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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

Help us raise £175,000

27 November 1999
THE MONEY collected for the Socialist Worker appeal has now reached £143,075.71. Workplace collections continue to come in. Workers at the London Fire Authority have now contributed £124. Other workplace collections include: Glasgow Council social work £47, TNT News Fast £15, Islington Green School £20, Wiltshire Mental Health £7, Holborn Housing £5, Greenwich council £4.50.

Kicking the homeless

20 November 1999
"I WAS a gardener for Greenwich council for 12 years. But I had a nervous breakdown and took redundancy. My redundancy went on the mortgage until it ran out. Then I just lost everything. They repossessed my home. My girlfriend left me. Everything went down the drain. I stayed with my parents for a while but it didn't work out. I've been homeless on and off for four years now. They attack us for taking drugs. I take drugs sometimes because it blocks it all out. Everything just gets too much." TONY, Big Issue seller, Charing Cross station

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