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Hounslow Unison To March With Gg Locked-Out Workers

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THE Hounslow local government Unison branch banner will be with the Gate Gourmet locked-out workers banner on the TUC May Day march through London...

No Impunity For Blair Says Reg Keys

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OVER 100 bereaved relatives whose loved ones have been killed in the illegal war and occupation of Iraq were joined by MPs, peace campaigners...

‘SKATING ON THIN ICE!’ – RCN warns Blair on NHS while...

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Yesterday the two biggest health unions warned prime minister Blair about the state of the health service. Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dr...

RCN OPPOSES ‘RELENTLESS’ NHS ‘REFORM’ – UNISON Health Conference to demand...

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A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey of senior nurses, released yesterday, says 13,000 NHS job losses have been announced in the last six...

Don’t Expel Indian Doctors

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THE Royal College of Physicians, the BMA and all the leading medical organisations yesterday demanded the immediate withdrawal of a sudden, and ‘blatantly...

‘WOODLEY SHOULD RESIGN OVER GATE GOURMET’ says RMT member

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A team of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers campaigned on Southall High Street yesterday. They spoke to Warish Singh an RMT member from Earls Court tube...

Stop the pensions betrayal!

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THE membership, branch leaderships and regional leaderships of the local government trade unions must stop the betrayal of their final salary pensions by union...

Unions Pensions Surrender

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LOCAL government trade union leaders yesterday called off this month’s planned pensions strikes and accepted Deputy PM Prescott’s abolition of the Rule of 85...

2,000 Nursing Posts Lost Last Month

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Student nurses are being used to plug staffing gaps as NHS trusts axe thousands of qualified nurses in the face of government-induced deficits, the...

Blair threatens to ‘close the book’ on the north

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THE British and Irish premiers yesterday outlined their plan to restore direct rule from Westminster, via Dublin, if the Paisleyite DUP does not agree...

China Threat To US Dollar

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Fears that China intends to reduce the amount of US government bonds it holds as part of its foreign exchange reserves, shook the US...

‘Impossible to avoid long strike’ at Delphi

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UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Richard Shoemaker have issued this statement on Delphi’s announcement that it will file Section 1113 and Section...

‘A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR SENIOR DOCTORS’ – awarded just...

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THE British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday said it was astonished at the vindictive and petty treatment of consultants by the government awarding them a...

WHITEWASH! – families denied access to press conference

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Yesterday Geoff Gray refused to accept the conclusion of the ‘independent review’ into four deaths at Deepcut barracks, that his son committed suicide. Gray, whose...

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...

Revolution In France

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IT is Tuesday, 3.00pm in Paris and people are still pouring into Place D’Italie for the start of the latest massive anti-government demonstration by...

DE MENEZES FURY! – over police attempt to link Jean Charles...

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Jean Charles de Menezes’ cousins yesterday said the family is furious at a Metropolitan Police attempt to connect their late relative with a rape...

RIOT POLICE STORM SORBONNE – half of French universities occupied

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FRENCH riot police stormed the Sorbonne in the early hours of last Saturday awakening memories of the revolutionary class battles of May June 1968. However,...

Reject Labour’s racist points system!

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A NEW points-based immigration system for workers who want to come to the UK from outside the EU was unveiled by Home Secretary Charles...

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 Threatens Palestine With The ‘Iron Fist’

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ISRAEL has greeted the exercise by the Palestinians of their democratic right to elect Hamas as their governing party, with the most concentrated attacks...

‘Extraordinary Rendition’ – Blair and Straw hear and see no evil

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“WE conclude that the government has a duty to enquire into the allegations of extraordinary rendition and black sites under the Convention against Torture,...

SUPPORT GROWING FOR GATE GOURMET LOCKED-OUT WORKERS – as Gate...

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Gate Gourmet locked-out workers are campaigning for their monthly mass picket next Sunday from 11am to 1pm at the Beacon roundabout, Beacon Road, near...

‘WE DEFEND OUR RIGHTS’ – Gate Gormet locked-out workers tell AGM

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‘IF we sign the compromise deal we cut off our hands – the company sacked us in five minutes and the union signed the...

Close Down Torture Camp!

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The United States government is torturing inmates at its Guantanamo Bay concentration camp on the tip of Cuba, and it should be shut down. That...

‘TELL HAMAS TO DISARM’ – US urges Putin

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Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyah, who topped the Islamic movement’s national list of ‘Change and Reform’ in the parliamentary elections, said last Friday that...

SADDAM DEFIANT – as witness refuses to testify

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The ‘trial’ of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein collapsed into into chaos minutes after it was resumed again yesterday. After boycotting the ‘trial’, Saddam arrived saying...

It’s much later than Brown or Blair think

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THE working class electors in the safe Labour seat of Dunfermline and Fyfe ignored the crisis at the top of the Liberal Democrats, so...

Join Our Mass Picket Today!

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‘WE appeal to all Transport and General Workers Union branches and workers and the whole trade union movement to come to our support,’ Gate...

6 Months Of Gate Gourmet Lock-Out!

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‘Next Friday will be six months since we were locked out on August 10th 2005’, locked out Gate Gourmet worker Lakhinder Saran told News...

GET TROOPS OUT NOW! says Rose Gentle

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‘We want Tony Blair to bring the troops out – not in six months but now, to prevent more loss of life’, Rose Gentle,...

Kelly forges ahead with schools’ privatisation

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AMID media speculation that Blair’s government is willing to compromise on plans for independent ‘trust schools’, contained in next month’s Education Bill, the reality...

VAST AND GROWING LEGION OF JOBLESS YOUTH – ILO says worldwide...

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The number of people unemployed worldwide climbed to new heights in 2005, especially among the vast and growing legion of jobless youth, the International...

Britain Accused Of Terrorism!

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The Iranian government yesterday accused Britain of organising and equipping bombers who killed eight people in attacks in the south-western city of...

CHARGE POLICE – demand the Menezes family

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‘It could not have been more wrong what has been done to Jean,’ said a cousin of the young Brazilian man Jean Charles de...

Police Aim To Put The Nation Under Its Thumb

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The Blair government is aiming to engineer a situation whereby the carrying of an identity card by every person is compulsory, and at the...

‘WE DO NOT OBJECT TO A LONG-TERM TRUCE WITH YOU’– ...

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‘My message to you is about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the way to end it. I had not intended to speak...

BILLIONS WIPED OFF SHARES – after Japan stock market collapse

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Billions of dollars, pounds and euros were wiped off worldwide share prices yesterday as investors took fright at the abrupt collapse and closure of...

EU 3 call emergency meeting of the IAEA– while Putin warns...

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BRITAIN, France and Germany are to call an emergency meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog, (the IAEA) early next month to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme, the...

Benn Forecasts Coalition Government

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LABOUR Party left winger Tony Benn yesterday raised that Tony Blair and David Cameron could serve in each other’s cabinets and the possibility of...

MORE PRIVATISATION THREAT TO NHS – warn MPs

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Health unions yesterday welcomed MPs’ condemnation of the government’s plans to break up and privatise primary care services. A report published by the House of...

RUSSIA WARNS AGAINST IRAN WAR –Defence Minister concerned by nuclear programme...

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov has expressed the hope that tension in relations between Iran and the West in connection...

Blair Targets Disabled For Massive Cuts

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LABOUR was yesterday mounting a new onslaught on the disabled. The target is the 2.7 million people currently on Incapacity Benefit. The aim is...

‘THE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A LIAR’ says Saddam...

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At his continuing show trial in Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accused Bush of lying about Iraq’s non-existent stockpiles of chemical weapons as...

Pensions crisis will revolutionise millions

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‘THERE is no obligation on the part of employers to provide pensions’, said the National Association of Pension Funds yesterday. This was its response to...