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Academy school plan defeated in Lambeth

30 July 2005
ON FRIDAY 15 July the news broke that Lambeth council in south London had reversed its decision to put an academy on the site of a primary school in Clarence Avenue.

Row over Lambeth racism inquiry

26 March 2005
Instead of acting to implement the findings of a public inquiry into institutional racism, a south London council is trying to use inquiry evidence given by a victimised black worker against him.

Privateers barrack residents

19 February 2005
COUNCIL TENANTS are standing up to bullying and blackmail in Lambeth, south London, and fighting back against proposals to privatise their housing.

Calls for strike ballot over school privatisation plan

20 November 2004
MEMBERS OF all the unions at Glenbrook Primary School in Lambeth, south London, have voted unanimously for a ballot for strike action against plans to turn it into a city academy for five to 19 year olds.


20 November 2004
RESPECT IN Lambeth and Southwark, south London, hosted a meeting on civil liberties last week. Around 70 people attended, including young Muslims from Stockwell mosque.

Defend council housing

24 May 2003
COUNCIL TENANTS and trade unionists face major battles in the coming months as the government presses ahead with its plans to privatise council homes. Some 125,000 council homes are targeted in the coming year in 17 major councils for straightforward transfer to housing associations, dubbed Large Scale Voluntary Transfers, from Manchester and Hartlepool to Lambeth and Islington.


16 February 2002
Some 40 Lambeth council workers in special housing services held a second day of strike action on Tuesday of last week in protest at the sacking of Unison steward Alex Owalade.

Civil servants in rising mood

01 October 2001
THE STRIKE for safety by hundreds of civil servants in the PCS union in west London is set to turn into a national dispute. The strikers, in Brent and Lambeth in London, entered their fifth week of indefinite strike on Monday of this week.

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