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‘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...

End homelessness by putting an end to the system that deliberately...

A HOMELESS man has been found dead in a tent after sleeping rough in the snow in freezing temperatures. The man, named locally as...

‘ANC is now terminally sick, divided and incapable’ – SAFTU analyses...

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) notes with outrage the Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Ramaphosa. It proves beyond doubt that the...

‘Convene our own people’s parliament to unite against poverty’ – SAFTU...

ZWELINZIMA VAVI, SAFTU general secretary, addressed the THOR Congress at the Plaza hotel, Durban 24-25 Feb 2018. He said: ‘THOR (Transport Action Retail...

Record Jobless Rise Of 46,000!

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate has risen by the biggest amount in almost five years, official figures showed yesterday. Some 1.47 million people were out of...

Ramaphosa & ANC are our ‘class opponents’

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has responded to the State of the Nation Address delivered by newly elected South African President,...

Israeli air raids on Gaza as Netanyahu threatens war with Iran!

THE Palestinian government has condemned the Saturday night-Sunday morning Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip which killed two Palestinian youth and injured many...

As Zuma goes–‘SAFTU has no confidence that multi-billionaire Ramaphosa will be...

JACOB Zuma resigned as president of South Africa on Wednesday ahead of a vote of no confidence over uncontainable corruption scandals, and has been...

TENNESSEE PRIVATISATION PLAN SMASHED! University of Tennessee campus union scuppers billionaire...

IN TENNESSEE, an inspiring victory against the outsourcing of all state facilities service jobs has been won under the leadership of the small campus...

Stock market crash – Only socialist revolution can end the carnage!

ON MONDAY the Wall Street stock market crashed with the Dow Jones Index, which follows the fortunes of 30 large US companies on a...

Employment figures mask the real crisis of British capitalism

THE BIG lie of this minority Tory government is that British capitalism is thriving, its economy is in vigorous good health and that workers...

Capitalism cannot be reformed – forward to socialist revolution

THIS week sees the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the Swiss town of Davos, perched high in the Alps, ideally situated for...

IG Metall demands 6% rise & 28-hour week for parental leave!

HUNDREDS of thousands members of IG Metall union, Germany’s largest trade union, are engaged in short-term ‘warning strikes’ against 80 companies, for the right...

Saudi Arabian anger at government gas price hikes!

SAUDI Arabians have taken to the social networking services, venting their anger at the government for hiking domestic gas prices and introducing value added...

Defend wages & jobs – RMT condemns bosses’ automation threat

‘THIS IS dangerous nonsense and must be opposed by the whole trade union movement,’ RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said yesterday responding to a...

Paddy Hill condemned British & Irish governments!

ONE of the Birmingham Six, wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings in 1975, branded the British legal system as unable ‘to spell the...

Trump boasts that stock markets have gained $6 trillion since his...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Monday outlined his new national security strategy. He stressed: ‘When the American people speak, all of us should...

Banks ‘racing to the bottom!’ – says Labour’s John McDonnell

THE BANK of England has revealed that banks extended new mortgage commitments to borrowers worth £69.6bn in the three months to the end of...

Greek schoolchildren and students rally against education cuts

SCHOOLCHILDREN and students across Greece protested on Monday against cutbacks to the education sector, and the ‘intensification of performance evaluation’ which is part of...

Numsa Threatening National Strike Action Against Eskom Abuse Of Power

THE National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (NUMSA) is threatening a national strike against electricity power company Eskom. A NUMSA statement said: ‘The National...

‘Shirleymander’ selling off council houses to get votes

‘I DID nothing wrong,’ claims ‘the Leader’ in a rehearsed reading of ‘Shirleymander’. The sharply witty play by Gregory Evans was presented at the Playground...

South Africa must follow the example of the Russian Revolution

IT IS time for the South African working class to follow the example of the Russian workers who overthrew not only the Tsar and...

Amazon workers ‘Black Friday’ strike

WORKERS at six Amazon distribution centres in Germany and one in Italy began a 24-hour strike on Friday, in a protest timed to coincide...

The working class will not accept permanent austerity! Call a general...

IN THE wake of Tory Chancellor Hammond’s budget – a budget in which he declared war on the working class, war on pensioners, war...

‘CRUEL PUNISHMENT’ OF POOREST PEOPLE! – Xmas Universal Credit to be...

TENS of thousands of low paid workers on Universal Credit may not be paid over the festive season or may get a reduced payment. Those...

SOUTH AFRICA ‘A COUNTRY RUN BY THIEVES’ – say the SAFTU...

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions’ (SAFTU) claim that South Africa is becoming a kleptocracy – a country ruled by thieves – is...

12,000 Striking Ontario College Employees Reject Latest Contract Offer!

THE UNION representing 12,000 striking Ontario college faculty called on Tuesday for its members to reject their employers’ latest contract offer in a ballot...

Wilbur Ross Lays Down The Law To The UK Bosses And...

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s senior adviser Wilbur Ross has just addressed the CBI bosses and given that body its orders as to what it must...

‘Rate rise adds insult to injury’ says Unison

THE BANK of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday raised interest rates for the first time in more than ten years. The official bank rate...

Low pay ‘endemic’ 4.1m in serious debt

AN EXTRA 94,000 people were in work at the end of the latest three-month period, however it now emerges that the unemployment figures have...

Big Bike Ride to save Ealing Hospital greeted with cheers and...

THE WEST London Council of Action Big Bike Ride to Save Ealing Hospital on Sunday was a great success. More than two dozen riders with...

AFL-CIO praises Canadian NAFTA negotiating team!

THE AFL-CIO, America’s trade union body, released a statement on September 20th giving its position on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and...

Trump threatens to destroy North Korea and warns Iran, Cuba and...

PRESIDENT TRUMP began his speech at the UN by immediately patting himself on the back, stating that ‘Fortunately, the United States has done...

UK workers are weighed down by debt while landlords are fattened...

LENIN, in his work ‘Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism’, wrote about one of the most important connections between the imperialist drive for colonies...

Huber Ballesteros, Freed Colombian Trade Union Leader Addresses Tuc!

COLOMBIAN trade union leader, Huber Ballesteros, was finally able to address the TUC Congress in Brighton on Wednesday. Weeks before he was due to fly...

Join the YS lobby of the TUC on September 11 to...

THE GRENFELL Tower disaster was a turning point for the working class where the callous and ruthless nature of the ruling class was exposed...

Afl-Cio Leader Trumka Quits Trump’s Manufacturing Council

ON SUNDAY August 13th AFL–CIO leader Richard Trumka made his initial statement on the Charlottesville clashes between neo-Nazis supported by the Ku Klux Klan...

US trade unions condemn racist rally in Charlottesville

AMERICA’S nurses’ union, National Nurses United (NNU), has condemned the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday which resulted in the death of a...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes