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Picket of the asset stripper Alchemy


"EVERYBODY realises that if they can get rid of Sarah they can get rid of anybody. You've got to protect your union rep. Now we need to get everyone else involved."

Water rats


ALCHEMY announced its new chairman last week. It is Brandon Gough He is a fat cat who got �120,000 a year for a two day week as head of the privatised Yorkshire Water.

Got you under my skin


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Thousands more face jobs axe


Ford plans massive job cuts to jack up profits despite the fact it has a "war chest" of �13 billion and is about to buy Land Rover for �2 billion.

NATO's bloody war


ABOUT 300 people attended a rally in central London on Friday of last week to commemorate the anniversary of the start of NATO's bombing of Serbia and Kosovo. The meeting was called by the Committee f...

Nationalisation-how it could work


NEW LABOUR says it is unable to stop the loss of 50,000 jobs in the West Midlands and the decimation of the car industry. But the government could do something. It could nationalise Rover...

Postal workers


AROUND 800 postal workers across Edinburgh were on unofficial strike on Tuesday.

Rover Longbridge closure threatens devastation


SOCIALIST WORKER reporter SAM ASHMAN and photographer JESS HURD travelled round Birmingham and the West Midlands talking to people about their reaction to the threat to Longbridge and why they are marching on Saturday.

Blair's reforms open up market in NHS


BROWN'S BUDGET will benefit the rich

Rail


THE train drivers' ASLEF union is threatening to ballot members who work on Eurotunnel. For years Eurotunnel has refused to recognise any trade unions...

Today's news is 'we're on strike'


AROUND 300 members of the NUJ and BECTU unions at STV and Grampian Television were set to strike on Wednesday against a pay freeze, wage cuts and redundancies.

Electricians


SOME 250 electricians at the Norfolk and Norwich PFI hospital site have been sacked after they struck unofficially. The workers walked out after the contractor, Crown House, cut travel allowances.

How we can fight for jobs and win


THE THREAT of mass redundancies at Rover and the spectre of economic devastation throughout the West Midlands has raised the question of how workers can fight mass closures...

Anti-Globalisation Network


AROUND 100 people attended a meeting called by the Anti-Globalisation Network last weekend to discuss building on the mood after Seattle.

In brief


ABOUT 300 people attended a rally in central London on Friday of last week to commemorate the anniversary of the start of NATO's bombing of Serbia and Kosovo. The meeting was called by the Committee f...

Police have a licence to kill


Sheena was badly injured when a Metropolitan police van ploughed into her in February last year. She was in a coma for three days, in hospital for nine weeks and suffered serious brain injuries...

On strike for jobs?


WORKERS AT Goss Graphic Systems in Preston have voted for industrial action to stop job losses.

Students


AROUND 300 students marched on the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff last week...

Solidly behind Sarah


"EVERYBODY realises that if they can get rid of Sarah they can get rid of anybody. You've got to protect your union rep. Now we need to get everyone else involved."

Fight to free Cambridge Two


Their crime was to have run a centre, Winter Comfort, at which it was alleged that drug dealing had taken place. At no point was it alleged that Ruth and John had been dealing in drugs themselves, but...

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