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Postal workers


BY THE slenderest of margins postal workers have accepted the "Way Forward" pay and conditions package pushed by both Royal Mail and their own union leaders.

New Labour found 'guilty of racism'


"WE HAVE been vindicated. The tribunal's verdict shows that New Labour does not believe in fairness at work and is not prepared to make a stand against racism and sexism."...

Legacy of imperialism


AFGHANISTAN IS a country that has been devastated by wars and poverty. Its dire situation is the result of 150 years of imperialist intervention

Nine faces of New Labour


Mr John Biggs the sacker City & E London JOHN BIGGS, when elected as Labour leader of Tower Hamlets council in 1994, said, "The council staff are our greatest resource." ...

How can anyone say 'no room for refugees'


THE NUMBER of empty homes in Britain has leapt to 772,300 in the last year, according to a survey by the Empty Homes Agency released this week.

Europe's leaders-united against the far right?


IT IS no surprise that the entry of the far right Freedom Party into the Austrian government sent a wave of anger among opponents of racism and fascism throughout Europe.

United Utilities


WORKERS AT North West Water were due to hold a march in Manchester this weekend against attacks on their conditions.

Kodak


WORKERS AT Ektacolour Finishing at Kodak in north west London are still standing solid in their decision not to volunteer for overtime after four weeks. The action has shaken management

Austria in turmoil as Haider's party in government


MASS DEMONSTRATIONS and street fighting greeted the entry of the far right Freedom Party into the Austrian government on Friday of last week.

The voice of the damned


THE FILM of Graham Greene's novel The End of the Affair is due out this week. It will be interesting to see if it matches the quality of his novel, which was first published in 1951

Colleges


LECTURERS AT Burnley College have voted decisively for strike action after two years of fruitless talks to renegotiate the contract imposed in 1993.

King, Gandhi and non-violent protest


MANY PEOPLE who yearn for an alternative to capitalism also hope there is a peaceful way to transform it...

BT


THERE WAS anger among BT workers this week after the company announced it plans some 3,000 job cuts in managerial and professional grades...

Unison


AROUND 100 people lobbied the West Midlands Regional Council of UNISON in Birmingham last Saturday...

Preview


INDIA IS the third largest dam builder in the world. Since independence various Indian governments have built 3,300 dams. The resulting reservoirs have uprooted millions of people...

Independent guardians?


ANYONE RELYING on the British media last week would have been left hopelessly confused by coverage of important international events...

Costing the earth



There's no welcome in the hillsides


THE LABOUR Party in Wales was in turmoil this week as its leader, Alun Michael, faced a no-confidence vote in the devolved assembly.

Blair's Britain


* NEW LABOUR minister Stephen Byers refuses to raise the minimum wage this year, claiming a higher level could cost jobs. But new research by Incomes Data Services found that job losses did not happen...

Poor deal from Ray


REMEMBER THE man New Labour recruited to sell the New Deal in a multi-million pound series of TV adverts last year

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