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Privateers hold on to rail


THE STRATEGIC Rail Authority, which is meant to oversee the rail industry, published its long-delayed agenda for the railway on Tuesday of this week...

Willerby Holiday Homes


The bosses at Willerby Holiday Homes want to introduce casual 12-week contracts to get around the very limited employment protection laws New Labour has introduced...

Long Products


SIX WORKERS at Long Products in Rye, Sussex, are fighting for reinstatement after they were sacked when they tried to form a union. The six joined the TGWU union to fight for better working condition...

Stop them playing the race card


THE WHOLESALE privatisation of Ealing council's 19,000 homes is off. Suddenly money, which was not on the horizon early last year, has come from the government...

SPARKS FLY


THE RAIL unions have called a national day of action on rail safety on Thursday 29 March-the same day as the next planned strike on London's tube...

Post


ALMOST 1,000 postal workers in Watford struck officially over three days last week as part of their continuing action against cuts in breaks and new shift patterns...

Anti-Nazi


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Civil servants


AT THE entrance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) headquarters the press gather to report on the crisis of foot and mouth disease...

News of the world


THOUSANDS OF workers blocked the heart of the key Chinese city of Shanghai for two days last week. Workers from Shanghai's Zhengtai rubber factory blocked streets on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week...

US bombs wrong target: they talk of safe haven


A US bombing raid killed six military observers near the Iraqi border on Monday of this week after a plane missed its target during a routine training mission...

Mass walkout wins


OVER 1,000 workers walked out of GEC Marconi's plant in Wavertree, Liverpool, on Friday of last week after management suspended six workers...

Socialist Alliances


SOCIALIST Alliance supporters in Oxford picketed a �65 a head dinner where business people rubbed shoulders with top Labour MPs last week...

Israel


ARIEL SHARON, war criminal and new prime minister of Israel, stepped up the persecution of the Palestinians as his new government took office last week...

Tories hit pinnacle


LAST WEEK went well for Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. In an important breakthrough, he succeeded in replacing the white chief justice with a reliable political ally...

Means test robs 1.3 million of benefits


NEW LABOUR has launched a vindictive advertising campaign, costing �4.5 million, to "target benefit fraud". Yet it does virtually nothing about the scandal that a quarter of people who should receive key benefits do not get them...

Councils


"THEY HAVE divided the unions at the level of the officials, but the rank and file are more united than ever,"

The diary of a candidate


KAREN REISSMANN, a health worker, is standing in Manchester's Blackley constituency for the Socialist Alliance. Here is her diary for the week of 2-8 March....

NHS


ABOUT 30 people attended a meeting to protest at rent rises in UCLH hospitals trust nurses' homes on Monday. The rises will take rents to �260 a month...

Zapatistas


THE ZAPATISTAS marched into Mexico City on Sunday after travelling from the southern state of Chiapas and holding solidarity r...

Do us a favour


NEW LABOUR persecutes people fleeing war and poverty across the world who end up as refugees in Britain. But it bends over backwards to do favours for the rich, arms dealers and corrupt businessmen...

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