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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...

Patients assessed, treated & sent home on same day! The Tories...

THE TORY government, using their NHS Long Term Plan have stepped up their war against the health service, attempting to drive through measures that...

BEIS indefinite strike!

OVER 20 PCS catering workers at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working for contractor Aramark, walked out on indefinite strike...

British Ruling Class Is Split – Forward With The British Socialist...

THE FACT that a section of the capitalist state leaked the UK ambassador Darroch’s damning estimation of the abilities of President Trump and his...

PLO slams US-sponsored Bahrain conference

THE PALESTINE Liberation Organisation (PLO) issued a statement slamming the US-sponsored conference in Bahrain on its second and final day yesterday: ‘The PLO Executive Committee...

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...

May’s university review ‘Dead on arrival’! Students, lecturers & staff must...

‘DEAD on arrival,’ is how Vanessa Wilson, chief executive of the University Alliance Group described outgoing PM May’s new report on university education. The Augar...

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...

MAY’S GRENFELL CLAIM ‘DISGRACEFUL’ says FBU

FOLLOWING Theresa May’s resignation speech, in which the Prime Minister spoke of her response to the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...

From the River to the Sea Palestine will be free! –...

PALESTINIAN heroine Ahed Tamimi was introduced to the cheering crowd at the end of the 10,000-strong march to 10 Downing Street marking Nakba Day...

NUJ addresses May Day in Ramallah

THE HEAD of the National Union of Journalists in the UK, Michelle Stanistreet, visited Ramallah in Palestine on May Day, reinforcing the unity between...

Get out of the EU now! – RMT’s Cash tells May...

‘GET OUT of the EU now,’ RMT general secretary Mick Cash told the May Day rally in Trafalgar Square at the end of the...

Quit the EU! Forward to a workers government! – WRP...

THE News Line Editorial Board sends its May Day greetings to the working class and the poor of the world. We send our revolutionary greetings...

Watson and Starmer move against Corbyn

DEPUTY Labour leader Tom Watson and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, along with union leaders, are pushing for a second referendum in a move...

Zero-hours contracts and below legal minimum wages dominate in private care...

ANALYSIS by the GMB union of figures in the national Skills for Care database reveals that care workers employed in the private sector are...

ISS cleaners protest today in Manchester

cleaners working for ISS on the Arriva Rail North contract will be holding a protest today, Wednesday 10th April, outside Manchester Victoria station between...

‘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...

‘HALT ALL CUTS AND OUTSOURCING!’ – unions confront Academies Enterprise Trust

SEVEN UNIONS have warned about their dispute with the UK’s largest academy trust over staff cuts, low pay and outsourcing. The unions have now registered...

Thousands turn out to save Honda car factory!

SWINDON residents turned out in their thousands on Saturday’s march to save the Honda car factory and stop its closure. There were 6,000 on the...

90% of nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care

Nine out of ten nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care for patients, a Nursing Standard poll reveals. The RCN (Royal College of Nursing)...

Schools & colleges are facing ‘national emergency!’

THE SCHOOL Cuts Coalition, including many education unions, on the eve of the Tory Spring Budget demanded the government address the ‘national emergency’ faced...

May’s ‘Hostile Environment’ alive & kicking – Stop Unison member Grahame...

TORY PM May’s ‘Hostile Environment’ is alive and kicking, with trade union Unison highlighting the case of a married couple who face being split...

Manchester fire service massacre! – 6 stations, 100 staff, 9 engines

‘THE SAFETY of firefighters and our communities is the Fire Brigade Union’s greatest concern,’ Gary Keary, FBU Brigade Secretary for Greater Manchester, said yesterday,...

Child benefit savage cuts

STRUGGLING families are losing out on hundreds of pounds a year as a result of changes to child benefit over the past decade, said...

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...

Unions at No 10 appeal to May

‘WHAT I did is to appeal to the Prime Minister,’ Dave Prentis, leader of Unison said as he came out of number 10 Downing...

Ban zero -hours!

‘THIS REPORT does not call for zero-hours contracts to be banned! Zero-hours workers are amongst the most exploited in this country, and the most...

Nationwide college strikes loom!

STRIKE ballots proposing industrial action at Further Education (FE) colleges are currently underway, the University and College Union (UCU) have announced, and will close...

1,000 Teachers, Parents And Supporters March On Department For Education

ONE thousand teachers, parents and supporters marched through Westminster in the cold and rain, led by the National Education Union, (NEU) to demand that...

Nursing shortage shuts cancer units

CHILDREN’S wards and cancer units are closing hand over fist across the entire country with the nurses union RCN warning that ‘skeleton staffing’ means...

Three year smoke & mirrors pay deal means real financial hardship...

‘THE CURRENT 3 year deal,’ says Gary Palmer GMB Regional Organiser, ‘fails to deliver a real terms pay increase for the majority of NHS...

‘There is revolutionary determination to smash capitalism’ –WRP General Secretary tells...

OVER 100 workers, trade unionists and youth attended the rally at the Indian YMCA in Fitzroy Square, central London on Sunday to mark...

Universal Credit cannot be reformed – it must be scrapped through...

MORE than 1.2 million people are on Universal Credit, while more than 100 new Jobcentres will be operating it by Christmas. Universal Credit is...

Children with special needs: savage cuts to SEND funding!

PARENTS, councillors and education unions descended on the Department of Education yesterday to demand that children with special needs are not left high and...

Tories plan to replace national pay bargaining for public sector workers...

THE TORIES are determined to put an end to trade union-negotiated across the board pay increases for all public sector workers and replace national...

REMOVE FLAMMABLE CLADDING IMMEDIATELY – demand Fuel Poverty Action campaigners

At a demonstration outside the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government on Wednesday, Fuel Poverty Action handed in a letter to the Secretary...

‘Students and lecturers on the streets – this is just the...

OVER 2,000 FE lecturers, staff and students marched through central London yesterday demanding fair funding for colleges. They demanded fair pay for FE lecturers,...

McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, Uber Eats and Wetherspoon strike!

HUNDREDS of striking McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, Wetherspoon, and Uber Eats mostly young workers held a joint rally in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday. They...

UK public service workers doing 40 million hours unpaid overtime

Public services support staff – including teaching assistants and hospital porters – are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year,...

Large Scale Academy Cuts!

LARGE cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial...

‘A SIGNIFICANT VICTORY!’ – Health unions hail subsidiaries ‘pause’

‘A SIGNIFICANT victory’ for health workers is how Unite described the decision by NHS Improvement to ‘pause’ the setting up of wholly owned subsidiary...

NHS Staffing Crisis As Wages Are Forced Down And Conditions Worsened

THE shortage of NHS staff in England is worsening official figures show. One in 11 posts is vacant, with the situation particularly bad...

Drastic cuts and rocketing stress levels are becoming the norm –...

DRASTIC cuts, staff restructuring and rocketing stress levels are becoming the norm in UK schools, according to a survey of school support staff published...

TUC right wing determined to stay in the EU whatever it...

AT this year’s annual conference of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) the right-wing of the trade union bureaucracy will attempt to commit the working...

Tory enforcers paid £1,500 a day to push through savage Northants...

TWENTY-one libraries closing, rubbish collections and road maintenance stripped to the bone, hundreds of council workers sacked, children’s services axed – these were...

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