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Letters—Museum is wrong, we won’t walk in under slaver’s boot

Letters—Museum is wrong, we won’t walk in under slaver’s boot The Fight continues to remove the statue of Robert Geffrye at the Museum of the Home, in Hackney, east London.

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears Fire safety concerns relating to Grenfell Tower were ignored, an inquiry into the 2017 fire has heard.

LETTERS - We social housing residents are fighting the developers

LETTERS - We social housing residents are fighting the developers We live in a social housing block of 30 flats in west London, and our residents’ association is fighting a development that is taking away our space.

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

Three years after Grenfell and peoples homes are still not safe Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

Backlash in Labour grows as party shifts further rightward

Backlash in Labour grows as party shifts further rightward Labour has provoked a ­backlash from its own members after betraying both tenants and victims of India’s hard right government.

Openreach: fury over holiday attacks AND Union criticises Vivid Housing

Openreach: fury over holiday attacks AND Union criticises Vivid Housing The CWU union has expressed its anger and dismay at telecommunications firm Openreach’s decision to announce unagreed changes to its approach to annual leave.

Homeless people abandoned in a system ‘designed to fail’

02 May 2020
Despite Tory promises to house homeless people, the most vulnerable are left struggling with a situation that’s only getting worse

Inspiring US housing campaigns could launch rent strikes

30 April 2020
Covid-19 has laid bare the US’s massive housing crisis—but it’s also highlighted inspiring grassroots campaigns

Strike at St Mungo’s for conditions and homeless service

17 March 2020
Around 500 workers at the St Mungo’s homelessness charity began a three-day strike on Monday over attempts to push through worse terms and conditions.

Grenfell Inquiry—firms ‘pass buck and blame each other’

04 February 2020
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire heard last week that corporations had killed residents “in the pursuit of money”.

Reports round-up—Two strikes at Heathrow and Rail Gourmet walkout

21 January 2020
Two strikes at Heathrow?

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain

14 January 2020
Hundreds of people are being driven into homelessness by errors in housing benefits appeals and overpayments.

Revealed - shocking state of child homelessness in Britain

10 December 2019
At least 135,000 children will be homeless by Christmas—the highest in 12 years, according to a report by housing charity Shelter.

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

26 November 2019
While Boris Johnson speaks of a “one nation” Britain, at least five homeless people have died in the last few weeks.

Flames spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in fire at Bolton students’ flats

16 November 2019
A fire tore through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday

Homeless protesters occupy Chester council building after torrential rain

02 October 2019
Homeless protesters who stormed a council building in Chester on Monday night were still inside on Wednesday demanding a place to live.

Millions left without suitable homes in Tory housing crisis

24 September 2019
Millions are in housing need while hundreds of thousands of homes lie empty.

Glasgow asylum seekers face eviction on a ‘mass scale’ at the hands of Serco

03 September 2019
Private landlord Serco could begin evicting some 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow as early as this week.

In Brief — Fatal outbreak caused by NHS cuts

27 August 2019
Listeria outbreak is further proof that cuts kill

Life in a container is like a prison - residents speak out

26 August 2019
Councils warehousing poor people in disused office blocks are now putting them in shipping containers.

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