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Postal workers


THE POST Office is threatening to cut jobs done by its own staff and hand their work out to a private sector company. Management plans to form a partnership with the privatised Dutch post office...

Boom time for private health


THE DESTRUCTION of the foundation of the National Health Service. That is the reality of the plans New Labour announced last week to link the NHS with private medicine...

The pound or euro argument


THE ISSUE of abandoning the pound for the single European currency, the euro, helped tear apart the Tory governments of Thatcher and Major. Now it is causing mayhem in the Labour cabinet...

SWP news


In Newport Socialist Worker sellers took to the streets campaigning over the racist murder of Jan Pasalbessi. 97 papers were sold in the town centre with �47 collected for the family...

What a difference that year's made


MANY SOCIALIST Worker readers will have heard, or thought, "Why isn't Britain more like France?"...

What we think


DID THE press, the Tories and New Labour really think nothing would come of the lies about asylum seekers they have been spreading all year? A pile of bodies in Dover. Two racist murders elsewhere...

Persecution of the desperate


TORIES AND New Labour ministers blame gangsters who profit from moving immigrants around the world for the death of refugees in Dover. But it is their asylum laws which have created trade...

Brian Souter: enemy of thefamily


MILLIONAIRE BUS tycoon Brian Souter is following up his campaign to keep the anti-gay Section 28 by organising a "family day" this weekend in Scotland This is the grossest hypocrisy from a man who...

Immigrants are not the problem


BEHIND ALL the attacks on asylum seekers is the idea that people coming into the country are a burden and are "scrounging" off the rest of us. The Tories and New Labour are happy for ordinary people...

Ford


WORKERS FROM Ford Dagenham were set to lobby a meeting between Ford management and union officials on Thursday of this week. Union officials were to try to convince Ford to build an alternative ca

58 dead in Dover


FIFTY EIGHT bodies lying dead in Dover. The innocent victims of the war on asylum seekers by New Labour and the Tories alike. The press and politicians point the finger at the gangs who profit...

Excuse for crackdown


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Workers took back a little bit of control


THE RECENT introduction of trade union rights at last gives everyone the opportunity to be represented collectively in their workplace. Although our rights still remain limited...

Workers slam greedy bosses


FURY AT job losses erupted in South Wales last week. Workers broke windows at the 1st Line offices in Swansea in anger at the way they have been treated...

Europe's biggest anti-capitalist conference


MANY PEOPLE across the world are looking for an alternative to the rotten system we live in. Marxism 2000 brings together thousands of campaigners, trade unionists, students and others to debate...

So is it time to make a break from New Labour


TWO WEEKS ago there was a conference which should have shaken New Labour's leaders to their roots-and it wasn't the Women's Institute...

Price rises spark anger


A GENERAL strike in Nigeria, Africa's most heavily populated country, has rocked the government and its international backers. The strike began on Thursday of last week...

Mobilising for refugees


AROUND 80 people attended a meeting in Brighton last week in support of refugees...

Ruth speaks from prison


JOHN BROCK and Ruth Wyner, two Cambridge charity workers, have been in prison six months this Saturday. They were jailed for four and five years respectively because, unbeknown to them...

Mass anger against pay cuts


PUBLIC SECTOR unions in Germany were locked in talks with the government over possible pay strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. The unions represent over three million workers...

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