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Planes to be grounded?


WORKERS AT Luton airport have voted by two to one for strike action which could halt the airport in the run-up to Christmas...

Higher education


That feeling was intensified when staff heard that employers at the University of North London were threatening to lock out staff who participated in the action...

Blair's Britain


UNACCOUNTABLE quangos have become even more central to government under Labour than they were under the Tories..

Scottish councils


DELEGATES from UNISON branches across Scottish councils agreed to double the number of workers on strike over pay on Monday....

British Gypsum


HUNDREDS OF workers at British Gypsum's plasterboard sites, gypsum mines and quarries are in the fourth week of a programme of one-day official strikes over pay...

Glasgow not for sale


AROUND 400 trade unionists and tenants came together last Saturday in Glasgow to demonstrate against the council's plans to privatise its housing...

Lives are put at risk


THE GOVERNMENT currently spends �80 million a year on the NHS Direct scheme. Its effect is to deter people from getting treatment...

Stop privatisation


THE FIGHT is continuing against privatisation, cuts and job losses pushed through by Hackney council in east London...

In brief


POST OFFICE counter staff in Greater London and the Home Counties area have voted in favour of industrial action by a majority of four to one...

Socialist victory shakes up union


THE VICTORY of a socialist candidate in the election for general secretary of Britain's fifth biggest trade union will send shockwaves through the labour movement...

Miss World and sexism


THE PROTESTS outside the Miss World contest at the Dome last week highlighted a debate over sexism. The Miss World contest is not harmless fun. It is a celebration of sexism...

Police block justice fight


THE TELFORD McGowan family are in a new battle for justice, this time with the coroner who is to preside over the inquest into the death of Errol McGowan...

Why no campaign?


THE FOURTH Queen's Speech under the New Labour government was set to take place this week. Three issues dominated the political debate-crime, tax and Europe...

Two home for Xmas


THE TWO Cambridge charity workers who were jailed at the end of last year are not going back to prison...

Student nurses win victory


AFTER JUST 20 days of campaigning to keep our home open, the residents at St Andrew's nurses' home in east London have achieved an unprecedented success!..

'Sexists go home!'


AROUND 250 mainly student women and men demonstrated against the Miss World contest at the Millennium Dome on Thursday of last week...

System let murderers walk free


A CASE of institutional racism on the scale of the Stephen Lawrence case is rocking the Scottish establishment. Crown prosecutors last week failed for the second time in two years to convict anyone...

AIDS and HIV


AN INDIAN company, Cipla, produces essential drugs at one twentieth to one fiftieth the price paid in the US...

SWP news


SWP news

What Santa has for you


STUCK FOR ideas for Christmas presents? Worry no more! Inside the System has found the perfect solution in the Christmas special of the Financial Times How to Spend It magazine.

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