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Building Safety Bill ‘vitally flawed’ says FBU’s Wrack

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MATT WRACK – the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) – has responded to the passing of the Building Safety Bill in...

Doctors are suffering ‘emotional and psychological distress–since they cannot give...

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BMA research finds doctors are suffering ‘emotional’ and ‘psychological’ distress because they cannot give patients the treatment and care that they need. New research by...

BARBAROSSA How Hitler lost the war – By Jonathan Dimbleby Published...

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OPERATION BARBAROSSA was the codename given by Adolph Hitler to the invasion of the Soviet Union launched on Sunday 22 June 1941. In the preface...

‘Child poverty is on the rise–the effects can last a lifetime’...

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‘The State of Education: Poverty, the Pandemic and Recovery’ is the title of a devastating new NEU (National Education Union) survey of 10,000+ school...

French CGT union announces ‘spring of struggles’ Workers take to the...

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FRANCE’S major trade union confederation, the CGT, has announced a ‘spring of struggles and has called for ‘joint action between the different professions in...

Tories move to replace NHS with regional healthcare!

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new White Paper in Parliament yesterday pushing a complete reorganisation of the NHS, breaking...

CGT demands Macron extends ban on evictions

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AS THEY launched a general strike last Thursday the giant CGT French trades union federation demanded the government of Emmanuel Macron extend a ban...

No beds! Intensive Care Units at 100% capacity!

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ONE in eight NHS trusts in England did not have a single spare intensive care bed last week, NHS England figures published yesterday revealed. 18...

‘Outlaw fire and rehire’ – demands TUC, warning the tactic is...

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THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) warned yesterday that ‘fire and rehire’ tactics have become widespread during the pandemic, with new polling finding that nearly...

Junior doctors out of their depth – Forced to make end-of-life...

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MANY junior doctors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions faced during Covid-19 pandemic In normal times, end-of-life care discussions are most commonly...

9-hour waits to transfer a patient into hospital! Huge crisis hits...

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Ambulance services are under ‘unprecedented pressure’ Tracy Nicholls, chief executive of the College of Paramedics said yesterday morning, with hand-over delays at a scale...

Tories have driven NHS to breaking point! The trade unions must...

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THE NHS is at breaking point! This is the warning from doctors, nurses and NHS staff, furious that the Tories did absolutely nothing to...

UK Workers Are Threatened By Covid-19 Mutations – Trade Unions Must...

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HOSPITALS in the south of England say they have seen a ‘real rise in pressure’ as the number of Covid patients needing treatment rapidly...

Tories are unable to beat Covid virus – time to bring...

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YESTERDAY, the BMA revealed in a statement that thousands of doctors feared that the NHS would not be able to cope with the ‘incredible...

THE NHS IS IN DANGER! – warns BMA Council Chair...

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THE NHS is in danger of being overwhelmed by a surge of both Covid-19 and non-Covid cases, a new British Medical Association (BMA) survey...

National lockdown too late without test and trace – North hit...

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THE GOVERNMENT’S announcement of a national lockdown on 31st October, after trying to stave off this ‘nuclear’ option for two months with tiered restrictions,...

800 Pennsylvania Nurses Are Taking Strike Action!

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NEARLY 800 nurses at a Bucks County hospital in Pennsylvania went on strike last Tuesday and Wednesday over dangerously low staffing levels that prevent...

Labour’s Starmer offers Johnson support for the ‘national effort’

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‘LATER this week we will announce which areas will fall into which tiers,’ Tory PM Johnson told Parliament yesterday, speaking from Number 10, where...

Johnson-Sunak Are Preparing A Winter War Against The British Working Class!

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THE UK working class is heading into the greatest ever winter struggle in its history, much greater than any of the ‘winters of discontent’...

Kick the Tories out and stop the disaster of the second...

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BECAUSE the government waited so long before imposing a national lockdown on 31 October, large numbers of people will continue to die of coronavirus...

Trade unions must take action to restore the whip to Corbyn

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TWENTY seven Labour MPs have signed a statement from the Socialist Campaign Group describing Labour leader Keir Starmer’s decision not to readmit Jeremy Corbyn...

UK Workers Must Continue To Welcome Refugees And Organise To Smash...

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SINCE September, homeless people, including homeless asylum seekers and refugees, have been unceremoniously dumped back onto the streets of the UK. A study published in...

314,000 Sackings In Three Months As Tories And Bosses Blitz Workers’...

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THE UK’s unemployment rate has risen to 4.8% in the three months to September, up from 4.5%, as the coronavirus continues to blitz workers’...

North of Ireland health workers demand £2,000 wage rise

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HEALTH staff in Unison across the north of Ireland – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are urging the UK government to...

Sunak Extends Furlough

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TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme across the UK until the end of March. Sunak said the scheme...

492 dead from Covid-19 in 24 hours – report Tory PM...

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TORY PM Johnson was joined by head of NHS England Simon Stevens at a joint press conference yesterday afternoon in which they reported 492...

2nd wave more deadly than first! Labour pledges to push through...

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DEATHS from coronavirus will be twice as high this winter than in the first wave of the pandemic, Tory PM Boris Johnson told Parliament...

‘Black, Asian & minority ethnic people have been over-exposed and under-protected...

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Covid-19 has ‘thrived’ among black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) communities because of structural race discrimination, a new Labour Party report from Baroness Doreen...

Doctors fear NHS collapse this winter! – Another 12 deaths in...

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THOUSANDS of doctors in England have told a BMA survey they have little or no confidence in the NHS being able to cope this...

Corona cases soar by 25% across UK!

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CORONAVIRUS infections have risen by 25% across the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, to more than 35,200...

Abysmal conditions for thousands of refugees in ‘Moria 2.0’ camp

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THOUSANDS of people are living in abysmal conditions in a new camp, which was built to replace Moria camp on the Greek island of...

Johnson Imposes Tier 3 On Manchester

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TORY PM Johnson announced yesterday the government will impose the strictest measures – a Tier 3 lockdown – on Manchester, despite Greater Manchester Mayor...

Hundreds demonstrate support for asylum seekers outside Britain’s first ‘refugee camp’!

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LAST Saturday over 250 pro-asylum seekers protested outside a former military barracks housing asylum seekers near Folkestone, the first refugee camp in Britian, which...

Tory Crisis Deepens As Economy Crashes And Coronavirus Surges!

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‘WE WERE hoping for a V: a rapid economic bounceback. We would have probably settled for a W: a wobbly recovery, with dips along...

ANOTHER LOCKDOWN IS POSSIBLE! – says Professor Peter Horby

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IN A statement to Parliament today Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a new three-tier lockdown system where each region in...

‘No Medals, Badges Or Claps Just Pay Nurses 12.5% Rise!’

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‘NO MEDALS, badges or claps this time – just pay nursing fairly’, a nursing union leader told Boris Johnson yesterday. The leader of the UK’s...

‘We will balance the books’ Tory Chancellor indicates tax hikes &...

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YESTERDAY, Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak, speaking at the Tory Party conference, assured the party that his main objective is to get the debt under...

Unemployment is soaring! Defending the ‘right to work’ means getting rid...

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UNEMPLOYMENT is set to soar to levels not seen since The Great Depression, the ‘Hungry 1930s’, when workers starved. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)...

OBR predicts 4 million unemployed – as Furlough scheme begins winding...

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AS OF YESTERDAY the Tory government’s contribution to furloughed workers’ wages was cut, marking the beginning of the end of the scheme – with...

1,002,296 have died from Covid-19 – Capitalism cannot deal with...

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THE number of people worldwide who have died from Covid-19 has passed one million, reaching 1,002,296 with 33,378,462 infected, the Johns Hopkins University reported...

‘Flawed algorithm’ throws unemployed to the wolves

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT claimants have been thrown into destitution, poverty, homelessness and starvation as a direct result of a ‘flawed algorithm’ a damning new welfare...

TUC gives its full support to Sunak

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ADDRESSING the Labour shadow secretary Anneliese Dodds, the Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday in the House of Commons: ‘I do stand ready to work...

SECOND COVID PEAK IS LIKELY! say thousands of BMA doctors

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THOUSANDS of doctors say a second Covid peak is very likely and is their greatest fear this winter. A major survey of doctors by the...

NHS backlog putting patients’ health at risk!

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NHS PERFORMANCE stats reveal the ‘devastating extent of patient suffering’ amid a ‘daunting’ backlog, says the BMA. In his response to the latest NHS performance...

85,000 deaths across UK this winter predicted

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A LEAKED government report suggests a ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ of 85,000 deaths across the UK this winter due to Covid-19. The document also says...