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24 November 2021
On 16 November, a Newham Council committee unanimously approved the demolition of the iconic Durning Hall community centre in Forest Gate, east London - another shameful act of gentrification by the 100% Labour-controlled council
20 October 2021
Over 70 trade unionists, arts workers and community campaigners turned out for the second protest in defence of Stratford Circus arts centre on 16 October
13 October 2021
Durning Hall in Forest Gate, east London, has been used by local groups to meet for six decades. But the charity that runs it, Aston-Mansfield, has submitted a planning application for redevelopment, including
13 October 2021
The campaign to save arts jobs in Stratford, east London, has called a second protest after the council reneged on promises yet again.
8 September 2021
Equity's protest to save theatre jobs at Stratford Circus arts centre was a big success. Around 50 joined a determined and positive rally on Saturday 28 August in Newham's historic Theatre Square.
11 August 2021
Join Equity's protest on Saturday 28 August: Big cuts to arts jobs and community cultural provision are threatening Stratford, east London. Performing arts union Equity is fighting the Labour council's attacks.
9 June 2021
Chanting 'Hey mayor, we want clean air' and 'Stop the tunnel now', several hundred people marched through Canning Town, in Newham east London, on 5 June, calling for the Silvertown Tunnel project to be scrapped.
31 March 2021
"What do we want? Justice! When do want it? Now!" Strikers at Beal High School in Redbridge, east London, are demanding an end to two-tier sick pay.
16 December 2020
The Tory government is trying to build an 'immigration enforcement centre' in Docklands, east London
30 September 2020
Disgracefully, Coolfin Road community centre Newham, east London was closed and allowed to fall into a state of disrepair
3 June 2020
In almost every primary in Newham, east London, staff voted against increased school attendance and did not go in on Monday 1 June.
18 May 2020
Car cavalcades took place in Sheffield and Haringey.
11 May 2020
Newham TUC organised a car cavalcade to combine with the Thursday clap
29 April 2020
Lots out clapping, taxis tooting their horns, bagpipes playing and a bit of chanting - "PPE for all frontline workers", "mass testing for all" and "save our NHS", writes Elaine Brunskill.
24 March 2020
Back in the mists of time, on 6 March, in the days before Coronavirus was dominating everything, local residents in Newham came together to organise opposition to the budget that had just been agreed by the Labour council
4 March 2020
The council kept the details of their £45 million cuts meeting a secret, until very late, to prevent protests outside. But that didn't stop the Socialist Party, Newham trade union council and others on 2 March.
19 February 2020
Labour should refuse to make the cuts, and keep sheltered housing council-owned
12 February 2020
When will schools in Newham see sense? We do not want academisation.
5 February 2020
Brentwood Catholic Diocese in east London wants to turn all its schools into academies. Already academisation at St Angela's in Newham has been ruled out for five years after strike action.
5 February 2020
Unite members working as council tax benefit managers for Newham's Labour council in east London have won a pay and grading claim after giving the employer notice of strike action to commence.
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