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Minimum wage scandal: Cash stolen from pockets of poor


NEW LABOUR'S flagship New Deal policy is not only failing to help young people. It is making things worse for people in the north of England. That is the startling conclusion of an independent survey...

Sky Chefs


TRADE UNIONISTS across west London raised over �3,000 in support of the Lufthansa Sky Chefs workers at Heathrow airport in the run up to Christmas...

Councils


CIVILIAN SUPPORT staff working for Greater Manchester Police halted their latest in a series of one day strikes last week while their union, UNISON, went into arbitration talks with the employer...

Just who do Met think they are?


WHO DID the Metropolitan Police stop on suspicion that he was responsible for a street robbery just after Christmas? None other than Neville Lawrence, father of murdered teenager Stephen...

Ninety years of class struggle


BERNHARD HERZBERG is a 90 year old socialist who has been politically active all his adult life. His experiences span most of the last century...

Plenty of excuses, not enough money


THE GOVERNMENT is hiding behind the stories of a flu epidemic to try to cover up its failure to fund the NHS. Health minister Alan Milburn called the outbreak "particularly nasty"...

Students


THE Socialist Worker Student Society (SWSS) is to hold a "SWSS Conference 2000" in Manchester next month.

Ford


SALARIED STAFF at Ford motors are to ballot next week for strike action. Workers are enraged that the company is refusing to cut their working week...

Remploy


AN INDEPENDENT report into Remploy, the government aided firm that employs disabled people, has slammed the company's planned factory closures...

NUT


MEMBERS OF the National Union of Teachers should receive ballot papers for the union's deputy general secretary election this week. Kevin Courtney is the secretary of Camden NUT in north London ...

London mayor


OVER 150 health workers packed into a lunchtime meeting at King's College Hospital in south east London on Monday of this week to hear all three contenders to be Labour's candidate to be London mayor....

NAPO


THE THREAT of strike action by South Yorkshire probation service workers has forced management to back down over introducing new contracts...

Campaign against privatisation in Leeds


Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow (near town hall) Speakers: Harold Best MP, Bob Crow (RMT assistant general secretary) ...

British Gypsum


WORKERS AT British Gypsum Isover in Runcorn are set to strike next week over the sacking of two workers. Some 60 of the company's 70 workers backed strike action in a ballot of GMB union members...

Kicking off


AS the NHS hits crisis 27 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 24 at Royal Liverpool Hospital and 18 plus 3 copies of Socialist Review at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington ...

Art that's both bold and brave


"AMAZONS OF the Avant-Garde" is an exhibition of work by Russian women artists from the early years of the 20th century...

Jailed for helping the homeless


THE CASE of Ruth Wyner and John Brock seems like an impossible nightmare. The two Cambridge charity workers were jailed on 17 December for five and four years respectively ...

Report says New Deal fails


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'Flatten estates in north'


"PEOPLE ARE very angry. We work non-stop, we never have time to sit down and we get paid �3.60 an hour. It's not fair." So said a McDonald's worker in south Wales...

France: Bosses out to block hours cut


FRENCH LORRIES were blockading Channel ports and border crossings at the start of the week. The protest is over the issue which has dominated French politics in recent month

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