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‘OCCUPY TO KEEP CHASE FARM OPEN!’ – Bill Rogers tells Council...

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OVER 100 workers and youth voted unanimously on Saturday for occupying hospitals against closure and to stop the smashing up and privatisation of the...

Overthrow the rule of the bankers – forward to socialism

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THE horrific future under capitalism for workers and youth is being revealed on a daily basis, as the price of the government’s £1.3 trillion...

London Met University Strike Action

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OVER 100 staff, students and lecturers rallied outside London Met University yesterday lunchtime, to vow to halt the wave of hundreds of sackings taking...

Brown is hungry for cash – sell off the palaces and...

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THE Prime Minister began yesterday to sell off anything and everything that can be used to raise much needed cash, £16bn in fact, to...

ISLAND OF SHAME: The secret history of the US Military Base...

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‘ABSOLUTELY must go!’ were the three words Admiral Elmo Zumwalt gave to US navy officials on Diego Garcia, concerned about the expulsion of Chagossians...

NO SACKINGS! NO COURSE CUTS! – demand London Met lecturers and...

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‘We will stand firm and if necessary we will escalate the fight because we will not let this university go under!’ This was the message...

‘TIME TO RISE UP’ – says Ricky Bishop’s mother

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Over sixty workers and youth marched through Brixton, southwest London, on Saturday to demand Justice for Ricky Bishop. Ricky Bishop was a young black father...

FBU Angry Over Cuts

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FIREFIGHTERS joined members of Unison and GMB trade unions yesterday in an angry lobby of a London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) meeting...

ITS WAGE CUTS OR THE SACK! – 4,000 Hammersmith & Fulham...

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MORE THAN 4,000 council staff at Hammersmith and Fulham have been threatened with the sack unless they agree draconian cuts to their wages, and...

‘FURTHER ACTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE’ – pledges Matt Smith of...

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‘If there is no movement then we will have to look to further action in the near future,’ UNISON Scottish Secretary Matt Smith told...

CUT MY PAY – NO WAY! – 800,000 council workers strike

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Picket lines were out across the country on Wednesday morning as 800,000 UNISON and Unite council worker members began the first day of a...

PAY CUTS – NOW WAY! say council strikers

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‘CUT our pay – no way!’, ‘Two per cent is rubbish, so is Gordon Brown!’ and ‘Come on, come on Gordon Brown – raise...

400,000 strike against Labour pay cuts

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Over 400,000 teachers, college lecturers and public and civil servants held a magnificent one-day national strike on Thursday, with a militant turnout on marches...

‘THE ADVERSARY IS EXTREMELY STRONG – HOWEVER WE HAVE BEEN ABLE...

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Cuban President Fidel Castro on Monday delivered the following message announcing his resignation from the presidency. It said: ‘Message from the Commander in Chief ‘Dear compatriots: ‘Last...

PUT BLAIR ON TRIAL! – say parents of UK soldiers killed...

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Former Prime Minister Blair and his war cabinet should be put on trial for war crimes, said the parents of soldiers killed in the...

2,000 Out In Newham Unison Strike

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Two thousand members of Newham UNISON held a one-day strike yesterday in defence of their sacked Branch Chair, Michael Gavan. Gavan told News Line: ‘I...

Anger Over Threat To Special School

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ANGRY teachers, parents and pupils from closure-threatened Highshore special school in Peckham attended a meeting of the Nunhead and Peckham Rye Community Council on...

Fingerprinting At Over 280 Schools

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‘Schools should hold off until there is proper guidance,’ NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates told News Line yesterday. The teachers union leader was responding to...

NORTH LONDON COLLEGES ON THE MARCH – to defend ESOL

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Staff and students from North London colleges are today marching to demonstrate their opposition to plans to restrict access to free English for Speakers...

SAVE OUR POST OFFICES – CWU announces week of actions

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The Communication Workers Union (CWU) yesterday announced a week of action against the closure of Post Offices. The week of campaigning by the ‘Future for...

‘OUR TASK IS TO FIGHT ALL CUTS’ – says PCS NEC...

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STRIKING PCS members in Harrow, north-west London, staged pickets at the Land Registry, the local Jobcentre, Harrow Magistrates and Harrow Crown Court from early...

PRIVATISATION HAS TO STOP – Serwotka & prentis pledge to fight...

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‘If the government don’t give us what we want we will take this campaign further,’ PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka pledged to a packed...

CUT OIL PRODUCTION – Iran urges OPEC

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Iran’s oil minister has called for today’s meeting of the OPEC oil cartel to cut production in order to raise prices above 60 dollars...

‘Cliques Brought In By The Occupiers Are Assassinating Iraq’s Scientists’

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‘stray cliques brought in by the occupation’ are assassinating Iraq’s scientists and intellectuals, Dr KhUdayir al-Murshidi, professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Baghdad...

British Trained Forces Run Amock In Basra

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WHILE British troops are sheltering in their heavily protected barracks, the puppet army and police forces that they have trained in Basra are running...

1.5 Million Take Strike Action

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YESTERDAY’s massive one-day strike stopped whole regions of the UK, but is only the start of the campaign, local government workers warned. Striking local government...

‘We Are 100% Behind The Unions To Win This Fight

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‘It’s going well, union members are not coming in. Obviously, we want to protect our pensions,’ Camden UNISON housing department shop steward Lesley Amber...

Blair an imperialist from head to foot

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YESTERDAY in Australia, Blair, for all he was worth, was pushing the George Bush imperialist line that ‘we’ have a duty to liberate the...

FRANCE HAS RISEN – Part one

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FRANCE has risen. After the brutal attack by the forces of the French capitalist state, led by the CRS, on demonstrators at the Place de...

Gate Gourmet Workers – Good Support For March 25 Demo

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A DELEGATION of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers visited Hillingdon Direct Works Council Depot yesterday to publicise their march through Hounslow on the 25th of...

Blair wants toothless trade unions; Barber agrees

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PRIME Minister Blair on Saturday, at a Unions 21 conference, urged unions to modernise to ‘seize the opportunities of globalisation and the changing nature...

Israel Steps Up Terror Raids

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The Israel military yesterday continued its terror attacks on the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This followed a declaration by Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud...

‘Our hardship payments must continue’ say Gate Gourmet pickets

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LOCKED-OUT Gate Gourmet workers are furious that their union leaders in the TGWU have ended their hardship payments. Lakhinder Saran told News Line yesterday: ‘We...

Keep Barts And London Open!

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Workers and students at Bart’s and the Royal London hospitals are shocked and angry over the private finance initiative (PFI) crisis that threatens...

Gate Gourmet hardship payments – ‘No way will people be allowed...

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MORE than 20 locked out Gate Gourmet workers were picketing yesterday at Heathrow Airport determined to win their fight. Their lobby of the TGWU ...

IMPOSSIBLE! – NUT condemns Kelly plan to close ‘failing’ schools after...

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THE National Union of Teachers (NUT) yesterday accused Education Secretary Ruth Kelly of trying to impose ‘impossible’ targets on state schools that would lead...

Clarke’s New Security Measures . . . ‘Violate Human Rights’ Says...

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‘The new measures, proposed today by the UK government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law,...

Troops Out Of Iraq By Christmas Says Unison Conference

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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...

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

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