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Second one day strike at Lady Margaret primary school

24 June 2008
Members of the NUT union in Lady Margaret primary school in Ealing, west London, held a second one-day strike on Wednesday of last week.

NUJ protest against police harassment

01 April 2008
The NUJ journalists’ union called for an end to the harassment of its members by the police on Friday of last week. A set of guidelines on dealing with the media was agreed between the NUJ and the Association of Chief Police Officers last year.

Tibet rises up against decades of oppression

18 March 2008
Tibet was rocked by its biggest uprising for almost 20 years this week as protesters fought running battles against police. China’s rulers responded by sealing off the province from the media and instituting a brutal crackdown.

Salvinder Dhillon: ‘We stand for all workers’

06 November 2007
Salvinder Dhillon has stood for Respect in Ealing Southall and Southall Green in west London, coming second to Labour in last year’s local elections. He is a Respect candidate for the London assembly.

Who says?

24 July 2007
"We now have almost no capability to react to the unexpected... I am very concerned about the longer term implications of the impact of this level of operations on our people, equipment and future operational capability."General Sir Richard Dannatt, head of the British army, in a secret memo revealing the impact of Iraq and Afghanistan on the British military

Respect vote suffers squeeze

24 July 2007
New Labour won the Ealing Southall by-election on Thursday of last week, but its majority was slashed almost in half. The Tories came a humiliating third.

Respect for Ealing Southall

17 July 2007
Salvinder Singh Dhillon, the Respect candidate in this Thursday’s parliamentary by-election in Ealing Southall, joined striking postal workers at Greenford on Friday of last week. Respect supporters were campaigning in the constituency up to the last minute. Check this site for election results

Respect can hit Labour in Ealing Southall by-election

10 July 2007
Respect is urging as many of its supporters as possible to get to west London this weekend to campaign for a left alternative in next Thursday’s Ealing Southall parliamentary by-election.

Picture of Respect selection meeting in Ealing & Southall

04 July 2007

Help Respect do well in Southall

04 July 2007
Salvinder Singh Dhillon will be standing for Respect in the Ealing Southall parliamentry by-election in west London on Thursday 19 July. He stood for Respect in Green ward, Southall, in the council elections two years ago, coming second.

Join postal workers’ pickets says civil service union

26 June 2007
Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the PCS civil service workers’ union, is appealing to his members to show solidarity with postal workers who are on strike this Friday.

Organising support for Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon

25 May 2007
The continuing siege by the Lebanese army of the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp has created a humanitarian crisis. Lebanese and Palestinian organisations are appealing for aid. Go to <a href="" target = "_blank">&raquo;</a>

Two jailed for revealing memo

15 May 2007
On the day Tony Blair resigned last week, two people were jailed for attempting to reveal Blair’s relationship to George Bush and their plans on how to carry out the Iraq war.

Jailed for revealing Bush/Blair memo

11 May 2007
On the day Tony Blair was forced to resign two people were jailed for attempting to reveal the Blair’s relationship to George Bush and their plans on how to carry out the war in Iraq.

The surge in poverty that shames New Labour

31 March 2007
New Labour's claim to be serious about tackling poverty exploded this week when shameful figures were released revealing the true extent of hardship in Britain.

Moroccan workers fight against global clothing giant Dewhirst

03 February 2007
Striking textile workers in Morocco are appealing for solidarity. Their strike has become a major battle against a powerful multinational over the right to form a union.

Health service round-up

16 September 2006
Whipps Cross fight on Workers at Whipps cross hospital in east London are appealing for support in their ongoing battle for equal pay.

Collections show support for SSP

17 June 2006
The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) is appealing for people to collect funds after policy director Alan McCombes was recently fined £500 and instructed to pay costs that could be as high as £25,000.

Asda holds out on compensation

01 April 2006
Some 340 GMB union members working for Asda at the ADC Depot in Washington, Tyne & Wear, who were awarded compensation of £2,500 each by an Employment Tribunal last month are still waiting for payment. Asda, which is now owned by the US Wal-Mart corporation, is appealing against being penalised for a failed attempt at union busting.

Teachers round-up

04 February 2006
Teachers in the NUT union at Elthorne Park high school in Ealing, west London, were due to walk out on strike on Thursday of this week against proposed pay cuts after negotiations broke down last week.

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