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France General Strike

FRANCE’S nine main unions united for the first time in a decade in public sector protests earlier this week against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans...

Universal Credit– Claimants Suffering

THE PUBLIC and Commercial Services Union (PCS) yesterday accused the government of being ‘complicit in the suffering’ of Universal Credit claimants, labelling the system...

No recovery for capitalism from 2008 crash – forward to socialist...

A RECENT analysis by Sky News has shown that the ‘recovery’ of British capitalism since the world banking crash in 2008 is actually smaller...

Amcu Demands A ‘Social Democracy’

SOUTH Africa should transition from a constitutional democracy to a ‘social democracy’ and implement more socialist policies to retain jobs in the mining sector,...

Argentinian unions foster ‘global response’ to privatisation of education!

A new study has reported on the expansion of private interests in the public education sector in Argentina and its undermining effects on quality...

Labour conference must reject Corbyn’s betrayal and vote to break with...

YESTERDAY Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came out publicly to proclaim that he is prepared to go to any lengths to appease the right wing...

Break with the EU now! Forward to a Workers Government and...

WHEN TORY PM May went to the European Union to try and sell her Chequers plan she was met with a unanimous ‘NO’ from...

SAFTU DEMANDS ARREST JOOSTE! – after Steinhoff shares plunge by R134bn

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) demands that Markus Jooste, the former Chief Executive Officer of Steinhoff, be arrested and charged with...

Tory austerity gives workers choice of ‘eat, heat or pay rent’...

‘EAT, heat or pay rent’ that is the stark choice facing millions of low paid and unemployed workers living in private rented accommodation in...

TRUMP SLASHES MORE THAN $200 MILLION IN AID FROM THE OCCUPIED...

THE TRUMP administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

South African Unions To Strike In Defence Of 7,000 Eskom Jobs

SOUTH African unions say they will resist power utility Eskom’s intention to cut 7,000 jobs through natural attrition with strike action. ‘Eskom intends to reduce...

Iran Unveils Its Kowsar Jet Fighter

IRAN has unveiled its first domestically designed and manufactured fighter jet, named ‘Kowsar’, at a defence show in Tehran. The aircraft conducted its first...

Greek austerity is set to continue! Only way out is through...

GREECE has completed a three-year eurozone emergency loan programme worth 61.9bn euros (£55bn; $70.8bn). This was part of the biggest bailout in global financial...

US DAIRY WORKERS FATALITIES United Farm Workers union fighting Darigold

AMERICA’s United Farm Workers union (UFW) is fighting an attack by Darigold, the largest dairy processor and cooperative in the Pacific Northwest. UFW says: ‘While...

SAFTU condemns 30,000 public sector ‘jobs slaughter’

SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) is incensed at the report in the Mail & Guardian that there is a plan lay off...

Victory To The Palestinian Revolution!

THE LATEST statistics produced by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics show clearly that Israeli domination of the occupied Palestinian territories has lead to...

Automation will destroy nearly 15 million jobs & drive forward socialist...

MILLIONS of workers in Britain face the prospect of seeing their jobs replaced by machines in the next ten years, according to a report...

SA Working Class Summit to unite workplace and community struggles

A NEW chapter in the history of the South African working class was opened in Soweto on 21st-22nd July 2018, when representatives from...

Leiberman Threatens ‘Wide-Scale & Painful’ Military Operation Against Gaza

THE Israeli Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, threatened to initiate a ‘wide-scale and painful military operation’ against the besieged Gaza Strip due to the continued...

Tolpuddle Martyrs festival weekend

THE TOLPUDDLE Martyrs annual festival where thousands of people come together to celebrate trade unionism and remember the role of the Tolpuddle Martyrs began...

Workers of the UK and USA must send May, Trump and...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump, on arrival to the UK on Thursday, did an interview with the Sun newspaper in which he said that he...

Withdraw suspension of 400 UNRWA workers in Gaza

UNRWA Staff Union and UNRWA Head Union in Gaza warned the agency’s administration against taking unprecedented extreme measures and withdrawing from sent notices suspending...

Socialist revolution the only way to prevent mass unemployment

THE ANNOUNCEMENT this week by the aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls Royce that it is to slash 4,600 jobs in the UK as part of...

Saftu Condemns Energy Privatisation!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has condemned the privatisation of energy generation to ‘capitalist companies’ and expressed its support for...

Only solution to world crisis of capitalism – World Socialist...

TODAY we are living in the period of the death agony of the world capitalist system. Everywhere the crisis is ripping apart nation states,...

Soros backed ‘Fifth Column’ calls for second EU referendum – Workers...

THE EU Brexit chief negotiator has declared that he is not prepared to compromise with the UK government over the decision of the British...

Brave Gazans Set Out To Break The Israeli Sea Blockade

A NUMBER of Palestinian activists yesterday set off in two boats on a sea journey from Gaza towards the naval limits set by Israel,...

SAFTU’s verdict on 100 days of Ramaphosa

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is not joining in the euphoria over President Ramaphosa’s completion of 100 days as President of...

SAFTU planning ‘total shutdown of economy’

SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) is planning ‘a two to three day total shut down of the economy’ during which ‘the working...

Unison condemns ‘brutal massacre in Gaza’

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has joined others in condemning the ‘brutal massacre in Gaza’. Writing on the union’s website, Prentis said on Wednesday: ‘On...

‘We are going to hound you out!’ – FBU’s message to...

‘OUR MESSAGE to May and the Tories is: We are going to hound you out! Justice for Grenfell!’ Lucy Masood, FBU, said, to the...

Workers will not get any ‘new deal’ from the Tories! Make...

THE WINDRUSH scandal, missiles launched at Syria without even seeking permission from Parliament, the Grenfell fire disaster, the winter NHS meltdown, homelessness and rough...

The people behind Gaza’s statistics

Sarah Algherbawi The Electronic Intifada IN JIHAD ABU Jamous’ family, he was seen as the lucky one. The 31-year-old, who gathered gravel to sell...

‘Time to overthrow capitalist system’ May Day greetings to workers of...

THE EDITORIAL Board of the News Line sends its revolutionary greetings to the working class of the world. We salute in particular the heroic struggle...

Sa Workers Take To The Streets

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) said last Wednesday 25 April 2018 will be recorded in the history of the South African...

Nigerian hospital workers indefinite strike – in Zimbabwe 16,000 striking nurses...

NIGERIA’S nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals on Sunday declared an indefinite strike at federal hospitals under the auspices of the Joint Health...

French workers confront Macron’s Thatcherite assault

TRAIN drivers and other workers at the French state railway SNFC began three months of rolling stoppages on Monday evening, as trade unions push...

‘The Land Belongs To The Palestinian People! The Occupation Will Vanish...

ISRAELI forces on Friday shot and killed 18 Palestinians as they assaulted rallies that set out to commemorate Land Day on many...

Palestinian Syrians: Displaced Once Again!

OVER a quarter of Syria’s Palestinian refugees displaced as a result of the long conflict are facing recurrent tragedies outside Syria, according to a...

SAFTU SAYS R20 PER HOUR NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT A...

General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Zwelinzima Vavi said on Tuesday that Saftu does not agree with the Congress...

South African workers launch ‘Scrap New Labour Laws’ campaign

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) are marching in Gauteng today, Human Rights Day, to protest against the proposed new...

Capitalist debt transferred to the poor – McDonnell indicts Spring Statement

‘I AM pleased to report to the House on a UK economy that has grown in every year since 2010,’ Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond...

Italian Workers And Youth Throw A Giant Spanner Into The Eu...

THE Italian general election results have shaken the European Union after the governing ‘Centre Left’ pro-EU coalition, led by Matteo Renzi, got just 22.8%...

NUMSA demands minimum wage increase South Africa: ‘The most unequal society...

THE NATIONAL Union of Metal workers of South Africa (NUMSA) is calling on workers to march on March 21 to defend the right to...

Workers must respond to developing trade war by getting rid of...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump launched a world-wide trade war last Friday with his declaration that he will impose a 25 per cent tariff on...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...