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South African NUM has threatened mass strikes over planned sackings!

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa has threatened mass strikes against the mining sector over planned sackings. Several mining companies have issued...

May Day Greetings 2024 – Victory To Palestine! Bring Down...

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STATEMENT BY THE NEWS LINE EDITORIAL BOARD The News Line Editorial Board sends its warmest May Day greetings to the working class,  youth and the...

Hunt vows to slash benefits to drive sick back to work...

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THIS week, Tory Chancellor Jeremy Hunt jetted off to Washington to attend the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with the stated...

Sharp increase in unemployment as bankers and bosses demand sick and...

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YESTERDAY the latest unemployment figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing that UK unemployment had shot up by  85,000 in...

GPs reject imposed contract! – 99.2% vote NO!!

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GENERAL Practitioners (GPs) across England have voted overwhelmingly to reject the new 2024/25 national GP General Medical Services (GMS) contract that was imposed on...

Athens Students March Attacked By Police

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Over 30,000 university students from all the main Greek cities, along with delegations of school students and some 3,000 secondary school teachers and university...

NEHAWU union condemns Nelson Mandela University for refusing to meet strikers’...

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The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU)  has condemned the reluctance to meet strikers’ demands, displayed by the management of the Nelson...

35,000 Greek public & private sector workers take part in mass...

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SOME 35,000 public and private sector workers and students took part in mass rallies and marches on Wednesday in central Athens as part of...

SA gold-mine strikers win union recognition agreement!

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GOLD ONE, the Modder East Operations company’s mine in Gauteng in South Africa, has concluded a trade union recognition agreement with the Association of...

Bank of England demands wage cuts to keep businesses and the...

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures yesterday on the average pay across the UK, which they claimed saw an increase of 6.2%...

SA trade unions are ‘deeply concerned’ by petrol and diesel price...

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The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says the petrol increase would disproportionately impact families of poor workers who have been forced to...

OBR official demands cuts to benefits and war on migrant workers...

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WHEN the then Tory prime minister Liz Truss launched her notorious mini-budget in September 2022 that came close to crashing the UK economy, one...

Tuc Must Call A General Strike Now To Support The Palestinian...

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THE United Nations says the ongoing Israeli war in Palestine has left the Gaza Strip ‘uninhabitable’ and that the destruction in the Palestinian territory...

Labour will let bankers’ bonuses soar and make the working class...

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LABOUR’S shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves yesterday pledged any future Labour government to be the bankers’ best friend, ready and willing to facilitate awarding massive...

Tata Steel UK’S claim of losing £1.5 million a day to...

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Last Friday, Tata Steel UK confirmed its devastating plans to axe 2,800 jobs with the closure of two blast furnaces at its Port Talbot...

£30 billion wiped off UK stock market overnight as capitalism plunges...

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ON Wednesday, the FTSE 100 had its biggest fall since August last year with almost 30 billion pounds wiped off the value of the...

World Economic Forum declares capitalist ‘global order’ destabilised by imperialist war...

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THE WORLD Economic Forum (WEF) opened its meeting at the Swiss resort of Davos this week under the storm clouds of an economic and...

Global unemployment is expected to rise in 2024

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GLOBAL unemployment will rise in 2024 and growing inequalities and stagnant productivity are causes for concern, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social...

South African court bans Johannesburg bus strike

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SOUTH Africa bus service Rea Vaya operator, PioTrans, last Thursday secured an interdict banning 179 employees from embarking on an unprotected strike and continuing...

2024 – Victory to Palestine! Forward to British Socialist Revolution!

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News Year’s statement from the News Line Editorial Board THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2024 to all our readers and to...

30,000 Businesses Will Go Bust In 2024!

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ECONOMISTS at the multi-national financial advice service PwC have issued a stark warning that nearly 30,000 businesses in the UK will collapse under the...

Venezuela’s Maduro Guyana’s Irfaan Ali meet to curb tensions over resource-rich...

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A ST. VINCENT meeting to address the Essequibo dispute took place on Thursday. This regional meeting aimed to curb geopolitical tensions between Venezuela and Guyana. On...

Bank of England boss says outlook for British capitalism ‘worst I’ve...

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ON Monday, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee issued a report blaming the Bank of England (BoE) for ‘errors’ that had failed to...

Gaza residents shocked by massive price rises!

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GAZA residents have been shocked and angered over a steep rise in prices. As the sounds of war quietened with the advent of the first...

The TUC must answer Hunt’s declaration of a vicious war on...

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TORY Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement has been derided for its claims to represent a way out of the economic crisis strangling British capitalism,...

Hunt turns his fire on the sick the disabled and the...

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TORY Chancellor Hunt turned his fire on the sick, the disabled, the mentally ill and the unemployed in his vicious, vindictive anti-working class Autumn...

New right-wing party to replace Tories being organised as spectre of...

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AS THE Tory Party continues to disintegrate by the hour, demands from the ruling class for a new right-wing party to emerge from the...

French workers demand a Gaza ceasefire!

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WORKERS and youth throughout France are demonstrating today for a ceasefire in Gaza, following a call by the CGT trade union federation. A union statement...

BofE keeps interest rates at record level and promises further rises!

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AS WIDELY predicted, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday voted to hold the UK key base interest rate at 5.25% while...

South African workers march to defend healthcare benefits

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National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) members marched to the offices of Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in Bloemfontein on Monday,...

Tories crushed in by-elections – TUC must take action now to...

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THE TORIES have been smashed by two huge by-election defeats, in a couple of their ‘safe’ seats, Mid Bedfordshire and Tamworth, where their large...

220 marches across France against government austerity

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AT THE CALL of the trade unions, more than 220 demonstrations were organised across France on Friday, October 13, to say no to austerity...

‘What is needed now is to grow the economy–pickpocketing the public...

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‘WHAT is needed now is to grow the economy. That is the only sober and sustainable path to pay down our worrying debt trajectory....

Inflation here to stay and global banking system faces collapse

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THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday produced its latest report on the state of the world capitalist financial system, in which it warned that...

Over 5,000 on London Palestine demonstration – mass march called for...

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A MASS demonstration of more than 5,000 workers, students and youth continued throughout the evening from 6.00pm and into the night outside the Israeli...

The Treasury and the Banks are in a panic over the...

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UK Treasury officials are locked in talks with the Bank of England after Metro Bank’s shares plunged by more than 31%. The bank is now...

PM Sunak Ditches HS2 And Launches Savage Cuts To Smash The...

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THE GMB trade union yesterday slammed the scrapping of the HS2 Northern route, the biggest cut in the rail network since the days of...

Sunak scraps HS2 project and praises the Ukraine!

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GIVING the closing speech at the Tory party conference in Manchester yesterday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was introduced by his billionairess wife, Akshata Murthy. Speaking...

Pro-Palestine activities in US & UK campuses facing restrictions!

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CONCERNS are rising over restrictions to free speech, academic inquiry, and student activism related to Palestine at universities across the UK. This trend has been...

Bank of England split over interest rates revealing chaos and demoralisation...

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THE Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday made the surprise decision to hold UK interest rates at 5.25% instead of the widely...

Bank of England votes 5-4 to keep interest rates at 5.25%

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UK interest rates have been left unchanged after the Bank of England said price rises were slowing faster than expected. Interest rates were held at...

National Public Sector Strike Called In Greece

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The Federation of Greek Public Sector Trade Unions (ADEDY), the Athens and Piraeus Trades Councils and dozens of trade unions have called a 24-hour...

Answer Tories’ ‘war to finish’ on trade unions by demanding the...

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YESTERDAY, NHS consultants began a 48-hour strike that has propelled a head-on confrontation between doctors and their union, the BMA, and a Tory government...

Bosses see mass unemployment as the whip to discipline working class!

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A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE Australian property tycoon, Tim Gurner, speaking at a property summit on Tuesday, spoke out clearly revealing the contempt these mega rich bosses...

The G20 Summit in Delhi ‘A Tale of Two Indias’

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IN Delhi, India’s capital, the G20 summit has captured significant global attention. This event brought together world leaders to discuss international economic strategies, presenting...