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Revolt against cuts at Tower Hamlets College

30 June 2009
"Sack the bankers – not the teachers!" That was the chant of the hundreds of workers, students and their families as they marched through Tower Hamlets, east London, last Saturday in protest at planned cuts at Tower Hamlets College.

Demonstration at Tower Hamlets College

23 June 2009
The vibrant campaign to save jobs at Tower Hamlets College, east London, continued last week with a demonstration on Thursday.

Walkouts over job cuts at Tower Hamlets college

16 June 2009
Students and workers at Tower Hamlets College, east London, are involved in a rollercoaster campaign to stop education cuts and defend jobs.

Education round-up

09 June 2009
Walkout at Tower Hamlets college Around 200 teachers, support workers, youth workers, admin staff and students walked out at Tower Hamlets college, east London, on Monday.

Packed Tower Hamlets meeting for sacked Unison steward

03 March 2009
Over 100 people packed into a meeting on Wednesday of last week on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets in defence of Debbie Cordrey, a sacked Unison union steward at Island Homes.

Tower Hamlets housing workers ballot for strike

24 February 2009
Workers at One Housing Group in Tower Hamlets, east London, are balloting for strike action against the dismissal of their senior Unison union steward Debbie Cordrey.

Tower Hamlets shows how to build for Gaza demonstration

09 January 2009
Lecturers at Tower Hamlets college, east London, organised a protest on Thursday to make a splash in east London and big up Saturday's national demonstration.

Sadness as east London councillors quit Respect

01 July 2008
Two years ago 12 Respect councillors were elected in Tower Hamlets, east London, on the basis of opposition to war and privatisation, and support for council housing.

Defending adult education at the Bethnal Green Centre

03 June 2008
Adult education courses at the Bethnal Green Centre in east London are under threat. The director of children’s services at Tower Hamlets council recently confirmed that there were plans for the building to be "disposed of" after a two-year period.

Left list election candidate held at Heathrow

02 April 2008
Tower Hamlets councillor Oliur Rahman, a Left List candidate in the 1 May London Assembly elections, was detained at Heathrow airport under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Councillor out on strike over pay

18 March 2008
Oliur Rahman, a Respect councillor in Tower Hamlets, east London, and a Left List candidate, was on strike this week with fellow civil service workers in the PCS union.

Standing up against health service privatisation

29 January 2008
Doctors and Keep Our NHS Public activists in Tower Hamlets, east London, are planning a protest against the privatisation of GP services in the borough.

Councillors defend Tower Hamlets council housing

04 December 2007
Respect councillors in Tower Hamlets, east London, are fighting an attempt by a local housing association to snap up some of the few remaining council houses in Poplar.

Tower Hamlets Respect councillors oppose Crossrail

27 November 2007
Respect councillors in east London are calling on Tower Hamlets council to oppose the building of the Crossrail rail link through the heart of the Brick Lane area.

Campaign priorities in months ahead

20 November 2007
Chairing the final session Tower Hamlets Respect councillor Oliur Rahman took an emergency motion from Preston Respect on the crisis in Pakistan which condemned General Musharraf’s regime.

Kumar Murshid: ‘I left Labour to get away from corrupting practices’

13 November 2007
The Tower Hamlets Respect meeting was chaired by Kumar Murshid, a former Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets and former adviser to London mayor Ken Livingsone. Kumar quit Labour to join Respect earlier this year.

Tower Hamlets Respect meeting looks to the future

13 November 2007
Around 80 Respect supporters in Tower Hamlets, east London met on Monday of this week to discuss the way forward for the organisation in the wake of George Galloway’s decision to split.

Four Respect councillors resign the group whip in Tower Hamlets

30 October 2007
Four Tower Hamlets councillors resigned the Respect group whip last week.

Press conference by Tower Hamlets Respect councillors who resigned group whip

30 October 2007
Four Tower Hamlets Respect councillors resigned the Respect group whip last week.

Respect council by-election campaign in Brent's Stonebridge ward

21 August 2007
Following its success in the recent council by-election in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, Respect is standing in a council by-election in Stonebridge ward, Brent, north west London.

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