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Lambeth meeting for council housing

by Roger Lewis
Issue No. 2106

Over 150 tenants, leaseholders and local trade unionists met in Lambeth, south London, on Wednesday of last week to organise opposition to the council’s attempt to privatise the remaining council housing stock.

Speakers included Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, and representatives from Defend Council Housing, Lambeth Pensioners Action Group and Lambeth Unison.

Trade unionists in the local housing department called the meeting.

People spoke about the need to join the campaigns together and forge a united campaign around the central demand to stop the seemingly endless transfer of public services out to the profiteers.

The meeting resolved to continue to build the campaign and is set to link with college lecturers and other public service workers fighting over other issues.

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Tue 17 Jun 2008, 18:38 BST
Issue No. 2106
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