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19 January 2022
Strikers are ready to go the distance and beat 'academisation' at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) in east London. Action restarted on 11 January after the Christmas break.
19 January 2022
I was part of the deputation from the North and East London branch of performing arts union Equity to a Newham Council cabinet meeting
6 January 2022
On 22 December, local groups in Canning Town in east London - tutoring for kids who've fallen out of the school system, a food bank, and religious groups - found their community centre locked up by Newham Council
8 December 2021
Staff at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIC) in east London walked out against privatisation on 1 December.
1 December 2021
Newham resists cuts: Newham Resists has agreed to campaign for a no-cuts, needs budget to show there is an alternative to the Labour council passing on Tory austerity. Newham Resists is a new coalition.
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
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