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2 September 2015

Students attacked from all sides

The UK's 75 billion deficit and 1.6 trillion debt were not caused by the disadvantaged, the poor, students or the working class, so why should we pay for a crisis we didn't create?

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19 August 2015

Them & Us

Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.

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5 August 2015

Campaigning to end the housing crisis

For many young people buying a house, or even leaving their parents' home, is an impossible dream. Insufficient council housing and inflated house prices force people looking for somewhere to live into private rented accommodation.

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27 May 2015

Them & Us

A nice earner: One person not unduly worried about paying their gas bill is Tesco top dog Dave Lewis. In just six months the new head of the faltering retail giant was paid 4.1 million

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Homeless caseworkers and Socialist Party Scotland members on the North East picket line, photo Glasgow Homeless Caseworkers

27 May 2015

Political fund threat changes council's tune

After 9 weeks of strike action, Glasgow council still refuses to resolve the homelessness caseworkers' dispute

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photo Matt Dobson

20 May 2015

All-out pay strike forces Labour council back to table

70 Glasgow homelessness caseworkers' strike now in eighth week

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15 April 2015

We can end the housing crisis

All the indicators of homelessness are on the rise. The number of children living in temporary accommodation has risen by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months.

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21 January 2015

Them & Us

Underpaid: Prime Minister David Cameron reckons he's getting tough with employers who pay below the statutory minimum wage of 6.50 an hour to their workers

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The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

26 November 2014

Housing crisis! What do socialists say?

The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!

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19 November 2014

Students' victory in housing battle

Motion agreed for a students' letting agency

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1 October 2014

York University - Student housing letting agency victory

It's an old adage that student accommodation is always bad. Apparently, living with walls covered in damp and families of slugs just goes with the territory

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9 May 2014

Highlighting the housing crisis in Hackney

TUSC candidates and supporters in Hackney, east London, gathered outside Hackney town hall to hammer home their message of the need for decent accommodation at affordable prices

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2 April 2014

London: Quinn Square Rent Strike 1938

The East End battle against high rents and slum conditions The women's poster demonstration was the first the locals in Bethnal Green in London's East End knew about their rent strike. Quinn Square was a slum.

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12 February 2014

Housing crisis hell: a worker's view

Go back far enough and the council was the major landlord in the borough I work in. It built new homes and maintained them as well, with its own direct labour organisation

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8 January 2014

Greedy landlords create housing hell

Fergus Wilson - one of Britain's largest private landlords - says he will not accept any more applicants who rely on housing benefit

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27 November 2013

Referendum victory for York housing campaign

York Student Socialists celebrated a significant referendum victory recently after months of campaigning on the quality and price of housing in York, writes Jamie Chatfield, Treasurer of York University Student Socialist Society.

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12 November 2013

Housing victory for students

York university Student Socialist Society is celebrating a referendum victory after months of campaigning on the quality and price of housing in York

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11 September 2013

Their homes ... & Ours

27% of parents with children aged 21 to 40 still have at least one adult child living at home, according to research by the National Housing Federation (NHF).

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3 April 2013

Video: Housing for the Counihans and All

This video tells the story of the Counihan-Sanchez family. Antony Counihan is a bus driver earning 400 a week, but their total household income is not enough to cover the cost of renting

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2 April 2013

Opposing the Bedroom Tax in Leeds

Across the city, Hands off our Homes has been organising meetings against the bedroom tax

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