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British Columbian longshore workers overwhelming strike vote

Longshore workers in British Columbia have overwhelmingly voted to authorise industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s...

British Columbian longshore workers overwhelming strike vote

Longshore workers in British Columbia have overwhelmingly voted to authorise industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s...

US drug firms inflating costs!

More than 40 US states have filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical firms of operating a cartel and conspiring to artificially inflate the cost of...

Trump steps up war on people of South America

MILES of barbed wire has been installed by US troops on the US/Mexico Border, while over the weekend camps opened to hold thousands of...

Renault halt operations in South Korea

RENAULT Samsung halted operations at its only plant in South Korea on Monday and Tuesday amid a drawn-out dispute with the plant’s labour union...

Macron’s response promising permanent austerity will drive revolution forward

ON THURSDAY evening French president Emmanuel Macron finally made a public address outlining his response to the revolutionary uprising of workers, youth and the...

30,000 US Stop & Shop supermarket workers win 10-day strike

The largest private sector strike in the USA in years ended in victory last week, with more than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers...

‘President Sanders’ would ban anti-union ‘right-to-work laws’

US SENATOR Bernie Sanders, who has said he intends to run the first unionised Presidential campaign in history, announced last Monday a policy proposal...

Numsa Forging Ahead With Month Long Arcelormittal Strike Action

THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said last Wednesday that it is forging ahead with a month-long strike at the local...

3rd day of BEIS strike 100% solid

PCS CATERING workers at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working for contractor Aramark were in confident mood on the third...

‘Labour brokers are bloodsuckers’ – Irvin Jim at SRWP election rally

THE SOCIALIST Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) of South Africa was founded in March this year as a communist, Marxist-Leninist party, after a pre-launch convention...

Bahamas Nurses Union Is To Take Industrial Action!

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President (BNU) Amancha Williams said on Monday that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the government have pushed frustrated nurses to...

5,000 Deaths A Year Linked To Asbestos Exposure!

FIVE thousand deaths every year in Britain are linked to past asbestos exposure, but people are still being exposed to it today, warns the...

Youth demand at least £10 an hour

‘YOUNG workers are missing out on £200 million in minimum wage pay,’ the TUC says, while demanding at least £10 an hour regardless of...

Thousands turn out to save Honda car factory!

SWINDON residents turned out in their thousands on Saturday’s march to save the Honda car factory and stop its closure. There were 6,000 on the...

Passengers ‘lives at risk’ without guards

A DERAILMENT in Lewisham south London is a case in point about why guards must be kept on the trains, transport union RMT said...

Bangladesh workers still fighting exploitation despite 2013 Accord

IN 2013, foreign brands and unions signed an Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and although workers  who need to complain against...

Trump Pushing Anti-Union Measures In Usa

THE Trump administration in the USA has asked Congress to approve – as part of its fiscal 2020 budget – legislation that will make...

Youth Services Devastated

ANOTHER round of council cuts is set to devastate services for young people in London, with more than £1 million of cuts planned for...

Prison privateer’s pay offer ‘a farcical lucky dip’

TRADE union Unite, the UK and Ireland’s biggest union, has branded a pay ‘offer’  to its 500 members   employed by the company Amey undertaking...

Global youth are striking against climate change! To save the planet...

YOUTH in their hundreds of thousands rose up all over the world yesterday in a global strike against climate change. In every continent, and in...

Some big issues for the London-wide LMCs Annual Conference

A NEW CONTRACT for GPs was signed by Dr Vautrey, the chair of the BMA’s GP committee (GPC), on 31st January 2019. Its full title...

11,000 Bangladesh garment workers sacked after pay strikes

AS MANY as 11,000 Bangladesh garment workers were sacked in the wake of the pay strikes they waged in December and January, while many...

Labour’s deputy leader plans a party-within-a-party to smash Labour

THE PLOTS by the Labour right-wing, led by the deputy leader Tom Watson, to completely split the Labour Party and remove Corbyn have accelerated...

Scottish teachers demand full 10% pay rise

SCOTTISH teachers in the EIS union rejected a pay offer of 9%, demanding the full 10% pay rise that they are calling for. Teachers in...

South Korean unions angry at the death of a young worker!

THE KPTU (Korean Federation of Public Services and Transportation Workers’ Unions) has issued the following statement on the measures announced by the South Korean...

Disarm French Riot Police – Cgt

YELLOW Vests and trade unionists are seeking to deliver a crushing blow to France’s president Emmanuel Macron. The CGT union federation has called a...

Tens of thousands of Bangladesh garment workers walk out

THE PAST two weeks have seen mass walkouts and wildcat strikes by thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh. After five years the industry’s minimum...

Zimbabwe National Strike Against Fuel Price Hike!

ZIMBABWE’S largest labour union confederation called a national strike starting midnight on Sunday/Monday after the government more than doubled fuel prices to among the...

Health & Safety Fit for workers 2019 manifesto

‘EVIDENCE shows’, says a just-released statement by the Hazards Campaign, ‘that the three factors that make work “safer and healthier” are – strong laws,...

‘VULNERABLE AND ABANDONED’ Oxfam report into the plight of refugees on...

HUNDREDS of pregnant women, unaccompanied children and survivors of torture are being abandoned in refugee camps on the Greek islands, an Oxfam report revealed...

Garment workers denounce wage structure in Dhaka and clash with police

GARMENT workers have flooded the streets of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, this week, clashing with police and denouncing the new wages structure introduced on...

Turkish workers victory after six month strike!

AROUND 250 members of Turkey’s IndustriALL trade union affiliate Selüloz-Is have won an outstanding victory after being out on strike for six months. Selüloz-Is members...

Amazon strike on Spain’s Three Kings gift-giving day

WORKERS at Amazon’s biggest warehouse in Spain began a two-day strike in Madrid last week – just ahead of a popular feast day –...

2019 Is The Year For Socialist Revolutions

NEW YEAR STATEMENT BY THE NEWS LINE EDITORIAL BOARD THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2019 to all our readers, to the...

”NEGOTIATE A FAIR CONTRACT!” – demands UFCW and its supporters

LABOUR activists, community allies and family members came out in force to support UFCW Local 1400 members at Saskatoon Co-op on December 20. They...

Saftu Set To Call National Shut-Down

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – applied pressure to companies employing their members last Thursday,...

Uber Drivers Are Entitled To Workers Rights

TRADE unions the GMB and the IWGB last Wednesday won crucial Court of Appeal decisions, agreed by both the Employment Tribunal and the Employment...

Bangladesh government using court to put workers’ safety at risk say...

The Bangladesh government is using proceedings before the Supreme Court of Bangladesh to prevent the Accord on workers’ safety from operating, thereby putting safety...

We Salute The Heroes Of Paris Who Stood Up To 9,180...

IN PARIS, on Saturday, against the advice of the more moderate members of the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement, 10,000 French workers and youth demonstrated their...

Slum landlords flourish under the Tory attack on council housing

A ‘ROGUE’ landlord has been threatened by a judge with nine years in jail if he doesn’t pay a record-breaking £1.5 million fine for...

May’s Britain a hostile place for workers and youth – Now...

DESTITUTION under May’s crippled Tory government is soaring to levels not seen since the Victorian times. The roll-out of Universal Credit has created...

‘Stop UK Bombs Fuelling Yemen Crisis’

STOP British bombs from fuelling the crisis in Yemen, demands Oxfam. The charity warns in a statement: ‘The war in Yemen has been brutal....

Defeat Imperialist war with Socialist revolution

THE TRUMP administration imposed its long threatened sanctions against Iran yesterday – a move that was greeted with dire warnings from market analysts that...

Australian mass marches against low pay!

MORE THAN 170,000 workers marched through Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, while tens of thousands of others marched through Sydney, Wollongong, Gladstone, Cairns, Mackay, Darwin,...

NATIONALISE BRITISH STEEL says Unite trade union

THE UNITE trade union yesterday urged ministers to take British Steel into public control if a deal cannot be struck between owners Greybull, its...