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Removing 2-metre rule risks second wave warn unions

DESPITE announcing yesterday a seven-day rolling average of 130 people a day dying from Covid-19, Tory PM Johnson announced measures to ‘safely ease the...

No bailout of capitalism – expropriate the main industries and banks!

YESTERDAY the UK’s three biggest airlines launched legal proceedings in a bid to overturn the government’s new quarantine rules that require air passengers from...

Heathrow boss threatens to sack third of workforce

THE BOSS of Heathrow airport has warned of making 25,000 job cuts as the Tories’ 14-day quarantine system came into force yesterday morning. Heathrow boss...

Kick out trade union leaders collaborating to impose job and...

THE ENGINEERING giant Rolls-Royce which manufactures jet engines this week confirmed that it will slash 3,000 jobs across the UK. Already Rolls-Royce has begun the...

Unite and the major trade unions must defend jobs with occupations...

THE UK government is considering intervening in large UK companies through ‘Project Birch’ to ‘save’ the firms that are going bust by more government...

Airport workers sacked, construction workers not paid! ‘Management callously sacking staff...

THE UNITE union, has accused Blue Handling at Stansted, which provides services to Ryanair, of cruelly sacking over a hundred workers instead of using...

‘ZERO CHANCE OF TRANSPORT DEAL’ – RMT warns Johnson government

RMT WARNS there is zero chance of agreement to government plans to increase transport services on 11th May in the current climate, as a...

McCluskey denounces Labour’s right wing who worked for a Tory victory!

THE general secretary of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, has reacted with fury over the revelations contained in the leaked internal report by the...

Unite-Rolls Royce jobs deal – includes a 10% pay delay for...

THE UNITE union has agreed a package with engineering giant Rolls-Royce to financially protect the 20,000 UK workforce during the coronavirus emergency by delaying...

Unite Is Fighting For Workers’ Rights!

TWO LONDON organisations are flouting government policy over coronavirus by attacking the pay, and terms and conditions of their employees, the Unite, union said...

US Fed’s third emergency programme in 2 days fails to stop...

THE US Federal Reserve announced late on Wednesday the third emergency programme in two days in an increasingly desperate and futile attempt to avoid...

Sack TUC traitors who collaborate with Tories and bosses – Build...

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak opened his Budget speech on Wednesday with an appeal to ‘put aside party politics, and act in the national interest’ in...

Car Factories Could Be Closed In A Matter Of Weeks Says...

FOR THE first time since coronavirus erupted in China shutting down Chinese manufacturing, cutting off the supply of vital components and commodities to the...

‘One rule for them and another for us!’ – unions condemn...

ATTORNEY General Suella Braverman’s undertaking that evidence given by contractors at the Grenfell Inquiry will not be used to prosecute them constitutes ‘One rule...

Industry collapses in UK under impact of capitalist crisis

THE UK economy stagnated with no growth in the last quarter of 2019, according to official figures from the ONS (Office for National Statistics). Gross...

‘FRESH BLOW TO CAR INDUSTRY’! – over 10% job losses at...

THE UNITE union has described the announcement that there will be further job losses at JaguarLandRover’s (JLR’s) Halewood plant in Merseyside as a ‘fresh...

No Xmas Wages For 600 Workers

THE collapse of construction firm Clugston has halted work on Newcastle University’s new £39m extension and £25m sports centre. Clugston, which employs more than 600...

Scottish court rules prorogation ‘unlawful’

WE ARE of the opinion that the advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful and that...

Car industry collapses in UK and Europe under impact of capitalist...

THE BRITISH car industry is steadily collapsing as a result of the world economic crisis, figures produced yesterday highlighted. According to the Society of Motor...

Occupy UK Car Plants! Call General Strike To Bring In Workers...

THE UNITE union, representing car workers, said yesterday that its members will fight ‘tooth and nail’ to safeguard Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, and urged...

Corbyn calls emergency shadow cabinet meeting

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn is to hold an emergency shadow cabinet meeting next Monday to discuss alleged anti-Semitism within the party. The meeting was called...

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...

Pompeo Pledges To Prevent Anti-Tory Regime Change In The UK By...

WITH THE Tories in what is being called an ‘existential crisis’ over breaking with the European Union, the British ruling class and its allies...

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...

‘ANTI-CORBYN COUP!’ – WATSON ACCUSED BY McCLUSKEY

THE CLAMOUR from senior Labour figures, including deputy leader Tom Watson, shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, for Labour to...

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)...

Somerset pay battle

PRODUCTION workers at Somerset firm Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Bridgwater are to strike for three days over a ‘paltry’ pay offer. The Unite union said its...

British soldier who shot Daniel Hegarty charged with murder

A SOLDIER who shot dead a 15-year-old boy in Derry, in the north of Ireland in July 1972 is to be charged with murder. Daniel...

HS2 ‘rats’ on construction workers

THE HIGH Speed 2 (HS2) contractor has ‘ratted on overtime agreements’ the Unite union alleged yesterday. Unite, which represents construction workers building the line, expressed...

Swindon Day Of Action To Keep Honda Car Factory Open

ON SATURDAY thousands of Swindon football fans showed their determination to fight to keep the Honda car factory open, which is an absolute life...

Shocking midwife staffing crisis

A SHOCKING Heads of Midwifery (HOMS) survey published yesterday by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) reveals that nearly half do not have enough...

No NHS ‘Stealth’ Privatisation!

THE UNITE union will be making ‘a vigorous and well-argued response’ to the consultation on the future of wholly owned subsidiaries set up by...

Working class will refuse to pay for Carillion bankruptcy

THE BANKRUPTCY last January of Carillion, Britain’s largest construction company, is going to cost the working class more than £150 million on top of...

Congress Must Sack O’Grady And Mobilise To Bring Down The Tories!

THE ‘leader’ of the Trade Union Congress, Frances O’Grady yesterday stabbed millions of workers in the back when she declared on The Andrew Marr...

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...

Half a million children of public servants condemned to poverty by...

550,000 CHILDREN (1 in 7) with a parent working in the public sector will be forced to live in poverty by the end of...

Nationwide university strike looms

THE ONLY way to stop the nationwide shutdown of almost every university in the country, beginning on Thursday 22nd February, is for university management...

Only a general strike can end the barbarity of gig economy!

A REPORT in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper brought home the deadly reality experienced by workers in the gig economy that now dominates British capitalism. 53-year-old Don...

Vauxhall 250 Jobs To Go!

VAUXHALL is cutting another 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port car plant on top of the 400 jobs it announced in October. The carmaker, now...

‘Rampant Capitalism & Wage Robbery!’

THE proposed merger between energy giants SSE and Npower is for the sole benefit of shareholders, with scant concern for the workforce and the...

School Funding In Crisis! Unions Lobby Against School Cuts On October...

UNISON is working together with other education unions to hold a Parliamentary Lobby Against School Cuts on 24th October, to show MPs that school...

May is broken, as is the Tory party and the capitalist...

WHEN the Tory Daily Telegraph runs on its front page a headline that Theresa May is ‘limping into oblivion’ it couldn’t be a clearer...

Binmen win legal action! – Labour Council ordered to withdraw redundancies

THE UNITE union yesterday called on Birmingham city Labour council to honour the ACAS agreement and resolve the Birmingham bin dispute after the High...

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...

Unite won’t tolerate illegal Doncaster strikebreaking!

THE UNITE union has warned that it will leave ‘no stone unturned’ if Doncaster refuse contractor Suez presses ahead with strike breaking during...

1-metre rule abandoned when schools re-open! – parents to be fined...

THE ONE-METRE distancing rule is to be abandoned in schools when they open in September, the Tory government announced yesterday to the alarm of...