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‘Don’t lecture us about wage restraint’ – ‘the alarm bells are...

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‘Don’t lecture us about pay restraint,’ the Unite and GMB unions retorted to appeals from Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey yesterday,...

Newham ambulance staff fighting to win!

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Ambulance staff demonstrated outside Newham Hospital in East London yesterday against the imposition of grossly inferior un-negotiated new contracts, and demanding that they be...

Barts Trying To Force Through Contract Changes!

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INSULTED Barts Hospital patient transport staff are demonstrating at 12 noon at Newham Hospital in east London today against management’s poor treatment of staff...

Tories withdraw infection control fund today!

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TODAY, the Tory government withdraws the infection control fund. This was support for those working in care to help them when they fall sick. Unison...

P&O sackings expose the ‘sham’ of consultation with the unions –...

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THE CHIEF executive of P&O Ferries, Peter Hebblethwaite, appeared before a joint hearing of the transport and business committee of MPs yesterday to answer...

Sunak statement: ‘Ordinary people bear the broadest burden’ – Unite

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TRADE unions have highlighted the acute crisis facing millions of families facing steep rises in the cost-of-living, declaring that measures outlined in Tory Chancellor...

Trade unions must call a general strike to stop Tories ending...

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YESTERDAY, Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the ending of all remaining Covid restrictions in England this week. The Tories’ ‘Living with Covid’ plan means...

Nationalise all bus networks – demands TUC

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The TUC responded on Thursday to cuts to bus routes by privateers set to be implemented across the country calling for all bus networks...

Energy Bills Are To Rise By 54%!

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THE AVERAGE household’s energy bill will rise by £693 annually after a 54% increase to the price cap announced yesterday which will undoubtedly plunge...

Strikes hit hospitals and airports as workers rise up against wage...

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WHILE the Tories tear themselves apart awaiting the heavily redacted report by Sue Gray into Boris Johnson and all the parties at Downing Street...

Handsworth GPs praised for helping bus crash victims

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GPs at Handsworth Medical Practice have been praised for their efforts helping victims of a bus crash at Highams Park in North East London...

Only a sliding scale of wages can defend workers from inflation

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OFFICIAL figures have confirmed that consumer price inflation surged to 5.4% in 12 months to December – up from 5.1% month before – the...

Croydon NHS demands Covid sick pay!

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WORKERS at Croydon Hospital are staging a protest on January 31st to demand Covid sick pay. Porters and cleaners at the south London hospital are...

Strike wave hits UK as workers rise up against bankrupt capitalism!

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AS CHRISTMAS approaches, the strike wave sweeping Britain is far from abating, in fact it is growing in strength and determination by the day...

Workers across the UK erupt against cuts to wages, pensions and...

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MEMBERS of the University and College Union (UCU) at 58 universities across the UK have come out on a three day strike, starting today,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...