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Hundreds-strong housing demo piles pressure onto Haringey Labour council


An up to 500-strong housing demonstration increased the pressure on Haringey council today, Saturday. 

Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell


Labour's shadow chancellor urged unions to coordinate industrial action to break the Tories' public sector pay cap last night, Wednesday.

Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts


Also: strike called at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol

Figures reveal how cops' pet watchdog treats complaints


If you complain about the cops, the way you are treated will vary wildly depending on where you live.

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close


Also: Aslef tube drivers call strike | Scotrail CCTV monitors | GTR train cleaners | NHS march in Brighton | Birmingham Mail | Ferrari and Maserati cleaners | Ritzy cinema | Serco tug boats | Co-op drivers | DSEI arrests

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises


Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Contaminated blood survivors prepare for inquiry


Survivors of the contaminated blood scandal met with the Reverend James Jones last week to discuss a possible upcoming inquiry. Nearly 80 attended the meeting.

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests


Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Kingsley Burrell cops’ trial begins


The trial of three police officers charged with perjury in relation to their account of the death of Kingsley Burrell began last week.

Scottish councils’ equal pay delay shame


Some 250 workers lobbied Glasgow City Council on Thursday of last week demanding they comply with equal pay legislation.

Three marches against fracking in North East Derbyshire


Around 600 people protested against planned fracking in the Derbyshire village of Marsh Lane last Saturday.

Durham councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants


Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham are furious at their Labour-run council’s latest attempt to settle a dispute over pay.

Resist calls for clampdown after Parsons Green attack


Racist politicians and newspapers have seized on the arrest of two young refugees over the failed bomb attack in London last week.

Solidarity with victimised Mahalla strikers


Eight workers have been targeted after the recent sit-in and strike

Birmingham bin strikers call for Jeremy Corbyn's support


A summer of strikes by bin workers in Birmingham has caused a political crisis for the Labour-run council.

Strikes spreading to stop jobcentre closures


PCS union members at Sheffield Eastern Avenue jobcentre have led the fight against office closures and job cuts in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Birmingham bin workers rally ahead of strike ballot


 Hundreds of strikers and their supporters demanded the Labour council stops cuts and backs workers

Grenfell survivors excluded from public inquiry


The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire began today, Thursday, at the Connaught Rooms in central London. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, its chair, read out a prepared statement then rushed out of the room.

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses' 2 percent offer


Firefighters in the FBU union rejected a pay offer yesterday, Wednesday, amid anger at being asked to perform extra duties for little extra money.

Bus drivers rally for their rights outside London City Hall


Around 100 London bus drivers and supporters rallied at City Hall this morning, Thursday, to present mayor Sadiq Khan with a ten point drivers’ bill of rights.

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