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Defend Council Housing

Issue No. 1766

GLASGOW Campaign to Defend Council Housing held a lobby of the Glasgow City Council meeting on Thursday of last week. Around 40 people attended the meeting.

The Labour council refused to let people from the campaign into the public gallery to listen to the proceedings. The council still seems intent on holding a city-wide privatisation ballot in November. Despite £12 million of propaganda for stock transfer, many tenants oppose privatisation, want to stay with the council and not go back to private landlords.

Tenants and local community activists also held a public meeting on the Thursday night to launch the Campaign For A No Vote. Around 60 people came to the very positive meeting, with many people making contributions from the floor.

People at the meeting were intent on building for the national day of action called by Defend Council Housing on 22 September.


AROUND 60 tenants met on the Havelock Estate in west London on Thursday of last week for a Defend Council Housing meeting. People passed a resolution calling for total opposition to privatisation of the estate.

Some 25 tenants gave their details so they could get involved in the campaign. Campaigners then petitioned the estate on Sunday.

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Sat 15 Sep 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1766
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