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THE SAFETY OF MATERNITY SERVICES UNDER SERIOUS THREAT says Royal College...

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THE SAFETY of maternity services is under serious threat, according to a new survey released by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on Tuesday. The...

North of Ireland health workers demand £2,000 wage rise

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HEALTH staff in Unison across the north of Ireland – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are urging the UK government to...

Unite leader admits the union’s role is to prevent strikes –...

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THE SUDDEN announcement on Monday that the boss of British Airways, Alex Cruz, was being sacked was greeted by the Unite union leaders as...

Unite Cuts Its Labour Party Funding. The Trade Unions Need A...

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IN HIS speech to the Tory party conference on Monday, chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged to ‘use the overwhelming might of the British state’ in...

Palestinian doctor on hunger strike in Maghaberry prison has been joined...

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BY FRA HUGHES IN WEST BELFAST BRITAIN has been involved in duplicity and skulduggery in Palestine from the secret signing of the Balfour agreement in...

Tories moving to bring in Martial Law and a licence to...

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PM JOHNSON announced the latest draconian lockdown rules in the House of Commons last Tuesday, with the threat that, if not obeyed to the...

‘The US is blackmailing Palestinians to compromise on their rights’ says...

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PALESTINE Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has accused the United States administration of pressuring and blackmailing the Palestinians to compromise on their national rights. Speaking at...

Quit the EU now – defend jobs, forward to socialism!

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A PROPOSED law giving PM Johnson’s government the power to reject parts of the Brexit agreement with the EU passed its first reading in...

Leave The EU Now! Call A General Strike To Defend Jobs!...

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THE UK’s negotiator with the EU, Lord Frost, has said that there is still time for the UK and the EU to agree a...

Corona spreading through England’s school system!

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DESPITE warnings from unions the Tories re-opened schools last week, and now coronavirus has begun spreading through the school system across England. Five teachers at...

85,000 deaths across UK this winter predicted

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A LEAKED government report suggests a ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ of 85,000 deaths across the UK this winter due to Covid-19. The document also says...

Tories forced to U-turn on downgraded results

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‘WE REALISE that we had taken the wrong road and that we needed to change course,’ Roger Taylor, chair of The Office of Qualifications...

Post Office franchising ‘a deeply damaging strategy’ warns CWU

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TERRIBLE recent news of retail closures and job cuts across Britain’s high streets prove the truth of the dire warnings that the CWU (Communications...

End war crimes by destroying capitalism with socialist revolution

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THE TORY defence secretary Ben Wallace has been ordered by a judge to come up with an explanation as to why the British government...

Hundreds of thousands denied a pay rise

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CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak was accused yesterday by the Unite union of having ‘a selective memory’ when it comes to public sector pay, rewarding some...

Sinn Fein – Waiting For UK To Hand Back The North!

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By Jim Graham FOR Marxists, Irish liberation and Irish Freedom have always been a burning issue, since the period of the industrial revolution when the...

Is the Irish Political Duopoly like Partition coming to an end?

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DISCUSSION ARTICLE BY FRA HUGHES IN BELFAST IRELAND has been partitioned North from South for nearly 100 years. 2021 will mark the centenary of the formation of...

Chuck out the TUC leaders who are incapable of defending jobs...

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UNITE, the largest union in Britain and Ireland, reacted to the news that Sheffield University has decided to sack over 8,000 of its employees...

‘A HISTORIC VICTORY FOR ALL JOURNALISTS’ – NUJ welcomes court judgement...

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THE NUJ (National Union of Journalists) has welcomed last Friday’s High Court in Belfast’s full written judgement on the quashing of arrest warrants for...

‘CULTURAL VANDALISM!’ Free TV licences for over-75s axed

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‘TO HOBBLE the BBC in this way is, as one MP has already described, a piece of cultural vandalism. The government must face up...

A ‘BEYOND SUBSTANTIAL’ PAY RISE FOR NHS IN 2021-22! – demand...

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THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic reinforces – not diminishes – the strong case for the NHS workforce to receive a ‘beyond substantial’ pay rise for 2021-22,...

BA ultimatum: accept 20% pay cut or lose your job

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British Airways has told cabin crew they must take a 20% cut in basic pay if they want to keep their jobs, – but...

Belfast Confronts Legacy Of Colonialism!

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By Fra Hughes IRISH Republican Socialist group Lasair Dhearg has joined the street battles ranging from Minneapolis to Bristol to Belfast in confronting the legacy...

UK’s 63,000 excess deaths during coronavirus: the highest in Europe!

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THE UK has had over 63,000 excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, the highest in Europe. The Office of National Statistics, (ONS) calculates excess deaths...

Go to work tomorrow! says Johnson – but don’t use public...

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‘WE SAID you should work from home if you can and if you can’t work from home not to work. We have now changed...

Airport workers sacked, construction workers not paid! ‘Management callously sacking staff...

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THE UNITE union, has accused Blue Handling at Stansted, which provides services to Ryanair, of cruelly sacking over a hundred workers instead of using...

UN Secretary General Demands Protection for the Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli...

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UNITED Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has demanded the protection of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails and detention facilities amid the novel coronavirus...

Greece quarantines Ritsona camp refugees

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GREECE has quarantined a refugee camp in the country’s mainland – home to 2,300 people – for at least two weeks after 20 of...

Tory-Tuc Pay & Jobs Deal!

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‘CAN I put on record my thanks to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the CBI, and other business groups,’ Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak said...

Coronavirus–10,000 troops on the streets!

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‘OPERATION Broadshare’ has been launched by the military to put 10,000 troops on the streets. The military said that it will work alongside the...

Tories to bail capitalism out, while leaving workers and their families...

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GLOBAL stock markets crashed on Thursday, the biggest single day fall in history. This is the historic crisis of capitalism, its death agony. The...

Chancellor warns of ‘significant disruption!’

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TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30bn Budget package to try to keep UK capitalism from being bankrupted and broken apart by the...

CUPE campaigns for ‘outside’ municipal workers

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THE City of Moncton management hides a dirty secret. It has been exploiting employment contract language loopholes to penny- pinch workers. Over 20% of all...

Baby deaths & 4-hour trolley waits! Closures of maternity and...

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AN INQUIRY into baby deaths at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has been broadened into an investigation of hundreds of deaths nationally, Tory...

Sinn Féin win 37 seats in Irish election!

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SINN Féin was celebrating the results of the Irish elections yesterday which saw them as the second biggest party, winning 37 seats – an...

74 Universities – 14 Days Of Strike

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STAFF at 74 universities across the length and breadth of the country and in the north of Ireland are to strike in February and...

Workers forced into debt and facing jail to keep the banks...

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T EMERGED yesterday that the number of debt repayment orders issued by the courts last year reached a record level of 1.15 million. These official...

‘Wheels on the verge of falling off’ the ambulance service say...

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Unite, which has over 100,000 workers in the NHS, including thousands of paramedics, is warning that unprecedented demand is resulting in the ‘wheels being...

Doctors Pensions Victory – Presumption Of Guilt Proposal Is Outlawed By...

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THE BMA doctors’ union secured a high court victory on Friday over controversial changes made by the Tory secretary of state for health and...

NI Nursing Strike Actions Continue

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THE DIRECTOR of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says she has not had enough reassurance about safe staffing to propose an end to...

Worst NHS winter crisis ever! NHS unions must join health strike...

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A&Es axed, children’s hospitals closed, nurses driven out because of overwork and under-pay, junior doctors at the point of exhaustion, GP surgeries shut down,...

Ireland A&E overcrowding causing ambulance chaos – SIPTU organises industrial action...

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SIPTU has warned that the overcrowding crisis in hospital emergency departments is causing chaos for ambulance professionals across the Republic of Ireland. The union has...

WORKING CLASS MUST TAKE POWER IN 2020! New Year’s Day...

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THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2020 to all our readers, and to the working class, youth and the poor who...

MI5 carrying out serious crimes is lawful rules Judicial Tribunal

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FIVE judges of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal have given a divided ruling over a secret MI5 policy allowing security service agents to commit...

N Ireland health workers strike!

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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,...