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21 February 2018
This is Avenue School's longest strike yet - three days - as the campaign to save Newham schools from 'academy' status heats up
21 February 2018
Hated Newham mayor Robin Wales, the Labour right-winger who's held onto power for 23 years, is finally facing an open election
8 February 2018
Teachers hit back at privatisation with another solid strike
17 January 2018
If a new round of pro-academy Blairite councillors are selected, then campaigners may feel there is no choice but to stand against them in May
10 January 2018
"Why would we want more privatisation?!" This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.
21 December 2017
Avenue School was in near-total shutdown on 14 December, its second strike day in opposition to becoming a quasi-privatised 'academy'
13 December 2017
Strike action at Outside Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November
6 December 2017
Outside Avenue Primary School parents and the community stood with school staff striking against becoming an academy on 29 November
28 June 2017
Anger over the death in police custody of another young black man erupted onto the streets of east London on 25 June
8 May 2017
Tenants refuse to pay outrageous 40% rent increase
12 April 2017
Newham Community Cinema held a showing of Ken Loach's film 'I, Daniel Blake' on 8 April. On behalf of East London Socialist Party branch I was asked to introduce the film.
1 February 2017
One Newham council worker could lose £6,000 and lose his home if the £1.8 million cut to workers' wages goes ahead. The all-Labour council, led by mayor Sir Robin Wales who earns £81,000 a year, had a whopping £161 million in general reserves in 2015-16.
7 December 2016
The all-Labour council in Newham, east London, is threatening to sack up to 1,300 of its workforce.
3 February 2016
Around 80 people gathered in Stratford, east London, to hear shadow chancellor John McDonnell speak alongside Kevin Courtney, NUT deputy general secretary, local MP Lyn Brown, Newham councillors and local union activists, writes Ben Robinson, East London Socialist Party.
11 February 2015
Last summer a retired gardener from Newham, east London, killed himself. 66 year old Malcolm Burge had been driven to this desperate act because the government had slashed his housing benefit in January
1 October 2014
"These people need homes - these homes need people": Twenty nine unemployed single mothers face eviction for a second time by Newham Labour council. This time from the abandoned council block the mums have occupied
5 June 2013
Newham council is currently housing 29 families outside the east London borough, including ten that have been shipped out to Birmingham, writes Helen Pattison, East London Socialist Party.
2 March 2011
Around 150 trade unionists and local residents demonstrated outside Newham town hall in east London on 28 February
13 February 2008
AROUND 100 people met to support Michael Gavan, victimised chair of Newham Unison, at a meeting in Stratford on 11 February. ... By Manny Thain
13 December 2007
Michael Gavan, Unison chair at Newham council, east London, having been suspended as reported in a previous report in the socialist, was sacked on 21 November 2007....
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