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Migrant Workers Paid £1.30 An Hour

The TGWU trade union and the author of the Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004, Labour MP Jim Sheridan, last Wednesday organised a briefing in the...

Don’t stop our hardship payments demand locked-out GG workers

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers were on the picket line in the open air at Heathrow Airport yesterday. They were angry that the leaders of...

Brown wants to form a Blairite government

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has confirmed to the BBC that he will run a Blairite administration if he becomes prime minister. He said that...

1,000 MARCH FOR VICTORY Make dispute official demand Gate Gourmet workers

‘I congratulate all the sacked workers who are standing up and fighting for their rights,’ said locked out Gate Gourmet worker Harbinder Singh to...

Abbas Accepts Italy’s Offer To Host Peace Talks

President Mahmud Abbas on Friday accepted Italy’s offer to host Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, urged international commitment to the UN-adopted ‘roadmap’ peace plan, the Palestine...

3,000 NHS Jobs At Risk

THE Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday warned that 3,000 NHS jobs, including 1,000 nurses’ jobs, are under threat. This was after the government announced...

Delphi postpones ‘motion for rejection of collective bargaining agreements’

US autoworkers union (UAW) President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Richard Shoemaker, who directs the union’s General Motors and Delphi departments, yesterday issued...

John McDonnell to speak at Gate Gourmet locked-out workers rally

‘THEY can’t be allowed to do this,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parminder Brar said yesterday after hearing that the TGWU leadership plans to...

UNIONS FIGHT LAW OF THE JUNGLE BOSSES! – after scabs board...

Yesterday General President of the SIPTU trade union, Jack O’Connor wrote to every member of the union concerning the struggle to stop...

TORTURE CONTINUES AFTER GEORGIA’S ‘ROSE REVOLUTION’ says Amnesty

‘Torture by the authorities, including with electric shocks and cigarette burns, continues in Georgia’, said Amnesty International today in a new report released on...

Unison Condemns NHS ‘Health Rationing’

Britain’s biggest public sector union, UNISON yesterday condemned the decision of three Suffolk Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to deny operations to overweight patients. ‘It’s against...

US policy of attacking independent media outlets is proven

THERE have been quite a large number of journalists killed by US forces in Iraq, among them employees of Reuters and other European news...

TRAITORS! – locked-out Gate Gourmet workers condemn TGWU leaders’ betrayal

THIRTY FIVE locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday went to see Brendan Gold, the TGWU’s Head of Civil Aviation. He is one of the trade...

STOP NHS CUTS! – Hewitt planning winter hospital closures

Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt is planning to shut down ‘failing’ NHS hospitals this winter in the face of a predicted £700m NHS deficit in...

Disband The Police Death Squads!

THE fact that armed police used internationally banned dum dum bullets, seven of which splintered, expanded and exploded inside the head of Jean Charles...

Another mass picket at Gate Gourmet

THE mass picket of over 100 Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow Airport yesterday were angry at capitalist press revelations that at least two of...

‘Continue The March To Raise The Palestinian Flag Over Jerusalem’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last Friday pledged to continue Yasser Arafat’s struggle to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, as thousands...

ADULT EDUCATION UNDER ATTACK– funding crisis means sackings and course closures,...

Lower than expected college funding poses a severe threat to adult education and those who provide it, warns the latest edition of public sector...

Take Strike Action To Defend The NHS

THE Royal College of Nursing, the nurses trade union, yesterday announced that it is seeking a judicial review to force the Blair government to...

NURSES TAKE LABOUR TO COURT! –to stop the privatisation of NHS...

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday began a legal challenge to government plans to privatise the NHS by abolishing the role of Primary...

ISRAELI PLANES BOMBING GAZA – Mofaz rules out Palestinian state for...

ISRAEL has ruled out peace and even an interim accord with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people, kicking the ‘peace process’...

‘STOP JUSTIFYING MURDER’ – De Menezes family urges Met Chief Blair

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes have reacted with horror at Met chief Sir Ian Blair’s attempted justification of his ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ policy. The 27...

Amsterdam Horror!

THE European Group for the Rights of Prisoners (EORG) was demanding answers yesterday after at least 11 people were ...

Economic Crisis Set To Wreak Havoc To Jobs And Homes

THE bosses organisation, the CBI, yesterday warned that thousands of manufacturing jobs are about to be slashed by employers seeking to reduce their costs,...

Blair’s Market – For Both Health And Education

Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced plans for a ‘system of independent, self-governing state schools’, and an education ‘market based on choice’, with changes being...

Army Leaks Anti-Iraq War Propaganda

THE leaking of a Ministry of Defence poll commissioned by senior British army officers has acted as an antidote to the fatuous pro-war propaganda...

REJECT WOODLEY’S ROTTEN ‘COMPROMISE’ DEAL! – Don’t sell your rights for...

ON August 10 2005 Gate Gourmet locked out and dismissed over 700 workers in a pre-planned operation designed to secure the introduction of their...

Unison Promotes Divisive Pensions Deal

Heather Wakefield, UNISON National Secretary, Local Government Service Group, last Wednesday rushed a circular out to branches. This contained campaign materials to demand the same...

Police killers escape prosecution – and are exonerated by the CPS

YESTERDAY the capitalist state looked after its own, and decided that the two armed police officers who shot dead an unarmed man, Harry Stanley,...

‘CHARGE TYSON FOODS WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER’ – demands UFCW Alberta local

Striking United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members at a Brooks, Alberta, slaughterhouse, last Saturday called for attempted murder charges after a car...

US slaughters Iraqis during the referendum on a constitution

WHILE US President George W Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair and their quislings in Baghdad were pumping out propaganda about ‘freedom and democracy’,...

US Bombers Kill 70 Iraqis

US warplanes and helicopter gunships have carried out punishment raids on two villages near Ramadi, killing at least 40 Iraqi civilians. In a statement yesterday,...

Unions must act NOW to reinstate Gate Gourmet workers!

TODAY scores of T&G members will be picketing the Gate Gourmet plant at Heathrow Airport, as they have every day since they were locked...

NO MORE WAITING – demand Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet pickets said yesterday they were fed up with waiting. They poured scorn on a Transport and General Workers Union plea to British Airways...

END SHOOT-TO-KILL POLICY – ‘I don’t want any other mother to...

‘AS Jean’s mother I have felt immense pain,’ Maria Otone de Menezes told a packed public meeting in London on Monday night. The meeting was...

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...

Gourmet locked-out workers determined to win

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers expressed shock and anger at the treatment of two hundred Xavier Gourmet workers who found the gate to their...

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...

ISRAEL HAS ‘SHOT DOWN THE PEACE PROCESS’ says Abbas over Gaza...

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Sunday that the latest Israeli military escalation has ‘shot down the efforts to advance the peace process’ after...

‘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...

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,...

‘WE’RE READY TO FIGHT FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet shop stewards went to a meeting at the Trades Union Congress in central London yesterday with leaders of their union, the TGWU,...

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,...

MILLIONS CAN’T AFFORD TO BE SICK – US health insurance costs...

‘Fewer employers are offering health benefits to workers, even as premiums continue to rise, posting a 9.2 per cent increase in 2005 – three...

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...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have...

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes