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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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