London march calls for homes for all
A fire engine led a homes for all march through Waltham Forest in east London last Saturday.
The march marked the launch of Waltham Forest Housing Action, which combines local housing campaigns.
Trade union banners included the local Unite Housing Workers and NUT.
Anti-racists target Farage’s EU tour
Dozens of anti-racists protested against Ukip leader Nigel Farage in central London on Friday of last week.
Farage was speaking in Westminster as part of his Say No to EU tour.
Leeds Stand Up to Ukip has called a protest at Ukip’s rally in Leeds on Monday of next week.
FT strike vote wins new pensions offer
Journalists at the Financial Times (FT) have forced bosses onto the back foot.
The NUJ union members voted by 91.8 percent to strike against changes to their pension scheme.
Bosses made a new offer before the result of the ballot promising to plug a £4 million funding gap in the pension scheme for one year.
Workers suspended a planned strike to consider the offer. But the NUJ still wants a longer term solution.
Traffic wardens vote for pay strike
Traffic wardens in Enfield, north London, have voted to strike for higher pay.
The GMB union members currently earn £8.41 an hour. They want £9.40 an hour.
Workers are employed by NSL. Traffic wardens in Camden, north London, recently won substantial concessions from NSL after 11 days of walkouts.
Students take on Prevent strategy
Twenty students met at Kingston University for an anti-racist meeting on Thursday of last week.
It was organised by Stand Up to Racism and the Radical Assembly. Students decided to hold a weekly stall to collect money for refugees in Calais.
They plan a walkout on 7 December as part of an NUS day of action over the Prevent strategy.