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5 April 2017
A recent meeting of Waltham Forest Housing Action, set up by the local trades council, heard from several housing campaigns and people affected by the housing crisis. One was Claire Murphy, who told her story.
26 October 2016
"We're all three pay cheques away from being homeless": "We can't facilitate" the "wellbeing of the most vulnerable," says Barking and Dagenham council leader Daren Rodwell. This was a frank admission to 'No Place to Call Home', the BBC's distressing account of homelessness in the east London borough.
25 May 2016
We are for real internationalism. But that's why we need a socialist Europe, not the 'Employers' Union' that is the EU, with its austerity agenda. Tour locations and dates included.
2 December 2015
It's hard to believe that in the 1990s, articles were appearing asking: "Is the future female?" and "Are we witnessing a genderquake?" Women are still a long way from being liberated.
20 May 2015
Defend NHS pay: Nurses could strike if the Tories' talk of a "seven-day NHS" results in attacks on unsocial hour and weekend working payments, according to the leader of the Royal College of Nurses, Dr Peter Carter
6 May 2015
The Barking and Dagenham bin workers are striking for eight days between 1st and 8 May.
30 April 2015
GMB members working for the Barking and Dagenham refuse collection continued strike action against £1,000 annual pay cuts on 23-24 April
18 March 2015
Refuse workers have been forced to strike
8 October 2014
Hundreds of low paid council workers facing a £2,000 a year cut to their income protested outside Barking town hall
4 June 2014
Almost half the people attending the East London Socialist Party's post-election meeting were not yet Socialist Party members, including four people at their first SP meeting
27 January 2014
Over 5,000 Ford workers are being balloted for strike action, over job security and pensions
8 January 2014
The thoroughly reactionary but entertaining Jeremy Clarkson, on his Top Gear programme's Christmas special, tried to demonstrate that UK vehicle manufacturing was healthier than ever
18 April 2013
Workers from Ford's Dagenham Stamping & Tooling Operations plant finished their night shift and descended on Ford's UK headquarters
27 February 2013
The marvellous victory of the women factory workers in the machine shop at Ford Dagenham rings as loudly today as it did 45 years ago, writes Linda Taaffe, National Shop Stewards Network.
14 January 2013
Union members protested outside Barking and Dagenham Civic Centre when the council passed £18 million in cuts
7 November 2012
National Shop Stewards Network and Socialist Party members have been producing regular bulletins supporting the Ford workers fighting the closure of the Ford plants in Dagenham and Southampton...
18 June 2012
Salaried workers at Fords staged a 24-hour strike across the UK on Monday against Ford tying pay negotiations to closing the final salary pension scheme to new entrants
16 March 2011
Tower Hamlets: In 1921 Poplar councillors, led by George Lansbury, electrified British politics by refusing to make working class East Londoners pay unaffordable rates...
6 October 2010
Review: It is always a surprise when either Hollywood or Britain's film industry makes a sympathetic movie about workers who go on strike...
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