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3 March 2010

The fairytale world of RBS

Comment: IMAGINE WORKERS raiding their firm's safe every week to bet on horses. They stick the money, plus any winnings, back in the safe but keep a large cut for themselves. Now, imagine the workers betting most...

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17 February 2010

Fast news

It's all for the best: THE NUMBER of housing repossessions for 2009 was the highest since 1995. Some 46,000 homes were repossessed last year, an increase of 6,000 on the total for 2008. In addition, 188,300 homeowners were in...

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3 February 2010

Fast News

Crozier exit: 'GOOD RIDDANCE' are the printable words many a postal worker and Royal Mail customer said following the announcement of the departure of the company's boss, Adam Crozier...

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Youth Fight for Jobs campaign against unemployment - marching in Barking

Youth Fight for Jobs campaign against unemployment - marching in Barking

27 January 2010

Bonuses for bankers but recession for workers

My new year's resolution was to stop watching TV. This is not for health reasons but because I can't afford to buy a new one if I kick it in while watching the news! Who hasn't wanted to do that recently?

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12 January 2010

Protest against bankers' bonuses

Protest against bankers' bonuses

City of London
20 January 5pm.

See for more details or call 020 8558 7947

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Corus workers protest, photo Paul Mattsson

Corus workers protest, photo Paul Mattsson

9 December 2009

Socialist nationalisation - the only way to save manufacturing jobs and end the bank bonus scandal

Editorial: The year 2009 is ending as it began. Thousands of workers are losing their jobs in factory closures while bankers rescued by government intervention and money from working class taxpayers continue to rake...

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24 November 2009

Main parties plan cutbacks: It's time for a fightback!

THERE MUST be an election coming. All of a sudden, New Labour want us to believe that they're different to the Conservatives. After over 12 years of carrying out Tory policies, Gordon Brown and Co. used...

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3 November 2009

fast news

Every million helps (2): SHOWING ALL the sensitivity of a large pair of hobnail boots, Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier pocketed nearly 1 million in pay and bonuses for 2008/09...

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21 October 2009

Laughing all the way to the bank

US BANK Goldman Sachs is on track to pay $22 billion in salaries and bonuses this year, an average of $700,000 for each of its 31,700 employees, writes John Sharpe.

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16 September 2009

National Greed

Workers from Newcastle's National Grid office walked out on 11 September in protest at the threat of their jobs being outsourced to a low wage economy, writes Elaine Brunskill.

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Waltham Forest Socialist Party campaign on bankers' bonuses and bailout, photo by Senan

Waltham Forest Socialist Party campaign on bankers' bonuses and bailout, photo by Senan

11 August 2009

Jobs & services - not bankers' bonuses!

Less than a year after bringing the global economy to its knees, shameless city bankers are to receive a staggering 4 billion in bonuses. These vultures, who had pledged to end the bonus culture, are now lining up for massive pay-outs,
writes Elaine Brunskill.

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31 March 2009

Bail out workers, not Wall Street!

THERE HAS been a tidal wave of outrage generated by the bonus payments paid to top bankers after their bankrupt corporations were bailed out with public funds...

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15 October 2008

News in brief

Bankers bailed out: EUROPEAN LEADERS are following Brown and Darling's policy of big bank bailouts. The total bailout in Europe could total 1.5 trillion while the US government seems likely to inject another 400 billion...

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14 June 2007

Bosses' bonuses

TELECOMS GIANT Cable and Wireless (C&W) top bosses want to scrap a cap on executive bonuses imposed last year that 'limited' executive extras to 20 million...

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4 January 2007

Super-rich pocket 18 billion

Tony Blair, bosses puppet

FAMILIES who lost their savings due to the collapse of the company Farepak struggled to have a good Christmas.

At the same time London's top financiers were living it up with bonuses totalling 9,000,000,000 (9 billion). Across Britain as a whole, the bonuses received by directors were estimated to be double that figure, a staggering 18 billion.

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6 September 2003

Fight low pay, job cuts and privatisation in Royal Mail

I'VE BEEN a postman for twelve years. In that time we've seen the management buying up foreign businesses which have made losses and changing the name to Consignia and then back again at a cost of millions...

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23 August 2003

Postal Workers say: Time for action

POSTAL WORKERS will shortly be balloted on taking industrial action over an 18-month pay deal of 4.5%, writes Gary Clark, Minority Grade secretary, Scotland No 2 Branch, Communication Workers' Union (CWU), personal capacity.

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9 August 2003

End Fat Cat Rule

FORMER ICI boss and management guru John Harvey-Jones calls huge fat-cat executive pay "obscene and unnecessary." But the fat cats ignore this rebuke from a fellow boss - they're sneering all the way to the bank...

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11 January 2002

Kick Out The Greedy Bosses

MANY THOUSANDS of working people's jobs may be at risk but still the bosses arrogantly ignore all calls for restraint when it comes to ensuring their own creature comforts, writes By Bill Mullins.

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