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Merkel’s ‘Grand Coalition’ – Germany’s crisis deepens!

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ANGELA MERKEL, the leader of Germany’s right-wing Christian Democratic Union (CDU), announced on Monday: ‘We have the basis for coalition talks. The CDU will...

Terminal 5 – BA gets ready for its ‘Wapping’

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THE buzz word in the financial media yesterday was ‘Wapping’. The media was referring to the union busting operation carried through by Rupert Murdoch in...

‘THEY ARE PLAYING WITH OUR LIVES’ say Gourmet pickets

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GATE GOURMET pickets were angry yesterday that they have still not been told who is to be offered their jobs back, or who is...

UNLAWFUL! Law lords condemn Clarke’s terror plans

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Home Secretary Clarke’s plans to give police powers to hold people for 90 days without charge has been condemned as ‘unlawful’ by Law Lord,...

Blair’s Iraq adventure bites the dust

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PRIME Minister Blair yesterday had a meeting with the long standing CIA agent and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, who is now posing as the...

Bosses keeping Gourmet locked-out workers waiting

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‘IF I’m told I’m to be made compulsorily redundant I will not accept. I’m fighting for reinstatement and will not give up my claim...

Gourmet locked-out workers determined to win

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers expressed shock and anger at the treatment of two hundred Xavier Gourmet workers who found the gate to their...

Trade unions and the Labour government

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AT the Labour Party conference, the trade unions and a large minority of Labour constituency parties defeated the Labour government on at least five...

SRI LANKA: WORKERS FIGHT BRUTAL EXPLOITATION – Part 1: The ‘Up...

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THE working class of Sri Lanka is at the sharp end of capitalism at its most brutal and vicious. Workers and youth face a...

10th Anniversary of the Hillingdon Hospital Strike

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The Hillingdon Hospital Strike began on October 1st, 1995 when 56 domestic and catering workers were sacked by private contractor Pall Mall for refusing...

Kick out the yellow trade union leaders

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THE GATE GOURMET bosses were cock-a-hoop yesterday, and no wonder – after the leader of the TUC, Barber, and the leaders of the...

ISRAEL HAS ‘SHOT DOWN THE PEACE PROCESS’ says Abbas over Gaza...

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Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Sunday that the latest Israeli military escalation has ‘shot down the efforts to advance the peace process’ after...

Brown promises to ‘renew new Labour’

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CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown, the pretender to the Labour leadership and 10 Downing Street, told the Labour Party conference in Brighton yesterday: ‘Our mission is...

GET THE TROOPS OUT NOW! – hundreds of thousands march in...

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MORE than 50,000 people marched from Parliament Square to Hyde Park on Saturday to demand the immediate withdrawal of British troops from Iraq. At the...

DON’T PRIVATISE ROYAL MAIL – CWU tells Labour Party conference

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Hundreds of angry postal workers are lobbying the Labour Party conference in Brighton today against government plans to privatise Royal Mail. Communication Workers’ Union (CWU)...

Withdraw UK Troops Now!

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OVER 100,000 will be gathering in central London today, on the eve of the Labour Party conference, to demand the withdrawal of British and...

Met Chief’s Call For Troops

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‘This militarisation of the police will increase the risk that we run already, not just to our civil liberties but to our very safety,’...

HIGH ALERT IN BASRA! – tensions after tank attack ‘rescue’

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British troops in Iraq were on high alert yesterday for fear of further clashes as tensions continued over the rescue at tank-point of two...

Presidents back US trade unionists

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Three presidents – Lula da Silva of Brazil, Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain and Nestor Kirchner of Argentina – cancelled an appearance scheduled for...

‘We have to keep our rights’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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GATE Gourmet workers are opposing a ‘compromise agreement’, which the company and leaders of the Transport and General Workers’ Union are negotiating and which...

Gate Gourmet workers say: WE WANT VICTORY! – while TGWU leaders...

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers spoke to News Line on the picket line yesterday. Mrs L Saran said: ‘We are becoming impatient. Last Monday we...

‘ARMED CHAOS’ WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED – says President Abbas

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Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) was ready to ‘engage immediately in negotiations on the final status’...

Making the country fit for the gangmasters

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AT the just concluded TUC Congress, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, openly condemned the description of ‘globalisation’ as ‘a race to the...

‘Reinstatement For All – And No Victimisations’

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TALKS are taking place between Gate Gourmet management and the Transport and General Workers Union today. Locked out Gate Gourmet workers told News Line on...

FULL SUPPORT! – pledge the TUC and trade union leaders

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‘NO to redundancies!’ ‘We want our jobs!’ ‘We want justice!’ shouted over 300 locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday inside the TUC Congress in...

WE WILL TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION – if EU services directive is...

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AS well as the Gate Gourmet workers’ struggle, this year’s TUC will be a battleground over pensions and privatisation. TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber at...

T&G & TUC must call strike action to reinstate Gate Gourmet...

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THE 670 Gate Gourmet workers, members of the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G), sacked over a month ago for taking strike action, know...

‘JUSTICE FOR PAUL COKER’ – vigil held at Plumpstead police station

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‘WHAT do we want? Justice! – When do we want it? Now!’ and ‘Police – murderers!’, shouted more than 70 people at a demonstration...

DEFEND JOBS AND WAGES – Smash Blair’s privatisation drive says CWU...

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‘I BELIEVE we can win this,’ Communication Workers Union General Secretary Bill Hayes told a mass rally against privatisation by over 600 postal workers...

‘WE NEED PLAN FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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GATE GOURMET strikers were sacked four weeks ago today and were very angry yesterday morning that they have been out so long withtheir union...

END PRIVATISATION AND DE-REGULATION – renationalise Bus Sevices

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PRIOR to the deregulation of the buses in 1985-86 many important decisions concerning our bus services were decided by the Traffic Commissioners and local...

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

Immigrant workers face ‘an epidemic of workplace injury and death’ says...

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‘TODAY immigrant workers in this country face an epidemic of workplace injury and death,’ stated the Afl-Cio trade union federation yesterday. In fact, immigrant...

Extra Troops Sent To New Orleans

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THE New Orleans river front was hit by a massive blast yesterday morning, with fires raging in the area. The blast at a chemical plant...

‘WORSE THAN THE VICTORIAN ERA’ –T UC exposes conditions of up...

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‘UP to 11 million UK workers could face serious health problems from prolonged standing at work, and they are offered less protection than employees...

NHS CATASTROPHE – BMA warning over developing crisis

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THE chairman of the British Medical Association’s Consultants Committee has written an open letter to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, warning that the NHS is...

Bush fails to get Iraqi puppets to agree ‘constitution’

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OVER the weekend, President Bush made personal phone calls to both the leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in...

‘WE MUST WIN’ – say Gate Gourmet strikers

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‘WE’RE coming back!’ Gate Gourmet strikers shouted defiantly at the scab lorries accompanied by video surveillance vans as they drove past the mass picket...

West Bank settlement expansion ‘undermines Gaza gains’

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PLO Executive Committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo has called on the European Union to take a firm stand against moving the Zionist settlers evacuated...

Clarke’s New Security Measures . . . ‘Violate Human Rights’ Says...

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‘The new measures, proposed today by the UK government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law,...

NHS A&E departmentsto be shut in scores

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THE policy of the Labour government, as far as the NHS is concerned, is to hand over more and more of the NHS budget...

The issue is the shoot to kill policy says de Menezes...

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THE family of Jean Charles de Menezes, murdered by police on the Tube on July 22, have called for the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir...

BA seeks to put the boot into Heathrow workers

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BA is seeking to put the boot into its workforce at Heathrow to create a climate of intimidation and fear. It has announced in its...

Stop The Airports, Call Out The Tgwu And The Tuc!

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It has just been confirmed what we already knew – that the Gate Gourmet bosses, in a well planned action, provoked a walk-out by...

‘SERIOUS ATTACK ON HUMAN RIGHTS’ – Ammesty condemns Blair’s measures

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Amnesty International has expressed considerable alarm over the onslaught on basic rights announced by Prime Minister Blair on Friday 5th August to deal with...