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‘CULTURAL VANDALISM!’ Free TV licences for over-75s axed

‘TO HOBBLE the BBC in this way is, as one MP has already described, a piece of cultural vandalism. The government must face up...

13 universities are on verge of bankruptcy!

THIRTEEN universities face ‘a very real prospect’ of insolvency following the coronavirus crisis unless they receive a government bailout, a new report by the...

Tories Want To Go From Starving Children To Pauperising Pensioners!

THIS week Tory prime minister Boris Johnson was forced to make a humiliating retreat over free school meals following a campaign led by the...

JUNE 16th–FRENCH UNIONS NATIONAL HEALTH STRIKE

TOMORROW, June 16th, everyone is being mobilised (striking) for health, the CGT French union federation has declared. Health, medico-social, social, nursing homes and national education...

Black Lives Matter: 60,000 Rally And March In London

SIXTY THOUSAND youth and older workers joined the Black Lives Matter march in London on Saturday, from Parliament Square to the Home Office, then...

SUNAK’S FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH! – to bring in wage and job cuts...

‘THE FURLOUGH scheme can not continue indefinitely,’ Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday at the Downing Street daily briefing, announcing that by September, the employer...

Blackburn College Sacking Staff But Boosting Bosses’ Pensions!

LECTURERS are furious after Blackburn College announced plans to sack staff but boost bosses’ pensions. 29 jobs are at risk in the fifth round of...

Mass Unemployment And Poverty Is All Capitalism Has To Offer Workers...

THE NUMBER of people claiming unemployment benefit in the UK soared to 2.1 million in April – the first full month of the coronavirus...

Capitalism’s biggest crisis since 1706, warns BofE! Make it its last...

THE BANK of England’s latest report, released on Thursday, has revealed the full extent of the catastrophic crisis of capitalism, now writhing around in...

PSC wins court victory to divest pension funds from Israel’s military...

‘TODAY is a great victory from which we will draw strength for the battles ahead,’ chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign Kamel Hawwash said yesterday,...

HEALTHCARE WORKERS RISKING LIVES! – without ‘death in service’ benefits guaranteed...

THE BMA (British Medical Association) said yesterday that ‘frustration grows’ over the government’s failure to guarantee that the families of healthcare workers who lose...

‘STOP LOOTING OUR PENSIONS!’ – demands FBU, PCS, GMB and POA

THE POA has joined the FBU, PCS and GMB in a Legal Challenge to ‘stop the looting of their pensions!’ The POA, along with the...

‘US and Canadian shale oil producers punished by rout in oil...

IRAN’S Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, says shale oil producers in the US and Canada are being punished by a historic rout in oil...

Coronavirus ‘Running Wild In Care Homes!’

THE LATEST figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which include every community death linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales, showed a...

‘Healthcare workers … are our soldiers being sent into war without...

‘HEALTHCARE workers are our soldiers on the front line, and they are literally being sent into war without any weapons,’ insisted Numsa general secretary...

PM Johnson In ‘Intensive Care’ And Labour Is Ready For A...

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is now in intensive care at St Thomas’ hospital, laid low by the coronovirus, perfectly reflecting the state of British...

1 million forced onto Universal Credit while another 2 million get...

THE NUMBER of people forced to claim Universal Credit soared by nearly a million in the past two weeks. According to the Department for Work...

Renationalise the railways permanently by bringing down the Tories and...

YESTERDAY, the Tories introduced emergency measures to save the private rail companies from complete collapse. The Department for Transport announced it is suspending all the...

China has beaten coronavirus while Tories will allow 60% of the...

CHINA’S Wuhan province reported a zero increase in new coronavirus infections last week. China has beaten the virus and with no new cases, their...

South African workers fear a lack of health cover

COSATU – The Confederation of South African Trade Unions – has held a Central Executive Committee workshop to discuss a number of pertinent issues...

Trade union leaders divided over Tory Budget!

THE TRADE union leaders are divided over the Tory Budget. ‘Today’s Budget u-turn on spending is long overdue’ says the TUC, forging a partnership with...

OCCUPIED! – UCL student action in support of UCU lecturers strike

AT UNIVERSITY College London (UCL) over fifty students occupied the Cloister Building at 7am yesterday morning in front of the Provost’s office, and plan...

Chancellor ignores the crisis!

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak said yesterday that the NHS will get ‘whatever resources it needs’ to cope with a coronavirus epidemic. He alleged to the...

Refugees Must Be Welcomed – The Bosses Must Be Sent...

FOLLOWING the successes of the Syrian army’s drive into Idlib province, President Erdogan of Turkey has begun to carry out his revenge policy. Since the...

French Government Passes Pensions ‘Reforms’ Without A Vote!

THE French government has chosen the moment – when France, Europe and the world is obsessed by the coronavirus crisis – to launch a...

As the Tories get ready for more budget attacks on workers,...

THE SICKEST NHS patients ‘face hours on trolleys’ and in hospital corridors as the NHS desperately tries to find them beds, according to research...

Stop ‘Uberisation Of Universities!’

OVER 300 striking lecturers, university staff and students rallied outside the Universities UK (UUK) HQ in Tavistock Square, central London yesterday shouting: ‘Hey, hey,...

‘This is a fight we have to win’ says UCU

IMPERIAL College staff were boosted on their picket line yesterday morning by the support of an engineering student and a vintage bus. The nationwide strike...

UNIVERSITY STAFF MARCH TODAY! • NO casualisation! • Defend pensions! •...

STRIKING University and College Union (UCU) lecturers and their supporters are marching through London today, assembling at 12 noon outside Universities UK HQ in...

University staff step up struggle

MORE WORKERS at 74 universities across the country joined the strike yesterday as students also came out onto the picket lines to support their...

UCU pay and pensions strike set to escalate

UNIVERSITY staff completed their first two days of strike action yesterday at 74 universities across the country and their strike was solid, winning 100%...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...

14 Days Strike At 74 Universities!

THE BLAME for the disruption to students’ education by strike action starting today lays squarely at the door of vice-chancellors, said the University and...

PARIS ERUPTS – as Macron’s pension attack goes to French Parliament

FRENCH unions brought the transport system to a halt again yesterday on ‘Black Monday’ the day the French parliament, the Assemblée nationale, began debating...

Sanders wins union endorsement for presidential campaign

THE UNIVERSITY of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME Local 3299, has voted to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders’ bid for President ahead of California’s March...

More Than 100,000 A&E Patients Waited For More Than Four Hours...

MORE than 100,000 A&E patients waited for hours to be treated in hospitals in January, the highest number since records began, NHS figures show. There...

74 Universities – 14 Days Of Strike

STAFF at 74 universities across the length and breadth of the country and in the north of Ireland are to strike in February and...

Universal Credit can’t be fixed: Abolish it along with the Tories!

THE TORY government suffered a defeat in the courts this week when the court of appeal dismissed a challenge by the Department for Work...

‘LAST FRIDAY IT WAS LIKE WAR ON THE STREETS OF PARIS’...

TWO coachloads of French ‘Gilet Jaunes’ (Yellow Vests) joined the Committee to Defend Julian Assange ‘Bastille Day’ protest outside Belmarsh prison in south east...

Call indefinite general strike! Overthrow the 5th Republic! Forward to a...

THE ‘YELLOW Vests’ who have been out on the streets of France every Saturday for over a year have joined forces with the mighty...

‘Wheels on the verge of falling off’ the ambulance service say...

Unite, which has over 100,000 workers in the NHS, including thousands of paramedics, is warning that unprecedented demand is resulting in the ‘wheels being...

Lebanon and Iraq erupt as masses demand political overthrow of their...

LEBANON erupted over the weekend with renewed clashes between thousands of demonstrators and security forces on Sunday following violent clashes in Beirut on Saturday...

Ban Pay ‘Gagging Clauses’ Says TUC

NEARLY a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they’re not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to new TUC/GQR polling published...

Doctors Pensions Victory – Presumption Of Guilt Proposal Is Outlawed By...

THE BMA doctors’ union secured a high court victory on Friday over controversial changes made by the Tory secretary of state for health and...

Putin’s speech confirms the bankruptcy of the Stalinist bureaucracy

RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin opened his annual State of the Nation address on Wednesday by highlighting that Russia has been able for the first...

‘CULTURAL VANDALISM!’ Free TV licences for over-75s axed

‘TO HOBBLE the BBC in this way is, as one MP has already described, a piece of cultural vandalism. The government must face up...