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Will new plans stop work deaths?


EVERY YEAR millions of people become ill going to work. Over two million workers suffer work related health problems like stress and back pain. A further million workers are victims...

Debt relief 'hoax'


"IT IS justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world," says the United Nations Human Development Report published last week...

No lunch


ONE IN four office workers are under such pressure that they dare not take any time off for lunch, according to a new survey...

Drugs price scandal


NEW LABOUR has bowed to pressure from a major drugs company and increased the proposed maximum price for commonly used drugs by 500 percent. Drugs giant Norton Healthcare threatened to stop production...

Profit not euro is behind jobs crisis


EMPLOYERS, POLITICIANS and trade union leaders this week blamed the Euro for the fact that thousands of jobs are under threat. But Britain being outside the European single currency...

Seattle with a French accent


"SEATTLE ON the Tarn." That was how the remote French town of Millau was renamed, by protesters and press alike, last weekend. Seattle to echo the spirit of the great revolt against global capitalism...

Public sector investment is collapsing


NEW LABOUR is investing less in Britain's crumbling schools, hospitals and transport system than even the last Tory government. That is the disgraceful state of affairs revealed by...

It's not all in the genome


SCIENTISTS this week announced they had "cracked the code of life". The culmination of the Human Genome Project was hailed as a revolutionary breakthrough...

TUC report


THE NUMBER of ballots for industrial action has doubled in the last year, according to a new TUC report. The Trade Union Trends survey found that unions organised 983 ballots between June 1999 and May...

The global market place: in whose interest?


WE PRINT extracts from a recent debate between campaigner and author SUSAN GEORGE, and FLEMMING LARSEN, the International Monetary Fund's European director...

Have a break?


MORE THAN six out of ten workers fail to take their full holiday entitlement. Workers lose an average of 3.6 days holiday a year because they feel pressurised by their bosses...

Pay fight looms


ADMIN AND support workers in universities and colleges could be heading for a clash with employers over pay. The Universities and Colleges Employers' Association has advised universities and colleges ...

Labour and Tory uniting to attack vulnerable


The centre is a nursery for special needs children and is a well established Barnado's-run project which has been operating for 20 years...

Lecturers


AROUND 40 lecturers and other staff, members of NATFHE and UNISON at Teesside Tertiary College, Middlesbrough, walked out last week over health and safety. Some asbestos dust had been released during...

'Bring us boss's head on a plate'


"FORD WORKERS united will never be defeated." That was the chant of over 700 workers from Ford Dagenham last week as they staged a brilliant lobby of a meeting between the company and the unions...

Us and them


A FINANCIAL adviser plunged 150 feet to his death from a multi-storey car park because he feared he wouldn't make his monthly sales target...

Wealth welcomed, the poor shut out


IT IS hard to pick up a newspaper or watch the news without hearing the words "global economy". Politicians and the press agree that we live in a global system...

Vote shows workers clamour for change


PRESIDENT ROBERT Mugabe has just held off a massive challenge from the opposition in Zimbabwe. But the election results also demonstrate that workers are clamouring for fundamental change...

Strike over safety is put on hold


SIGNAL WORKERS across Britain have narrowly voted for strikes. Union leaders have responded by putting on hold any action. The 4,000 signal staff are employed by the privatised Railtrack company...

Denied justice for ten years


"GUTTED." That was the reaction of the campaign spokesperson as the M25 Three were led down to the cells of the appeal court on Tuesday...

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