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ZIMBABWE UNION LEADERS ARRESTED – as COSATU supports April 3 general...

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Zimbabwean riot police arrested opposition leader Morgan Tzvangirai when they prevented a mass anti-government protest yesterday. Police rounded up dozens of opposition activists and trade...

PRIVATEERS THREATEN NHS SURVIVAL – warns UNISON

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‘PRIVATE companies are raking in millions of pounds, leaving a black hole in NHS finances,’ UNISON – Britain’s largest health workers’ union – has...

US Opening Up Second Front In Africa

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MILLIONS of Africans will understandably be fearful at the latest strategic initiative that US President George Bush has just announced. The president has instructed his...

‘THIS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!’ – Palestinian population being caged in...

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‘ENOUGH is enough!’ The Palestinians must be treated with equity, with Israel ending its occupation of the Palestinian territories. That was the message from the...

There must be ‘non-negotiable rules’ Kelly tells minorities

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COMMUNITIES Secretary Ruth Kelly, launching a Commission on Integration and Cohesion yesterday, declared: ‘I believe that we should celebrate and clearly articulate the benefits...

Israel Must Quit The Lebanon Now

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THE Israeli military have never been prepared to allow their activities in southern Lebanon to be observed, monitored, and charted by UN observers. That is...

OCCUPATION IS A CRIME! FREE IRAQ AND PALESTINE! – demand hundreds...

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‘OCCUPATION is a crime! Free Iraq and Palestine!’ shouted more than 400 people gathered in Whitehall opposite the gates to Downing Street on Wednesday...

Defend the National Health Service! Stop Privatisation Bring down the...

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By Anna Athow, Consultant Surgeon ‘WE HAVE reached crunch point, where the process of transition from one system to another is taking place.’ So said...

Medical notes outsourced – threatening patients’ lives says Prentis

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Thousands of patients’ lives may be put at risk because a growing number of hospitals are sending medical notes abroad for typing, UNISON is...

30 Years Since The Soweto Uprising

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‘Long live the memory of the June 16 martyrs!’ declared the African National Congress last Friday as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the...

TRADE UNIONISTS MURDERED FOR DEFENDING WORKERS’ RIGHTS – ICFTU report

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ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested,...

US and South African workers unite against paper conglomerate

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America’s United Steelworkers union (USW) and the South African Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood & Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) have pledged mutual support in...

‘Robbing the dead and the dying’

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Relatives and widows of the thousands of men who died from asbestos-related cancer, yesterday expressed their determination to fight on after the Law Lords...

US plans to use nuclear bunker busters against Iran

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THE New Yorker has published an article by award winning journalist Seymour Hersh, that claims that the US administration of President G W Bush...

Thirteen insurgents hung – Rumsfeld looks forward to a civil war

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THE Iraqi puppet authorities have hung 13 people accused of taking part in the insurgency, the first execution of militant nationalists since the US-led...

TGWU leaders still pushing ‘compromise agreement’

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LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers were very angry on the picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday when letters from the TGWU solicitor advising them...

‘Gate Gourmet Can’t Get Away With This!’

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Yesterday was the beginning of the third month since the more than 700 Gate Gourmet workers were locked out at Heathrow Airport. Speaking on the...

Union Leaders Helping Bosses Say Gourmet Workers

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angry Gate Gourmet workers told News Line over the weekend that they want their union, the TGWU, to provide them with information on who...

‘WE’RE READY TO FIGHT FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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GATE Gourmet shop stewards went to a meeting at the Trades Union Congress in central London yesterday with leaders of their union, the TGWU,...

Sharon’s deception at the United Nations

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ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Ariel Sharon tried to cut a figure as the liberator of the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip at the United...

Blair and Brown threaten the trade unions

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THE message from the Blair-Brown leadership to the trade unions and their leaders is ‘face up to globalisation or cease to exist’. Even the two’s...

Stop The Airports, Call Out The Tgwu And The Tuc!

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It has just been confirmed what we already knew – that the Gate Gourmet bosses, in a well planned action, provoked a walk-out by...

£50,000 A Day To Strike Break

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Firefighters in Suffolk were angry yesterday as the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces set out to break their strike actions against plans...

Karzai Officials And Advisors ‘Implicated In Major War Crimes’

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Numerous high-level officials and advisors in Afghanistan’s US-backed puppet government are implicated in major war crimes and human rights abuses that took place in...

Government Of National Unity ‘Not Serious’ Says Hamas

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PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei said Tuesday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has ‘no objection to the creation of a temporary government of...

UNISON condemns Blair for breaking NHS promise

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UNISON Head of Health, Karen Jennings, has condemned Labour government plans to allow private treatment centres to poach NHS staff, breaking a Labour government...

Hospital funding crisis! – Restore NHS! – End privatisation

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THERE is a huge funding crisis in the National Health Service (NHS). All over the country hospitals are being instructed to close wards and theatres...

Ten-hour day for schoolkids!

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AT ONE time it used to be said that British workers were working such long hours that they did not have an opportunity to...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL! – demands Free Palestine rally

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Over 5,000 members and supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign last Saturday marched and rallied in central London under the banner of Free Palestine. The...

Stop Treating University Staff As Second-Class Citizens

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AUT general secretary Sally Hunt is launching a manifesto for academic-related staff in Manchester on 12 May calling for more pay, reduced hours and...