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Global Amazon protests and strikes!

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PROTESTS took place worldwide outside Amazon buildings on ‘Black Friday’ yesterday, in the US, UK and across Europe. Black Friday is the busiest online shopping...

Offshore workers North Sea strike

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OFFSHORE union RMT along with Unite and GMB on Tuesday issued notice of strike action by offshore members employed with North Sea contractors Ponticelli...

Amazon workers to strike in 20 countries this Friday

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On ‘Black Friday’ this week, a group of unions and grassroots organisations, known as the Make Amazon Pay Coalition, will stage coordinated protests and...

‘We hail the struggle of the Palestinian workers and youth’ ...

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NEWS LINE Editor Jonty Leff told the News Line 52nd Anniversary Rally on Saturday: ‘We hail the struggle of the Palestinian workers and youth. ‘We...

Civil servants at war with Tories

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THE PCS trade union issued a statement on Thursday in which it criticised the Tory government and the attacks on the living standards of...

Tories abandon Leeds leg of HS2! All unions must strike to...

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THE TORY government announced the scrapping of the Leeds leg of the HS2 (High Speed Two) rail on Thursday and in doing so has...

Tories scrap Leeds leg of HS2 – trade unions must take...

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THE TUC, Unite, RMT, GMB, Aslef and TSSA all said yesterday that the Tories scrapping of the Leeds leg of the HS2 was a...

Sheffield refuse workers vote for indefinite strike!

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TWO HUNDRED Sheffield refuse workers voted unanimously on Monday to go on indefinite strike from Monday 22nd November. The vote took place at a mass...

Syria’s parliament denounces the 1917 Balfour Declaration as invalid. UK parliament...

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THE Syrian parliament has shown the way to the rest of the world by denouncing as ‘invalid’ the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which handed Palestine...

RMT victory in ScotRail dispute shows the way forward for working...

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ON WEDNESDAY, the RMT transport union members won a massive victory in their fight against the ‘pitiful’ pay offer from ScotRail. RMT members at ScotRail,...

Sunak Budget – tax cuts for banks and corporations – poverty...

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TORY chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled the government’s spending plans in a budget he billed as preparing the country for a new ‘age of...

Scottish strike wave during COP26 summit

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Council workers in more than half of Scotland’s local authorities are striking during next month’s COP26 climate summit as part of a rapidly escalating...

On The Eve Of The Budget, Workers Are Demanding Action...

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THE TUC General Council has met and issued a statement on the crisis. In it, it disgracefully treats the Tory government as a potential...

Labour Conference resolves to sanction Israel’s illegal occupation

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THE LABOUR Party Conference in Brighton overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning Israel for perpetrating an ‘ongoing Nakba’ in the occupied Palestinian territories. The motion, brought by...

Labour conference votes for £15-an-hour minimum wage. Bakers’ union disaffiliates from...

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THE BAKERS’ union (BFAWU), which was one of the first unions to fight to set up the Labour Party in 1902, disaffiliated from the...

Strike ballots will open at UK universities on October 18th

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The University and College Union (UCU) has confirmed that strike ballots will open at UK universities on Monday 18 October in rows over USS...

A further half a million will be in fuel poverty! warns...

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‘THERE is absolutely no question of the lights going out,’ Kwasi Kwarteng, Tory business secretary claimed yesterday He was making a statement after a number...

Williamson & Jenrick Sacked

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GAVIN Williamson was the first to go in Tory PM Johnson’s reshuffle yesterday as he was sacked from his post as education secretary. Then...

Tories prepare for perfect storm of anger from workers – General...

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AS THE annual conference of the TUC, this year conducted on-line, opens, the GMB union released analysis of official data showing that 100,000 care...

Tax hike for workers while rich pay zero! – 1.25% NI...

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A VOTE took place last night, fast tracking the Johnson government’s 1.25% hike on National Insurance to pay for social care announced only on...

Tories to hike up National Insurance – Youth will be hit...

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THE TORIES are pushing for a rise in the National Insurance rate, affecting over 25 million workers to pay for social care. For someone on...

Labour Party staff vote 75% for strike – if redundancies go...

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STAFF that work for the Labour Party have voted in favour of striking if Labour carry out their threat of redundancies, GMB and Unite...

Dockers Win Compensation

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TWENTY-SEVEN Unite members have won their tribunal claim over calculation of a redundancy payment at Rosyth Royal Dockyard in an Employment Tribunal decision. The members...

Ban facial recognition Demand campaigners after ruling

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LIBERTY, Privacy International and 30 organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of facial recognition technology, one year after judges found the...

Labour is moving to sack a quarter of its staff! A...

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THE LABOUR Party is facing strike action by staff who work at the party offices who are members of the GMB and Unite trade...

Top bosses paid more in one year than a worker earns...

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THE ANNUAL pay of FTSE 100 chief executives fell during the pandemic but still equates to more than a key worker would earn in...

70,000 workers to be balloted over 1.75%! – Unite, Unison &...

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SEVENTY thousand council workers are to be balloted in every borough in England and Wales in preparation for a strike action against a ‘derisory’...

Unite leaders beg the Tories for permanent furlough! New leadership...

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UNITE, with a membership of 1.4 million, wielding the power to strike and shut down vast proportions of industry, has reduced itself to begging...

Junior doctors have been ‘insulted’ by exclusion from any NHS...

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JUNIOR doctors have been excluded from any NHS pay rise, and they are furious. Yesterday, their union, the British Medical Association (BMA), announced they...

Now Is The Time To Go Forward To The State Of...

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THE war for the recovery of the land of Palestine is building up rapidly as the heroic Palestinian nation, men women and children battle...

Union leaders are fiddling while the NHS burns! General Strike...

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THE BURNING issue of NHS workers’ pay is so explosive that the Tories left it to the very last day that Parliament sits before...

NHS pay fury at 3% pay rise – unions consider strikes

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HEALTH workers, furious about the government’s offer of a below-inflation 3% pay deal are to be consulted by their unions, the BMA, RCM, RCN,...

Demand the TUC call a general strike to defend NHS workers...

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IF THE Tories hoped that the last minute scramble to head off the anger of NHS workers by increasing the derisory and insulting 1%...

No NHS Pay Update Is An Insult To All UK Workers

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TORY Social Care Minister Helen Whately was yesterday afternoon unable to give an update on the government’s NHS pay offer. All she could say was...

Scrap the Tory Health and Care Bill – it is a...

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TORY PM Johnson’s new Health and Care Bill currently going through Parliament, is a fresh attack on the NHS by a Conservative Party that...

Doctors, NHS staff & nurses are gearing up for pay strike...

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MONDAY is the anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service (July 5th 1948) and Johnson’s Tories have marked the event by refusing...

GMB warn of furlough cliff edge

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‘INSTEAD of driving us off a furlough cliff edge later this year, the government should provide continued support for employers,’ the GMB union said...

Johnson regime in crisis as Tory base rejects ‘red wall’ and...

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THE TORY Party membership is currently teaching its Tory leadership a lesson in ‘class politics’ as the Amersham by-election result shows when the LibDems...

‘Scandalous and incompetent’ GMB SLAMS LACK OF SICK PAY!

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THE GMB union has slammed as both ‘scandalous and incompetent’ reports that the government sought, at the start of the Covid pandemic, to make...

CANADIAN WORKERS PREVENT ISRAELI CONTAINER SHIP DOCKING – AS NEW ISRAELI...

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CANADIAN workers on June 14th prevented an Israeli container ship from unloading by forming a picket line at the entrance to the Fairview container...

Hancock’s claim that ‘no NHS workers died from lack of PPE’...

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TORY Health Secretary Matt Hancock was grilled for four hours by two Parliamentary Committees on Thursday, in which he insisted that ‘There was never...

Hancock ‘lying over PPE’ alleges GMB – Probed by committees...

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TORY Health Secretary Matt Hancock was ‘lying through his teeth to MPs when he claimed there was no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage during...

Israeli Police Cancel Settlers March! Trade Unions Must Take Action Now...

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ISRAELI police yesterday cancelled tomorrow’s annual massive settlers’ march through Jerusalem. The march celebrates the occupation of the eastern part of Jerusalem in 1967 and...

National action to defend JDE workers – force TUC to...

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LAST Wednesday the international coffee giant JDE (Jacobs Douwe Egberts) issued dismissal notices to nearly 300 of its workers at the Banbury plant who...

Belfast City Council Gives A Lead To The Workers Of Ireland...

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BELFAST City Council has given a big lead to the workers of Ireland and the UK by voting to urge the UK and Republic...