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THE SAFETY OF MATERNITY SERVICES UNDER SERIOUS THREAT says Royal College...

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THE SAFETY of maternity services is under serious threat, according to a new survey released by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) on Tuesday. The...

Strikes will grind Heathrow to a halt

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WORKERS at Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) are launching three 24-hour strikes over plans to fire and rehire its 4,000 workers on vastly reduced pay...

INVESTIGATION INTO RAIL DEATHS ‘failure to protect staff over many years’

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AN INVESTIGATION released last week into the deaths in July 2019 of two railworkers at Magram, a suburb of Port Talbot in Wales, has...

4,000 Colombian miners enter third month of strike!

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OVER 4,000 miners, members of the Sintracarbón union, have entered the third month of a bitter strike at the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia. The...

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...

South African Public Works Programme workers demand permanent jobs

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AROUND 80 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers protested outside the Port Elizabeth City Hall on Tuesday, demanding that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality...

Fourteen delivery drivers in South Korea dead from overwork this year

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Fourteen delivery workers in South Korea have died of overwork this year because they had to handle a sharply higher volume of packages due...

SA broadcasting workers to strike against ‘jobs bloodbath’

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SOUTH AFRICA’s CWU (Communication Workers Union) and BEMAWU (Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union) are organising for a full blown strike against the...

Unite leaders betray airport workers – for an emergency conference ...

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THE BETRAYAL by the leadership of the Unite union plunged to new depths last week in the negotiations between the union and the management...

SA National strike against wage cutting

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ON WORLD Day For Decent Work, trade union federations in South Africa declared a national strike against ‘the winds of austerity blowing out the...

California’s Health Staff 5-Day Strike

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WORKERS at eight campuses of the Alameda Health System (AHS) in California’s East Bay – 3,200 members of the SEIU union local 1021 –...

End herd immunity capitalist barbarism with a socialist revolution!

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THE DEMAND for capitalism to ‘reopen’ under the umbrella of the discredited theory that herd immunity is the only way to combat coronavirus has...

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)...

Refugees from imperialist wars are welcome – the enemy of the...

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ON WEDNESDAY it was revealed that the Tory government is considering building an ‘asylum processing centre’ in the South Atlantic on Ascension Island. The Foreign...

NUMSA pickets Zimbabwe embassy against labour rights violations

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THE BANNING of protests, abductions and torture of activists and students, arrests of journalists and the intimidation of trade unions are not issues that...

TUC line up with CBI and Tory Chancellor Sunak to impose...

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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...

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...

Unite Betrays BA Workers – Demand Emergency Conference Of Union To...

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LAST Wednesday Howard Beckett, Unite union assistant general secretary, welcomed as a victory for the union British Airways ‘partial U-turn on fire and rehire’. Beckett...

‘Threats to health workers of the world’ – WHO

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THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) is urging healthcare leaders and governments to address all persistent threats to both the health and safety of all...

‘QANTAS PLANNED TO USE PANDEMIC TO OUTSOURCE 2,500 WORKERS’ –...

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AUSTRALIA’S Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) is demanding that PM Scott Morrison explains what he knew about Qantas management’s long-term decision to axe and outsource...

SA unions serve notice on Cyril Ramaphosa!

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THE UNCOMPROMISING attack on corruption in the governing party by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has the potential to shake up...

Child poverty & food bank use rises!

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A SURVEY of UK social workers by the Child Poverty Action Group, Child Welfare Inequalities Project and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services,...

Only one answer to mass unemployment – Socialist Revolution

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WHILE firms and businesses are closing down as furlough ends and millions of workers are being thrown out of work, the Tories launched their...

NHS staff from overseas paying extortionate visa fees

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PUBLIC sector union Unison says the UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees...

Nurses rise up to demand 15%

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‘WHAT do we want? Pay rise! How will we get it? Strike!’ shouted over 200 nurses and NHS workers marching from St Thomas’ Hospital...

COVID-19 STAFF DEATHS – HSE Executive is urged to investigate

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THE Health and Safety Executive is being urged to investigate hospitals and care homes over the widespread Covid-19 infections among staff, which led to...

PCS Fights Tate Sackings

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A RALLY of over 200 PCS strikers from Tate Enterprises, employed at Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries was held on Saturday outside the...

UK Is £2 Trillion In Debt – Tories Are Ringing The...

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UK GOVERNMENT debt has risen above £2 trillion and hit £2.004 trillion for July. The debt is £227.6bn more than last year. It is...

‘ISSUE A CALL TO ARMS AND ORGANISE A GENERAL STRIKE!’ –...

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‘UNITE said they were going to call a strike and they should have gone ahead with it. They said they were going to, but...

‘Unite has aided mass sackings!’ – BA workers demand recall Unite...

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BRITISH Airways workers yesterday accused their union leaders of ‘aiding and abetting’ BA in its mass sackings and contract-busting plans, and demanded the Unite...

Unite and GMB surrender to BA and mass sackings!

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BOTH the Unite and GMB trade unions have given up the fight to halt the mass sackings organised by British Airways, centring on Heathrow...

STOP HEATHROW JOBS BLOODBATH – Unite must call national strike action...

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‘UNITE must call national strike action now to stop the jobs bloodbath at Heathrow Airport,’ British Airways ground staff worker Jamil Singh told News...

CALL HEATHROW OUT ON STRIKE! – demand defiant Alpha workers

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A DEFIANT meeting of Alpha catering workers was held yesterday midday at Cranford Park, Heathrow. The workers unanimously dismissed Alpha Catering’s plan to cut the...

Refugees From Imperialist Wars Are Welcome – Our Enemy Is...

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YESTERDAY the Tory government started to make good its pledge to mobilise the full might of its state armed forces against a handful of...

42,000 BA Workers Are Being Threatened With New Contracts Today!

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THE LEADER of the Unite trade union, Len McCluskey, said on Monday that the deal offered to British Airways’ pilots would be acceptable to...

After The Care Homes Massacre – Kick The Tories Out Now!

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THE damning report released yesterday by the Public Accounts Committee on the effect of Tory policies towards the elderly in care homes came as...

Zimbabwe trade unions marching against corruption arbitrary arrests and abductions

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ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa says the labour body will announce a series of dates for fresh protests after tomorrow’s...

UNITE MUST CALL MASS MEETINGS TO REJECT BA’s WAGE-CUTTING & MASS...

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FORTY-TWO THOUSAND British Airways workers have been sent letters from Director of Heathrow, Mel Birch, dated 15th July 2020, telling them that they face...

Thousand across US join ‘Strike for Black Lives’

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Tens of thousands of US workers walked out of their jobs on Monday in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and other minority groups...

Canadian trade unions fighting new anti-union legislation

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Last week, Alberta’s United Conservative Party Government of Jason Kenney introduced Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, which constitutes ‘an attack...

Tory war on two fronts – against the working class...

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LAST week Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the Tory offensive against the rights, conditions and wages of every worker. This is the strategy behind the...

Axing free TV licences: the spark to unite pensioners, youth and...

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THE Tory government has now launched war on the elderly, the youth and the working class simultaneously! There is a war on the youth, with...

Migrant workers cheated of wages & deported from US!

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GERADO Santiago-Hernandez was a worker at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, Michigan. A lawsuit filed in June 2020, on behalf of him and other...

Bosses to get £1,000 for keeping workers on for 3 months...

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FEARFUL of workers’ fury at mass unemployment when furloughing ends, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a plan to try to persuade bosses to keep...

Postal workers, bus drivers and students in US support ‘Black Lives...

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AMERICAN postal workers in Minneapolis are saying Black Lives Matter as over 400 local trade unionists signed a petition calling on workers to resist...