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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.

Reports round-up

21 July 2015
Second union votes for CalMac walkouts | Solidarity actions for Elbit arrestees | Terry Pullinger is elected in CWU | Aspire Housing workers strike to defend conditions | Manchester council targets homelessness camp | Barnsley ballot at Ardagh Glass

Campaigners stop evictions in Bromley and Glasgow

14 July 2015
Campaigners in both Bromley, south London, and Glasgow stopped two evictions in the past week.

London mother and two children kept homeless by racist rules

14 July 2015
A homeless London-born mother and her two children were denied help by Southwark Council, using racist immigration status rules, uncovered by Sadie Robinson

'Howls of protest' as Osborne's Tory budget targets the poor

07 July 2015
Millions of working class people began this week in fear as Tory chancellor George Osborne prepared for his budget.

Reports round-up

30 June 2015
Anti-fascist protest in Luton; Nazi arrest; lawyers set to strike; Manchester housing protest; warehouse workers' ballot to strike

News round-up

23 June 2015
Trial after racist attack in Mold; Manchester protest against right to buy; billion pound NHS selloff; Reclaim Hackney protest

Disabled father fights council eviction

23 June 2015
The last remaining family on the Sweets Way estate in Barnet, north London, fought eviction in court last Monday.

Summit plans next steps in fight against housing crisis

16 June 2015
Activists from housing campaigns across England and Wales called for a day of action in July and a new March for Homes at a summit in central London last Saturday.

Join summit on the housing crisis

09 June 2015
Landlords, councils and developers are lining up for more attacks on housing after the Tories’ latest proposals. 

Take on the Tories - disabled mother made homeless by the cuts speaks out

02 June 2015
Tory austerity is wrecking working class lives across Britain—and their latest assault will only make things worse.

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