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Renationalise Harland & Wolff!

AFTER the Scottish government announced they will nationalise Ferguson Marine shipyard, trade unions are calling on the UK government to safeguard jobs and skills...

Corbyn calls for a National Government – Workers must demand a...

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday wrote a letter to leaders of the LibDems, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party along with selected...

2.8% Rail Fares Rise – ‘A Kick In The Teeth For...

THERE is to be a 2.8% rail fares rise for 2020. The increase will be based on the Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation measure of...

Corbyn calls on civil servants to block no-deal Brexit! Organise general...

IN THE LATEST attempt to block a no-deal Brexit, Labour leader Corbyn has called on the civil service to move into action and do...

McDonnell courts nationalists – and vows to defend Corbyn

LABOUR shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has thrown a political bomb into the middle of the Labour Party with his pledge to the Scottish Nationalists...

McDONNELL SPLITS LABOUR OVER SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS – HE IS GETTING...

IN AN interview in Edinburgh on Tuesday Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell brazenly broke with the official Labour Party policy of opposition to a...

Harland & Wolff in administration

WORKERS vowed to continue their occupation and stop the closure of Harland and Wolff shipbuilding industry in Belfast, after the yard went into administration...

LOTHIAN PAYING £1.4m A MONTH FOR HOSPITAL IT CANNOT USE!

A health board is paying over a million pounds a month to a private consortium for a hospital it cannot use. The new children’s hospital...

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...

Gov. must end ‘two-child limit’ for payment of benefits!

UP to 600,000 children have now been affected by the Tory government’s two-child limit to ‘Universal Credit’ benefits, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)...

Scotland Yard refuses to back down as the capitalist state gives...

TORY leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have found themselves leading the condemnation of Scotland Yard after a senior officer threatened to prosecute...

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...

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...

South Western guards strike is rock solid!

THE SOUTH Western Railway workers’ strike was rock solid yesterday morning in their escalating battle to keep the guards on the train. They are...

Zane Gbangbola–tragically killed by Hydrogen Cyanide – implications for Grenfell toxicity...

News Line is pleased to reproduce a heartbreaking and moving account of a single family’s call for justice and their support for the families...

11,000 Residents & Supporters Join Grenfell Silent Walk

MORE than 11,000 local residents and supporters joined last Friday evening’s 2nd Anniversary Silent Walk to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire...

35 years since Battle of Orgreave!

THOUSANDS of trade unionists and their families will today mark the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike 35th Anniversary at the Annual Orgreave Rally in Sheffield. June 18...

Belfast raid on journalists is being challenged!

A POLICE raid of the Belfast homes and office of two investigative journalists will be challenged as part of a judicial review that started...

Safe staffing levels now! demands RCN

NURSES at their annual RCN (Royal College of Nursing) conference in Liverpool yesterday demanded that NHSEngland finally adopts a Safe Staffing Level, requiring by...

Renegade Blair predicts a UK civil war!

THE Former and completely discredited prime minister Blair, who took the UK into a war with Iraq that was based on lies and brought...

Battle to save Essex libraries

A BATTLE is well underway save 44 threatened libraries across Essex as figures show that 127 public libraries were closed across the UK last...

RMT And Tssa Rail Unions Are Demanding Renationalisation!

RAILWAY unions TSSA and RMT have demanded renationalisation of railways – and slammed the privateer rail companies – in the wake of valuable...

‘CHILD POVERTY SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING’ – NEU survey

Education professionals are reporting a significant increase in the visibility of child poverty in their school/college and have provided many distressing examples from daily...

Kurdish indefinite hunger strike!

ON Wednesday News Line visited the hunger strikers at the Kurdish Assembly in Haringey. It was the 27th day of their indefinite strike having joined...

Scotland In The Red! 30,000 In Debt Crisis

In its report Scotland in the Red released on Tuesday, StepChange Debt Charity Scotland reveals that thousands of households in Scotland are being driven...

‘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...

Youth demand at least £10 an hour

‘YOUNG workers are missing out on £200 million in minimum wage pay,’ the TUC says, while demanding at least £10 an hour regardless of...

Stop privatisation of cervical cancer

THE UNITE trade union, the largest in Britain, is calling for a suspension of the privatisation of all cervical cancer screening services in NHS...

Countdown to March 29th

PRIME Minister Theresa May has written to the European Union to ask for a three-month delay to Brexit. The UK is leaving the EU next...

Dire Staff Shortages At Cancer Centres Across The UK – Investment...

Annual workforce figures released on Tuesday by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) reveal the ‘dire’ staff  shortages at cancer centres across the UK. Clinical...

Head teachers up in arms – schools being cut to the...

MORE than 7,000 heads have written a joint letter to 3.5 million families warning of the acute funding crisis in schools. The heads insist...

100,000 NHS staff vacancies!

‘THESE figures reflect the stark reality facing NHS trusts resulting from the combination of relentless increases in patient demand, 100,000 staff vacancies and the...

No Grenfell criminal charges until 2021!

CAMPAIGNERS have reacted with fury at news that criminal charges over the Grenfell Tower fire may not be considered until 2021. Scotland Yard will not...

NO FIRE ESCAPE! Tory fire safety guidance fails

NEW GOVERNMENT fire safety guidance fails to include escape plans, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) warned yesterday. RIBA insist that the government’s guidance...

Scottish teachers demand full 10% pay rise

SCOTTISH teachers in the EIS union rejected a pay offer of 9%, demanding the full 10% pay rise that they are calling for. Teachers in...

Pm May Sticks To Backstop!

TORY PM Theresa May pledged in a speech to business leaders in Belfast yesterday to confirm her commitment ‘to deliver a Brexit which ensures...

2% Pay Offer ‘A Kick In The Teeth For Teachers!’

ANYTHING less than a 5% pay increase for teachers ‘is a kick in the teeth,’ Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School...

Chronic understaffing in the health service!

ALMOST half of NHS workers on the front line of patient care say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure patients...

70% of medical students can’t afford necessities!

SEVEN out of 10 medical students cannot afford basic necessities, finds a BMA survey. An annual BMA poll found over two-thirds (70%) of 639 surveyed...

NHS cervical screening services threatened with privatisation!

FEARS are being expressed about the threat of privatisation of NHS cervical screening services used by thousands of women throughout the country every year,...

17,070 Disabled People Have Died Before Receiving One Penny In Benefits!

IT NOW takes so long for claims to be processed that 17,070 disabled people have died before receiving a penny because they were still...

‘UK will leave EU on March 29’ – insists PM...

IN A House of Commons statement yesterday PM May insisted that her deal is the best that she can get and that even...

Gaza Hospital Superbug Epidemic

AN EPIDEMIC of an antibiotic-resistant superbug is spreading throughout the hospital system in Palestine’s Gaza City, with doctors warning of a ‘global health security...

Brexit vote on January 14 says May

TORY PM May would not commit to a vote on her Brexit deal yesterday before Parliament breaks up for Christmas and instead said: ‘I...

Tories fund campaign of on-line attacks on Corbyn by ‘shadowy’ charity...

AT THE WEEKEND the Scottish newspaper the Daily Record published leaked documents that claims to reveal that a small ‘charity’, based in Fife and...

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