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LABOUR POLICY TO BANKRUPT NHS TRUSTS say UNISON delegates

Delegates at the UNISON National Delegate Conference in Glasgow yesterday said it was ‘government policy’ to drive NHS trusts into the red. Delegates slammed Labour...

Troops Out Of Iraq By Christmas Says Unison Conference

Delegates at UNISON’s National Delegate Conference in Glasgow voted overwhelmingly yesterday to demand British and US troops are withdrawn from Iraq by the end...

Rice supervises raising Middle East tensions

THE US through its secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who has been in the Middle East for a week, is working hard to raise...

UNISON to call national demonstration on pensions

‘THE threat we made to the government still stands – revoke the order or there will be a strike on pensions,’ UNISON NEC member...

Live8 won’t comment on ‘don’t attack Bush’ line

YESTERDAY the PR company representing Live8, LD Publicity, refused to deny media allegations that Bob Geldof, the Live8 movement’s leader, had a soft spot...

‘WE WILL STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS’ – UNISON leader Prentis pledges

‘WE will take strike action, across all our sectors, to defend our pensions,’ UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis pledged at the union’s National Delegate...

‘TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL’ – Karabilah bombings condemned by Sunni authority

On Sunday RAF G4 Tornado warplanes attacked the Iraqi town of Karabilah, near the Syrian border. The British were called to assist US Air Force...

‘THE HUMAN COST OF DETENTION’ –Refugee Council welcomes Amnesty report

The Refugee Council has welcomed today’s publication of a new Amnesty International UK report on detention of asylum seekers ‘The Human Cost of Detention’....

RAF planes bomb Iraq/Syria border areas

ROYAL Air Force Tornado fighter bombers have joined the US air force in bombing raids in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, particularly in the...

British Warplanes Bomb Nw Iraq

British warplanes yesterday bombed vehicles and buildings in the northwestern Iraqi town of Karabila, close to the Syrian border. In what was considered a rare...

STOP POACHING AFRICA’S DOCTORS AND NURSES – urge BMA and RCN

Doctors’ and nurses’ leaders have written letters to Prime Minister Blair and Chancellor Brown urging Britain and other G8 nations to stop poaching doctors...

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

Blair And Brown Crippling African Health Care!

THE current Blair drive to have Gordon Brown and himself depicted in the media as the saviours of the African continent has hit the...

5 US marines killed – near Ramadi

Five US marines have been killed near Ramadi, western Iraq, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, the US military said in a statement...

World Crisis Blowing US Trade Union Leaders Apart

THE American workers are facing major problems, caused by the deepening crisis of the world capitalist system. Among these problems are the export of millions...

House nuisance neighbours in containers says Field

LABOUR’S war against the working class and the poor continues, with Birkenhead MP Frank Field advocating that nuisance neighbours should be evicted and ‘housed’...

5 WARDS AND 300 STAFF FACE THE AXE – in Lincolnshire...

Staff at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have been shocked by the sudden announcement on Monday of plans to close five hospital wards and...

Russian Ambassador In Talks With Al-Sadr

The Russian ambassador to Iraq yesterday flew to Najaf and started talks with leading Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led the uprising against US...

Ten-hour day for schoolkids!

AT ONE time it used to be said that British workers were working such long hours that they did not have an opportunity to...

BBC unions to ‘trawl for volunteers’ for the sack

‘The BBC unions agreed ‘a trawl for voluntary redundancies’ during last Wednesday’s four-hour meeting with BBC Director General Mark Thompson. Thompson would give no guarantee...

GMB condemns Sedgefield council house privatisation

THE GMB Annual Congress has condemned the decision of the Labour government to privatise the council house stock in Prime Minister Blair’s own constituency,...

PCS delegates demand national action

THE Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) voted unanimously yesterday to pursue its ‘ongoing trade dispute’ with the government, including taking ‘industrial action’. Moving the...

BMA leader lashes private treatment centres

YESTERDAY Paul Miller, chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) Consultants Committee launched an unprecedented attack on the government over the introduction of private...

UK ‘control orders’ are illegal says EU rights body

EVEN the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles has condemned the issuing of control orders by the British Home Secretary as...

Glasgow Unemployment Crisis

Targets set by ministers for agencies trying to get Scotland’s long-term unemployed off benefits are making the problem worse, not better. That is the finding...

WE WILL STRIKE TO STOP JOB CUTS – BECTU Assistant General...

‘If the job cuts are still on, the strikes will be reinstated,’ BECTU assistant general secretary Gerry Morrissey told News Line yesterday. Speaking after the...

NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH – BMA accuses Blair government

The Blair government is trawling Europe for health privateers to carry out elective operations in the NHS, the British Medical Association yesterday revealed in...

Aerial Assassinations Mastermind Is New Israeli Chief Of Staff

The mastermind of Israel’s policy of aerial extra-judicial execution of Palestinian resistance fighters, Dan Halutz on Wednesday officially replaced Moshe Ya’alon as Chief of...

RELEASE ALL 11,000 PRISONERS – demands Palestine National Authority

The Palestine National Authority (PNA) said yesterday Israel’s promised release of 400 Palestinian prisoners was ‘not enough’. Palestinian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Hasan...

MORE PALESTINIANS KILLED – as America and Israel pressure PNA to...

WHILE the US was piling the pressure on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to force the Palestine National Authority to disarm all the anti-occupation groups,...

French and Dutch workers poised to reject united capitalist Europe

NEXT Sunday, France will be voting in a referendum on the proposed EU constitution, and to the astonishment of the leaders of the Gaullist...

Labour and the bosses knifing pensions and pensioners

A SURVEY from pensions advisers Origen published yesterday shows that companies are continuing to either close their final salary pensions schemes or end admission...

Renationalise railways or regime change says ASLEF

ASLEF is the first trade union to call for ‘regime change’, a change in the leadership of the Labour government if it continues to...

Capitalism can’t afford common retirement age or decent pensions

CAPITALIST Britain is being driven backwards, not forwards by the deepening crisis of capitalism and the policies of the Blair-Brown Labour government, dedicated to...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL! – demands Free Palestine rally

Over 5,000 members and supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign last Saturday marched and rallied in central London under the banner of Free Palestine. The...

ROYAL MAIL PRIVATISATION WILL BE RESISTED – says postal workers leader

A LONDON postal workers’ leader yesterday warned the government they will face massive opposition, if they go ahead and try to break Labour’s election...

US-UK’s man in Uzbekistan ‘slaughtering protesters like rabbits’

YESTERDAY the British Foreign Secretary Straw condemned the repressions by the Karimov regime in Uzbekistan. It has already killed 500 Uzbeks and is getting...

‘THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NHS’ – Professor Marks condemns Blair/Hewitt plans

‘This is really the destruction of the NHS,’ Vincent Marks, professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Surrey and a long-standing supporter of...

Defend the NHS and the Welfare State!

YESTERDAY key Blairite cabinet ministers, Blunkett and Hewitt, launched a massive attack on the Welfare State. Hewitt promised to use the NHS budget to...

Blair fans anti-youth hysteria – while capitalist state gunmen return to...

YESTERDAY the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, joined in the hysterical attack that the state and bosses are launching on Britain’s youth. Millions of young people...

Britain Heads For Revolutionary Situation

BRITAIN is now being run by a weakened and discredited Blair government, which is however determined to speed up its right wing course and...

‘PROVOCATION’ – Marshall-Andrews condemns Blair appointment

Opposition to prime minister Blair hardened yesterday in the wake of his final ministerial appointments. Opponents have been especially infuriated at the appointment of one...

Blair listens only to the bosses

PRIME Minister Blair, despite all his vows about listening to the people – made outside 10 Downing Street on the day after the general...

Stop Treating University Staff As Second-Class Citizens

AUT general secretary Sally Hunt is launching a manifesto for academic-related staff in Manchester on 12 May calling for more pay, reduced hours and...

Blair listens only to the bosses

PRIME Minister Blair, despite all his vows about listening to the people – made outside 10 Downing Street on the day after the general...

Ring before going to A&E! Dangerous triage system launched in...

A DANGEROUS phone triage scheme for A&E at Wales’ largest hospital is to be launched tomorrow in which patients are expected to ring before...

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