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FloPlast


MANAGEMENT AT the FloPlast factory in Kent have agreed to talks over union recognition. The move comes after workers staged three one-day strikes demanding their GPMU union is recognised...

Palestine revolt at injustice


TALKS over the Middle East taking place in Egypt produced a fragile deal as Socialist Worker went to press. But any "peace" that does not address the grave injustice Palestinians have suffered will be...

When the police terrorised miners


THE EXCELLENT new film Billy Elliot is set against the background of the 1984-5 miners' strike. The year long strike was one of the greatest ever working class struggles, and a turning point in recent...

Civil servants


THE FIRST stage of the election for general secretaryship of the civil servants' PCS union was to finish at the end of this week...

Which way for the Serbian revolution?


WHAT NEXT for the revolution in Serbia? Milosevic has been forced out, but the battle about the future of the country is still raging...

Defend council housing


ENGLAND'S BIGGEST council landlord is in turmoil over plans to privatise all its 90,000 homes...

Winter strikes early in NHS


THE CRISIS in the health service is hitting hard this October-three months before the peak mid-winter period. More than 15 percent of nurses' positions in London are vacant ...

Defend refugees-fight racism


THE COMMITTEE to Defend Asylum Seekers national meeting last Sunday agreed to heighten pressure on the government's asylum seekers policies, particularly its voucher system...

War, peace and anti-capitalism


THE HIDDEN hand of the market will never work without the hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas...

Nothing to lose but your stress


GLOBALISATION AND free market economic policies are uniting the workers of the world-with stress. A new report by the International Labour Organisation says..

Wealthy few wrecking lives


CHEVRON AND Texaco, the second and third largest oil companies in the US, announced a $43 billion merger plan this week...

Stop these disasters


FOUR KILLED. Thirty injured. Another 80 "walking wounded". A train's twisted and wrecked carriages strewn across the track. Yet another fatal crash on Britain's privatised railways...

War on poverty not on the poor


NEW Labour has matched the Tories' ridiculous authoritarian proposal to fine cannabis users. It announced plans to bash the homeless...

Victory against ITNet


OVER 350 tenants and council workers united on Tuesday of last week in an impressive protest against Birmingham council's plan to privatise its 90,000 council homes...

SWP news


SWP news

Breaking new ground in north east


WE'VE GOT ministers in this area like Stephen Byers, Alan Milburn and Peter Mandelson. It would be brilliant if people who are a real socialist alternative could stand against these New Labour types....

Blair's Britain


HUNDREDS OF workers face job cuts as two giant employers announced redundancies last week...

Milosevic- a socialist?


THE MORNING Star (the paper of Britain's very small Communist Party) and the mainstream press found themselves in full agreement last week...

Serbian uprising- people's power or workers' power?


AS THE demonstrations in Belgrade were taking place on Thursday of last week, the mainstream media were ecstatic until around 3.30pm...

March for pensions


March for pensions

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