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Atheron Leisure centre fightback

08 November 2011
Newham Council, the host borough for the Olympic games, plan to celebrate the event by closing the closest leisure centre to the £9.3 billion Olympic park.

Langdon School teachers have ‘no alternative but to strike’

01 November 2011
Teachers at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Residents fight on to save the Atherton Leisure Centre

18 October 2011
Around 100 local residents protested outside the Atherton Leisure Centre in east London on Saturday of last week against Newham council’s plans to close it.

Protesting at the closure of Newham's Atherton leisure centre

04 October 2011

Langdon school: 'An inspiration to us all'

19 July 2011
More than 70 NUT union members struck at Langdon School in Newham on Thursday of last week.

Schools round-up

12 July 2011
Langdon School NUT teachers’ union members at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week over workload and "oppressive management".

Keep up fight for Elane Heffernan

12 October 2010
Activists are collecting names on a petition demanding an end to the victimisation of leading Newham Unison union activist Elane Heffernan.

Stop victimisation of Elane Heffernan

21 September 2010
A campaign has been launched demanding an end to the victimisation of leading Newham Unison union activist Elane Heffernan.

Anti-fascist workshop held in Newham

23 June 2009
Twenty local young people attended a workshop on fighting the fascist British National Party (BNP) in Newham, east London, on Tuesday of last week.

Royal Docks campaign shipwrecks academy plans

23 June 2009
Anti-academies campaigners in Newham, east London, have won a major victory after the local council confirmed that a planned academy, to be sponsored by Ark, will not be going ahead.

Newham cleaners win

28 April 2009
United action by teachers and cleaners at Lister school in Newham, east London, has won the reinstatement of Lorraine Mngadi, an activist in the Unison union.

The G20 summit in figures

31 March 2009
The government claims that the G20 summit will cost about £20 million The police operation will cost £7.2 million Labour claims it is a good investment for London Newham is the sixth most deprived local authority in England Some 69 percent of children in Newham are in low income families Some 8,737 people in the borough are on unemployment benefits, with 739 new claims in February

Royal Docks teachers strike against academy

24 March 2009
NUT and NASUWT teachers’ union members took joint strike action at the Royal Docks school in Newham, east London, on Thursday of last week.

An Olympic race to the bottom for migrant workers

17 February 2009
The right wing press has a new battle cry over the Olympics building site in east London – "East End jobs for East End workers". Labour-run Newham council wants a showdown with Olympic officials over how many of the borough’s residents are employed on the site.

Newham strike against academy

15 December 2008
A strike by around 50 teachers at the Royal Docks School in Newham, east London, closed down the school on Wednesday of last week. The teachers, members of the NUT union, were striking over plans to shut the school and reopen it as an academy.

Striking out against school privatisations

09 December 2008
Teachers in the NUT union at the Royal Docks school in Newham, east London, are set to strike on Wednesday of this week against proposals to transform the school into an academy.

Housing regeneration: a ‘des res’ mess

20 May 2008
There is another, less famous May 1968 anniversary this month – the partial collapse of the Ronan Point tower block in Newham, east London. Twenty two storeys high, this block was based on a Danish system that was only designed to go up to six storeys.

Grassroots fight has stopped greedy developers at Queens Market

01 April 2008
Neil Stockwell has worked as a fruit and veg trader at Queens Market in Newham for 30 years – and he is furious at Sir Robin Wales, the borough’s New Labour mayor.

MPs support campaign to defend Michael Gavan

12 February 2008
In which area set to host the Olympics are trade union rights denied? Certainly they are in China, but it’s also true in Labour-run Newham in east London – one of the key areas for the 2012 games.

Council workers walk out to defend Michael Gavan

17 December 2007
Council workers in Newham, east London, struck on Thursday of last week in defence of their sacked Unison union branch chair Michael Gavan.

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