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March in Bromley takes the road in protest at council cuts and privatisation

March in Bromley takes the road in protest at council cuts and privatisation A 400-strong march of council workers and their supporters defied cops in Bromley, south east London, last Saturday by taking the road and blocking traffic.

Reports round-up

Reports round-up Well-done protest over tips at STK | Strike vote at Spalding Grammar School | Week-long walkout against library cuts in Bromley | Post workers meet ahead of pay talks | NUJ union keeps FT’s presses rolling | Mushin Ahmed murder trial begins in Sheffield | Day of action over Sports Direct

Care workers kick off Bromley council strikes

Care workers kick off Bromley council strikes Council workers in Bromley, south London, launched a new wave of strikes against Tory mass privatisation plans last week.

Suspension ups pressure on Bromley council workers

Bosses at Tory-controlled Bromley council in south east London have suspended Unite union rep Alan Brown.

Campaigners stop evictions in Bromley and Glasgow

Campaigners stop evictions in Bromley and Glasgow Campaigners in both Bromley, south London, and Glasgow stopped two evictions in the past week.

London council workers coordinate strikes to stop service privatisation

London council workers coordinate strikes to stop service privatisation Strikes against Tory privatisation at two London councils grew in strength as council workers walked out on Wednesday of last week. 

Protest backs strike against Bromley council privatisation

16 June 2015
Around 300 striking council workers and supporters marched in Bromley, Kent, last Saturday. 

Council workers resist outsourcing in Barnet and Bromley

02 June 2015
Unison union members in Barnet, north London, held a council-wide strike on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

Rally to Bromley workers

19 May 2015
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London held a council-wide strike on Tuesday of this week. It coincided with the end of a seven-day strike by staff in passenger services and by care workers.

Bromley bin workers call four strike days

11 December 2012
Refuse workers in the Unite union have called four strike days at Veolia, demanding the reinstatement of four sacked colleagues.

Bin ballot begins in Bromley

13 November 2012
Bin workers in Bromley, south east London, opened an official strike ballot on Monday of this week following an unofficial walkout last month.

Bromley refuse workers hold unofficial strike over sack

09 October 2012
Refuse workers in Bromley, south east London, struck unofficially on Thursday of last week against the sacking of four colleagues.

Dawn raids by Unison on branch offices as four suspended

09 March 2010
Unison officials raided the offices of the union’s Bromley, Greenwich and Housing Association branches without notice last Friday morning.

By-election blues for both big parties

08 July 2006
The Westminster village has moved remarkably quickly to bury the parliamentary by-elections in Blaenau Gwent and Bromley & Chislehurst on Thursday of last week. That is because they contradict the official story about where British politics is going.

Reviews in brief

05 March 2005
Romany lives in the Crays The Bromley Museum, Orpington, Kent Phone 01689 873 826 for opening times An exhibiton featuring artwork and photography by over 40 Gypsy children from Bromley, is on show at the Bromley Museum. It is the result of a project run by the Novas Group and the Children’s Society.

News in brief

09 October 2004
Strike threat gets moves on deal THE THREAT of strike action by parking attendants working for Vinci Park in Bromley, south London, planned for last Saturday has forced the company to meet the workers’ demands.


19 January 2002
AROUND 100 people, mainly young locals, protested against the Nazi National Front (NF) marching through the Kent town of Bromley last Saturday. The NF claimed they were marching against paedophiles, but didn't manage to con any local people into supporting them.

Red Santas want work

18 December 1999
THE GREAT Santa industrial dispute appears to be spreading. Two weeks ago Socialist Worker reported on the sacking of one Santa in Bromley, Kent, that provoked a solidarity picket by elves.

Striking early for Christmas

27 November 1999
DON'T EXPECT your Xmas stocking to be filled up with goodies this year. Santa has been sacked and his elves are picketing in solidarity. The dispute started when Santa Robert Nisbert complained that his grotto in Bromley in Kent was too hot to work in. At first Santa's boss did put in air conditioning and provide some glasses of water. But when Robert again complained that it was too hot, they gave him the boot. They then sacked two of his elves on the pretext that they were just three minutes late.

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