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Post Office franchising ‘a deeply damaging strategy’ warns CWU

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...

Defend All BA Jobs! No Pay Cuts! Call A National Strike!

OVER 600 British Airways workers demonstrated outside Heathrow airport yesterday. 42,000 were sacked that day by BA management and will only be re-employed if they...

Trade Unions Condemn Zanu-Pf – ‘Behaving Like The Racist Rhodesian Government!

THE ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has vowed to continue mobilising workers to protest until the government addresses their legitimate grievances. In a statement...

42,000 BA Workers Are Being Threatened With New Contracts Today!

THE LEADER of the Unite trade union, Len McCluskey, said on Monday that the deal offered to British Airways’ pilots would be acceptable to...

Lebanon’s foreign minister quits while financial crisis rages!

LEBANON’S Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday in protest at what he described as the government’s...

WALSH SLAPS DOWN UNITE AND McCLUSKEY – Trade unions must call...

THE Unite general secretary Len McCluskey has urged BA to step back from its ‘opportunistic fire and rehire’ plans, which will send thousands of...

SOUTH AFRICAN UNION NEHAWU CALLS TO ‘STAY AWAY’ ON AUGUST 28th...

THE NATIONAL Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has called on health staff to stay away from work on 28th August to protest...

US economy shrinks by 32.9% as Trump tries to call off...

THE US GROSS domestic product (GDP) in the biggest economy in the capitalist world, has plunged by a titanic 32.9% in the second quarter,...

The working class will refuse to bail out the banks –...

LLOYDS Bank, Britain’s biggest high street lender, yesterday announced that its profits for the first half of 2020 had been wiped out and that...

Zimbabwe trade unions marching against corruption arbitrary arrests and abductions

ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa says the labour body will announce a series of dates for fresh protests after tomorrow’s...

After The Care Homes Massacre – Kick The Tories Out Now!

THE damning report released yesterday by the Public Accounts Committee on the effect of Tory policies towards the elderly in care homes came as...

EU 750 billion euros ‘Recovery Fund’ nothing more than a ...

LAST Tuesday the emergency summit of leaders of the EU 27 member states finally agreed to a 750 billion euros pandemic recovery fund after...

Sack Starmer Not Corbyn – No National Government!

FORMER LABOUR PARTY leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the Labour Party’s ‘political’ decision to apologise and pay damages of over £500,000 to so-called party...

CORBYN CONDEMNS LABOUR APOLOGY! – and payment of 6-figure damages

EX-LABOUR PARTY leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at Labour’s ‘political’ decision to apologise and award damages to party whistleblowers who took part in...

Russian oligarchs gave millions in donations to the Tory Party!

THE FINAL release by the House of Commons intelligence and security committee of the report into allegations of Russian interference in British politics is...

Thousand across US join ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Tens of thousands of US workers walked out of their jobs on Monday in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and other minority groups...

Canadian trade unions fighting new anti-union legislation

Last week, Alberta’s United Conservative Party Government of Jason Kenney introduced Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, which constitutes ‘an attack...

Tories, Labour & SNP join forces to attack China!

TORY Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s latest attack on China – suspending the UKs extradition treaty with the country, was supported by all Parties, turning...

UK & US whipping up anti-Russia and anti-China hysteria – It...

A ‘RED SCARE’ is well under way, with the US and UK governments launching hourly attacks on both Russia and China in a frenzy...

Ruling class prepared to dump weak Johnson and move to dictatorial...

THIS WEEK the Tories were warned by leading financiers and bankers that a quarter of a million firms in the UK will be crushed...

‘SHAME ON YOU TOWER HAMLETS’ – workers fighting mass sackings and...

‘TOWER Hamlets, shame on you!’ shouted the 40-strong picket of striking council workers outside Albert Jacob House on Roman Road in east London yesterday...

Chinese fury over Tory plan to kick Huawei out of UK!

‘WHETHER the UK can provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies is a litmus test for British markets after Brexit,...

Points-based immigration system launched!

TORY Home Secretary Priti Patel launched the UK’s first ‘points-based immigration system’ yesterday. The new system will come into force on New Year’s Day, immediately...

Tory war on two fronts – against the working class...

LAST week Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the Tory offensive against the rights, conditions and wages of every worker. This is the strategy behind the...

13 Zimbabwe nurses arrested at pay protest

THE ZIMBABWEAN government has arrested thirteen nurses who were protesting their deteriorating pay and working conditions. They have since been released on bail –...

Khadija Saye: Breath is Invisible

Khadija Saye 1992-2017 236 Westbourne Grove W11 2RH Until August 7th BY LUCY LAVER WITH THE reconvening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on Monday and the...

Axing free TV licences: the spark to unite pensioners, youth and...

THE Tory government has now launched war on the elderly, the youth and the working class simultaneously! There is a war on the youth, with...

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

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

ONLY a Socialist revolution can provide a future for workers and...

TORY chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled his latest attempt to resuscitate British capitalism in the midst of a crisis that has destroyed the economic...

Migrant workers cheated of wages & deported from US!

GERADO Santiago-Hernandez was a worker at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, Michigan. A lawsuit filed in June 2020, on behalf of him and other...

Only way to defend the NHS is to kick out the...

ON SUNDAY the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, created in 1948 by Clement Attlee’s post-war Labour government, was marked by handclapping, with Boris Johnson...

Young People Face ‘Surging Housing Prices, Stagnating Wages And Rising Student...

‘YOUNG PEOPLE have been ignored by the government,’ Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Young People said reacting to the new Institute For...

1-metre rule abandoned when schools re-open! – parents to be fined...

THE ONE-METRE distancing rule is to be abandoned in schools when they open in September, the Tory government announced yesterday to the alarm of...

TUC Proposes A Labour Front With The Tories

WITH great fanfare the Tories have announced that they are following in the footsteps of President Roosevelt who, in 1933, launched the ‘New Deal’...

Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ to rescue capitalism means war against working class

YESTERDAY Boris Johnson set out his policy to rescue British capitalism through spending limitless billions of pounds on investing in everything and anything: ‘infrastructure,...

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

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

FBU Warns Tory PM And London’s Labour Mayor ‘Not To...

THE Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has vowed to fight ‘unthinkable’ proposals to cut the budget for the London Fire Brigade by £25m over two...

Starmer clears out Corbynite Long-Bailey to clear the way for a...

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer has unceremoniously sacked shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey. This is the MP who was the main contender standing against...

Postal workers, bus drivers and students in US support ‘Black Lives...

AMERICAN postal workers in Minneapolis are saying Black Lives Matter as over 400 local trade unionists signed a petition calling on workers to resist...

SA education unions demand suspension of schooling – as 10,000 schools...

LESS than two weeks after schools re-opened in South Africa, there have been growing calls to suspend schooling as many schools have recorded positive...

New Orleans sanitation workers strike enters eighth week

‘WE’RE being treated as disposable,’ striking New Orleans sanitation workers employed by Metro Services Disposal Group said last Friday. The workers began striking on May 5th, saying...

Removing 2-metre rule risks second wave warn unions

DESPITE announcing yesterday a seven-day rolling average of 130 people a day dying from Covid-19, Tory PM Johnson announced measures to ‘safely ease the...

Javid Warns Against Any Attempt To Return To Austerity!

FORMER TORY Chancellor Sajid Javid has warned against a return to austerity as the bankrupt UK economy plunges into a historic disaster with its...

‘Let’s get our act together!’ –TUC leader O’Grady appeals to the...

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said yesterday that the jobs market is on ‘red alert’, with thousands of firms set to go ‘over a...

SAFTU honours memory of Soweto youth 1976

AS SAFTU (the South African Federation of Trade Unions) honours the memory of the youth of Soweto 1976 – and as the Black Lives...

JOBS COLLAPSE – worst unemployment since crash

THE NUMBER of jobs collapsed by 220,000 on the quarter, said the Office for National Statistics yesterday – the largest quarterly decrease since May...

Stop BA Jobs Massacre