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Cuts will push councils to breaking point!

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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

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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!

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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’

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‘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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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...

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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’

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‘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...

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‘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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

‘DON’T GO BREAKING MY ARTS’ – eight unions launch campaign to...

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OVER 200 people attended a ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Arts’ rally outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday night. The rally was organised...

ULU Condemns Threat To Prosecute Demonstrators

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THE University of London Students Union has slammed a letter sent to them by the University management which threatens to prosecute anyone who demonstrates...

4.8m WORKERS EARN LESS THAN LIVING WAGE

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THERE are 4.8 million workers earning below the so-called living wage, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. The figure, equivalent to 20% of...

General strike to stop the war in Syria and stop the...

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OVER 1,500 people demonstrated outside Downing Street at short notice on Wednesday evening against imminent war on Syria. The demonstration, called by the Stop the...

UK Huge Wages Fall!

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WAGES in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union since the coalition came to power, according to official...

‘EDUCATION IS NOT A CONVEYOR BELT’ NUT leader Christine Blower condemns...

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TORY-LIBDEM plans to ‘rank’ 11-year-olds were denounced as potentially the return of the hated 11-plus by the NASUWT on Wednesday, while they were also...

Coalition To Take The Axe To Council Spending And End...

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COUNCILS in England face a 10% cut in funding from central government as part of the coalition’s spending plans for 2015/16. As well, there...

NO WORKER CAN BE JAILED FOR GOING ON STRIKE! – say...

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AN Alexandria misdemeanors court on Sunday overturned jail sentences for five workers from the Alexandria Container & Cargo Handling Company. The court had sentenced the...

Coalition Policy Is To Financially Collapse Local Authorities

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THE House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that ‘multiple’ local authorities are facing financial collapse due to government spending cuts. The...

Canadian School Workers To Strike Against 5-Year Pay Freeze

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CANADIAN Union of Public Employees (CUPE) school worker members in the City of Nanaimo’s Ladysmith school district, British Columbia, have voted overwhelmingly in favour...

‘THE ISSUE TODAY IS AN ALL-OUT GENERAL STRIKE TO BRING DOWN...

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OVER two hundred workers, trade unionists and youth attended the News Line-North East London Council of Action Special Conference to defend our hospitals and...

‘We need the TUC to organise a general strike’

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CIVIL servants called for more action during their national Budget Day strike on Wednesday. PCS members at a lively picket outside the National Portrait...

Save Newport Art Gallery Temporary Exhibitions Programme

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FRIENDS OF Newport Art Gallery are appealing to Newport City Council to Save the Newport Art Gallery Temporary Exhibitions Programme (T.E.P.) Newport City Council’s...

‘ALL CLOSURE THREATENED HOSPITALS, FIRE STATIONS AND FACTORIES SHOULD BE OCCUPIED’...

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‘CHASE FARM Hospital is occupied,’ Bill Rogers, Secretary of the North East London Council of Action, told News Line, speaking inside the hospital at...

Answer Osborne with Councils of Action and a General Strike

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In an interview on Sunday the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, made it absolutely clear that as far as the coalition government is concerned there...

Chase Farm CEO quits!

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MARK EASTON, the chief executive of the Chase Farm and Barnet NHS Trust, quit yesterday after it was made public that the trust intended...

‘No return to robber baron capitalism’ – says TEEU leader Devoy

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THE Irish State may need to contemplate becoming an employer of last resort to tackle unemployment, says the ICTU General Secretary David Begg. Addressing the...

Chase Farm Trust Plans Over 200 sackings!

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BARNET and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust has issued staff with a ‘consultation paper regarding administration review, emergency and planned care’, notifying them of...

‘Consign capitalism to the Natural History Museum!’ –Jonty Leff tells Anniversary...

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More than 200 workers and youth got massive support from residents and shoppers as they marched through east London on Sunday, to a rally...

‘Welfare reforms’ a declaration of war against workers and youth

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THE Tory pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, is a man on a mission – a mission to drive the unemployed, low paid and youth...

TUC VOTES FOR CO0RDINATED STRIKE ACTION TO DEFEND BASIC SERVICES, WAGES...

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TUC delegates at their Congress 2012 in Brighton on Monday voted unanimously for motions calling for coordinated strike action against cuts in jobs and...

Malema blames ANC leaders for massacre

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EXPELLED ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema last Saturday blamed the ANC leaders for the massacre of 34 miners and the...