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Rover Longbridge closure threatens devastation

SOCIALIST WORKER reporter SAM ASHMAN and photographer JESS HURD travelled round Birmingham and the West Midlands talking to people about their reaction to the threat to Longbridge and why they are marching on Saturday.

Blair's reforms open up market in NHS

BROWN'S BUDGET will benefit the rich


THE train drivers' ASLEF union is threatening to ballot members who work on Eurotunnel. For years Eurotunnel has refused to recognise any trade unions...

Today's news is 'we're on strike'

AROUND 300 members of the NUJ and BECTU unions at STV and Grampian Television were set to strike on Wednesday against a pay freeze, wage cuts and redundancies.


SOME 250 electricians at the Norfolk and Norwich PFI hospital site have been sacked after they struck unofficially. The workers walked out after the contractor, Crown House, cut travel allowances.

How we can fight for jobs and win

THE THREAT of mass redundancies at Rover and the spectre of economic devastation throughout the West Midlands has raised the question of how workers can fight mass closures...

Anti-Globalisation Network

AROUND 100 people attended a meeting called by the Anti-Globalisation Network last weekend to discuss building on the mood after Seattle.

In brief

ABOUT 300 people attended a rally in central London on Friday of last week to commemorate the anniversary of the start of NATO's bombing of Serbia and Kosovo. The meeting was called by the Committee f...

Police have a licence to kill

Sheena was badly injured when a Metropolitan police van ploughed into her in February last year. She was in a coma for three days, in hospital for nine weeks and suffered serious brain injuries...

On strike for jobs?

WORKERS AT Goss Graphic Systems in Preston have voted for industrial action to stop job losses.


AROUND 300 students marched on the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff last week...

Solidly behind Sarah

"EVERYBODY realises that if they can get rid of Sarah they can get rid of anybody. You've got to protect your union rep. Now we need to get everyone else involved."

Fight to free Cambridge Two

Their crime was to have run a centre, Winter Comfort, at which it was alleged that drug dealing had taken place. At no point was it alleged that Ruth and John had been dealing in drugs themselves, but...

Don't leave the pound to the bankers

MUCH OF the media proclaimed last week's budget as a triumph...


SALFORD Socialist Workers Party comrades were shocked and saddened by the premature death of Gary Jeffrey recently...

Blair's fat cat failures

AS TONY Blair threatens to send in private businessmen to run hospitals, look at the record of those thrusting entrepreneurs who Blair has favoured in the past.


THE DEFIANT ONES (1.45pm, Fri, C4). Great film from the 1950s about two escaped prisoners starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Curtis's character is forced to confront his racism to flee the chain

March for Rover as devastation threatens across Midlands

March for Rover as devastation threatens across Midlands

A new battle at Waterloo

"THE FEELING at Waterloo is very strong. People are coming up to me inside and outside work saying that they are very angry about Sarah's sacking."

Gould's spin on the wheel

UNLIKE THE Dome, the London Eye, the vast wheel which offers panoramic views of the capital, has been genuinely popular. Yet many people who want to ride on the Eye have been infuriated by delays

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