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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.

Newham council workers strike for sacked branch chair

13 December 2007
Council workers in Newham, east London, struck today in defence of their sacked Unison branch chair Michael Gavan.

Newham strikes to defend Michael Gavan

11 December 2007
Unison union stewards in Newham, east London, are building for a strike set for Thursday of this week. They won a debate with regional officials over holding a second strike in protest at the victimisation of Michael Gavan, our branch chair.

Fury at sacking of Michael Gavan

27 November 2007
Workers at Newham council reacted with fury last week when Unison union branch chair Michael Gavan was sacked for his trade union activity.

150 attend Newham lobby against victimisation

20 November 2007
Some 150 Unison union members and supporters demonstrated outside East Ham Town Hall in Newham, east London.

Protest planned at Newham council to defend Michael Gavan

13 November 2007
Michael Gavan’s Unison union branch in Newham, east London, is continuing to fight against his victimisation and suspension from work.

Newham council: ‘We are all Michael Gavan’

06 November 2007
Hundreds of strikers rallied at Newham council buildings and depots in east London on Wednesday of last week. They were part of a strike in support of Unison union branch chair Michael Gavan, who has been suspended from work.

Newham council workers fight to defend their union

30 October 2007
MORE than 3,000 Newham council workers in east London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week in defence of their union.

Rally to defend Unison union in Newham

25 September 2007
The fight to reinstate Michael Gavan, chair of Newham Unison local government, was bolstered last week when a rally of 200 people was addressed by a range of speakers including film maker Ken Loach. Ken also introduced a special preview of his new film It’s A Free World.

Protest at suspension of the chair of Newham Unison

21 August 2007
Last week some 50 people attended a lively protest outside Newham town Hall in east London over the council’s attacks on the Unison branch chair Michael Gavan.

Newham council workers rally to defence of suspended union rep

14 August 2007
Workers at Newham council in east London have reacted with fury after the Labour-run council launched an attack on the Unison union.

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