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

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...

‘Reinstatement For All – And No Victimisations’

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...

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

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

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

FULL SUPPORT! – pledge the TUC and trade union leaders

‘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...

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...

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

‘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...

‘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

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

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...

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

‘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...

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

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...

Extra Troops Sent To New Orleans

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...

‘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

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’

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

‘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’

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...

‘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

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...

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

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!

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

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

800 sacked – Given 3 minutes notice at Gate Gourmet

‘Eight hundred workers at the gate gourmet airline catering company have been sacked,’ Tony Woodley told a press conference at the TGWU offices in...

‘Treason’ law threat is to the whole working class

SCOTLAND YARD and the Crown Prosecution Service are meeting to discuss bringing charges against three men under the Treason Act, for which the death...

1,000 CLASH WITH POLICE IN SAMAWA – Iraqis angry over no...

At least one person was killed and sixty others were wounded yesterday when over 1,000 angry Iraqis clashed with police in Samawa, south of...

ONSLAUGHT ON BASIC RIGHTS – Human Rights Act to be ammended

Prime Minister Blair yesterday outlined new draconian measures to deport or jail people judged to be ‘glorifying terrorism’. He said ‘intensive meetings across government’ had...

SADDAM WAS ASSAULTED AT THE COURT HEARING – insists his defence...

ABD-AL HAQ-AL ANI, counsellor for the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s defence panel, has revealed that an assault took place on the Iraqi leader at...

Suffolk Fire Crews Strike Tomorrow

Suffolk Fire Brigades Union Brigade Committee yesterday called for a national demonstration next Thursday, 11 August, in support of tomorrow and this Friday’s strike...

‘Demilitarisation’ in the north and Shoot to Kill in Britain!

JUST minutes after the IRA issued a statement that it was giving up its historic armed struggle, the British army began demolishing a watch...

POLICE RAID ON NOTTING HILL – stun grenades used by armed...

Yesterday, police said that two more of the alleged 21 July would-be London bombers were now in custody after a series of armed raids...

IRA gives up armed struggle to join the democrats

‘All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms. ‘All Volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programmes...

‘WITHOUT JERUSALEM THERE WILL BE NO PEACE’ says Qurei

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei warned Tuesday that, ‘without Jerusalem there will be no peace’ with Israel. ‘Peace starts in Jerusalem and ends there. Peace...

Police Use Taser Gun In Midlands Raid

A MAN, claimed by the police to be Yasin Omar, was stunned with a high voltage taser during an armed police raid carried...

Parliament Cleaners Strike Today!

Houses of Parliament cleaners will be on the picket line outside the House of Commons at 10am this morning. They will be joined by Labour’s...

Karzai Officials And Advisors ‘Implicated In Major War Crimes’

Numerous high-level officials and advisors in Afghanistan’s US-backed puppet government are implicated in major war crimes and human rights abuses that took place in...

Imperialist aggression is the roots of terrorism

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday said that there is to be more new repressive legislation, on top of the huge powers that the government and...

US DISBANDS TIKRIT FORCES – for joining protesters

The puppet Iraqi Oil Ministry announced Saturday that fire had erupted in the oil tanks of Al-Dawrah Refinery, southern Baghdad, last night. A ministry spokesman...

G8 WILL NOT MAKE POVERTY HISTORY – admits Blair

‘Blair is no saviour for the African people,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told News Line yesterday. He was responding to Blair’s statement on...

‘We cannot fashion the future of Africa by begging’ – Colonel...

Members of the 53-nation African Union held a summit meeting in the Libyan coastal town of Sirte last Monday and Tuesday, on the eve...

Gaza ‘withdrawal plan’ aimed at entrenching settlements – warns Erekat

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will hold a summit meeting in Damascus on Thursday, 7th July, adviser to the Palestinian...

‘We must learn the lessons of 1926’ – UNISON conference warned

Last week saw the annual conference of UNISON, the largest public sector union in the country. As befits a union that represents hundreds of...

‘WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT GLOBAL CAPITAL’ – Teamsters President tells ICTU

THE Teamsters General President James Hoffa gave the fraternal address from the AFL-CIO US trade union federation to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...

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