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.
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.
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.
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.
13 December 2007
Council workers in Newham, east London, struck today in defence of their sacked Unison branch chair 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.
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.
20 November 2007
Some 150 Unison union members and supporters demonstrated outside East Ham Town Hall in Newham, east London.
13 November 2007
Michael Gavan’s Unison union branch in Newham, east London, is continuing to fight against his victimisation and suspension from work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09 August 2007
Newham Council has launched on an attack on the Unison Union. Michael Gavan, Unison branch chair has been suspended by the council and banned from any contact with union members.
17 April 2007
Asif Karim is one of three Respect councillors in the Green Street West ward of Newham, east London.
03 March 2007
The battle to prevent Newham’s Labour council from pushing through vicious attacks on working conditions continues.
24 February 2007
The New Labour council in Newham, east London, took another step in its campaign of union busting last week when taxis carrying threatening letters arrived at the homes of refuse workers.
25 November 2006
In another blow to New Labour in east London, longstanding Labour Party member Haroon Juneja has joined Respect in Newham.
28 October 2006
Around 500 refuse workers in the east London borough of Newham walked out spontaneously and unofficially on Thursday of last week over attempts to cut their pay.