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United Utilities

WORKERS AT North West Water were due to hold a march in Manchester this weekend against attacks on their conditions.


WORKERS AT Ektacolour Finishing at Kodak in north west London are still standing solid in their decision not to volunteer for overtime after four weeks. The action has shaken management

Austria in turmoil as Haider's party in government

MASS DEMONSTRATIONS and street fighting greeted the entry of the far right Freedom Party into the Austrian government on Friday of last week.

The voice of the damned

THE FILM of Graham Greene's novel The End of the Affair is due out this week. It will be interesting to see if it matches the quality of his novel, which was first published in 1951


LECTURERS AT Burnley College have voted decisively for strike action after two years of fruitless talks to renegotiate the contract imposed in 1993.

King, Gandhi and non-violent protest

MANY PEOPLE who yearn for an alternative to capitalism also hope there is a peaceful way to transform it...


THERE WAS anger among BT workers this week after the company announced it plans some 3,000 job cuts in managerial and professional grades...


AROUND 100 people lobbied the West Midlands Regional Council of UNISON in Birmingham last Saturday...


INDIA IS the third largest dam builder in the world. Since independence various Indian governments have built 3,300 dams. The resulting reservoirs have uprooted millions of people...

Independent guardians?

ANYONE RELYING on the British media last week would have been left hopelessly confused by coverage of important international events...

Costing the earth

There's no welcome in the hillsides

THE LABOUR Party in Wales was in turmoil this week as its leader, Alun Michael, faced a no-confidence vote in the devolved assembly.

Blair's Britain

* NEW LABOUR minister Stephen Byers refuses to raise the minimum wage this year, claiming a higher level could cost jobs. But new research by Incomes Data Services found that job losses did not happen...

Poor deal from Ray

REMEMBER THE man New Labour recruited to sell the New Deal in a multi-million pound series of TV adverts last year

Work pressure is wrecking lives'

WORKERS IN Britain are working longer despite the European Working Time Directive which is supposed to restrict the working week to 48 hours.

Homerton 11 stoke mood of resistance

OVER 800 firefighters and their supporters marched through east London on Friday of last week against the threat by management to discipline and possibly sack 11 of their colleagues...

Nurses thrown out in PFI Dome view deal

STUDENT NURSES in Greenwich face eviction from their nurses' home to make way for luxury flats overlooking the Dome...

Health workers' protest

THE LABOUR Party in Wales was in turmoil this week as its leader, Alun Michael, faced a no-confidence vote in the devolved assembly.


BRISTOL: Over 50 people atten ded a meeting in Easton Community Centre, Bristol, last Sunday to protest at police harassment of the local black community.

We need unions with muscle

I WORK in a non-unionised meat production factory as an operative under the New Deal Initiative on 3.60-3.75 an hour.

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