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Workers' reaction to jobs slaughter


OVER 10,000 job losses were announced across Britain last week. Retailer C&A is to shut all its stores. BAe and Corus steel are sacking thousands of workers...

Bowing to the mighty Dollar


THE WORLD Bank has faced plenty of opposition from people outside its ranks in recent years. But now revolt is growing inside as well. One of the bank's most senior figures has resigned...

Foframe


Linda and Eileen, two of the 12 Foframe workers on strike in Huntingdon over pay, last week protested outside Boots...

Treating the real problem


LAST WEEK scientists finally discovered the cause of a mystery illness which has killed or injured dozens of injecting heroin users, most of them from Scotland, over the past two months...

Mugabe bid to outflank opposition


ZIMBABWE FACES its most important election this weekend since the country became independent in April 1980. To judge by the coverage of Zimbabwean politics by the British media, the central issue is the plight of a few thousand white farmers...

Postal workers


THE POST Office is threatening to cut jobs done by its own staff and hand their work out to a private sector company. Management plans to form a partnership with the privatised Dutch post office...

Boom time for private health


THE DESTRUCTION of the foundation of the National Health Service. That is the reality of the plans New Labour announced last week to link the NHS with private medicine...

The pound or euro argument


THE ISSUE of abandoning the pound for the single European currency, the euro, helped tear apart the Tory governments of Thatcher and Major. Now it is causing mayhem in the Labour cabinet...

SWP news


In Newport Socialist Worker sellers took to the streets campaigning over the racist murder of Jan Pasalbessi. 97 papers were sold in the town centre with 47 collected for the family...

What a difference that year's made


MANY SOCIALIST Worker readers will have heard, or thought, "Why isn't Britain more like France?"...

What we think


DID THE press, the Tories and New Labour really think nothing would come of the lies about asylum seekers they have been spreading all year? A pile of bodies in Dover. Two racist murders elsewhere...

Persecution of the desperate


TORIES AND New Labour ministers blame gangsters who profit from moving immigrants around the world for the death of refugees in Dover. But it is their asylum laws which have created trade...

Brian Souter: enemy of thefamily


MILLIONAIRE BUS tycoon Brian Souter is following up his campaign to keep the anti-gay Section 28 by organising a "family day" this weekend in Scotland This is the grossest hypocrisy from a man who...

Immigrants are not the problem


BEHIND ALL the attacks on asylum seekers is the idea that people coming into the country are a burden and are "scrounging" off the rest of us. The Tories and New Labour are happy for ordinary people...

Ford


WORKERS FROM Ford Dagenham were set to lobby a meeting between Ford management and union officials on Thursday of this week. Union officials were to try to convince Ford to build an alternative ca

58 dead in Dover


FIFTY EIGHT bodies lying dead in Dover. The innocent victims of the war on asylum seekers by New Labour and the Tories alike. The press and politicians point the finger at the gangs who profit...

Excuse for crackdown


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Workers took back a little bit of control


THE RECENT introduction of trade union rights at last gives everyone the opportunity to be represented collectively in their workplace. Although our rights still remain limited...

Workers slam greedy bosses


FURY AT job losses erupted in South Wales last week. Workers broke windows at the 1st Line offices in Swansea in anger at the way they have been treated...

Europe's biggest anti-capitalist conference


MANY PEOPLE across the world are looking for an alternative to the rotten system we live in. Marxism 2000 brings together thousands of campaigners, trade unionists, students and others to debate...

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