Socialist Worker


Suicide after benefit cuts

30 August 2011
An unemployed man has committed suicide in Wandsworth, south London, after his housing benefit was cut. This would have forced Richard Sanderson and his wife Petra to move.

Tories charge children to play

17 May 2011
Not content with slashing services and jobs, Tory-run Wandsworth Council has decided to charge children to use a local playground.

Chestnut Grove anti academy campaign

15 February 2011
Teachers at Chestnut Grove school in Wandsworth, south London, are set to strike on Wednesday of this week against plans to transform the school into an academy.

Teachers to strike against "Chestnut Gove" academy

11 February 2011
Teachers at Chestnut Grove school in Wandsworth, south London, are set to strike on Wednesday of next week against plans to transform the school into an academy.

Marching for Palestine in Wandsworth

03 March 2009
More than 400 people joined a march for Palestine in Wandsworth, south London, last Saturday.

Left List candidates campaigning for an alternative across the capital

18 March 2008
Kris Stewart, the founding chair of the AFC Wimbledon football club, is the Left List candidate in Wandsworth and Merton, while Tansy Hoskins is standing in South West London.

Respect meeting debates solutions to gun crime

11 December 2007
More than 60 people attended a Respect public meeting on gun and knife crime in Wandsworth and Merton, south London, on Thursday of last week.

Don't let them shut down Battersea Arts Centre

27 January 2007
The Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in south London – one of the country's leading community arts centres – is facing closure after Wandsworth council announced it would axe its £100,000 funding from April this year.

Council workers: Newham, Wandsworth

27 May 2004
WORKERS AT Newham council, east London, were set to strike for two days this week. We are protesting against the council's attack on our union, Unison. This includes evicting the union from its offices and axing facility time for union offices.

Unison round-up

20 April 2002
COUNCIL WORKERS in the Tory borough of Wandsworth struck for the day last week in support of a sacked colleague. They were demanding the reinstatement of Unison union branch secretary Sarbani Mazumdar.

Go for extra sales

11 December 1999
Workplace sales of Socialist Worker continue to grow apace, with 23 sold at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 17 at Liverpool Royal Infirmary, 16 at the BT call centre in Sunderland, 11 at Glacier Metals, 10 at Wandsworth council housing office, 7 at St George's Hospital in south London, and 4 at Severn-Trent Water in Nottingham. Central London workplace sales last week included 6 sold at Mount Pleasant post office, 5 at both the British Library and Camden council's Crowndale Centre, plus 4 at St Mary's Hospital.

On the line

04 December 1999
AN EXCELLENT 50 copies of Socialist Worker were sold to pickets during last week's Wandsworth council strike, while 29 papers were sold to striking postal workers during their unofficial strike in Glasgow. Socialist Worker readers in the post produced two copies of a strike bulletin.

Workplace sales boom

13 November 1999
AT MORE and more workplaces Socialist Worker sellers are regularly selling on a Thursday or Friday morning. In Peckham in south London 14 papers were sold on 3 workplace sales, with 5 sold at both Jets stationers and Bournemouth Road council offices, plus 4 at Frensham Street DLO. Elsewhere in south London 7 papers were sold at both King's College Hospital and Southwark's education department building, plus 5 at Wandsworth housing department. Central London workplace sales included 5 at both Camden Town Hall and Mount Pleasant post office, plus 4 at BBC Bush House. Meanwhile in Leeds 9 papers were sold at both the Yorkshire Evening Post and Castle House Inland Revenue office, plus 8 at

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