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Answer Johnson’s war on the right to strike with a general...

HOURS after winning the December 12 election, Tory leader Johnson at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in central London announced that ‘We now speak...

Casualisation is shattering the mental and physical health of university staff

Staff in UK universities working on insecure contracts say the lack of security is damaging their mental and physical health. A report released yesterday says...

Universal Credit Cancels Christmas

‘PREMEDITATED cruelty,’ is how Norfolk campaigners have described Universal Credit, which they call to be immediately scrapped. They have organised a meeting at City...

Universal Credit– Claimants Suffering

THE PUBLIC and Commercial Services Union (PCS) yesterday accused the government of being ‘complicit in the suffering’ of Universal Credit claimants, labelling the system...

Academy bosses siphoning off millions! General strike to take all schools...

MILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers’ money being stuffed into privately-run academy schools are being siphoned off to line the pockets of the academy bosses....

The working class will not accept permanent austerity! Call a general...

IN THE wake of Tory Chancellor Hammond’s budget – a budget in which he declared war on the working class, war on pensioners, war...

NHS bed & staffing crisis is a ‘Grenfell Tower waiting to...

THE NUMBER of NHS beds has halved in the last 30 years and proposals to slash bed numbers even further will make the ‘NHS a...

Trade unions must bring down crisis-ridden Tories, break with the EU...

THE TORY leadership is now in complete disarray, with PM May repeatedly refusing on Tuesday to say how she would vote if there was...

‘NO MORE PRESSING ISSUE THAN PAY’ says Prentis – Unite, Unison...

OPENING the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton on Monday afternoon, Unison general secretary Dave Prentis moved composite...

High levels of homelessness and destitution among refugees!

A NEW SURVEY, Refugees without refuge, published by the Refugee Council on Friday, has found high levels of homelessness and destitution among refugees shortly...

Join the YS lobby of the TUC on September 11 to...

THE GRENFELL Tower disaster was a turning point for the working class where the callous and ruthless nature of the ruling class was exposed...

‘COLOSSAL BA PROFITS!’ – while mixed fleet cabin crew fight for...

‘COLOSSAL profits confirm British Airways can easily afford to end the obscenity of cabin crew poverty,’ Unite said yesterday responding to BA’s announcement yesterday...

Nurses Cost Of Living Crisis

EIGHT nurses every day seek urgent help from a support line to cope with the cost of living, new figures released by the RCN...

NHS workers furious over 7th year of pay cuts!

NHS WORKERS are furious that they are to receive a measly 1% pay increase in 2017-18 – in reality another massive pay cut –...

The 1% NHS pay award is a slap in the face...

THE trade unions are unanimous in their condemnation of the 1% pay award for NHS workers. Even the TUC, which considers PM May to be...

Homelessness, fuel poverty & debt! Time to assign capitalism to the...

AS TEMPERATURES plummet and the cold weather sets in, homeless charity Shelter calculated that over a quarter of a million people will wake up...

FOODBANK USE ROCKETS! – huge demand for emergency food supplies

THE number of emergency food supplies given out by Farnborough Foodbank has risen by 5.27% in the last year. Farnborough Foodbank is part of The...

Sanctions Linked To Foodbanks!

NEW University of Oxford research confirms there is a strong link between increased benefit sanctions and higher foodbank use. The University of Oxford researchers analysed...

NHS unions demand pay rise!

THE RCN and other unions representing health service employees in the UK yesterday called on the NHS pay review body to recommend an above-inflation...

‘Don’t cut our bursaries!’ say student nurses

‘BURSARIES or bust! Jeremy bite the dust!’ chanted over a thousand student nurses as they marched to Downing Street on Saturday in their campaign...

‘Malnutrition is a big part of the everyday experience of children!’

CHILDREN are starting school underweight, hungry and anaemic, a committee of MPs warned yesterday, and teachers’ union NUT blamed Tory cuts as responsible for...

‘IT’S ONE RULE FOR TORY SLUSH FUNDS AND ANOTHER FOR THE...

TRADE union leaders on Wednesday reacted angrily to the Tories’ planned anti-union legislation and welfare cuts announced in the Queen’s Speech. Paul Kenny, GMB General...

‘Open season on workers rights’ says TUC

‘WORKING people will be worried by a Queen’s Speech that declares open season on so many of their rights and protections,’ said TUC General...

‘Welfare Reform Kills!’

UP TO one hundred trade unionists, disabled campaigners and their supporters demonstrated yesterday outside Maximus, the company who have taken over the work-capability assessment,...

Poor being hit hardest!

BRITAIN’s Tax system ‘hits the poorest families hardest’. They are paying a staggering 47 per cent of their gross income in taxes, the TaxPayers...

Wages Fell In Year To June

WAGES fell by 0.2% in the year to June was the shock news released by the ONS yesterday. Britain is now a nation of the...

The rich are much richer and the poor are much poorer...

BRITAIN’S richest people have never been richer having cornered £520bn between them, says the Sunday Times Rich List. The 26th annual Sunday Times Rich...

Food Bank donations soar 1000% after Mail attack

FOOD bank donations have soared 1,000% in response to the ‘utterly vile’ Mail on Sunday attack on food banks, a charity revealed yesterday. The Trussell...

Unions Condemn Budget As A ‘Provocation!’

Unions have condemned the Chancellor’s 2014 austerity Budget with Unison calling it a ‘clear provocation’, the NUT saying it was ‘more of the same’...

Jobless rate up to 7.2%

THE rate of unemployment in the UK has risen from 7.1% to 7.2% the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed yesterday. The ONS figures...

OSBORNE LASHES THE WORKERS – Trades unions’ verdict on Autumn Statement

TRADE unions responded angrily to the Tory Chancellor Osborne’s Autumn Budget Statement in which he announced permanent austerity, raising the state pension age to...

‘FOOD POVERTY!’ A public health emergency says BMJ

FOOD poverty in the UK has now become a ‘public health emergency’, a group of health experts said yesterday. In a letter to...

Benefit sanctions are a ‘truly shocking nightmare’

CIVIL servants union PCS has slammed the increase in benefit sanctions on the unemployed, that average at 64,307 per month, as ‘truly shocking’. PCS added...

Hundreds Of Thousands Being Referred To Foodbanks

HUNDREDS of thousands of welfare claimants are being denied support by the social services, and are being referred to foodbanks by Job Centre staff...

Benefits slashed while bankers prosper

Today Parliament votes on the Tory coalition bill to place a 1% cap on all benefits and tax credits for the next three years...

15,000 depend on foodbanks this Christmas!

THE number of people who turn to foodbanks over the Christmas fortnight is expected to double, with the economic crisis driving more households below...

674,000 Residents Go Hungry In Los Angeles County

HUNDREDS of thousands of people are going hungry in Los Angeles County, California, in the richest state in the richest country in the world. Demand...

80% parents kept their children at home!

MORE than 80% of parents have refused to put their children in harm’s way, scuppering the government’s plan to reopen schools yesterday, a poll...