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Stab in back


BOEING WORKERS in the US have won a brilliant victory after nearly six weeks on all-out strike. Nearly 20,000 white collar engineers and technicians at the giant airplane company marched back to work ...

Blair's friend put in


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More media lies on refugees


"FURY AS 'Refugee' Beasts Rape Girl". That was the Sun headline last week. It was the latest example of the media's lies designed to whip up hatred against refugees fleeing persecution."...

Furious in Brum


THE MOOD in the West Midlands round Saturday's march is electric...

New report slams Britain's spray happy police


The PCA says, "If CS spray is used at close range it may cause burns to the eyes and face." Every force in England and Wales except three uses CS spray....

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


gang

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...

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