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GPs demand 15 minutes per patient!

GPs DEMAND a minimum of fifteen minutes to spend with each patient, rather than the current ten, which they rightly say is not enough...

SYRIAN ELECTIONS HUGE TURNOUT! ‘The Syrian people will decide their own...

THE People’s Assembly elections for selecting 250 members from over 3,500 candidates from across all Syrian provinces began at 7am on Wednesday April 13th,...

1,500 march to stop library closures

OVER 1,500 people marched on Saturday to oppose Lambeth Council’s closure of five of the ten libraries in the borough. The people from Carnegie...

Junior doctors confident of victory!

A GOOD picket of junior doctors turned out at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital at 8am. They were in good spirits despite the wind...

Carnegie Library in Herne Hill is occupied

CARNEGIE Library in Herne Hill, south London, is occupied. Over 30 people, including campaigners, supporters and local people have been in occupation since Lambeth...

£1.9bn black hole pensions raid –as Corbyn ready to force vote...

A PENSIONS black hole has been identified in the Tory Chancellor’s budget plan with figures emerging yesterday showing that the...

Bma & Teachers Unions Lead Condemnation Of The Tory Budget

TEACHERS’ unions and the BMA led the condemnation of Tory Chancellor Osborne’s Budget on Wednesday, in which he announced the forced academisation of every...

Stop Bombing Syria! 10,000 March In Central London!

‘STOP bombing Syria! Welfare not warfare! David Cameron shame on you! Hilary Benn shame on you!’ shouted crowds at the end of a 10,000-strong...

NO PAY FREEZE! demands national college strike

UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) members were taking strike action against massive Tory attacks on their pay yesterday. Pickets declared themselves angry that the employers’...

Answer 30% savage cuts with a general strike!

YESTERDAY the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, proudly announced that four government departments have agreed to make cuts in their budgets of 8% a year...

Strike against 30% cuts

‘WE HAVE to take strike action where and when we can and as much as we can,’ Sharon Hutchinson, northwest regional organiser and equalities...

Tax Credit Revolt Threatens Tories!

‘TORY MPs could lose their seats at the next General Election if they support George Osborne’s tax credit cuts,’ said Seema Malhotra MP, Labour’s...

Stop privatising Barnet!

BARNET Unison members were in determined mood yesterday as they began their 24-hour strike against privatisation of all Barnet Council services. The dispute involves social...

London Met Job Cuts Battle

UNISON members at London Metropolitan University took strike action yesterday in the latest round of their struggle against job cuts, as the...

No Tory Dictatorship Smash Anti-Union Laws!

THE publication of the newly proposed Tory strike-ban laws have brought a response from all trade unions. Some union leaders call for action but the...

Barnet Strike Action Today

UNISON’s Barnet branch members will be taking strike action on budget day, today, as part of their ongoing battle against the rampant privatisation of...

Hundreds of thousands march against austerity! – WHILE LEADERS LIMIT DEMANDS...

OVER 250,000 people took part in a huge anti-austerity demonstration in London on Saturday, organised by the People’s Assembly. They took part in a rally...

Bromley Workers Defend Jobs

COUNCIL workers in Bromley, south London, are engaged in ten days of strike action to halt the privatisation of their services which threatens thousands...

Barnet Libraries Not For Sale!

BARNET Unison, members of Unite Community and local supporters were out on strike all over the north London borough yesterday in defence of public...

‘Capitalism must go!’ Jonty Leff tells Walthamstow Trades Council hustings

‘I BELIEVE that young people and working class people are being treated very badly by the capitalist system,’ Workers Revolutionary Party candidate Jonty Leff,...

Government Is Wasting Money On Free Schools – Say Teachers

TEACHING unions yesterday condemned the Tory-led coalition government’s free-school policy, as more than half a million families were discovering which primary schools their children...

NO HOME FOR UNEMPLOYED! says Hastings council

UNEMPLOYED workers will not be offered homes under a new council ‘re-generation’ scheme, sparking outrage and allegations that the move stinks of ‘social cleansing’. Hastings...

Cuts will push councils to breaking point!

THE cuts to local government funding will ‘push councils to breaking point’ according to council leaders. On Thursday the Tory Communities and Local Government minister, Kris Hopkins,...

”DEFEND WALSALL YOUTH CENTRES’ – says Unite

PLANS to shut nearly every Walsall youth centre will leave thousands of the town’s young people with nowhere to go, Unite has warned in...

Greenwich libraries workers victory!

THE dispute over pay and staff cuts affecting Greenwich’s 12 libraries has been settled in what the Unite union described as ‘a great victory...

‘Don’t Bomb Iraq–Don’t Attack Syria’

‘DON’T bomb Iraq! Don’t attack Syria! – How can we fund a war when we can’t feed the poor!’ Shouted marchers in the pouring...

Wandsworth traffic wardens – 2nd day of strike in pay battle

TRAFFIC wardens are into their second day of strike action today in an escalating struggle over pay and union rights. GMB the union which represents...

Tories hammering poor!

LABOUR’S shadow communities minister Hilary Benn has accused the government of unfairness in a letter to council leaders that shows that cuts for richer...

Workers Are Furious Over Attacks On Pay Pensions And Services

TWO million teachers, education support workers, lecturers, local government workers, firefighters, civil servants and other public sector workers went on a 24-hour strike on...

Massive Arts Council Cuts Must Be Defeated!

MASSIVE Arts Council cuts were announced on Tuesday, hitting many superb professional theatre companies, opera companies, galleries and other arts bodies for six. But in...

Masses of vital council services to close!

LOCAL services including leisure facilities, children’s centres and pothole repairs will be slashed due to funding cuts over the next two years, a survey...

Council services to close en masse!

LIBRARIES, children’s centres, leisure centres and other vital services such as refuse collection and road maintenance will be axed as a result of ...

‘IT’S TIME TO MAKE THE TUC CARRY OUT THE WILL ...

TWO-HUNDRED workers, trade unionists, students and youth attended the News Line-All Trades Unions Alliance (ATUA) Conference at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, in Holborn,...

Staff are angry over pay ‘hypocrisy’ says Sally Hunt

PICKETS were out in force at universities across the UK during Thursday’s one-day strike by University and College Union (UCU), Unison, Unite and Educational...

Strong support for Uni strike

THE University and College Union (UCU) yesterday morning reported strong support by staff from four unions for the one-day strike action in universities across...

‘SYRIA IS A CIVIL STATE THAT SOME SITTING IN THIS ROOM...

Syrian Deputy Premier, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, opened the Geneva 2 conference in Montreux on Wednesday by insisting on delivering the whole...

‘Syrians Alone Have The Right To Choose The Government’

‘SEATED amongst us today in this room, are representatives of countries that have the blood of Syrians on their hands, countries that have exported...

Unions call for civil rights marches across US for jobs, housing...

‘TODAY, as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and working families all over the country are coming together in marches for civil...

£11bn of council cuts!

COUNCILS in England have been forced to cut almost £11 billion from their budgets in the first two years of the Tory coalition government,...

Stop The Council Cuts – Bring Down The Coalition!

COUNCILS all over the UK are poised to make the most savage cuts ever that will wreck and destroy local communities by destroying all...

Students March Against Police Brutality

OVER 2,000 students demonstrated outside the University of London Student Union yesterday to express their anger at the attack by the university management on...

‘Continue action until we win’ – say striking uni staff

THOUSANDS of striking university and college lecturers, along with other workers in higher education, were solidly on 24-hour strike on Tuesday. Four unions – University...

Unis strike action Dec 3rd

UNIVERSITY staff across the UK will walk out for a second day of strike action on Tuesday December 3rd, trade unions representing university...

Lecturers and staff strike over 1 per cent pay offer

UNIVERSITY lecturers and staff angry at the employers’ refusal to budge from a 1% pay offer, which represents a real-terms pay cut of 13%...

UNIVERSITIES WALKOUT! – over 1% insulting pay offer

ACROSS the UK yesterday morning, university lecturers and staff walked out on strike against an ‘insulting’ 1% pay offer which, when taken into account...

‘If Iran is attacked it will be all-out war!’ – warns...

IRAN’S foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned yesterday that any attack on his country after a series of missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil...