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Ryanair Pilots Down Tools!

RYANAIR pilots have downed tools today causing huge cost to the company after Ryanair managers again refused to enter talks to end the long...

‘We have jumped from the frying pan into the fire’ say...

ALTHOUGH Zimbabwe’s main opposition group, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute last...

Doctors welcome Tory pensions concessions!

DOCTORS have welcomed a series of concessions by the Treasury, altering the effect on them of punitive pension rules which are in fact forcing...

French youth rise up over death of 24 year-old after police...

THE GOVERNMENT of French president Emmanuel Macron went into a full blown crisis this week with riots in Nantes on Saturday where thousands of...

‘To reverse years of underinvestment sustained levels of investment are needed’...

RESPONDING to PM Johnson’s comments in the weekend’s Sunday Times newspaper, in which he pledged a £1.8bn cash injection into the NHS BMA council...

PCS Calls For Universal Credit To Be Smashed!

‘THROUGH our Universal Credit Fact Versus Fiction campaign, PCS is exposing the massive problems with a system that we say needs to be scrapped...

‘Get Ready For A Stayaway!’ Zimbabwe Trade Unions Instruct Their Members

‘Get Ready For A Stayaway,’ the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) General Council has instructed its member organisations. In a statement last Saturday, ZCTU...

Another 10,000 to be driven onto UC – After Rudd drives...

AS OF TODAY, ten thousand people on the old benefits system will be forced onto Universal Credit (UC) in a ‘pilot study’ in Harrogate,...

Trade unions must take strike action to stop BBC terror campaign...

THE BBC has announced that it intends to send squads to the homes of over-75s to make sure that they pay their TV licence...

RMT East Mids Strike Is On

THE RMT East Midlands Trains (EMT) strike is to go ahead on Saturday after the company bosses snubbed talks. The dispute is over EMT management’s...

‘Left’ Tsipras government humiliated as workers abstain in general election

SYRIZA (the coalition of the left) party crashed to a humiliating defeat at the hands of the right-wing New Democracy (ND) party in the...

Private company driven out of NHS

A HEALTHCARE ‘procurement’ process that named a private provider as the preferred bidder for contracts worth £25m has been abandoned after NHS trusts threatened...

‘Renationalise water now!’

‘RENATIONALISE the water industry,’ demanded GMB water workers from around the country, demonstrating outside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) yesterday...

DOCTORS TAKE PENSIONS ACTION!–following the lead of the firefighters

AT least a dozen doctors are to take legal action against the government because they believe they were forced to join a pension scheme...

Marseille Dockers Refuse To Load Arms On Ship For Saudi Arabia

IN THE French port of Marseille, dockers have been refusing to load French weapons which are thought to be heading to Saudi Arabia. Following revelations...

REJECT JUNIOR DOCTORS CONTRACT! – says the Doctors’ Association

THE Doctors’ Association (DAUK) has refused to endorse the junior doctor contract deal agreed by the BMA and the government, warning that some members...

Tory Leadership Crisis Deepens, While Labour’s Right Wing Lashes Out...

THE CRISIS-ridden Tory leadership has launched its campaign to elect a new leader to replace the shattered May, who betrayed Brexit and then piloted...

69 Universities Warned Rule Out Benefit Cuts Or Face ‘Wave Of...

UNIVERSITIES will find themselves prompting ‘a wave of industrial action across UK campuses’ later this year – unless they rule out benefit cuts or...

Speaker Vows To Block ‘No-Deal’!

THE SPEAKER of the House of Commons has said that he will not allow it to be closed down so that the UK can...

Speaker determined to stop Brexit! Organise the General Strike to shut...

TORY leadership candidate Dominic Raab has threatened to prorogue Parliament, shutting it down at the end of October to ensure that the UK leaves...

138 GP Surgeries Shut Last Year!

ONE HUNDRED and thirty-eight GP surgeries shut last year, compared to 18 the previous year, the latest GP workforce figures from NHS Digital show,...

Tsipras Calls General Election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a general election for June 30 following the heavy defeat in last Sunday’s Euro elections of his...

Workers shake Labour to its foundations with their vote for Brexit!

THE EU elections have shattered both the Labour and the Tory parties. With a national turnout of 37%, Labour got 13.6 of the vote, the...

Royal Mail Job Security Crisis

ASSURANCES about the future job security of Royal Mail managers are being sought by Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, following the company’s ‘poor’...

Amazon & Deliveroo pair up to super-exploit workers! Capitalism must go!

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is to invest hundreds of millions of dollars, it was announced yesterday, into the gig economy delivery service Deliveroo in...

DON’T INVEST IN ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS! – Palestinians issue a warning

THE PALESTINIAN Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has warned Israeli and international companies against investing in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied...

BMA & RCGP deny supporting Tory ‘fit notes’ and ESA cuts

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have sought to repudiate the claims by the Department of Work...

‘LEGAL AID DESERTS’ half of councils have no legal aid for...

OVER 50% of local authorities in England and Wales cannot provide publicly funded legal advice on housing issues, the Law Society warned yesterday as...

Macron’s response promising permanent austerity will drive revolution forward

ON THURSDAY evening French president Emmanuel Macron finally made a public address outlining his response to the revolutionary uprising of workers, youth and the...

Heathrow workers ‘flying picket’ protest for London Living Wage

WITH WAVES of strike action currently under way across UK airports, hundreds of workers are set to join a mass protest at Heathrow tomorrow,...

30,000 US Stop & Shop supermarket workers win 10-day strike

The largest private sector strike in the USA in years ended in victory last week, with more than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers...

NASUWT Conference votes for strike action over pay

TEACHERS have instructed their trade union’s executive to consider calling action, ‘up to and including strike action’ against the Tory government’s attacks on their...

Patient DWP deemed ‘fit-for-work’ has died

STEPHEN Smith, an extremely ill 64-year-old man, who the government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had declared ‘fit-for-work’ has sadly died. Smith was left...

Poroshenko crushed in elections – forward to Ukrainian workers taking back...

THE WORKERS and small farmers of Ukraine dealt a crushing blow to the right-wing oligarchs and to the EU and US imperialism when they...

Primary schools are cutting teaching assistants

‘ALMOST a decade of Conservative education cuts has left our children’s future in a perilous state,’ says the GMB trade union. It has responded to...

Trade union members beaten by thugs in Bangladesh confectionary factory

THUGS, allegedly supplied by a labour contractor at Netherlands-based global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle’s factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh, launched an organised attack on union...

‘Privatisation At Chesterfield Has Driven Out Staff!’

‘THIS IS bad news for staff and for  patients,’ Unison’s head of health Sara Gorton has warned. ‘The changes are built on savings from employing...

Young Moroccan teachers strike defies intimidation and water cannons!

YOUNG teachers in Morocco who have been striking and protesting outside the parliament in Rabat for three weeks against being employed on inferior conditions...

Chronically ill thrown off benefits – because GPs ‘misled’ by...

PATIENTS suffering from serious and chronic illnesses have been driven to the brink of homlessness after being declared ‘fit-for-work’ and thrown off their benefits....

Austerity driving up infant mortality

THE GAP in infant mortality rates between English local authorities narrowed between 1999-2010, but that trend has been reversed since 2011 as a result of...

Schools & colleges are facing ‘national emergency!’

THE SCHOOL Cuts Coalition, including many education unions, on the eve of the Tory Spring Budget demanded the government address the ‘national emergency’ faced...

Lack of schools funding ‘is nothing short of scandalous’ says...

A DEBATE was held in Westminster Hall on Monday, attended by MPs, teachers, headteachers, support staff and members of the public to discuss the...

AUTO-ENROLMENT PENSIONS ROBBERY

MILLIONS of workers will see their take-home pay fall when contribution rates for those with auto-enrolment pensions are hiked in six weeks time. Since 2012,...

EU car & steel industries in crisis – UK must leave...

SHARES in India’s Tata Motors collapsed by almost 30 per cent yesterday after the company reported gigantic losses at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). On Thursday,...

RCN demanding £1bn investment in student funding!

‘LARGE-SCALE action’ is required, leading NHS trade unions are warning this week, as official NHS figures have exposed the fact that workers today face...

Ryanair Pilots Down Tools!

RYANAIR pilots have downed tools today causing huge cost to the company after Ryanair managers again refused to enter talks to end the long...

Corbyn Pledges Another 1945