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Bus workers

Some 1,900 workers across six garages then staged two one day official strikes last December. Action forced Centre West to increase its offer. But workers threw out the new 25 pence an hour rise offer...

Hard Day at The Beach

JOURNEY TO SHILOH (Thurs, 3.30pm, C5). An interesting 1960s Western film. GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (Fri, 9pm, C4). The return of this great comedy show.

Be part of the left's challenge

LABOUR SUPPORTERS in London have voted against Tony Blair's handpicked candidate by a margin of over three to one.

Support the Homerton 11

Lobby the New Labour chair of the London fire authority Monday 28 February, 6pm

Going well

Workplace sales included 22 at Riverside House council office in Greenwich, 10 at De La Rue printers in High Wycombe

What care do children need?

AS A residential social worker in a council-run children's home in Merseyside I have been shocked by the report exposing sexual and physical abuse of children in some Welsh care homes...

Pricecheck workers celebrate recognition

"PRICECHECK IS the start of the offensive in the battle for union recognition." That is how TGWU general workers' trade union officer Brian Revell described the union's recent recognition dea

Leicester care workers

"NO PAY cuts" was the chant from around 600 care workers and their supporters across Leicestershire on a march last Saturday...

Glasgow council

The two worked in the council's social work department. They were sacked last year after showing solidarity with a colleague, Roddy Slorach...

How new labour nobbled Ken Livingstone

"I DID very well in the ballot of Labour Party members in London." That was Frank Dobson's amazing claim after it was announced that he had beaten Ken Livingstone

Big vote for reform opens further splits

VOTERS IN Iran have overwhelmingly chosen candidates who stood for reform of the present system. Parliamentary elections held last week saw reform candidates win in all the major cities...

Million dead

ON TUESDAY the toll of children who have died due to debt this year reached one million.

Safety data faked at Sellafield

A DAMNING report by safety inspectors last week exposed some of the truth about Britain's nuclear industry

Blair's Britain

Promise denied

UNDER CAPITALISM the beach is a paradise where we go to escape. For the Fox studio, however, paradise is The Beach, a film with Leonardo DiCaprio...

More than just a pretty picture

THE SILVER Tassie is a powerful anti-war play written by the Irish socialist Sean O'Casey. O'Casey's plays brought home the reality of life in Dublin's slums at the start of the last century...

Low pay misery

THE HOUSE of Commons transport committee last week savaged the government's plan to privatise air traffic control services as "the worst of all possible options

But Dagenham has power to shut down Europe

"This is devastating. No one knows who is for the chop. I'll lose my house if my job goes. Or it will be somebody else. That's food out of kids' mouths. Look at the Labour Party, all fighting for one


Lobby the New Labour chair of the London fire authority Monday 28 February, 6pm

Inside the system

THE government last week called for "pay restraint" to stop the economy overheating, and then promptly ignored its own advice...

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