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Kick out the yellow trade union leaders

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THE GATE GOURMET bosses were cock-a-hoop yesterday, and no wonder – after the leader of the TUC, Barber, and the leaders of the...

US SUPPORTS ISRAELI ONSLAUGHT as Abbas holds talks with Mubarak

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After cancelling a planned October 2 meeting with Israeli premier Ariel Sharon, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and his delegation arrived in Cairo on Tuesday...

‘throw Out Stinking Gourmet Deal’

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‘WE want a hands up vote at the mass meeting tomorrow, and we want the provisional agreement between Gate Gourmet, the TGWU and the...

Brown Attacks Unions On Pay

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In his keynote speech to the Labour Party Conference yesterday, Chancellor Gordon Brown declared for ‘New Labour renewed’. Assuming he will succeed Blair as...

‘WE WON’T SIGN AWAY OUR RIGHTS’ says Gate Gourmet shop steward

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers received a report back yesterday morning on the picket line at Heathrow Airport from their shop stewards, of a...

HIGH ALERT IN BASRA! – tensions after tank attack ‘rescue’

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British troops in Iraq were on high alert yesterday for fear of further clashes as tensions continued over the rescue at tank-point of two...

A British ‘barbaric act of aggression’ in Basra

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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,...

Grampian Foods Pensions Strike

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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...

Workers Lobby Tuc – To Defend Jobs And Oppose Cuts!

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A NUMBER of workers have been lobbying the TUC to demand support and action in defence of jobs and against cuts. Amicus members were lobbying...

DEFEND JOBS AND WAGES – Smash Blair’s privatisation drive says CWU...

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‘I BELIEVE we can win this,’ Communication Workers Union General Secretary Bill Hayes told a mass rally against privatisation by over 600 postal workers...

General strike now to stop destruction of the NHS!

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NHS HOSPITALS are facing an immediate cut of £1.6 billion, with the government ordering NHS Trusts to ‘balance their books’ by making cutbacks and...

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...

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

‘WE MUST WIN’ – say Gate Gourmet strikers

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‘WE’RE coming back!’ Gate Gourmet strikers shouted defiantly at the scab lorries accompanied by video surveillance vans as they drove past the mass picket...

‘WE ARE ALL GOING BACK TOGETHER’ – Gate Gourmet workers vow...

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THE GATE GOURMET pickets were in a lively mood yesterday, full of determination that they were all going to get their jobs back in...

CAFTA – a disaster for US workers’ jobs

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Backers of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) claimed the bill would increase US textile jobs – but a new study by...

Police Use Taser Gun In Midlands Raid

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A MAN, claimed by the police to be Yasin Omar, was stunned with a high voltage taser during an armed police raid carried...

UK Troops In Iraq Made Britain A Terror Target

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There is ‘no doubt’ that support for the US-led war on Iraq ‘puts the UK more at risk’ of terrorist attack. This is one of...

PNA appeals for ‘calm’ during Gaza pullout

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Amid a flurry of diplomatic visits aimed at securing a smooth Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and military escalation by the Israeli Occupation...

FORM JOINT COMMITTEE TO OVERSEE GAZA PULLOUT – Hamas urges PNA

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Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Civil Affairs Minister Muhammad Dahlan met with a Hamas leadership delegation comprising Isma’il Haniyah and Sa’id Siyam, in Gaza, at...

Imperialist aggression is the roots of terrorism

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PRIME Minister Blair yesterday said that there is to be more new repressive legislation, on top of the huge powers that the government and...

Karzai calls for rethink, as Taleban attacks mount

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THE Afghan ‘government’ has called for a rethink of the US-led fight against the Taleban, after heavy casualties to civilians caused by US air...

‘G8= the most violent criminals on earth’ says George Galloway MP

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Over 15,000 people took part in the G8 Alternatives demonstration at Gleneagles yesterday afternoon. Welcoming the marchers to Auchterarder at a rally in the local...

Rice supervises raising Middle East tensions

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THE US through its secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who has been in the Middle East for a week, is working hard to raise...

5 US marines killed – near Ramadi

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Five US marines have been killed near Ramadi, western Iraq, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, the US military said in a statement...

House nuisance neighbours in containers says Field

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LABOUR’S war against the working class and the poor continues, with Birkenhead MP Frank Field advocating that nuisance neighbours should be evicted and ‘housed’...

5 WARDS AND 300 STAFF FACE THE AXE – in Lincolnshire...

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Staff at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have been shocked by the sudden announcement on Monday of plans to close five hospital wards and...

BBC unions to ‘trawl for volunteers’ for the sack

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‘The BBC unions agreed ‘a trawl for voluntary redundancies’ during last Wednesday’s four-hour meeting with BBC Director General Mark Thompson. Thompson would give no guarantee...

Greek Telecom Pensions Crisis

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Greek Telecom’s OME-OTE trade union leadership succeeded last weekend in pushing through the union’s congress a most reactionary agreement which had been worked out...

Dutch To Follow French Example

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Dutch workers are ready to deal another blow to the bosses and bankers’ EU by following the example of the French and voting ‘NO’...

French revolution stuns EU bosses and political leaders

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THE 55 per cent vote, by the working class and the rural population of France against the European Constitution, is a body blow to...

Labour and the bosses knifing pensions and pensioners

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A SURVEY from pensions advisers Origen published yesterday shows that companies are continuing to either close their final salary pensions schemes or end admission...

Capitalism can’t afford common retirement age or decent pensions

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CAPITALIST Britain is being driven backwards, not forwards by the deepening crisis of capitalism and the policies of the Blair-Brown Labour government, dedicated to...

ROYAL MAIL PRIVATISATION WILL BE RESISTED – says postal workers leader

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A LONDON postal workers’ leader yesterday warned the government they will face massive opposition, if they go ahead and try to break Labour’s election...

‘THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NHS’ – Professor Marks condemns Blair/Hewitt plans

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‘This is really the destruction of the NHS,’ Vincent Marks, professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Surrey and a long-standing supporter of...

Defend the NHS and the Welfare State!

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YESTERDAY key Blairite cabinet ministers, Blunkett and Hewitt, launched a massive attack on the Welfare State. Hewitt promised to use the NHS budget to...

STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS! – FBU delegates demand

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‘This union is not crushed, this union is not defeated, this union is united and it will be ready for a fight on pensions,’...

Britain Heads For Revolutionary Situation

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BRITAIN is now being run by a weakened and discredited Blair government, which is however determined to speed up its right wing course and...

Seven Palestinians wounded in Al Aqsa clash

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The Disengagement Administration bases its assessment on the fact that according to the disengagement law anybody not leaving by that date could lose tens...

‘PROVOCATION’ – Marshall-Andrews condemns Blair appointment

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Opposition to prime minister Blair hardened yesterday in the wake of his final ministerial appointments. Opponents have been especially infuriated at the appointment of one...

Blair listens only to the bosses

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PRIME Minister Blair, despite all his vows about listening to the people – made outside 10 Downing Street on the day after the general...

May Day manifesto! Keep the Tories out! The working class will...

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily socialist paper of the WRP, sends its greetings to the workers and youth of the...

Sack Woodley and Simpson!

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ANGRY Rover workers yesterday slammed their betrayal by trade union leaders, Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley, and Amicus General Secretary...