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Colleges strike back

15 June 2010
Lecturers at Westminster College were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in protest at compulsory redundancies.

Lecturers at University of Westminster and UCL vote for strikes

21 April 2010
Members of the UCU lecturers' union at the University of Westminster and University College London (UCL), have today voted in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in their fights to save jobs.

Westminster students occupy against the cuts

02 March 2010
Students at Westminster University went into occupation on Monday this week to protest against the huge cuts proposed by management.

Westminster students occupy over cuts

01 March 2010
Students at Westminster University in central London have occupied part of a university building in protest at proposed cuts.

Workers and students pack into anti-cuts meeting at the University of Westminster

18 February 2010
Almost 200 staff and students from the University of Westminster in central London attended the first No Cuts at Westminster rally on Wednesday 17 February.

Activists’ diary

19 January 2010
Wednesday 27 JanuaryAfghanistan – why we should get out, Stop the War/CND public meeting, 7pm, Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9DB.Thursday 28 JanuaryBlockade Gordon Brown’s Afghanistan war conference. Called by Stop the War and CND. Assemble 8.30am, Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St James’s, London SW1A 1BB. Friday 29 January Tony Blair’s Judgement Day at the Iraq inquiry from 8am. Stop the War protest, QE2 Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster SW1P 3EE.Saturday 30 JanuaryRight to Work conference of resistance and

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.

Lecturers to strike at University of Westminster

10 November 2009
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at the University of Westminster are set to strike on Friday of this week in a dispute over back pay.

Western interests sit in the way of truth over Lockerbie bombing

25 August 2009
The decision to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last week has produced much fury and bluster from politicians in Westminster, Edinburgh and Washington.

Is expenses row a 'very British revolution'?

26 May 2009
Around Westminster and along Whitehall stand the statues of political and military figures that the British ruling class have thought it worth commemorating.

Tamils demonstrate in London against offensive in Sri Lanka

03 February 2009
Over 50,000 British Tamils led an angry march through central London over the ongoing military offensive in North Eastern Sri Lanka on Saturday of last week. Several thousand of demonstrators occupied Westminster Bridge for several hours demanding to know why the BBC, which covers the Indian continent more than most news services, has ignored the plight of ethnic Tamils.

Arrested after bus workers march

11 November 2008
Two Unite union bus reps are calling on other trade unionists and bus workers to support them when they appear in Westminster magistrates’ court in December. The case relates to an incident that took place after the demonstration that launched the London bus workers’ campaign.

Scottish Labour leadership contenders stick to Brown’s script

19 August 2008
The spin from inside New Labour is that the party leadership accepts that it will lose the forthcoming Westminster by-election in Glenrothes to the Scottish National Party (SNP). It would be a shocking indictment of New Labour to lose yet another rock solid Labour seat.

Pimlico school to strike again

01 July 2008
Teachers in the NUT union at Pimlico School, Westminster, have announced three more days of strike action in their ongoing campaign over their lunch break. The strike dates are 3 July, 9 July and 15 July.

Lobby MPs and parliament to defend abortion rights

13 May 2008
Build the lobby of parliament, 5.30pm, Tuesday 20 May, Old Palace Yard, opposite St Stephens Entrance to the House of Commons, London (Westminster tube)If your MP is holding a surgery this weekend organise a lobby of it to demand they attend the debate and vote to defend abortion rightsTrade unionists can insist on a pro-choice vote from union-sponsored MPsWrite or phone your MP to demand they defend a woman’s right to chooseOrganise an emergency meeting in your workplace or college to raise awareness of the vote and to build the lobbyHold Abortion Rights stalls in city centres and at workplacesLeaflet your workplace, hall of r

Stop the War mounts 'wall of sound' against Tony Blair

08 April 2008
Over 500 protesters turned out against Tony Blair when he spoke about "faith and globalisation" at London's Westminster Cathedral on the evening of Thursday of last week.

Wall of sound demonstration to silence Tony Blair this Thursday

02 April 2008
The Stop the War Coalition is asking as many people as possible to help create a wall of sound to accompany Tony Blair as he gives a lecture on Faith and Globalisation at Westminster Cathedral in London on Thursday 3 April.

Westminster teacher's strike

27 November 2007
Members of the NUT teachers’ union at Pimlico School in Westminster, London were on strike on Tuesday of this week against their lunch break being cut.

Delegates discuss the way forward for Respect

20 November 2007
Some 350 delegates and observers gathered to discuss the way forward at Respect’s fourth annual conference, held at the University of Westminster in central London.

Respect conference looks to the future (part 1)

17 November 2007
Some 350 delegates and observers gathered to discuss the way forward at Respect’s fourth annual conference, held at the University of Westminster in central London.

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