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Hundreds of thousands march against austerity! – WHILE LEADERS LIMIT DEMANDS...

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OVER 250,000 people took part in a huge anti-austerity demonstration in London on Saturday, organised by the People’s Assembly. They took part in a rally...

Massive turn-out of workers to fight Tory austerity

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THE 250,000 workers and youth who marched on Saturday, along with the thousands who also marched in Glasgow and Liverpool, proved once again that...

Bromley Workers Defend Jobs

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COUNCIL workers in Bromley, south London, are engaged in ten days of strike action to halt the privatisation of their services which threatens thousands...

NEW ZEALAND WORKERS END ZERO-HOUR CONTRACTS AT McDONALD’S

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NEW ZEALAND’S Unite Union reached an agreement with McDonald’s last week over ending zero hour contracts and other issues in dispute with the company. ‘This...

Irish bus drivers vote for strike action!

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SIPTU Bus Drivers in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have voted by over 90%, in both companies, in favour of industrial action and strike...

Fast food revolt in New Zealand!

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RESTAURANT Brands which owns the KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Starbucks chains has committed to end zero-hour contracts by July this year in...

NHS privateers off-shore tax haven bonanza exposed

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WHILE the NHS is being brought to its knees financially through austerity cuts, with hospitals and entire health authorities facing bankruptcy, NHS privateers are...

Benefit Sanctions Are Starving Children!

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100,000 children were left to starve last year as a direct result of the Tory-led coalition’s drive to cut benefit payments to the unemployed...

24-hour London-wide bus strike solid!

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BUS workers called for the entire bus service to be taken back into public hands and renationalised, during Tuesday’s 24-hour London wide strike over...

‘We want to work for NHS!’ – say striking pathology staff

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PATHOLOGY staff struck for 24 hours yesterday, at King’s, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals in a determined struggle against venture capitalist encroachment in the...

Greenwich libraries workers victory!

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THE dispute over pay and staff cuts affecting Greenwich’s 12 libraries has been settled in what the Unite union described as ‘a great victory...

Unite workers support March

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JOE Morgan from the GMB yesterday morning treated the YS marchers to a hearty breakfast to fuel their journey from Birmingham out to Wolverhampton...

March gets big support for defence of NHS

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ON day three of the Young Socialists’ London to Liverpool March for Jobs, the 20 miles from Luton to Bedford received big support ‘en...

Massive Arts Council Cuts Must Be Defeated!

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MASSIVE Arts Council cuts were announced on Tuesday, hitting many superb professional theatre companies, opera companies, galleries and other arts bodies for six. But in...

200 March To Stop Gp Surgeries Closing

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‘WHOSE GP surgeries? Our GP surgeries?’ rang out through the streets of east London as over 200 local residents, trade unionists, health...

ACADEMIES HAVE FAILED! – take them back under local authority control...

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THE Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) says the failure of academy chains requires the government to consider taking schools back into local authority...

NO STRIKES–WAGE FREEZE – agreed by Unite

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CALLUM MacLean, Ineos Grangemouth chairman, was exultant yesterday as he told the media that Unite the union had agreed to a three-year pay freeze,...

US privateer in charge of NHS England

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THE GLOBAL president of US private health giant United Health, Simon Stevens, has been appointed to head NHS England. Stevens will be employed by the...

Unite must hit back and defend its members, with full TUC...

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THE petrochemical plant at the giant Grangemouth complex in central Scotland is to close with the loss of over 800 jobs, owner Ineos announced...

Inflation soaring not falling – General Strike now!

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MONTHLY figures released yesterday reported that inflation in Britain had fallen from 2.8% in July to 2.7% in August, leading some bourgeois economists to...

Lobby TUC for general strike to bring down coalition

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THIS year the Trade Union Congress meets in Bournemouth from the 8th to 11th September under conditions where, if the Tory-led coalition government have...

‘Stop state-sponsored racism!’ – Take ‘hate vans’ off the streets

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DOREEN Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, has asserted that ‘racial profiling’ is being used in immigration police stop-and-check operations. She spoke out...

Labour – Dancing To A Tory Tune – Is Attacking The...

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THE Unite union, which in recent years has prevented the Labour Party from going bust and has financed its election campaigns with donations of...

Ealing marchers call for occupation and a general strike! –‘Drastic times...

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‘DEFEND Ealing Hospital – Occupy Now!’ rang out in a crescendo as the Ealing leg of the march against four hospital closures stopped outside...

Lobby TUC April 24 – make them call a general strike

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THE News Line calls for a massive lobby of the next meeting of the TUC General Council on Wednesday 24th April, to demand the...

TUC to discuss general strike – At April 24 meeting

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THERE was consternation yesterday when a leaked Unite document revealed that a union report going before the TUC General Council on April 24 is...

Coalition Will Not Be Shifted Away From NHS Privatisation

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THE Coalition’s ‘blueprint’ for the privatisation of the NHS has suffered a set-back when it became clear last week that even supporters of privatisation...

Halt NHS Privatisation By Stealth!

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THE Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has written to health minister Lord Howe expressing grave concern that the government is planning to privatise large...

After the BA battle ‘pirate Walsh’ seeks to shut down Iberia,...

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IAG chairman Walsh plans to axe 3,800 jobs – a fifth of the Spanish Iberia airline’s workforce – in a country where unemployment is...

Fight Honda Sackings

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THE Unite union yesterday called Honda’s decision to cut 800 jobs at its Swindon plant a ‘hammer blow’ to UK manufacturing and the local...

Output Down As Banking Crisis Deepens

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THE CBI bosses organisation said yesterday that UK manufacturers expect to reduce output over the next three months, driving another nail into the coffin...

Treasury ‘stole’ £3bn from NHS – while hospitals close and services...

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THE British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday angrily condemned the news that the Treasury has clawed back nearly...

Unite ‘to fight’ Ford closures

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THE Unite union yesterday vowed to fight the closures of Ford plants in Southampton and Dagenham. The notice of mass sackings came as prime...

GM jobs crisis hits UK-EU!

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THE week long closure of the two remaining GM owned Vauxhall plants in the UK at Luton and Ellesmere Port which started yesterday marks...

LINCOLN NHS WORK-TO-RULE – over £1,700 cut in salaries

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MAINTENANCE staff at three Lincolnshire hospitals are taking industrial action today, as they face a loss of about £1,700 to their incomes. The electricians, plumbers,...

Bank of Ireland pre-tax loss of 1.25bn euros

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BANK of Ireland has recorded a pre-tax loss of 1.25 billion euros for the first six months of the year compared to a 556m...

PENTONVILLE SPIRIT REQUIRED TO FIGHT THE ANTI-UNION LAWS –but precious little...

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JULY 31 marked the 40th anniversary of a great working class victory, the release of the jailed Pentonville Five dockers in 1972. The TUC was...

TUC CONGRESS CALLS FOR AN ‘ALTERNATIVE TO AUSTERITY’ – but refuses...

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THIS year’s TUC Congress next month is meeting at a time when all of the basic rights and gains of the working class are...

Slump Grips UK

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Britain is falling deeper into slump, official figures revealed yesterday. The UK economy shrank by 0.3 per cent in the first three months of this...

Coalition Plans To Smash Workers’ Rights

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THE REPORT outlining government proposals to smash up any rights workers have to secure employment and legal protection from unfair dismissal finally saw the...

‘WE WON’T WORK UNTIL 68!’ – say striking teachers and lecturers

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‘We won’t work till 68!’ chanted striking teachers and lecturers on an 8,000-strong march through central London on Wednesday. The National Union of Teachers (NUT)...

Balfour Beatty’s Sack Warning To 12,000

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Construction giant Balfour Beatty has warned its 12,000 staff in the UK they could lose their jobs as a result of the slump in...

Stop Coalition Steamrolling Pension Cuts!

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The Unite union has called for the rejection of the government’s final public sector pensions package. ‘The government is steamrolling through its final offer on...

SAVE OUR NHS! – TUC must call a general strike

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Thousands of health workers, patients, trade unionists and young people will be joining the mass protests to ‘Save Our NHS’ outside Parliament today. ‘Make...

Gm Threat To Close Ellesmere Port

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The Unite union, which represents the bulk of the 2,800 workforce at Vauxhall Ellesmere Port, yesterday responded to news that Business Secretary Vince Cable...