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On 22 July President Chavez announced the total breaking off of diplomatic relations with Colombia. This decision was taken after the Colombian government again denounced the alleged presence of FARC guerrillas in Venezuelan territory to the OEA (Organisation of American states), arguing that the Venezuelan government supports and protects ELN and FARC members, classified as terrorists by the Colombian government.
CWU must prepare for fresh attacks after election
By a Socialist Party postal worker
The conditions in Belfast would appear to be no different from anywhere else in the UK. 61,623 (76.24%) of Royal Mail employees are all in agreement that things need to change. The promise of a ‘Great Place To Work’ made by former Chairman Allan Leighton may well be true if you’re a manager with top directors receiving millions of pounds in pay and bonus.
The ‘Great Recession’ has already led to millions of jobs being lost across the world. According to the International Labor Organisation, in the US alone 7.2 million jobs have been lost in less than two years.
In Northern Ireland, the speculation and profiteering of wealthy business people and property developers has led to a jobs massacre, particularly in construction. The real number of people unemployed is 111,000 when you include those classified as being economically inactive but looking for work. That means unemployment now stands at 14%!