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Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...

Tories ‘sidelining NHS’ is the cause of testing crisis – time...

WITH coronavirus cases continuing to rapidly increase day on day as a result of the Tories’ campaign to drive the reopening of workplaces, schools...

Unite union claims partial BA U-turn – draft agreement to be...

UNITE union said yesterday that it welcomes what it has called British Airway’s ‘partial U-turn on fire and rehire’ but warns issues are ‘not...

Unite Demands 15% NHS Pay Rise

NHS workers should receive an early pay rise of 15 per cent or £3,000, whichever is greater, the Unite union, said yesterday. Unite, which has...

Brutal pay and job cuts at Heathrow! – Unite leaders on...

HEATHROW has threatened unions that unless they accept brutal pay cuts, they will start enforcing job cuts! The ultimatum delivered by the bosses proposes cutting...

Unite must call BA strike now! All TUC trade unions must...

AT A THOUSAND-strong mass meeting of British Airways workers at Bedfont Football Ground on the outskirts of Heathrow Airport on Thursday, workers voted unanimously...

1,000 Unite ground staff vote unanimously for BA strike action against...

OVER 1,000 British Airways (BA) baggage handlers, loaders and other ‘below-wing’ ground staff workers voted unanimously in favour of strike action at a mass...

Capitalism’s ‘Ship Of Fools’ Heading For The Rocks!

WHEN the most right-wing Tory supporting newspaper in the country turns on the Tory government, accusing it of gross incompetence and heading for disaster,...

‘Forced out by company greed’ – Unite condemns BA mass sackings...

A BLEAK day for staff ‘forced out by company greed’ will scar spiteful BA indefinitely the Unite union said yesterday, It added: ‘On the day...

Johnson Gov Must Answer Over The 20,000 Care Home Deaths!

THE Johnson government must answer for its actions over the 20,000 Care Home deaths says the GMB. Ministers ignored science, evidence and the GMB Union...

School nurses and health visitors – County Durham swings axe!

THE THREAT to cut health visitor and community nurse jobs in County Durham, while Covid-19 is still widespread, was branded as ‘incomprehensible’ by the...

Hundreds of thousands denied a pay rise

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak was accused yesterday by the Unite union of having ‘a selective memory’ when it comes to public sector pay, rewarding some...

French Health Workers Win Major Victory Over Macron Government!

THE FRENCH government has been forced by the mass actions of the health workers’ trade unions to concede pay rises worth 8bn euros (£7.2bn)...

Tens Of Thousands Of Aerospace Jobs At Risk

THROUGHOUT Britain, the Unite union is reporting, the aerospace industry and job futures for many thousands of workers are ‘at five to midnight’ –...

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...

Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...