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Remembering Kirsty MacColl’s work and campaigns

26 March 2005
Kite, Electric Landlady, Titanic Days and From Croydon to CubaKirsty MacColl

Helping to win votes for Respect

08 May 2004
ONE PART of Socialist Worker's role each week is to be a mini-manifesto for Respect. And that makes it essential reading for everyone who wants to see Blair humbled from the left on 10 June. One example of how the paper can work comes from Croydon and Sutton. There the Respect election agent bought a copy of the paper and e-mailed the article by London candidate Lindsey German to everybody on the Respect contact list.


06 March 2004
OVER 1,000 teachers and classroom assistants struck on Monday afternoon of this week in Croydon, south London. They were striking against the Labour council's plans to push through £8 million budget cuts which mean 200 job losses.


28 February 2004
TEACHERS IN the NUT union in Croydon will strike on Monday in protest at funding cuts and downgrading of jobs. A strike ballot saw a 42 percent turnout and 82 percent of those who voted said yes to a half day of industrial action.

Tram drivers

20 April 2002
TRAM DRIVERS in Croydon, south London, suspended strikes planned for this week after they forced management to offer a much improved pay rise. The drivers, members of the TGWU union, struck recently. That has led their bosses, part of the giant First Group corporation, to make an offer which would raise minimum pay above £20,000.

Reports in brief

06 April 2002
Trams halted in tracks by strike Drivers on the tram service in Croydon, south London, halted the service for 24 hours on Tuesday of last week in a strike over pay. The workers, members of the TGWU union, refused to accept the bosses' pay of 6 percent, as it would only take their pay to £8.75 an hour.

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