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Unions Agree To Axe Steel Jobs And Sell Out Members

UP to 500 jobs will be axed at British Steel with the trade unions agreeing to the axing. The union leaders have warned the takeover...

‘FRESH BLOW TO CAR INDUSTRY’! – over 10% job losses at...

THE UNITE union has described the announcement that there will be further job losses at JaguarLandRover’s (JLR’s) Halewood plant in Merseyside as a ‘fresh...

Trump Will Live To Regret His Empty Davos Boasting! US Debt...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s address to the annual get together of politicians, billionaires, bankers and other assorted ‘running dogs’ of capitalism at the World...

South African Telkom to sack 20% of workforce – executives getting...

SOUTH AFRICA’S Communication Workers Union (CWU) secretary-general Aubrey Tshabalala has accused the top executives of the state-owned telecommunications company Telkom of getting rich by...

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...

‘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...

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...

The Unity Of The Working Class With The Oppressed Nations Is...

IRAN launched a multiple missile attack against two bases in Iraq that contain US troops and other coalition forces on Wednesday night in retaliation...

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...

Nationwide general strike in India Wed January 8th ‘DOWN WITH MODI!’

A GENERAL strike is set to take place in India on January 8 against the ‘anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies’ of the country’s Narendra Modi...

2.7% Fare Hike – Amidst Rail Chaos

COMMUTERS were up in arms yesterday as above inflation 2.7% increases in rail fares set in, while services across the country have been in...

36,876 paid less than minimum wage in Scotland!

NEARLY 37,000 people in Scotland were paid less than the statutory minimum wage last year, while employers across the UK owe workers an average...

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...

Over 71,000 sofa surfing this Xmas!

‘HUMILIATING, painful, depressing,’ says a new report released yesterday by homeless charity Crisis, highlighting the brutal realities of ‘sofa surfing’. The research shows that with...

Debt bondage, sub-poverty wages and appalling health and safety in Brazil’s...

A NEW INVESTIGATION into the Brazilian coffee industry has uncovered debt bondage, sub-poverty wages, sub-standard housing, water and sanitation facilities and appalling health and...

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...

N Ireland health workers strike!

NURSES in the RCN union came out on strike for the first time in the union’s 103-year history in the north of Ireland yesterday,...

Firefighters pensions victory

FIREFIGHTERS have won back their pensions, dealing a mighty blow to the government with far reaching implication for all public sector workers, in particular,...

‘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...

Labour Reformism Is Rotten To The Core – The Working Class...

LABOUR’S defeat in the 2019 general election is a historic one, since its central feature was the way that the safest Labour seats in...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

Iranian Navy to hold joint war games with Russia and China...

THE COMMANDER of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, announced on Tuesday that his country’s naval forces are due to hold joint war...

NATO is being broken apart by imperialist rivalries – a Labour...

YESTERDAY the two-day summit of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) opened in London to celebrate 70 years of this imperialist war machine. Trump joined the...

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...

Defend General Practice by driving privateers out of the NHS and...

THE head of the Royal College of GPs yesterday said that the job of full-time GPs was now ‘undoable’ owing to the huge pressures...

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...

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...

Celebrate the News Line and build the WRP to bring in...

JONTY LEFF News Line editor told the News Line 50th Anniversary Rally, ‘TODAY we celebrate 50 years of the News Line, the only daily...

34 Sixth Form Colleges Out Today!

THIRTY-FOUR sixth form colleges are on strike today to demand more funding for their students and their colleges. Nine colleges are joining the strike action...

‘After years of fighting SA domestic workers are closer to being...

‘ANYTHING can happen,’ says domestic worker Florence Sosiba. ‘I am sitting here in the house. A criminal can come. I am the victim. My...

The coup d’etat in Bolivia! – Statement by the Bartolina Sisa...

‘FOR many years the extreme right in Bolivia, based in the oil and gas rich east of the country and very much controlled by...

Numsa SA Workers Vow To Continue Their Strike!

South African Airways (SAA) workers have vowed to continue their strike until the company meets their demands. Numsa members embarked on a strike on Friday...

VOTE WRP DECEMBER 12th

WRP parliamentary candidate for Camberwell and Peckham Joshua Ogunleye had a warm welcome for his socialist policies at the London College of Arts Camberwell...

Coca-Cola continues to violate the rights of workers throughout the world!

COCA-COLA continues to violate the fundamental rights of workers in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland and the US. In Haiti, Coke’s bottler La Brasserie de la Couronne...

Royal Mail lands an anti-union blow at the High Court

ROYAL MAIL has won a legal battle against the CWU to prevent a postal strike over Xmas after the High Court backed its application...

Anc Government Is Seeking To Make Public Sector Workers Pay For...

AGAINST a background of economic collapse with unemployment rising to nearly 30 per cent, the ANC government of South Africa, driven by the Treasury,...

Great support for Southall WRP candidate!

THE Elect Hassan Zulkifal WRP Ealing Southall campaign got great support on Southall Broadway yesterday. Heathrow Airport worker and GMB member Kutesh Sashikint said: ‘I...

Workers support WRP candidates

‘I AM voting Jonty Leff WRP because I want Universal Credit scrapped,’ David Vervin said as the team fighting to get Leff elected launched...

CWU defiant and fighting Royal Mail asset-stripping

ROYAL MAIL is to seek a High Court injunction on Tuesday to stop a postal strike. The company said it woulmake a formal application on...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes