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Management think Royal Mail cuts are a ‘rollercoaster’

15 September 2009
Has David Brent from BBC comedy The Office got a job as a Royal Mail manager? Two leaked letters seen by Socialist Worker suggest this possibility.

Action to block Brent academies

10 February 2009
More than 40 teachers in Brent, north west London, met on Friday of last week to discuss how to resist plans to turn two of the borough’s schools into academies sponsored by Edutrust.

Environmental service workers in Brent vote for strike

04 November 2008
Workers at private contractor Veolia Environmental Services in Brent are balloting for strike action over a 3.3 percent pay offer.

Brent anti academies protest continues

16 July 2008
Brent council went to the courts on Tuesday of this week to win an eviction order against anti academies protestors occupying Wembley Park recreation ground. The protestors have mounted a long running campaign and occupation of the sight of a new City Academy.

Respect Stonebridge campaign gets results and roots

18 September 2007
A systematic campaign that sunk roots across a working class community paid dividends for Respect supporters in Brent, north west London, as they celebrated coming third in a council by-election on Thursday of last week.

Brent peace march

18 September 2007
Brent peace march

Respect comes third in Stonebridge by-election

14 September 2007
Respect supporters were celebrating a strong showing in a council by-election held in the Stonebridge ward of Brent, north west London, on Thursday of this week.

Respect keeps up the pressure in Stonebridge by-election campaign

09 September 2007
More than 30 Respect supporters were out canvassing in Stonebridge ward in Brent, north west London last Sunday for the council by-election taking place on Thursday of this week. By the end of the day the entire ward had been canvassed.

Join the Respect campaign in Brent

04 September 2007
Around 30 Respect supporters from across London joined local activists on the streets of the Stonebridge ward in Brent, north west London, last Sunday for the by-election campaign.

Join Respect in the council by-election fight in Stonebridge

28 August 2007
Respect is campaigning hard in the Stonebridge ward council by-election in Brent, north west London.

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.

Wembley Park occupation | Heartsease public meeting | Thomas Deacon academy

08 May 2007
Support for Wembley Park occupation Trade unionists from across London came last Saturday with their families and friends to show support for the Brent occupation on the Wembley Park Sports Ground. It has been organised to prevent an academy being built there.

Reigniting the anti-academy campaign in Brent

10 March 2007
When Brent's Liberal Democrats and Tories came to form a coalition administration after last year's local elections one of their first acts was to throw out Labour's plan for a new school as a City Academy in Wembley.

Katsouris: the firm with Britain’s worst safety record?

16 September 2006
Workers at the Katsouris food processing plants in north west London gathered for a mass meeting at the Brent Indian Association last Saturday.

Academy victory in Brent

08 July 2006
Brent Council in west London has withdrawn its expression of interest for an academy to be built on the Wembley Park sports ground site after a high-profile campaign. The campaign united education unions, parents, the local community and sports ground users.

Behind Tony Blair’s anti-social agenda

21 January 2006
Beccy Palmer is a youth worker in Brent, north west London, coordinator of the Voice Of Young People group who recently won a human rights award for their documentary highlighting the real effects of Asbos and a founder member of the Asbo Concern organisation

‘We need unity across the public sector to stop this divide and rule’

29 October 2005
Mladen Maric, assistant branch secretary Brent local government Unison

Reports round-up

08 October 2005
Brent acadamy Protesters dressed as elephants in Brent, north west London, on Thursday of last week, arguing that plans for a new privately run academy school will create a "white elephant". A conference against academies is set to take place this Saturday 8 October in Birmingham. For details phone 0121 442 2031 or e-mail <a href="mailto:banut@btclick.com">banut@btclick.com</a>

Following up our successes

26 June 2004
SOCIALIST WORKER sellers in Brent, north west London, took to the streets last week to follow up a successful campaign for Respect. Simon reports, \&quot;On Thursday we did a stall at two sites of an FE college. People were keen on the Socialist Worker election coverage.

Guinness

24 April 2004
WORKERS HAVE reacted with anger to huge multinational Diageo's announcement of the closure of the Guinness brewery in Park Royal in Brent, north west London. The company plans to axe 90 jobs in the 70 year old plant in London, transferring this work to St James's Gate, Ireland. According to one union rep, \&quot;For a number of years management have used the threat of closing either Park Royal or St James's Gate as a way of pushing through cuts and rationalisation in both plants. We gave concession after concession. We were told we had to 'modernise' and we did, but it just meant more work and now they do this. Park Royal was set up by Guinness in the 1930s to avoid paying import tax

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