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Iran vows revenge for murder of scientist

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

IRAN has vowed to avenge the death of a leading nuclear scientist who was gunned down when his entourage was ambushed along a provincial highway last week. The Iranians believe the hit was carried out by Israeli agents or gunmen loyal to the People’s Mujahidin Organisation, which is based in the USA.

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Pay battles

by New Worker correspondent

ESSENTIAL supplies of Brussels sprouts, port, cranberry sauce and Stilton in and around London could be at risk as a result of a planned Christmas strike. Twelve drivers, employed by Harper & Guy Consulting Ltd at Sainsbury’s Waltham Abbey distribution centre, have voted unanimously for strike action in protest at being paid £12,000 less per year than those directly employed by Sainsbury’s. As a result, deliveries to about 100 Sainsbury’s stores in London and the south east will be severely affected during the six days of strikes before and after Christmas.

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Tiers for Fears

THE SECOND national lockdown has ended with the news of a dramatic fall in the COVID-19 infection rate throughout the country and the start of a vaccination programme that will, hopefully, turn the tide in the battle against the coronavirus plague.

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Tackling unemployment

Young workers have been hit hard by the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. They have experienced the highest rates of redundancy, largest falls in employment, highest rates of furlough with reduced pay, largest falls in weekly pay and the largest falls in hours worked. The lockdowns have also led to significant job losses in sectors such as hospitality and leisure, which employ many young workers.

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