Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
20 September 2017
Jail the killers! For an independent workers' movement inquiry!
23 August 2017
Fight for safe homes for all: Hundreds of tower block residents have been decanted by Southwark Council in south London over serious safety concerns the Labour administration initially dismissed
9 August 2017
Coventry Socialist Party held a public meeting in Hillfields about a new campaign for housing safety in Coventry on 1 August
26 July 2017
120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)
20 July 2017
"Housing policy only benefits property developers and landlords"
5 July 2017
Every day seems to bring a new insult to the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. They are still seeking assurances of local rehousing. Their landlord has charged them rent for burnt-out homes in error.
5 July 2017
On 27 June I attended a meeting organised by concerned tenants of Your Homes Newcastle (YHN), an arms-length management organisation (Almo) of Newcastle City Council, at Cruddas Park tower in the city's west end.
30 June 2017
The fight is stepping up a gear to stop Haringey council's massive privatisation project
28 June 2017
Socialist Party members have been organising safety campaigns up and down the country
21 June 2017
No justice - no peace! No safety - no rent! Communities can organise to force proper safety checks
20 June 2017
As more details emerge and the death toll rises, it becomes clearer and clearer what a terrible disaster this is. It is a huge tragedy for the immediate community. But that community has come together in a remarkable display of human solidarity
17 May 2017
One in three people have borrowed money just to pay the rent - some from family and friends; others with interest and fee-charging overdrafts, credit cards and payday loans.
8 May 2017
Tenants refuse to pay outrageous 40% rent increase
3 May 2017
The newly created Housing Association Workers and Residents network had received 718 nominations for its alternative awards
26 April 2017
Tenants faced with a massive 40% rent hike by their housing association, One Housing, met on 24 April to pledge to fight it. The majority of the tenants, who live in West Ham, east London, are still paying the old rent via standing order and are campaigning for all tenants to do the same.
12 April 2017
King's College London Socialist Students held a 'wall of shame' at the university about the terrible conditions faced by students both in halls of residence and renting privately in London.
5 April 2017
Which association has the most overpaid chief executive? The worst record on maintenance? The poorest relationship with its staff? The recently formed Housing Associations Workers and Residents Network (HAWRN) has announced an 'alternative' housing awards ceremony.
5 April 2017
'Keyworker' tenants of the housing association One Housing in Newham, east London, have been hit by a 40% price hike.
29 March 2017
The roll-out of the 'Universal Credit' benefits system seems to be making an already desperate social housing situation a whole lot worse
30 November 2016
Almost everyone acknowledges there is a major housing crisis in the UK. As Paul Kershaw (Unite housing branch LE1111) explains, a chronic lack of affordable housing has been made worse by the government's
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