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Parents, children and teachers united against academies

Parents, children and teachers united against academies The first strike day against academisation at Avenue School in Newham, east London, took place on Wednesday of last week. Also: Reports from Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, the Village School in Brent and Westways Primary School in Sheffield

Greenwich College workers strike against new contracts

Greenwich College workers strike against new contracts Workers at Greenwich college in south east London struck today, Wednesday, against new contracts

Fury over NHS cuts fuels protests against Tories

Fury over NHS cuts fuels protests against Tories Three big local demonstrations to defend local hospitals will take place across London on 15 September. Protests are organised for Ealing, Brent and Greenwich. A fourth demonstration will hit the streets of Hammersmith on 22 September.

Striking library workers win support in Greenwich

Library workers at Greenwich council began a two-day strike on Friday of last week to defend their terms and conditions.

Union branches back lobby of TUC tomorrow

The emergency lobby of the TUC tomorrow over pensions at 2pm is now backed by the London region of the UCU, East London NUT and NUT branches in Camden, Lewisham. Hackney, Lambeth, Ealing, Southwark, Merton and Greenwich.

Protest against riot eviction

Greenwich council in south east London has started proceedings to evict a council tenant jailed over the riots.

Meridian Music Centre: The show must go on

08 June 2010
Workers and students are fighting to save the Meridian Music Centre, part of Greenwich Community College, south east London, from closure.

Dawn raids by Unison on branch offices as four suspended

09 March 2010
Unison officials raided the offices of the union’s Bromley, Greenwich and Housing Association branches without notice last Friday morning.

Reports round-up

04 August 2009
Greenwich picket against cuts by Lynne Chamberlain

A voice for young people in Greenwich & Lewisham

15 April 2008
Jennifer Jones, a student at Goldsmiths College in south east London, is standing for the Left List in the Greenwich & Lewisham London assembly consituency.

Greenwich council workers lobby over single status

31 July 2007
Dozens of Unison union members lobbied Greenwich council in south London last week against attacks on their working conditions and wages caused by single status proposals.

Greenwich council workers challenge single status proposals

26 June 2007
Over 250 Greenwich council workers in south London are continuing their battle against the latest single status proposals.

Reports round-up

22 May 2007
Greenwich council workers single status protest Over 100 council workers protested last week against plans by Greenwich council in south east London to use the single status pay deal to attack wages and conditions.

Reports round-up

01 May 2007
Greenwich single status lobby Over 250 Unison union members met in Greenwich, south east London, last week as part of the campaign against the single status pay offer. This was despite the council refusing time off until just two days before the meeting. A lobby of the council brought together around 50 workers. Another lobby is planned for Wednesday 16 May.

Single status revolt in Greenwich

07 April 2007
Greenwich council in south east London has announced plans to slash wages and annual leave under the guise of a single status deal.

Greenwich Unison threatens single status 'new year of discontent'

06 January 2007
The Unison union is threatening Greenwich council in south east London with a "new year of discontent" over single status.


10 May 2003
AROUND 200 people attended the first Greenwich Stop the War Coalition meeting in south east London on Tuesday of last week. Speakers included Tony Benn, Dr Siddiqui of the Muslim Parliament and Lindsey German. Laura Nolan

A horrific string of racist attacks in the area where Stephen Lawrence was murdered

09 November 2002
"Unless there is urgent action then a black or Asian person is going to be murdered by racists in Eltham." That is the chilling warning from Dev Barrah, who works at the Greenwich Council for Racial Equality.


02 March 2002
Drive out Nazis, not their victims Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman spoke at a meeting at the University of Greenwich on Tuesday of last week. It was held after it was discovered that a leading member of the British National Party, Lawrence Rustem, is studying at the university.

Raging sales

05 February 2000
On Friday of last week 250 copies of Socialist Worker were sold outside Rage Against The Machine's concert at Wembley campaigning in support of Mumia Abu - Jamal. Workplace sales of Socialist Worker included 19 at Riverside House council offices in Greenwich, 15 at Manchester Royal Infirmary, 14 at Dunlop Tyres in Birmingham, 13 at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 10 at each of De La Rue Printers in High Wycombe, Remploy in Neath, Glazier Metals in Glasgow, Sunderland Civic Centre and Nottinghamshire County Hall, 9 at both Chivas Regal in Paisley and Manchester Town Hall, 8 at both Vickers in Newcastle and the Inland Revenue offices in Nottingham. Despite the rain and wind Socialist Worker selle

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