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Teachers


THE NATIONAL Union of Teachers took legal action against a new aspect of the government's performance related pay scheme this week...

Multinationals bring hunger


Neither extreme is necessary. Food production is left to giant corporations which put profit before health...

French strikers


RECENTLY I was in Paris on an exchange with some students. The first morning we found ourselves in the middle of a teachers' meeting to discuss strike action and building for a one day national strike...

Grangemouth


UP TO 2,000 manual construction workers at the Grangemouth Petrochemical complex, 20 miles west of Edinburgh, walked out on strike on Tuesday of last week.

Debt pledge broken


LONG working hours for parents cause stress-related health problems among their children...

There is a population problem


THE PRESS have been whipping up hysteria against immigrants "swamping" Britain in recent weeks. But a United Nations report has exposed that the real population crisis is the very opposite of that por

Pilkington


With the present uncertainty over Rover and Land Rover, Pilks workers are concerned about the general fate of their industry and the particular manoeuvres of their bosses.

Bad news day for management at SMG


ABOUT 300 media workers in the journalists' NUJ union and the technicians' BECTU union at STV and Grampian Television struck on Wednesday of last week...

Journey through hatred


REVIEWERS have heaped praise on Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth. This young black novelist charts a changing Britain through the lives and pasts of a group of west Londoners.

Well done, Brum


Socialist Worker sellers in the West Midlands reacted brilliantly last week in the build-up to Saturday's magnificent demonstration. Each day they were out leafleting and petitioning outside workplace

Bus workers


BUS AND rail workers in Ireland paralysed transport in the capital, Dublin, last week...

Titles for Tories and fat cats


TWO BARCLAYS Bank bosses were paid more than �3 million between them last year. Chairman Sir Peter Middleton's salary has QUADRUPLED to �1.76 million. That included salary and fees of �947,000...

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital


THE STRIKE by electricians at the Norfolk and Norwich PFI hospital site has ended.

100,000 on Birmingham jobs march


THIS WAS the angry scene last Saturday as up to 100,000 people marched through Birmingham.

Justice for Christopher Alder


Justice for Christopher Alder

J18


ANGEL MAKOLY, a student, has been jailed for two years on violent disorder charges arising out of the J18 demonstration against capitalism in the City of London last summer.

Gearing up for Rover demo


THE ATMOSPHERE across the Midlands was electric this week as a groundswell of support erupted for Rover workers and the march to save their jobs.

Dark clouds


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.

After the march step up the fight


The last week has been a turning point for many people. Never again will they feel secure in their job. A crazy market system is bringing more job losses, more poverty, more suffering and more despair...

Councils


HACKNEY councillors in east London called three vanloads of police last week to intimidate parents and young children lobbying a meeting over nursery cuts.

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