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Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Housing campaigners support Grenfell march

Housing campaigners support Grenfell march Some 50 housing activists and tenants met in central London last Saturday to discuss the fight for safe affordable homes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire

Reports round-up: Protest against ward closure in Mansfield

Reports round-up: Protest against ward closure in Mansfield Also: One Housing tenants won't be divided | Burston strike school centenary | Argos strike ends | Pay dispute at HTC Wolffkran | Big Ben blacklisting protest | Flashmob against firings at Glasgow Grosvenor | Rally called in Liverpool

Angry Grenfell survivors have no homes and no answers two months after fire

Angry Grenfell survivors have no homes and no answers two months after fire Some 500 people demonstrated on Monday evening to remember the dead of the Grenfell Tower fire. Although the march was silent, the anger was palpable.

‘We’ve got no faith in Grenfell fire inquiry’

‘We’ve got no faith in Grenfell fire inquiry’ Tenants organise as landlords and Tories refuse to act on the lessons of the disaster

Nearly two months after the Grenfell fire - survivors displaced and buildings unsafe

Nearly two months after the Grenfell fire - survivors displaced and buildings unsafe The fire left hundreds of people without homes and saw dozens of buildings fail new safety checks—and two months later neither problem is being addressed, reports Alistair Farrow

Mears housing workers protest as part of strike against pay differential

28 July 2017
Workers were on the move in central Manchester today, Friday, as strikers from Mears housing came to the town hall instead of mounting a picket.

No mental health support or housing for Grenfell survivors

25 July 2017
The class divide brought into the light by the Grenfell Tower fire has been further exposed this week.

Four weeks after the Grenfell fire, vigil focuses grief and anger

13 July 2017
Survivors and local residents gathered to remember the dead and demand justice last night, Wednesday.

Probe into the Grenfell Tower fire will start by looking at possible manslaughter

11 July 2017
A senior Met police officer has said the starting point of the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire would be that “around 80” deaths resulted from manslaughter.

Manchester housing workers begin four-week walkout

04 July 2017
Housing workers in Manchester began a four-week continuous strike on Monday.

New documentary highlights human cost of housing crisis

04 July 2017
Seldom has a film had a more timely release.

How can we solve the crisis and win decent homes?

04 July 2017
Two new books look at the housing crisis from different perspectives. Socialist Worker interviews the authors.

Furious residents march against Haringey Labour council's social cleansing plans

03 July 2017
Up to 1,000 tenants, residents and their supporters marched on Haringey Civic Centre in north London last night, Monday. 

West of both worlds - inside the segregated borough of Kensington and Chelsea

27 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the deep inequality at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

Reports round-up: Angry protest as Ritzy cinema sacks trade union reps

20 June 2017
Also: Women's march to take on DUP, fascists face opposition in three cities, Mears housing workers fight for pay parity, strikes called at Atomic Weapons Establishment and Kirklees social work, Birmingham bin workers vote for action

Murderous contempt for poor people’s lives goes to the top

20 June 2017
A series of Tory housing ministers fought to stop developers and landlords taking responsibility for fire safety

Kensington and Chelsea, where the super-rich live in luxury and the poor live in death traps

20 June 2017
The borough where working class residents of Grenfell Tower were left to live in shoddy, unsafe housing is awash with wealth and empty homes.

Outpourings of solidarity and anger after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Hundreds of people came from all over Britain to offer solidarity to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, and to demand answers.

Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire

20 June 2017
Years of cuts to council budgets, the fire brigade, and the deliberate running-down of council estates are the context of this tragedy

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