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Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...

Quit the EU now – defend jobs, forward to socialism!

A PROPOSED law giving PM Johnson’s government the power to reject parts of the Brexit agreement with the EU passed its first reading in...

SA trade unions battle for inflation-beating pay increases for 1.2m

THE LABOUR Court in Johannesburg will be the setting for South Africa’s trade unions and the African National Congress (ANC) government to fight it...

Kick out TUC leaders who warn of a tsunami of job...

NEW ANALYSIS by the research group the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has shown that unemployment in the UK will be a massive increase...

All Out Strike To Defend NHS! Nurses Must Get 15%!

NURSES, midwives and NHS workers around the country take to the streets again today to demand a 15% pay rise and they are extremely...

‘QANTAS PLANNED TO USE PANDEMIC TO OUTSOURCE 2,500 WORKERS’ –...

AUSTRALIA’S Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) is demanding that PM Scott Morrison explains what he knew about Qantas management’s long-term decision to axe and outsource...

Leave The EU Now! Call A General Strike To Defend Jobs!...

THE UK’s negotiator with the EU, Lord Frost, has said that there is still time for the UK and the EU to agree a...

SA unions serve notice on Cyril Ramaphosa!

THE UNCOMPROMISING attack on corruption in the governing party by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has the potential to shake up...

Tories are readying to impose new taxes, and engage in massive...

EARLIER this week, Apple was priced on the US stock market at $2.3tn (£1.7tn), more than the combined ‘value’ of the entire FTSE 100. The...

Child poverty & food bank use rises!

A SURVEY of UK social workers by the Child Poverty Action Group, Child Welfare Inequalities Project and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services,...

‘It’s Time To Dismantle The System!’ Tate Strikers Told

‘CORONAVIRUS is no reason to fire us!’ shouted over 150 strikers rallying outside the Tate Modern Gallery on Bankside yesterday afternoon. The strikers were marking...

Brutal pay and job cuts at Heathrow! – Unite leaders on...

HEATHROW has threatened unions that unless they accept brutal pay cuts, they will start enforcing job cuts! The ultimatum delivered by the bosses proposes cutting...

Only one answer to mass unemployment – Socialist Revolution

WHILE firms and businesses are closing down as furlough ends and millions of workers are being thrown out of work, the Tories launched their...

President Trump Refuses To Meet The Family Of Jacob Blake!

THE FATHER of Jacob Blake, the black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, refused to ‘play politics’ with his son’s life’ when President...

Capita Closing Third Of Offices

OUTSOURCING firm Capita is to close over a third of its offices in the UK permanently – despite the Tory government launching a new...

Tories split over massive debt crisis! Make the bosses pay for...

THE TORY Party split over how to pay off the massive debt run up bailing out the bosses during the coronavirus pandemic is now...

‘STOP CODDLING ECONOMIC CRIMINALS’ – SAFTU tells South African Treasury

SAFTU (The South African Federation of Trades Unions) has called on the South African Treasury and the Reserve Bank to ‘stop coddling economic criminals...

Trump champions the police and launches his war against communism and...

US PRESIDENT Trump, in his desperate attempt to win the November presidential election, has stepped up his war against the working class, branding all...

Unite Pleads With Tories To Extend Job Retention Scheme!

UNITE and over 100 MPs have joined forces to plead with Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the job retention scheme (JRS) for the aviation...

Nurses rise up to demand 15%

‘WHAT do we want? Pay rise! How will we get it? Strike!’ shouted over 200 nurses and NHS workers marching from St Thomas’ Hospital...

Middle Class Faces Mass Unemployment. It Must Unite With The The...

THE CRISIS engulfing British capitalism has drawn the organised working class, along with youth and entire sections of the middle class, into the struggle...

NEHAWU prepares for September 3 national strike

MEMBERS of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) in Kimberley picketed outside the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital on Monday, in preparation...

PCS Fights Tate Sackings

A RALLY of over 200 PCS strikers from Tate Enterprises, employed at Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries was held on Saturday outside the...

1,000 Unite ground staff vote unanimously for BA strike action against...

OVER 1,000 British Airways (BA) baggage handlers, loaders and other ‘below-wing’ ground staff workers voted unanimously in favour of strike action at a mass...

‘Industrial action inevitable’ – Unite

‘LEGAL and industrial action is inevitable,’ Unite said yesterday, the day a mass meeting took place at the grounds of Bedfont FC in Feltham,...

‘ISSUE A CALL TO ARMS AND ORGANISE A GENERAL STRIKE!’ –...

‘UNITE said they were going to call a strike and they should have gone ahead with it. They said they were going to, but...

‘Unite has aided mass sackings!’ – BA workers demand recall Unite...

BRITISH Airways workers yesterday accused their union leaders of ‘aiding and abetting’ BA in its mass sackings and contract-busting plans, and demanded the Unite...

Now is the time to build the Workers Revolutionary Party in...

THE ELECTRONIC ‘consultation’ being carried out by the Unite and GMB unions with their members employed by BA is not just a travesty of...

Scrapping of Public Health England part of Tory plan to force...

The lead story in last weekend’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper announced: ‘Hancock axes failing public health body,’ adding ‘PHE (Public Health England) to be scrapped...

Eight Years Since The Marikana Massacre Of 34 Miners

YESTERDAY, South Africa marked the anniversary of one of the darkest moments in its history – when police officials opened fire on striking Lonmin...

Unite and GMB surrender to BA and mass sackings!

BOTH the Unite and GMB trade unions have given up the fight to halt the mass sackings organised by British Airways, centring on Heathrow...

NHS waiting times ‘deeply concerning’ – says BMA

‘THESE latest sets of NHS performance statistics are deeply concerning, and paint a very bleak picture for the future delivery of patient care if...

‘DON’T SIGN NEW CONTRACTS! say Unite Groundstaff

THE GMB has accused BA of bad faith. Claims of ‘significant progress’ in a leaked letter from British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz mask...

UK capitalists on their knees with the deepest recession since records...

OFFICIAL figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released yesterday show that gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 20.4% in the three months...

BA – both Unite and GMB recommend acceptance!

THE FIGHT to defend the jobs, pay and conditions of the 70,000 workers employed at Heathrow Airport has now reached its decisive hour. On 5th...

Post Office franchising ‘a deeply damaging strategy’ warns CWU

TERRIBLE recent news of retail closures and job cuts across Britain’s high streets prove the truth of the dire warnings that the CWU (Communications...

JOBS COLLAPSE – worst unemployment since crash

THE NUMBER of jobs collapsed by 220,000 on the quarter, said the Office for National Statistics yesterday – the largest quarterly decrease since May...

Wage theft in Aussie universities

‘WAGE theft is flourishing in Australian universities, with at least three elite institutions in the midst of underpayment scandals!’ says the National Education Union...

CALL HEATHROW OUT ON STRIKE! – demand defiant Alpha workers

A DEFIANT meeting of Alpha catering workers was held yesterday midday at Cranford Park, Heathrow. The workers unanimously dismissed Alpha Catering’s plan to cut the...

Stop BA Jobs Massacre

HILLINGDON TUC is holding a ‘Stop the BA Jobs Massacre’ Rally in Defence of Jobs at 12 noon in Cranford Park, near Heathrow Airport...

Trade Unions Must Act To Secure Nurses’ & Doctors’ Pay Rise!

PM BORIS JOHNSON has said that there is a ‘moral duty’ to get all children back into schools in England next month. Writing in...

‘Nurses gave their all – only to be greeted with a...

MORE THAN 10,000 nurses, other NHS workers, trade unionists and supporters marched from St James’s Park to Parliament Square on Saturday on a demonstration...

‘Forced out by company greed’ – Unite condemns BA mass sackings...

A BLEAK day for staff ‘forced out by company greed’ will scar spiteful BA indefinitely the Unite union said yesterday, It added: ‘On the day...

Zimbabwe rulers brand ZCTU unions ‘terrorist organisations’

THE UNI Global Union has condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ the labelling of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) as a terrorist organisation...

Socialist revolution is the only answer to unemployment of ‘biblical proportions’

AS THE END of the Tory furlough scheme looms, the reality of millions of workers being thrown on the scrapheap in the coming months...

Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...