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22 May 2013
Diary of a bedroom tax campaigner: Ian Pattison, Waltham Forest Socialist Party and Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union describes a week of campaigning against the bedroom tax
4 July 2012
Tax haven in the city: The 'event of the summer' will be treated just like the tax havens of Jersey or the Virgin Islands...
2 May 2012
Labour-run Newham council in east London decided recently to try to uproot 500 local families and dump them in Stoke, 160 miles away...
25 April 2012
160 miles from home: Poor people shipped across the country to make room for rich people. That's the situation emerging across London in the wake of cuts to housing benefit and in the build up to the Olympics.
25 April 2012
"The contrast between the government's lavish expenditure on the 2012 Olympics and Queen's Jubilee with the treatment of families being deported from Newham like refugees in their own country is sickening".
2 March 2011
Around 150 trade unionists and local residents demonstrated outside Newham town hall in east London on 28 February
15 December 2010
Manchester: North West Shop Stewards Network (NWSSN) supporters working and living in Manchester lobbied outside the Manchester city council meeting on Wednesday 8 December, and received a great response from council workers and passers-by...
7 July 2010
Looting Afghanistan: FACED WITH an ever-increasing number of deaths of UK soldiers and Afghan civilians, prime minister David Cameron says this is a price worth paying for 'good governance' in Afghanistan...
26 May 2010
IN 2012 the Olympics and Paralympics come to east London. On show will be the world's elite sportsmen and women, flexing their muscles and straining their sinews in state-of-the-art stadia. The possibility...
25 March 2009
Newham school strike: As we reported last week nearly 10,000 RMT members are balloting for strike action over jobs and pay...
26 November 2008
Earlier this month, members of Unison's Newham local government branch were informed that the national executive (NEC) of the union had told the regional full-time staff to take over the running of their branch...
18 June 2008
Beckton biofuels power station: THE CAMPAIGN against a planned bio-fuel power station in east London is gaining momentum, bringing together residents and environmental activists against health risks to local people, climate change and land misuse, writes Manny Thain.
13 February 2008
AROUND 100 people met to support Michael Gavan, victimised chair of Newham Unison, at a meeting in Stratford on 11 February. ... By Manny Thain
13 December 2007
Michael Gavan, Unison chair at Newham council, east London, having been suspended as reported in a previous report in the socialist, was sacked on 21 November 2007....
8 November 2007
In the "deal" reached by Royal Mail and the CWU Postal Executive there is no mention of suspended or sacked workers.
8 June 2006
THE LOCAL community in Forest Gate, east London, was stunned but later angry, after a dawn raid on a terraced house involving 250 police in an 'anti-terrorist operation' last week, writes Simon Carter Newham.
15 May 2004
WOMEN UNISON members at Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, were an inspiration on the morning of their second strike day...
3 April 2004
OVER 4,000 UNISON members in Newham, east London, are balloting this week to take strike action. The council is attempting to evict the union from its premises and withdraw full-time facilities from the three main branch officials...
10 January 2004
THE MAYOR of Newham council, east London and the chair of the London employers' body Sir Robin Wales have launched a massive attack on trade unions in the borough...
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