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US Forming New Military Alliance

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived in the Ukraine yesterday, and immediately interfered in Russia’s internal affairs, condemning Russian legislation that will restrict...

Abbas Accepts Italy’s Offer To Host Peace Talks

President Mahmud Abbas on Friday accepted Italy’s offer to host Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, urged international commitment to the UN-adopted ‘roadmap’ peace plan, the Palestine...

3,000 NHS Jobs At Risk

THE Royal College of Nursing (RCN) yesterday warned that 3,000 NHS jobs, including 1,000 nurses’ jobs, are under threat. This was after the government announced...

Southall FBU Sending Delegation

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers have been getting tremendous support for their campaign for their march through Southall demanding the reinstatement of all the...

PEMBROKE RALLY – called by Welsh TUC

The Welsh TUC is supporting a rally at 1.30 pm tomorrow at Pembroke Dock in solidarity with the Irish Ferries workers fighting attempts...

END TORTURE FLIGHTS! – Liberty demands of Straw and police chiefs

Yesterday human rights group Liberty called on Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to seek assurances in the next 14 days from the USA that it...

Airport workers support Sunday’s march

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday got great support for their march this Sunday for reinstatement for all sacked workers on their original terms...

STOP THE UNION BUSTERS! – Irish Congress of Trade Unions calls...

The General President of Irish trade union SIPTU yesterday welcomed the decision by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Executive to back his...

‘THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR THEIR LIES!’ – Menezes family...

‘This will be the start, they are going to pay for all their lies, all the shootings,’ Alex Pereira, the cousin of Jean Charles...

Brown pledges all to the CBI

‘Let me start by thanking you – directors, executives, managers representing companies from all over the UK – for the contribution you are making...

MARCH WITH US THROUGH SOUTHALL say locked-out Gate Gourmet workers

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers are calling on the whole trade union movement to join them on their march through Southall on Sunday December...

BROWN’S WAGE FREEZE – GMB’s Kenny warns Labour will fall

‘We would fight any attempts to impose a wage freeze,’ UNISON warned yesterday in the wake of Chancellor Gordon Brown’s call for public-sector pay...

PNA illusions in Sharon move

THE Palestinian National Authority (PNA) immediately reacted to the latest Israeli political upheaval on Monday, describing it sceptically but hopefully as a ‘volcano’ that...

MAKE OUR DISPUTE OFFICIAL say Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

A DELEGATION of Gate Gourmet locked out workers is due to meet the TGWU head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, at the union’s head...

‘TORTURE IS TERROR’ – Guantanamo victims speak out

Survivors of torture and other ill-treatment in Guantanamo Bay spoke Saturday at the beginning of a three-day conference hosted by Amnesty International and Reprieve. For...

18 YEARS SINCE THE KINGS CROSS FIRE RMT, ASLEF and the...

EXACTLY 18 years after the King’s Cross fire, Britain’s rail and firefighting unions on Friday launched a joint campaign to keep in place essential...

WE WANT ALL OF OUR JOBS BACK insist Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet workers are very angry that their union, the TGWU, is still urging them to sign the Compromise Agreement deal negotiated with the...

Three More US Marines Killed

Three more US marines were killed in western Iraq on Monday, the US military confirmed yesterday. All three, from the 2nd Marine Division, were taking...

‘Continue The March To Raise The Palestinian Flag Over Jerusalem’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last Friday pledged to continue Yasser Arafat’s struggle to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, as thousands...

Trade unions must strike to defend the NHS!

TOMORROW Central Surrey Health (CSH), a private company set up by nurses and therapists, will find out whether they have won the £22m contract...

WORKING CLASS MUST TAKE POWER! – WRP General Secretary Frank Sweeney...

‘The only way to solve the problems facing the working class today is for the working class to take state power and smash...

Leon Trotsky’s CLASS AND ART Final part: ‘Tactics in Literature’

THIS speech was delivered on May 9, 1924 during discussions at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy...

Delphi Battle Looms For US Trade Unions

THE battle lines are being drawn up in the United States between the vanguard of the working class in the auto industry and the...

‘MORE COPS WON’T SOLVE ANYTHING’ – say defiant French youths

‘More repression means more destruction’, said defiant French youths yesterday, in answer to the state-of emergency announced by Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy. They said curfews...

Locked-out workers demand action as French unions strike against BA

GATE GOURMET workers were yesterday calling for action to win their jobs back while, at the same time, BA was opening up a second...

ISRAELI PLANES BOMBING GAZA – Mofaz rules out Palestinian state for...

ISRAEL has ruled out peace and even an interim accord with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people, kicking the ‘peace process’...

Hands off Iran – Forward to the state of Palestine

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has voiced his ‘dismay’ over remarks by Iran’s president calling for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. Annan...

‘STOP JUSTIFYING MURDER’ – De Menezes family urges Met Chief Blair

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes have reacted with horror at Met chief Sir Ian Blair’s attempted justification of his ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ policy. The 27...

No compulsory redundancies say Gourmet workers

ON the picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday Gate Gourmet workers told News Line that they were not going to accept compulsory redundancy. Mr Gurbaksish...

NHS CRISIS – hits Chase Farm, North Middx & Grantham

The leading orthopaedic surgeon at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield has handed in his notice after 30 years in the NHS, because ‘all managers...

NO TO A ROTTEN COMPROMISE! sayGate Gourmet workers

TGWU members on the picket line yesterday condemned the ‘Compromise Agreement, reached between Gate Gourmet and the TGWU leaders. Mr Sangha said: ‘The company...

‘A TERRIBLE INJUSTICE’ – CPS finds Stanley murder to be ‘resaonable’

‘I feel a terrible injustice has been done to me and my family’, Irene Stanley, the widow of Harry Stanley told News Line yesterday. She...

‘WE WANT OUR JOBS BACK’ say Gate Gourmet workers

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers insisted to News Line yesterday they want their jobs back. On the picket line at Heathrow Airport Jarnail, said: ‘I...

General Motors slashes workers’ healthcare

AMERICA’S largest manufacturing company, General Motors (GM), announced on Monday that its losses were $1.6bn in the three months to the end of September,...

‘We reject compulsory redundancies’ – say Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet workers were on the picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday, determined to win their rights, having been told on Wednesday that British...

Merkel’s ‘Grand Coalition’ – Germany’s crisis deepens!

ANGELA MERKEL, the leader of Germany’s right-wing Christian Democratic Union (CDU), announced on Monday: ‘We have the basis for coalition talks. The CDU will...

UNLAWFUL! Law lords condemn Clarke’s terror plans

Home Secretary Clarke’s plans to give police powers to hold people for 90 days without charge has been condemned as ‘unlawful’ by Law Lord,...

‘THIS IS A LIE’ – Iran condemns Blair weapons allegations

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday repeated allegations that Iran had a hand in the deaths of British troops in Iraq. Speaking at a joint press conference...

10th Anniversary of the Hillingdon Hospital Strike

The Hillingdon Hospital Strike began on October 1st, 1995 when 56 domestic and catering workers were sacked by private contractor Pall Mall for refusing...

Kick out the yellow trade union leaders

THE GATE GOURMET bosses were cock-a-hoop yesterday, and no wonder – after the leader of the TUC, Barber, and the leaders of the...

‘throw Out Stinking Gourmet Deal’

‘WE want a hands up vote at the mass meeting tomorrow, and we want the provisional agreement between Gate Gourmet, the TGWU and the...

GET THE TROOPS OUT NOW! – hundreds of thousands march in...

MORE than 50,000 people marched from Parliament Square to Hyde Park on Saturday to demand the immediate withdrawal of British troops from Iraq. At the...

DON’T PRIVATISE ROYAL MAIL – CWU tells Labour Party conference

Hundreds of angry postal workers are lobbying the Labour Party conference in Brighton today against government plans to privatise Royal Mail. Communication Workers’ Union (CWU)...

PNA CLOSES GAZA/EGYPT BORDER – Abbas wants international agreement

THE Gaza Strip-Egypt border will reopen only as part of an international agreement, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has said, after Palestinian security forces sealed...

MILLIONS CAN’T AFFORD TO BE SICK – US health insurance costs...

‘Fewer employers are offering health benefits to workers, even as premiums continue to rise, posting a 9.2 per cent increase in 2005 – three...

TORIES IMPOSE £10,000 FINES! – and make appeal for informers

THE TORY government is imposing a new legal duty to ‘self-isolate’ if instructed to do so by ‘NHS Test and Trace’ from next Monday,...