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Opportunist union leaders sell public sector workers’ future

OPPORTUNIST trade union leaders in the health, education and civil service sectors yesterday sold out the future of public sector workers by agreeing that...

PNA slams ‘collective punishment’

The Palestinian leadership on Sunday condemned the ‘unjustified’ extra-judicial execution of a Palestinian activist and slammed Israel’s tightening of the closure it imposed on...

General Motors slashes workers’ healthcare

AMERICA’S largest manufacturing company, General Motors (GM), announced on Monday that its losses were $1.6bn in the three months to the end of September,...

Gate Gourmet ‘Blacklist’

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers are angry that they are being told by the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) to hold on and...

TEMPORARY WORKERS USED AND ABUSED – TUC urges protection against exploitation

TEMPORARY workers in Britain are being paid illegally low wages, having unlawful deductions taken from their pay packets, and are being denied holiday pay...

FIGHT ‘MONSTROUS POWERS’ – Lawyers warn against Blair’s Internment Bill

THE Blair government’s plans to extend the terrorism laws and allow the police to detain people without charge for 90 days are ‘completely monstrous...

‘Gate Gourmet Can’t Get Away With This!’

Yesterday was the beginning of the third month since the more than 700 Gate Gourmet workers were locked out at Heathrow Airport. Speaking on the...

Big Picket At Gate Gourmet!

THERE was one of the biggest turnouts on the picket line at the Gate Gourmet dispute yesterday, with more than 200 locked out workers...

Abbas – Sharon Summit Cancelled!

PRESIDENT Mahmud Abbas’ summit with the Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, which was due today, has been cancelled after Abbas said he was opposed to...

Union Leaders Helping Bosses Say Gourmet Workers

angry Gate Gourmet workers told News Line over the weekend that they want their union, the TGWU, to provide them with information on who...

Terminal 5 – BA gets ready for its ‘Wapping’

THE buzz word in the financial media yesterday was ‘Wapping’. The media was referring to the union busting operation carried through by Rupert Murdoch in...

Judges attack ‘unlawful’ terror laws – police demand more repression

YESTERDAY the capitalist state was split over the Blair government’s police state attacks on democratic rights. Two Law Lords attacked Home Office plans,...

UNLAWFUL! Law lords condemn Clarke’s terror plans

Home Secretary Clarke’s plans to give police powers to hold people for 90 days without charge has been condemned as ‘unlawful’ by Law Lord,...

RIGHTS OF MINORITIES ‘A GREY AREA’ IN GREECE – says...

FOREIGNERS shot on the border, asylum-seekers detained in metal containers, Roma forcibly evicted from their homes in Athens – these are some of the...

Bosses keeping Gourmet locked-out workers waiting

‘IF I’m told I’m to be made compulsorily redundant I will not accept. I’m fighting for reinstatement and will not give up my claim...

Heathrow Conflict Is Set To Widen

New British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh, who takes up his post this weekend, plans to sack 6,000 out of BA’s 46,000-strong workforce, starting...

US SUPPORTS ISRAELI ONSLAUGHT as Abbas holds talks with Mubarak

After cancelling a planned October 2 meeting with Israeli premier Ariel Sharon, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and his delegation arrived in Cairo on Tuesday...

Police chief Blair must resign says Maria Otone de Menezes

YESTERDAY, the parents of Jean Charles de Menezes retraced the final journey taken by their son, an entirely innocent man who was shot dead...

Brown promises to ‘renew new Labour’

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown, the pretender to the Labour leadership and 10 Downing Street, told the Labour Party conference in Brighton yesterday: ‘Our mission is...

GET THE TROOPS OUT NOW! – hundreds of thousands march in...

MORE than 50,000 people marched from Parliament Square to Hyde Park on Saturday to demand the immediate withdrawal of British troops from Iraq. At the...

Sharon unleashes bombing raids and assassinations on the Palestinians

THE Israeli government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has launched a new war on Palestinians living in territories under Zionist occupation less than three...

Met chief’s agenda – police ‘justice’ and troops on the streets!

Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, presented his ‘wish list’ of latest demands to the Labour government, when speaking to the Police Superintendents’ Conference...

Met Chief’s Call For Troops

‘This militarisation of the police will increase the risk that we run already, not just to our civil liberties but to our very safety,’...

‘WE WON’T SIGN AWAY OUR RIGHTS’ says Gate Gourmet shop steward

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers received a report back yesterday morning on the picket line at Heathrow Airport from their shop stewards, of a...

PNA CLOSES GAZA/EGYPT BORDER – Abbas wants international agreement

THE Gaza Strip-Egypt border will reopen only as part of an international agreement, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has said, after Palestinian security forces sealed...

‘SIGNS OF TORTURE’ ON MAHDI ARMY COMMANDER – after arrest by...

THE Basra office of militant Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has said a former Basra commander of the Al-Sadr movement’s Mahdi Army showed ‘signs of...

A British ‘barbaric act of aggression’ in Basra

THE Labour Government’s Defence Secretary, John Reid, declared yesterday that sending six Warrior tanks to demolish the wall of a prison compound in Basra,...

HIGH ALERT IN BASRA! – tensions after tank attack ‘rescue’

British troops in Iraq were on high alert yesterday for fear of further clashes as tensions continued over the rescue at tank-point of two...

3,000 Junior Doctors Jobless!

AS many as 3,000 junior doctors are unable to find posts and are being driven to seek work either abroad or outside the NHS,...

NO ‘COMPROMISE AGREEMENT!’ say Gate Gourmet workers

SHOP Stewards representing the 670 locked out Gate Gourmet workers are meeting Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley at the union’s...

GERMAN ELECTIONS: Workers deliver a blow to free market ‘reforms’

AFTER Sunday’s General Election, Germany did not have a Chancellor, or a government yesterday. This plunged the country into a huge economic and political...

Grampian Foods Pensions Strike

A pensions strike at Grampian Foods, which supplies meat to Britain’s supermarkets, could soon hit shelf supplies, warned the Transport and General Workers’ Union...

Gate Gourmet workers say: WE WANT VICTORY! – while TGWU leaders...

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers spoke to News Line on the picket line yesterday. Mrs L Saran said: ‘We are becoming impatient. Last Monday we...

‘Reinstatement For All – And No Victimisations’

TALKS are taking place between Gate Gourmet management and the Transport and General Workers Union today. Locked out Gate Gourmet workers told News Line on...

Clarke To Introduce Internment

HUMAN rights organisations yesterday furiously condemned the government for planning the introduction of internment in Britain, by giving police the powers to detain suspects...

Making the country fit for the gangmasters

AT the just concluded TUC Congress, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, openly condemned the description of ‘globalisation’ as ‘a race to the...

Union leaders pledge total support – time for action has arrived!

YESTERDAY the trade union bureaucracy was skating on the thinnest of thin ice at the TUC Congress. With one hand, trade union leader after trade...

WE WILL TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION – if EU services directive is...

AS well as the Gate Gourmet workers’ struggle, this year’s TUC will be a battleground over pensions and privatisation. TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber at...

‘WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF TALKS WE WANT ACTION’ say Gate...

The Gate Gourmet pickets at Heathrow Airport yesterday had a Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards report back on a meeting held with...

DEFEND JOBS AND WAGES – Smash Blair’s privatisation drive says CWU...

‘I BELIEVE we can win this,’ Communication Workers Union General Secretary Bill Hayes told a mass rally against privatisation by over 600 postal workers...

Gate Gourmet has to be central question for TUC Crow tells...

THE Gate Gourmet mass picket at Heathrow airport was visited yesterday by RMT general secretary Bob Crow, along with a number of RMT executive...

‘JUSTICE FOR PAUL COKER’ – vigil held at Plumpstead police station

‘WHAT do we want? Justice! – When do we want it? Now!’ and ‘Police – murderers!’, shouted more than 70 people at a demonstration...

‘WE NEED PLAN FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

GATE GOURMET strikers were sacked four weeks ago today and were very angry yesterday morning that they have been out so long withtheir union...

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

Immigrant workers face ‘an epidemic of workplace injury and death’ says...

‘TODAY immigrant workers in this country face an epidemic of workplace injury and death,’ stated the Afl-Cio trade union federation yesterday. In fact, immigrant...

BA steps up industrial thuggery

FROM TODAY all 42,000 British Airways workers who have not signed up for voluntary redundancy will be regarded by BA as being willing to...

BA Sellout!