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Butterfields tenants say they won’t budge

01 March 2016
Around 60 Butterfields Estate tenants and supporters packed a meeting in Walthamstow, north east London, on Wednesday of last week.

Butterfields tenants take campaign to Labour MP

23 February 2016
Around 15 tenants from Butterfields housing estate, where new landlords are pushing through evictions, went to their Labour MP Stella Creasy’s “housing awards” last Saturday.

Butterfields estate residents speak out - kicked out their homes by rotten profiteers

16 February 2016
East London tenants could be just weeks away from eviction but vow to fight back

News in brief

09 February 2016
ENGLAND’s biggest academy chain is failing nearly half of its secondary school pupils, according to a damning report by schools watchdog Ofsted.

1,500 march to say Kill the Housing Bill

30 January 2016
Around 1,500 people joined a lively march today in London to protest at the Tories’ housing bill which condemns millions more to a lifetime of insecure private renting.

Housing campaigners plan protests against new Tory bill

19 January 2016
Over 100 tenants, trade unionists, councillors and Traveller groups attended an organising meeting against the Tories’ Housing and Planning Bill last Saturday.

'Tories are using housing as a weapon in their class war'

12 January 2016
Social housing tenants could be forced out of their homes as a new bill is set to become law. Dave Sewell examines its effects—and meets some of the campaigners who are fighting back

Stop ‘all-out attack’ on social housing

05 January 2016
The Tories were set to try and rush their new Housing and Planning Bill through its last stages in the House of Commons this week.

New Tory attack targets council housing

15 December 2015
The government is set to end lifetime tenancies for council tenants, in an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill.

Cressingham Gardens housing campaigners celebrate victory

24 November 2015
Campaigners from the Cressingham Gardens estate in Brixton, south London, were celebrating today, Tuesday. They have just won a legal victory against Lambeth Labour council’s plans to knock the estate down.

Industrial round-up

17 November 2015
GMB elects new general secretary | Water workers protest in Durham | Will bus stoppage get drivers a break? | Two-day rail strike called off in Wales | Leicester fire crews protest over cuts | London’s teachers demand housing

Demolition job—the Red Road flats and the assault on council housing

20 October 2015
The botched demolition of the Red Road flats in Glasgow last week was more than just a TV news spectacle. The residential tower blocks had dominated part of the city’s skyline for decades.

Reports round-up

20 October 2015
Northumbrian water workers; Unite call of EDF strike; Mimpin property fair; victory at Ministry of Justice; Lambeth libraries demo called

Homeless people pay the price of the Tories’ attacks on council housing

29 September 2015
The death of a two month old baby boy last week who lived in a car in Dorset with his homeless parents underlined the shocking extent of Britain’s housing crisis.

Protesters take on housing crisis

22 September 2015
Defend Council Housing supporters held a march for homes in Haringey, north London, last Saturday. It was against redevelopment plans that will force poor people out of the borough.

Opposition blocks council house selloff in Haringey

15 September 2015
Labour-led Haringey council backed off last week from proposals to privatise an estate of around 1,000 council homes in the Noel Park ward of Tottenham.

Evictions resisted in north and south London

11 August 2015
Sweets Way resists bailiffs | Six month reprieve in Bromley

Campaigners in Newham warm up to tackle the Boleyn rip-off

04 August 2015
Saturday housing campaigners took to the streets to demand social housing in Newham borough, east London which has some 24,000 on its council waiting list.

Rage as Manchester council moves to ban homelessness camp

04 August 2015
Manchester's homeless people and their supporters took it to the streets last Saturday after the city council was granted an injunction banning protest camps in the city centre.

Suspension ups pressure on Bromley council workers

28 July 2015
Bosses at Tory-controlled Bromley council in south east London have suspended Unite union rep Alan Brown.

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