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Issue: 1689

Dated: 25 Mar 2000



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Don't let the car plants go the way of the pits

Don't let the car plants go the way of the pits


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A new battle at Waterloo

"THE FEELING at Waterloo is very strong. People are coming up to me inside and outside work saying that they are very angry about Sarah's sacking."

Gould's spin on the wheel

UNLIKE THE Dome, the London Eye, the vast wheel which offers panoramic views of the capital, has been genuinely popular. Yet many people who want to ride on the Eye have been infuriated by delays

Birmingham sales soar

Not to be outdone, east London sellers rushed out a leaflet on Monday over the threatened job losses at Ford's Dagenham plant. 29 papers were sold on the gate. In Glasgow sellers reacted to the witch-...

Union officials back monster march call 'We want everyone in Birmingham'

Union officials back monster march call 'We want everyone in Birmingham'

'We're sick of being at bosses' beck and call'

NEW LABOUR lost the Scottish Parliament by-election in Ayr last week. Labour's vote fell by 16 percent, letting the hated Tories back in...

New strike wave breaks in France

The protests marked a new stage in a revolt which has been simmering in France's schools in recent weeks. A new wave of education strikes and a national demonstration in Paris were set for Friday...

Mick Rix

THE RIGHT wing in the ASLEF rail union are manoeuvring in an attempt to challenge left wing general secretary Mick Rix. A special recall conference has been called for 25 April to discuss removing Rix...

Anti-Haider mood deepens

RESISTANCE TO the far right/Tory coalition government in Austria is deepening. About 1,000 students voted at a mass meeting on Thursday of last week to occupy Vienna University...

Pro-war case falls apart

THE GUARDIAN greeted the first anniversary of the launch of NATO's bombing campaign against Serbia with a series of articles in which it tried nervously to reassure itself that it was right to back th

Teachers

MEMBERS OF the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union in England and Wales, will receive ballot papers on Monday of next week...

Decades of treachery

"YOU MIGHT as well drop a nuclear bomb on the Midlands. That's what closing Longbridge means." Those are the words of a Rover worker, and he is right. BMW knows it. That is why its managers scarpered ...

UNISON

UNISON UNION general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe has repeatedly claimed that the spate of disciplinary cases and expulsions in the union is not a "political vendetta"

British Airways

THERE WERE spontaneous parties in the air and on the ground on the day we heard that Bob Ayling was to "spend more time with his family".

Building the sinews of a socialist campaign

LABOUR LEADERS are reeling in the face of opinion poll evidence that Ken Livingstone still holds a commanding lead in the race for London mayor. Livingstone's lead over New Labour's official candidate...

Postal workers

AROUND 600 postal workers walked out unofficially...

From Seattle to east London, and then Washington

AROUND 150 people came along to a "Carnival Against Capitalism" we helped organise at London Guildhall University last week...

Dangerous stuff

"CLONED PIGS Raise Hope Of Organs For Humans". "Cloned Pigs Hold Key To Future Transplants". These headlines greeted the announcement last week that scientists have now produced the world's first clon

We reply to media lies on refugees

Not enough houses?

e war

In brief

SCOTTISH AND Grampian TV could be blacked out by strikes after staff voted for action against job cuts and a pay freeze.

No to top-up fees

AROUND 500 students at Warwick University occupied the college's Senate House...

Are pigs about to save our bacon?

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Labour fiddles while Rover burns

They have worked their guts out for years and jumped through every hoop the government and bosses have placed before them. Their reward is betrayal. These "hardworking families" now face the dole...

Anti-racism

A VICIOUS attack on two tourists last week spurred local people into action against racism in Liverpool.

Rally to mark the anniversary of the start of NATO's war in the Balkans 

RESISTANCE TO the far right/Tory coalition government in Austria is deepening. About 1,000 students voted at a mass meeting on Thursday of last week to occupy Vienna University...

MSF-AEEU merger

ACTIVISTS IN the MSF union have stepped up their campaign against the proposed merger with the AEEU union. MSF leader Roger Lyons and AEEU leader Ken Jackson are pushing for a joint union. Lyons has e...

Story behind New film hurricane

I WAS brought up as an all-American boy. Every day at school I saluted the flag, said the Lord's Prayer and sang "God Bless America". I watched TV and saw happy families-always white, married couples ...

NHS will still fall far short of Euro average

GORDON Brown promised a much bigger than expected increase in health spending over the next four years. He said health spending will rise by 6.1 percent each year for four years...

It's back to new basics

LAST WEEK brought back memories of the autumn of 1992. An announcement of a mass wave of job losses and, simultaneously, a desperately out of touch government stoking fire and brimstone over family va


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