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Stop jobs massacre


ANGER AND dismay have greeted the threat to 3,200 jobs at the Motorola mobile phone plant in Bathgate, Scotland. People queued up to sign a Scottish Socialist Party petition last Friday and Saturday ...

Councils


UNISON UNION members in Hackney, east London, have voted against the council leaders' "final" wage cutting, job slashing offer and in favour of a five-day strike

Who gets what in Britain today


IF YOUR only sources of information about Britain were the financial supplements of the newspapers then you could be forgiven for thinking that every worker was on at least �30,000 a year.

Racism behind Bradford clashes


THE PRESS and police say that the riot in Bradford last weekend had nothing to do with racism. But local people tell a very different story....

'We won't buckle to the bullies'


CWU POSTAL workers' union leaders and Royal Mail management are holding a series of meetings which seem designed to frighten trade unionists from striking. The meetings feature representatives...

Fury against the IMF


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Israel's new war threats


ARIEL SHARON, the new Israeli prime minister, is threatening the Middle East with a new war. Over the Easter weekend Israeli forces invaded Palestinian territory and attacked Syrian troops in Lebanon...

STUC conference


THE SCOTTISH Trades Union Congress (STUC) held its annual conference in Aberdeen last week. One of the highlights of the conference was when delegates voted to support the Chhokar family campaign...

In brief


PEUGEOT CAR workers in Coventry, members of the TGWU union, have narrowly voted for strike action against a wages and conditions package...

Whose job is next?


JOHN AND Marie McDougall work at Motorola in Bathgate. Both have been made redundant twice before. "I thought Motorola was the jewel in the crown of Silicon Glen," says John. "Now I fear the worst."...

Education


THE MOST "moderate" of the teachers' unions, the ATL, unanimously passed a motion at its national conference on Monday calling for national action unless the government does something...

Royal Opera House


TECHNICIANS AND other workers at the Royal Opera House have voted to strike over disciplinary action against a union official. Members of the BECTU technicians' union backed a walkout by 80 percent...

Further education


ALL THE garages of London United Buses in south west London were picketed on Monday and Tuesday of last week...

Socialist election campaign


CAMPAIGNERS have been out building the socialist election campaign. Constituency groups are holding meetings. In some areas union branches are organising hustings...

Council housing


HOUSING campaigners are determined to up the pressure on the government in the run-up to the general election. A series of initiatives and major rallies are set to drive home the message...

Diary - Upcoming events


LECTURERS IN further education colleges are gearing up to vote on national strikes over pay.

Stop Bush's mad missile plan


GEORGE BUSH celebrated 100 days as US president last week. During those 100 days he tore up the Kyoto agreement on climate control. He provoked a crisis with China by refusing to apologise...

The backlash at Macpherson


THE OUTBURST by Judge Poole against the Macpherson report is an attack on anti-racism...

No to nukes


ABOUT 200 determined protesters demonstrated outside the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland last weekend. Buses travelled from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and beyond to take people to join the protest...

Park protest


AROUND 30 PEOPLE lobbied Islington Town Hall in north London on Tuesday of last week against a plan to convert part of Whittington Park into a car park...

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