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Issue: 1741

Dated: 31 Mar 2001



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New Labour spent less than Tories

"DON'T GO back" to the terrible Tory years will be the theme of New Labour's election campaign. Those years were certainly terrible-schools and hospitals were starved of cash, pensioners...


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What is going on at top of ASLEF?

"I'M OUTRAGED. This is no time to call off a strike, with the government and management on the defensive." That is how one tube driver in the ASLEF union reacted to the news that his union leaders...

Bonanza at the top

SENIOR executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland are to more than double their pay in return for an average performance...

Team Valley

THE 120 factory workers at Team Valley Brush in Gateshead have launched a support group with the help of the Socialist Alliance on Tyneside after three weeks on indefinite strike...

Doctors want out

FOUR OUT of five GPs would leave the profession if they had the chance because they are so demoralised...

Housing

UNIONS AND tenants organisations are working to make sure the future of council housing is at the centre of the general election...

Why they're afraid of Tommy Sheridan and the drugs debate

POLITICIANS from the mainstream parties in Scotland are collaborating in a hypocritical and cynical campaign which they claim is about drug use...

Standing up for refugees

SOME 1,000 people united in central London last Saturday in protest at the Tory and New Labour witch-hunting of refugees...

Get to Genoa

THE GREEK TUC has just voted to back the anti-capitalist protests against the leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Genoa...

Stop the tube sell off

TUBE WORKERS in London were preparing for a 24-hour strike on Thursday as Socialist Worker went to press. They faced frantic efforts by deputy prime minister John Prescott to force through...

Chhokar family fighter dropped

A NEW Labour supporter has forced a campaigner fighting for justice for the Chhokar family to officially drop the case. Aamer Anwar, a trainee solicitor, has been representing the family...

500 strikers hit the streets

PICKETS WERE out in force again this week at all five gates of the Willerby Holiday Homes caravan factory in Hull...

Ethics behind crowd control

THE NEXT big meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is to be held in the repressive Middle East state of Qatar...

Socialist Alliance rallies

SOME 1,000 people united in central London last Saturday in protest at the Tory and New Labour witch-hunting of refugees...

Don't pity rural rich

FARMERS ARE screaming that the foot and mouth outbreak has caused a crisis in agriculture. This view is backed up by the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph...

Strike to stop sexist abuse

A POSTAL workers' strike spread across a large part of Scotland at the start of this week...

Sparks fly

A POSTAL workers' strike spread across a large part of Scotland at the start of this week...

Corus - Thrown on the scrapheap

STEEL workers could soon be voting on strikes against job losses. Around 6,000 steel workers, the bulk of them in South Wales and on Teesside, were due to hear their fate this week...

Liz Davies backs socialist election challenge

LIZ DAVIES was until last year a member of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC). This is its highest elected body. She announced on Friday of last week that she is leaving the Labour Party...

Diary - upcoming events

IN OLDHAM the Nazi National Front plans a "Rights for whites" march on Saturday, the same day that a march to defend asylum seekers was planned in Manchester...

Conflicting interests in air

NEW LABOUR announced this Tuesday that it was to sell off 49 percent of the National Air Traffic System (NATS) to the Airlines Group consortium, which includes companies like...

The IMF vice on Argentina

A FEW weeks ago Turkey was being broken on the wheel of the neo-liberal Washington consensus. Now it is Argentina...

Haverstock school

CAMDEN COUNCIL officers called a meeting of parents last week to debate the proposal to use the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to rebuild Haverstock School...

More is at stake than election date

THE DATE of the general election has dominated political discussion this week. The Tories were looking for an excuse for the election to be put off...

Sheffield gets the message

ONE OF the best meetings in the city for years gave a real boost to the Socialist Alliance election campaign in Sheffield last week...

International round-up

THE ONGOING movement against the far right in Austria has inflicted significant losses on the Freedom Party in elections in the capital, Vienna...

Plymouth on march again

SOME 300 people braved icy wind and rain to mount a noisy demonstration against council cuts and privatisation in Plymouth last Saturday...

Zapatistas - a challenge to the new world order

THE GREEK TUC has just voted to back the anti-capitalist protests against the leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Genoa...

Hypocrisy in Balkans

IN THE Balkans we have once again seen people burned out of their homes and forced to flee for their lives. Two years ago Tony Blair and Western governments launched their bombing of Kosovo and Serbia...

did things get better?

A NEW Labour supporter has forced a campaigner fighting for justice for the Chhokar family to officially drop the case. Aamer Anwar, a trainee solicitor, has been representing the family...

NATFHE

THE STRIKE ballot over pay in further education colleges has been delayed. A key committee of the lecturers' NATFHE union has deferred the start of the ballot until 25 April...

Teachers

TEACHERS WERE waiting to see if their union leaders were about to call a halt to industrial action, as Socialist Worker went to press...

Is trident even legal?

THREE law lords in Scotland were to rule on Friday of this week whether the Trident nuclear weapons system is legal or not...

German protesters block atom waste

ANTI-NUCLEAR protesters clashed with police in Germany this week as they tried to block the transport of nuclear waste...

Civil servants

WORKERS IN the Employment Service could soon be taking action. Management are pushing savage staffing cuts in offices around the country...

Stocks, shares, boom or bust

"MAYHEM IN the market." "Bloodbath."That was how the Daily Mail and Mirror described recent falls in the stock markets that started in the US...

Anti-Nazi

IN OLDHAM the Nazi National Front plans a "Rights for whites" march on Saturday, the same day that a march to defend asylum seekers was planned in Manchester...

Health workers

SOME 60 striking health workers from Dudley Group of Hospitals lobbied the health sector conference of the UNISON public sector union, which began in Cardiff on Monday of this week...

Refugees

MIKE TAYLOR, branch treasurer of Bristol National Union of Journalists, faces a possible prison sentence for fighting the deportation of Amanj Gafor...

The big business grip on Labour

THE RECENT scandals involving Peter Mandelson, Keith Vaz, Geoffrey Robinson and the Hinduja brothers show the degree to which New Labour ministers are connected with the rich and powerful...


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