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There's no welcome in the hillsides


THE LABOUR Party in Wales was in turmoil this week as its leader, Alun Michael, faced a no-confidence vote in the devolved assembly.

Blair's Britain


* NEW LABOUR minister Stephen Byers refuses to raise the minimum wage this year, claiming a higher level could cost jobs. But new research by Incomes Data Services found that job losses did not happen...

Poor deal from Ray


REMEMBER THE man New Labour recruited to sell the New Deal in a multi-million pound series of TV adverts last year

Work pressure is wrecking lives'


WORKERS IN Britain are working longer despite the European Working Time Directive which is supposed to restrict the working week to 48 hours.

Homerton 11 stoke mood of resistance


OVER 800 firefighters and their supporters marched through east London on Friday of last week against the threat by management to discipline and possibly sack 11 of their colleagues...

Nurses thrown out in PFI Dome view deal


STUDENT NURSES in Greenwich face eviction from their nurses' home to make way for luxury flats overlooking the Dome...

Health workers' protest


THE LABOUR Party in Wales was in turmoil this week as its leader, Alun Michael, faced a no-confidence vote in the devolved assembly.

Injustice


BRISTOL: Over 50 people atten ded a meeting in Easton Community Centre, Bristol, last Sunday to protest at police harassment of the local black community.

We need unions with muscle


I WORK in a non-unionised meat production factory as an operative under the New Deal Initiative on �3.60-�3.75 an hour.

Labour bows to house of bigots


A VICTORY for bigotry, scored by a bunch of unelected and unrepresentative Tories and bishops. That is the reality of the House of Lords vote to keep the anti-gay Section 28...

Impressive street sales


Socialist Worker sellers were out last Saturday building the protests against the fascists entering the government in Austria...

Rage Against the System


OVER 12,500 young people saw US band Rage Against the Machine (RATM) and Asian Dub Foundation (ADF) in London last week. The concert was like an anti-capitalist carnival....

Murdoch in TV Labour outrage


A CEREMONY to mark 100 years of the Labour Party this month is to be run with the help of union-bashing boss Rupert Murdoch...

Money there to boost pensions


THE GOVERNMENT has a huge �6 billion surplus in the National Insurance fund. It could fund a �600 payment to each of Britain's ten million pensioners this year t...

Prescott's 'Big Bang'


THE NEW Labour government is going to privatise every council home in Britain.

Appeal


WERE YOU at the N30 demonstration at Euston station, London, on 30 November 1999?

Nuclear nightmare


NUCLEAR plants dotted around Britain's coast could become lethal with rising sea levels brought by global warming...

Stop 'Maxwell' pension threat


BOSSES OF the Ford motor company refused to alter their pay offer to white collar staff at negotiations with trade unions on Monday of this week.

Pledge on rail safety breached


RAILTRACK will stay in charge of rail safety despite last year's Paddington crash.

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