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Issue: 1700

Dated: 10 Jun 2000



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Sixth biggest union rebuffs New Labour

THE CONFERENCE of the CWU, made up of postal and telecom workers, expressed this week what millions are feeling about New L


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TEACHERS reacted with fury as they returned to school this week to discover that leaders of the National Union of Teachers had decided not to call a ballot for a one-day strike...

'It was a kind of torture'

THE Metropolitan Police have paid out �1 million in damages after a woman police officer sued them for racial and sexual discrimination for the second time. Sarah Locker, who is of Turkish origin...

Why are the Irish rowing over flags?

NO SOONER was the Northern Ireland Assembly set up again last week than a massive row broke out over the flying of flags on public buildings. Unionists demanded that the Union Jack flag was flown...

Snatch and grab

THE FAT cats are getting fatter. A new survey by the Financial Mail on Sunday has found that bosses of Britain's companies got an average 30 percent pay rise last year...

A piece of cake

GLASGOW SOCIALIST Worker sellers were out on Saturday campaigning against Brian Souter and his band of bigots demanding the scrapping of Section 28. As a result 141 copies of Socialist Worker were sol

We are proud to defend refugees

JACK STRAW, the home secretary, and his shadow, Ann Widdecombe, failed to win over anyone in a 350-strong audience to support their attacks on refugees on Monday of last week...

The price of bigotry

THE OLD Bailey saw the most horrific face of race hatred and bigotry on Monday. Nailbomber David Copeland admits that he planted the bombs in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho in April of last year...

Major union threatens to break from Labour

BRITAIN'S SIXTH biggest trade union, the 300,000-strong Communication Workers Union, delivered a crushing verdict on New Labour this week. Delegates at the union's annual conference in Bournemouth...

Letters

I WAS working at the Dome as a performer until recently. It was only for two months, but I was pleased when I passed the audition for it...

M25 Three

THE M25 THREE, three black men wrongly convicted of murder, start their appeal on Monday 12 June at the Court of Appeal in central London. Raphael Rowe, Michael Davis and Randolph Johnson were jailed ...

The politics of race and class

Moreover, once class rears its ugly head in one place, it will start popping up everywhere. Take the case of David Lammy, the young black barrister who has been selected as the Labour candidate...

Anti-capitalists to hit Prague

ON THE streets of Europe, in 12 weeks time, anti-capitalist revolt will confront a high profile target. The world's top bankers, businessmen and government officials will meet in Prague...

UNISON

COUNCIL workers in Glasgow could be set to hold a strike ballot to win the reinstatement of sacked shop stewards Pat Maughan and Iain Fergus. The two were sacked by the city's Labour council last year...

Call this a boom?

THERE WAS a higher rate of job losses in January and March of this year than at any other time over the last three years...

Race hate Copeland was not a loner

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Kosovo: a year on from Nato's war

NATO'S BOMBING of the Balkans ended a year ago this Saturday. Western governments justified the war by saying they were acting to stop the suffering of Kosovan Albanian refugees. In fact the bombing ...

Unions are good for you

NEW LAWS giving workers the legal right to win trade union recognition came into effect this week. Yet you would hardly know it from the lack of any response of most major trade unions...

Firefighters

LANCASHIRE fire brigade has been forced to reinstate Karl Burton...

The class war is far from over

"TALK OF class war is complete rubbish," declared Alistair Campbell, Tony Blair's official spokesman, this week. He was trying to dampen down the talk of class raised by the government's rhetoric...

Rail bosses richer, passengers poorer

AN EXTRA 500 trains a day are being delayed or cancelled compared to last year. So says the most comprehensive league table detailing rail services...

No answers to this crisis

NEW LABOUR says it is going to solve the problems of the NHS. Tony Blair is threatening to tackle the power of unaccountable consultants...

The heroic life of an asylum seeker

NATASHA TATAROVA, asylum seeker, died on 23 May in south London. Her obituary was tucked away in the Guardian. It should have been on the front page of every newspaper...

Things they say

Moreover, once class rears its ugly head in one place, it will start popping up everywhere. Take the case of David Lammy, the young black barrister who has been selected as the Labour candidate...


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