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Union branches back lobby of TUC tomorrow

18 December 2011
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.

Activists in Southwark organise to back 30 June strikes

21 June 2011
Some 40 Southwark trade unionists from eight unions met on Thursday of last week to discuss the 30 June strikes.

TUSC stands in Southwark

22 February 2011
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing a candidate in a by‑election in Southwark, south London.

Speech therapists to strike against NHS cuts

01 February 2011
The Tory pledge to keep the NHS safe from cuts is revealed as a lie this week as speech therapists in Southwark, south London, prepare to strike.

Video shows second firefighter run down on picket line

02 November 2010
Just a few hours after a firefighter was run over and seriously injured on a picket line in Croydon, London FBU executive member Ian Leahair is seen being knocked down on the picket line by an AssetCo scab fire engine at the LFB Training Centre, Southwark, London, Monday 1 November 2010

Video of firefighters' mass picket

25 October 2010
The mass picket outside London fire brigade's Southwark Training Centre,

Southwark pensioners ask who really makes council decisions?

21 September 2010
The Southwark Pensioners Group in south London held a Question Time on Friday of last week with Southwark councillors.

List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

Face of Labour in Southwark refuses to be seen with Gordon Brown

03 May 2010
Gordon Brown took Labour’s campaign to the streets of south London on Sunday – but prominent local Labour supporters refused to be seen with him.

‘They treat us like slaves’

15 September 2009
Yasmin, from Southwark, south London, is an unemployed worker. She spoke to Socialist Worker about why she is planning to protest against Labour.

Carole Vincent: the strange case of the missing police truncheon

25 August 2009
It took Judge Pitts just ten minutes to find me "not guilty" of the theft of an ASP type metal police baton at Southwark Crown Court on 17 August.

After Camberwell fire: Why did council say another tower block was safe?

18 August 2009
Residents of a south London tower block, similar to one where six people died in a fire last month, say Southwark council misled them about safety issues in their building.

London bus workers take protest to bosses

11 August 2009
London bus workers in the Unite union took their protest directly to Transport For London (TfL) when they temporarily occupied its office in Southwark last Wednesday.

Bus workers occupy Transport for London office

05 August 2009
London bus workers in the Unite union created a stir by invading Transport For London’s (TFL) office in Southwark today as part of a protest demanding central pay bargaining across all the city’s bus operators.

Celebrating 100 years of the state pension in Southwark

23 September 2008
Hundreds of pensioners and local people paraded around East Street Market in south London last Sunday to celebrate 100 years of the state pension in Britain.

Inquest into de Menezes killing opens

23 September 2008
A banner reading "Inquest Not Cover-Up" hangs from flats near The Oval cricket ground, south London, where Southwark Coroner’s Court is sitting for three months.

Left List brings an alternative political vision to Peckham

08 April 2008
Katt Young, the Left List candidate for Lambeth & Southwark, held a walkabout in Peckham market, south London, on Saturday of last week.

Academies cut maternity leave in Southwark

11 December 2007
New Labour’s Academies programme has come under fire again after it was discovered that academies in Southwark, south London, had introduced contracts halving paid maternity leave.

Southwark council workers to protest over closure plans

30 September 2006
Workers were set to protest at Southwark council in south London over a decision to scrap an 80-year-old building and maintenance department, Southwark Direct.

Southwark council also attacks the elderly

01 October 2005
Residents and council workers in Southwark met on Thursday of last week to launch a campaign against another attack launched by the Liberal Democrat led council. The council plans to transfer home care services for elderly residents to a new private company.

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