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Grenfell Fire


‘Race and class’ at the heart of disaster

‘Race and class’ at the heart of disaster The families of those who died in the Grenfell fire and campaigners are calling for a separate investigation into the role of both race and class in their deaths. 

Letters - ‘Kickstart’ program will give bosses opportunity to exploit

Letters - ‘Kickstart’ program will give bosses opportunity to exploit Measures announced in Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget supposedly to help workers have been welcomed by the TUC.

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears Fire safety concerns relating to Grenfell Tower were ignored, an inquiry into the 2017 fire has heard.

Grenfell survivors shut out of inquiry as cladding bosses testify

Grenfell survivors shut out of inquiry as cladding bosses testify Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are furious at being kept out of the public inquiry as those responsible for installing flammable cladding testify this week.

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

Three years after Grenfell and peoples homes are still not safe Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

New ruling protects firms at Grenfell inquiry

New ruling protects firms at Grenfell inquiry Companies’ words to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry can’t be used as evidence against them, the government’s top lawyer has said. 

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

12 May 2020
Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings.

Charge Grenfell firms

03 March 2020
The Grenfell Inquiry is helping the guilty to escape. It resumed on Monday after staff of companies and organisations involved in work on the tower were assured that their evidence would not be used to prosecute them.

Grenfell Inquiry—firms ‘pass buck and blame each other’

04 February 2020
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire heard last week that corporations had killed residents “in the pursuit of money”.

Grenfell cladding witnesses threaten to withhold evidence

29 January 2020
Important witnesses at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry may refuse to give evidence, unless they receive and assurance that they are free the threat of criminal prosecution.

‘Lives were ruined and we want justice says’ Grenfell resident

28 January 2020
“Lives were ruined and we want justice,” a former Grenfell resident told Socialist Worker on Monday. He was speaking as the second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry got underway.

Reports round up: Campaigners join Silent Walk for Grenfell

19 November 2019
Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle were set to strike on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Flames spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in fire at Bolton students’ flats

16 November 2019
A fire tore through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday

Grenfell—still no reckoning for the real culprits

05 November 2019
The Tory politicians and housing bosses responsible for the murder of 72 people in the Grenfell fire avoided the spotlight in the inquiry’s report last week

Grenfell campaigners fight on for justice in wake of report

30 October 2019
Grenfell survivors and relatives have vowed to keep up their fight for justice after an inquiry’s report into the tower block fire was published on Wednesday.

Avenge their deaths

29 October 2019
We have to make the Tories pay for the thousands of people who have been killed by their rule.

Blame Tory cost-cutting and racism for Grenfell Tower fire

29 October 2019
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire should be a chance to expose cost-cutting, institutional racism and the way profit comes before people

Reports round up: Hundreds join the Silent Walk for Grenfell

20 August 2019
Over 1,000 people joined a protest in Manchester last Sunday to remember the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

Grenfell firms try and dodge blame

09 July 2019
Some two years after the Grenfell Tower fire, companies are still trying to dodge the blame.

PFI projects disastrous for safety, argues new book

18 June 2019
Stuart Hodkinson spoke to Alistair Farrow about a public housng scandal that leaves many residents at risk

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