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Lecturers


THE FURTHER education bosses' organisation, the Association of Colleges, begrudgingly increased its pay offer to lecturers last week...

Teachers


TEACHERS AT Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, east London, are angry that their NUT union has refused them a ballot for strike action over pay...

Fighting privatisation


UNION LEADERS met Tony Blair last week to talk about New Labour's privatisation plans for public services...

Tremors after just a month


ONE MONTH into Blair's second government and it is all so different from four years ago. In July 1997 New Labour was basking in the afterglow of the crushing defeat inflicted on the hated Tories...

Why they must be stopped


THE NAZI British National Party (BNP) hopes to capitalise on the bitterness and disaffection many people in Britain feel at what is happening to their lives...

Unstoppable challenge to G8 in Genoa


THE build-up for the protests against the leaders of the G8 eight richest countries in Genoa in Italy on 19-21 July is becoming bigger by the day...

Collision of unions and New Labour


"IT'S TIME to dust down the banners and braziers: the trade unions are back, and they are angry. If the unions were relatively content with Tony Blair during his first term, they are distinctly unhappy with what he might do in his second."...

Medical secretaries


THE MEDICAL secretaries' dispute in Scotland was delicately poised as Socialist Worker went to press...

Business drools at Blair's plans


THE QUEEN'S birthday honours list which was announced recently shows the businessmen New Labour loves...

Street rebellion in Papua New Guinea


THREE UNIVERSITY of Papua New Guinea students are dead and several are in a critical condition. Some have disappeared into police custody...

Milosevic extradited


FEW PEOPLE in Serbia shed any tears for Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader extradited to Holland last week. And rightly so. Milosevic is guilty of war crimes. But so too is NATO...

Racism and resistance in Burnley


TWO LANCASHIRE towns, two big votes for the BNP, two "riots" as Asian communities are attacked by racists and the police do nothing. Recent events in Burnley and Oldham (and Accrington last weekend) ...

In brief


TEACHERS AT Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, east London, are angry that their NUT union has refused them a ballot for strike action over pay...

BNP poses as 'respectable' but...


BRITAIN'S NAZIS are putting on a respectable front on TV and radio. Don't be fooled.

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Racist thugs ignited riot


"I HATE to say we told you so. This is what happens when 4,000 people vote for Nazis. The British National Party go on the offensive." That was the comment from Helen, who lives near Burnley, after the riots in the town last weekend...

Heading for a fight against New Labour


THE NEW Labour government is on a collision course with public sector workers. That was dramatically underlined last week at the conference of UNISON-Britain's biggest trade union, with 1.3 million members...

College workers


PEOPLE pressure mounted on a Glasgow college board of managers last week. On the Thursday a spontaneous protest by further education workers took place...

Round-up


SOME 150 people gathered outside Lambeth Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Wednesday of last week to protest at the decision of the Church Commission to charge market rents for 1,590 flats in the SE1 area of London...

Tripping up Third World AIDS victims


TONY BLAIR was quick to accuse the protesters at Gothenburg of failing to understand that the growth of world trade benefits the poor...

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