Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1039/29025

From The Socialist newspaper, 24 April 2019

Housing associations - stop the segregation

Aylesbury Estate, Southwark, photo Robin Stott/CC, photo Robin Stott/CC

Aylesbury Estate, Southwark, photo Robin Stott/CC, photo Robin Stott/CC   (Click to enlarge)

The Guardian recently reported that a 'social landlord' threatened a tenant for speaking to the press about segregated facilities for social tenants and private tenants in the same housing block. Social housing tenants had to use the stairs as the lift only stopped on floors with privately owned flats. The social tenant's wife was heavily pregnant.

Reportedly, his housing association, Southern Housing, would not let him sign a permanent tenancy and warned him he would be monitored for six months. And if the landlord was not 'satisfied', he and his family could lose their home.

It is often claimed that mixed tenure developments mean mixed communities, but some social landlords seem keener on pleasing developers and investors than creating genuine mixed communities.

Many tenants of housing associations complain that they are not listened to or are threatened. Housing association workers, organised in the Unite housing branch, also point to aggressive management and attacks on union rights.

Housing association residents are organising in individual associations and linking together those workers through SHAC - a network of housing association and coop tenants supported by the Unite housing branch.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 


In The Socialist 24 April 2019:


What we think

How to save the planet? End capitalism; Socialist change


Socialist Party news and analysis

Northern Ireland: killing of Lyra McKee

Sri Lanka: No to terrorist bombing - united workers' struggle can cut off growth of racism and division


Socialist Party feature

The striking relevance of Leon Trotsky's Theory of Permanent Revolution


Workplace news and analysis

PCS union: strikes against poverty pay and job losses - vote Yes in national pay ballot

Doncaster NHS strike to stop terms and conditions attack


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Austerity must go! Kick out the Tories - we need a Socialist Alternative

Leicester mayoral husting: only two choices - stop the cuts or make the cuts

Housing associations - stop the segregation

Shac to name and shame housing bosses


May Day greetings

Socialist May Day greetings 2019


 

Home   |   The Socialist 24 April 2019   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Housing:

triangleStop Pimlico gentrification

triangleWe need councillors who will end housing crisis - vote TUSC in Staines on 22 July

triangleHousing: Join the service charge 'strike'

triangleEviction resistance in Walthamstow, London, mobilised by Waltham Forest Socialist Party and supported by Waltham Forest trades council, 29.6.21. Nadia addressing the crowd after bailiffs say they're not entering her home today!

triangleUnite members step up action against bullying Mungo's managers

Tenants:

triangleShame on Clarion - another exploitative landlord

triangleGeneration eviction

triangleStop evictions and drop the debts

triangleMultimillion-pound rental firm demands thousands from homeless asylum seeker

Unite:

triangleSt Mungo's strikers end 12-week strike

triangleWorkplace round-up

triangleBrush workers into eighth week of strike

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

23/7/21

Unison

New left NEC meets - Organise the fight back now

22/7/21

Pay

Public sector pay - NHS, teachers - Prepare for action!

21/7/21

PCS

Government departments move to impose pay cuts: Fightback needed

16/7/21

Football

Football: Smash racism

14/7/21

Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

14/7/21

Pride

Build a mass movement for LGBTQ+ liberation and socialism

14/7/21

Bin workers

Workplace round-up

14/7/21

Strike

St Mungo's strikers end 12-week strike

14/7/21

BT

Telecoms workers angry at CWU deal with BT

14/7/21

Birmingham

GKN Birmingham workers rally against plant closure

14/7/21

TUSC

We need councillors who will end housing crisis - vote TUSC in Staines on 22 July

14/7/21

Council

Stop Pimlico gentrification

14/7/21

Socialist Party

Everyone can spot Socialist Party in Stoke

14/7/21

Socialist Party

Socialist Party meetings say: We're ready to go out and campaign

14/7/21

Youth Fight for Jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs is back

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: [email protected]

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 077 7221 5281

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 078 0983 9793

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999