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OVER 130 union stewards at Remploy voted at a national meeting on Thursday of last week to ballot for industrial action...

TV workers

A STRIKE which was due to black out ITN news programmes was put on ice this week. Management offered last minute concessions over plans for new shifts which would wreck workers' lives...

'May the First be with you!'

I recently attended a meeting of around 50 people, most of whom I've never met before. All were against capitalism and concerned about the effect it has on our world.

Blair and Brown heckled by their own members

TONY BLAIR and chancellor Gordon Brown faced bitter anger at a public meeting last week-and the audience was entirely made up of Labour Party members...


WORKERS AT Harrow's Ekta colour finishing department, part of the giant Kodak corporation...

Taking on the rail fat cats

RAIL SERVICES in the south east of England virtually ground to a halt when 1,500 train drivers held a 24 hour strike on Tuesday. The drivers work for privatised rail company Connex.

Citizens' Advice

WORKERS AT Citizens' Advice Bureaux held a one day national strike over pay and conditions last Friday.

UNISON election: Voting for resistance

VOTING IS under way in the election for general secretary of the 1.3 million strong public sector workers' UNISON union...


nergetic style of rock...

Councils roundup

WANDSWORTH: Workers in Tory-run Wandsworth council, south London, have voted by a four to one margin for more strikes against a savage attack on sick pay and annual leave.

Public Trust Office

THE LORD Chancellor, Derry Irvine, is planning to privatise the Public Trust Office, endangering a service for some of the most vulnerable individuals in society.

Greenwich NUT

ADRIAN TIERNEY, secretary of the National Union of Teachers in Greenwich, south east London, has been charged with gross professional misconduct and could be sacked.

Don't let them murder Mumia


Defeat for the right in Chile

"PUT PINOCHET on trial!" was the chant of the jubilant crowd which gathered in Chile's capital, Santiago, to greet Ricardo Lagos's presidential election victory on Sunday

Capitalism is wrecking our world

FOUR IN five people in Scotland support the recommendations of the Cubie report into student finance, according to a poll in the Herald newspaper last week.

Online for a crash?

LAST WEEK was a bad one for anyone bored to tears by the endless hype about the internet...

Rail strike next week

"MANAGEMENT are trying to stop our strike," says a Connex train drivers' rep. "Last week every train driver at our depot was interviewed. When each driver entered the room he was cautioned by three ...

Postal workers: Reject this deal

POSTAL WORKERS are about to start a vote on the "new" "Way Forward" agreement backed by their bosses and union leaders.

Health SOS

Socialist Worker sellers were out last week campaigning over the crisis in the health service. At Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital 40 papers were sold, while 17 were sold at Homerton Hospital

Dave Carr

DAVE Carr, UNISON union branch chair at London's UCLH hospitals, has been threatened with derecognition as a union rep by management. This is the latest attack on the union by the NHS trust's bosses....

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