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UNISON health conference


DELEGATES to UNISON health conference last week voted unanimously to abandon the union's failed "twin track approach" of piecemeal opposition PFI in the health service...

Govanhill Pool


THE OCCUPATION of Govanhill Pool in Glasgow is gathering momentum. Activists have occupied the pool for two weeks against its threatened closure...

NUJ conference


"OUR TIME has come." That was how NUJ union president Dave Toomer summed up the launch of the Socialist Alliance at the union's annual conference...

And they want our sympathy?


FOR A sense of opinion among at least a section of the country folk who are demanding our money to compensate for foot and mouth, get on the web...

Anti-nuclear


And 450 people packed a meeting called by the Environment Agency as part of a three-month public consultation...

'Tremendous support from public' says striker


TUBE WORKERS defied the anti-union laws and struck a blow against privatisation last week. Their second strike brought London Underground to a halt. Management admitted that not a single tube train ...

Number of millionaires has doubled under New Labour


THINGS have certainly got better for some under New Labour. The number of millionaires in Britain has more than doubled in the last five years.In 1995 there were 33,063 millionaires. By last year that...

Pharmaceutical companies to meet in London


"THE GOVERNMENT is capitulating to big business." That's the verdict of Sophia Tickell of the Oxfam charity on Tony Blair's latest move on behalf of giant multinational corporations...

What is going on at top of ASLEF?


"I'M OUTRAGED. This is no time to call off a strike, with the government and management on the defensive." That is how one tube driver in the ASLEF union reacted to the news that his union leaders...

Bonanza at the top


SENIOR executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland are to more than double their pay in return for an average performance...

Team Valley


THE 120 factory workers at Team Valley Brush in Gateshead have launched a support group with the help of the Socialist Alliance on Tyneside after three weeks on indefinite strike...

Doctors want out


FOUR OUT of five GPs would leave the profession if they had the chance because they are so demoralised...

Housing


UNIONS AND tenants organisations are working to make sure the future of council housing is at the centre of the general election...

Why they're afraid of Tommy Sheridan and the drugs debate


POLITICIANS from the mainstream parties in Scotland are collaborating in a hypocritical and cynical campaign which they claim is about drug use...

Standing up for refugees


SOME 1,000 people united in central London last Saturday in protest at the Tory and New Labour witch-hunting of refugees...

Get to Genoa


THE GREEK TUC has just voted to back the anti-capitalist protests against the leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Genoa...

Stop the tube sell off


TUBE WORKERS in London were preparing for a 24-hour strike on Thursday as Socialist Worker went to press. They faced frantic efforts by deputy prime minister John Prescott to force through...

Chhokar family fighter dropped


A NEW Labour supporter has forced a campaigner fighting for justice for the Chhokar family to officially drop the case. Aamer Anwar, a trainee solicitor, has been representing the family...

500 strikers hit the streets


PICKETS WERE out in force again this week at all five gates of the Willerby Holiday Homes caravan factory in Hull...

Ethics behind crowd control


THE NEXT big meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is to be held in the repressive Middle East state of Qatar...

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