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Tower Hamlets workers say, ‘We can win this strike’

12 July 2020
Some 1,500 workers in east London are standing up to a bullying Labour council hellbent on making their lives worse. Sarah Bates spoke to strikers about why workers are angry, what’s at stake and why solidarity matters

Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action

07 July 2020
More strikes are likely next week in this important dispute

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts

06 July 2020
Tower Hamlets council workers vowed to keep up the fight as the Labour-run council sacked and rehired them on worse contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts

03 July 2020
Hundreds of council workers walked out against the Labour-run local authority’s “betrayal of key workers” during coronavirus

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council

30 June 2020
Thousands of council workers in Tower Hamlets are preparing to strike against vicious attacks on their pay, terms and ­conditions this week. 

Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis

16 June 2020
Unison union members are set to strike on 3, 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 July.

Tower Hamlets council retreats—for the moment

14 April 2020
in a dramatic move, the Labour council said it would suspend its attacks on workers until June.

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

26 March 2020
Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”

Local government round up: Success for battling Bexley bin workers

24 March 2020
Bin workers in south east London won health and safety demands over coronavirus after a walkout on Wednesday of last week.

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Labour councillors wanted bribes for planning permission, tape suggests

12 December 2017
Labour politicians in Tower Hamlets, east London, have been accused of arranging to accept bribes from property developers.

The battle that beat the Blackshirts—80 years since Cable Street

27 September 2016
The march of Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists was halted on 4 October 1936 by a working class revolt in east London.

Eric Pickles fans racist stereotypes on voter fraud

16 August 2016
Tory MP Eric Pickles said that authorities are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud among Muslims in a new government report published last Friday.

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

Anger after Labour win key Tower Hamlets mayoral campaign

16 June 2015
The election in Tower Hamlets reflected a witch hunt against Muslims

Last push to get Rabina Khan elected as mayor of Tower Hamlets

09 June 2015
Activists in east London defied a racist smear to back Rabina Khan for mayor, reports Dave Sewell

The battle for Tower Hamlets - help Rabina Khan hit back at austerity and Islamophobia

02 June 2015
Tower Hamlets is set to elect a new mayor on 11 June after a racist witch hunt saw Lutfur Rahman removed. Now Rabina Khan is running to defend democracy and take on the establishment, her supporters told Dave Sewell

Activists back Rabina Khan for Tower Hamlets mayor

12 May 2015
Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.

Mass rally in Tower Hamlets backs Lutfur Rahman

05 May 2015
Over 1,000 people came to a Defend Democracy in Tower Hamlets meeting in east London on Thursday of last week.

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman forced out by a campaign of racism

28 April 2015
The long Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman continued last week with his removal as mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London. 

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