for thousands of Syrian...

US National March for Palestine takes place today in Washington –...

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MASSIVE demonstrations are sweeping the United States in support of Palestine. There have been big marches and rallies in New York, Chicago, Texas, San...

‘Probe Johnson for corporate manslaughter’ – Labour MP – Care home...

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‘WHEN will the Prime Minister and others be investigated by the police for alleged corporate manslaughter and why did they not follow the example...

UNHCR condemns UK for plan to deport all asylum seekers

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THE UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) has condemned the practice by countries like the UK of deporting asylum seekers for processing in...

US McDonald’s workers strike for $15 an hour

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McDonald’s cooks and cashiers in 16 cities went on strike last Wednesday, the day before the company’s annual shareholders meeting, to demand the burger...

250,000 UK Workers And Youth March For Liberation Of Palestine

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A QUARTER of a million, mainly young people, marched from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park in London on Saturday afternoon, demanding trade union action...

OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID – New EPI study shows teachers are being...

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A NEW report on local pay and teacher retention in England, published at the beginning of the week by the Education Policy Institute (EPI),...

Bakers pay battle while jobs in Cork and Shannon under threat

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NEARLY 130 workers are facing the sack at Shannon Airport while almost 200 others are to be laid off for three months without pay...

Manchester bus strikers huge victory!

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‘THIS MUST be the end of “fire and rehire”. We now have a collectively bargained agreement,’ Unite NW-54 Branches Communities Rep Sam Harvey told...

OVER 500 CAPE TOWN FIREFIGHTERS FACE THE SACK! – treated like...

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‘THE CITY of Cape Town cannot be allowed to have its cake and eat it. We should not allow it to heap all praise...

‘Nasty & repressive side of the government is revealed’ – Unite...

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RESPONDING to yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, the Unite union’s general secretary Len McCluskey said: ‘This Queen’s Speech reveals the nasty, repressive side of this government. ‘The...

Trade Unions Must Dump Starmer And Labour’s Right Wing And Call...

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THE general secretary of the Unite union Len McCluskey has responded to Labour’s massive council election defeats and its disastrous loss in the Hartlepool...

The trade unions must sack Starmer and dump Labour’s right wing!...

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THE HARTLEPOOL by-election result and the council by-election results mean that Starmer and Labour’s right wing must be dumped by the trade unions at...

Canadian government to ‘rip away’ dockers’ right to strike

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Unions across the world are outraged to learn that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority government teamed up with Canada’s Conservative opposition in the early hours...

Norwich City Council to strike!

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WORKERS who carry out vital services for Norwich City Council have overwhelmingly voted for industrial action. In the Unite ballot 83% of the workers backed...

UCU calls global boycott of Leicester University

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THE UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) yesterday announced a global boycott of the University of Leicester as the union hit the institution with the...

Cape Town firefighters take to the streets to protect jobs

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SCORES of South African firefighters facing possible dismissal and or disciplinary action marched on the City of Cape Town offices on Saturday in support...