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Tower Hamlets


United strikes rock Tower Hamlets and Camden

30 March 2011
Tower Hamlets Teachers and council workers struck across Tower Hamlets, east London, today, Wednesday. They are fighting 500 job cuts that will hit everything from social services to schools and youth workers.

Tower Hamlets and Camden council workers and teachers unite to fight

29 March 2011
A key battle against the cuts was set to take place across two London boroughs this week.

All aboard for Tower Hamlets strike

25 March 2011
A bus full of activists toured Tower Hamlets, east London, today (Friday) to raise support for the council workers’ and teachers’ strikes there next Wednesday.

Fury at the bankers on the streets of Tower Hamlets

22 March 2011
A battle bus took to the streets of Tower Hamlets on Saturday.

Victory for unity as an EDL-backed ‘East End Gay Pride’ march is cancelled

22 March 2011
Activists last week delivered a significant victory against attempts to divide the Muslim and LGBT communities in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Teachers' massive vote for strikes in Tower Hamlets shows what's possible

12 March 2011
In a fantastic result, some 2,000 teachers in Tower Hamlets have voted overwhelmingly for strikes against cuts.

Fighting homophopia: Attacking one form of bigotry with another is a dead end

02 March 2011
It was shocking to read the response of liberal gay journalist Johann Hari to the recent appearance of "gay free zone" stickers carrying slogans from the Koran in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Tower Hamlets council workers and teachers unite to ballot for strikes to defend jobs

01 March 2011
More than 5,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, could soon be on strike against cuts.

Councils set for ballot over cuts

15 February 2011
Workers at Doncaster council in South Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets council in London are to ballot for strikes over cuts.

2,000 teachers in Tower Hamlets ballot for strikes

08 February 2011
Teachers in Tower Hamlets are showing how to save jobs and services.

2,000 Tower Hamlets teachers to be balloted for strikes

01 February 2011
The biggest teachers meeting in Tower Hamlets for more than 35 years last week unanimously voted to ballot all NUT union members in the east London borough for strikes against cuts.

Groups of Tower Hamlets workers move towards strikes

14 December 2010
Teachers and council workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, this week moved a step closer to a borough-wide strike against cuts.

Independent candidate Lutfur Rahman beats Labour in Tower Hamlets

26 October 2010
Lutfur Rahman, standing as an independent, won the Tower Hamlets mayoral election last week—trouncing the Labour Party.

Tower Hamlets mayor election hots up

19 October 2010
Tower Hamlets in east London was the scene of a hotly contested election for mayor this week.

Tower Hamlets election: Labour executive shuns democracy

05 October 2010
"Lutfur was dropped from the original candidate shortlist. He challenged that decision at the High Court and was reinstated.

Thousands march against racism in London's East End

20 June 2010
Some 5,000 people protested in Tower Hamlets east London today, Sunday, against racism and fascism.

Stop the racist EDL in Tower Hamlets on 20 June

08 June 2010
The English Defence League (EDL) plans to whip up racism against one of Britain’s largest Muslim communities. It has announced plans to gather in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Sunday 20 June.

Unions stop health privatisation in Tower Hamlets

02 March 2010
The threat to privatise community health services in Tower Hamlets, east London, has been stopped by union opposition.

London meeting plans fight to defend higher education

05 January 2010
Over 90 workers and students from universities across London and beyond met at King’s College on Tuesday 15 December to discuss ways of giving a united focus to the fight to defend jobs and education. Activists came a variety of institutions including UCL, Westminster University, Westminster College, London College of Communication, Tower Hamlets College, Queen Mary University, Goldsmiths, London Metropolitan University and Sussex University.

Tower Hamlets College: all-out strike beats the cuts

29 September 2009
Militant action works. That is the lesson from Tower Hamlets College in east London, where lecturers have beaten the threat of compulsory redundancies after four weeks on all-out strike.

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