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17 January 2018
The heating and hot water supply to 200 residents on the private Barking Riverside estate in east London was threatened by asset strippers in the middle of winter
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.
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
25 March 2015
Joseph Mambuliya is chair of the RMT London Underground cleaners grade committee, and is standing for TUSC in Barking
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 August 2013
Transport for London (TfL) is threatening the safety of 70 million London Overground rail passengers a year
14 January 2013
Union members protested outside Barking and Dagenham Civic Centre when the council passed £18 million in cuts
20 July 2012
Thirty Remploy workers formed a confident picket line across two entrances of the biggest Remploy factory in London
22 June 2012
Reports: (last updated Sat 6pm) At 6 am an impressive 100 of the 400 workers at Longbridge Road bus garage in Barking were out on the picket line.
16 January 2012
Protected by a large wedge of police, roughly 100 supporters of the racist and divisive English Defence League (EDL) marched through Barking town centre in east London on Saturday 14 January...
8 December 2010
TV documentary, reviewed by Naomi Byron
DESPITE THE crushing electoral defeat for the British National Party (BNP) in May 2010, and the internal struggles it caused them, the discontent and anger they were exploiting still exist in Barking...
21 April 2010
Jobs and homes - not racism: In last year's European elections the British National Party (BNP) got just under a million votes, 6.4% of the total votes cast...
14 April 2010
THE RMT rail workers' union called a meeting in Barking on Sunday 11 April. The aim was to convince people in Barking, who are understandably angry with New Labour's cuts record, not to vote for the...
24 March 2010
Pickets were out in force for the second time, taking strike action to stop cuts in the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, which would leave many PCS members tens of thousands of pounds worse off in the event of voluntary or compulsory redundancy. Reports from round the country.
24 March 2010
THE LABOUR-run council in the east London borough of Barking and Dagenham has - after more than 25 years - commissioned the building of 63 new council properties for rent...
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