London's cyclists angry after six die in ten days
London mayor Boris Johnson faces calls for action after six cyclists were killed in just ten days on London’s roads. This brings the total to 14 deaths in 2013 so far.
Angry cyclists had called a protest, die-in and vigil for Friday of this week.
Friday 29 November, 5-6:30pm, Transport for London, Palestra Building, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ
College lecturers vote to strike
UCU union members in further education have voted by 71 percent to strike over pay. Lecturers face a below-inflation 0.7 percent pay deal.
Negotiators will meet later this week. They could strike alongside workers in higher education on 3 December.
Cameron’s pals grilled in court
The trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson and six others for offences relating to phone hacking continued last week.
See socialistworker.co.uk for coverage of the trial.
Daniel Morgan murder panel chair resigns
The chairman of an independent panel investigating the murder of private detective Daniel Morgan in 1987 has resigned.
The panel cited “personal reasons” for the departure of retired judge Sir Stanley Burnton. The case is a key element in the phone hacking scandal.