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Industrial round-up - Mears housing workers strike in Manchester

09 January 2018
Workers at a fork lift truck engineering company in Bolton struck on Monday.

US housing predators ready for Britain

09 January 2018
US housing investment firm Blackstone is set to enter the social housing sector in Britain.

Councillor changes view on the hated Haringey Development Vehicle

09 January 2018
The campaign against the social-cleansing Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has claimed its latest scalp.

Disgraceful Tory Homes agency board member Simon Dudley attacks homeless

04 January 2018
Windsor Tory councillor Simon Dudley wants to clear the town’s streets of homeless people before the royal wedding set to take place there in May.

McDonnell calls for rethink on the HDV

02 January 2018
The battle in Haringey, north London, over the HDV social cleansing deal continues.

LETTERS: Universal Credit nightmare has made me more political

02 January 2018
My mother sadly passed away last May and the tenancy of our flat was transferred to me. I was told to move onto Universal Credit.

Labour must promise ballots over regeneration

02 January 2018
The Labour Party has launched an online survey about the state of social housing in Britain.

Grenfell fire survivors angry at delays and obstructions

02 January 2018
 

Grenfell survivors spurned again, as housing bosses grab millions

30 December 2017
About 100 households that survived the fire spent Christmas Day in hotels, and some did not receive money they had been promised

Labour councillors wanted bribes for planning permission, tape suggests

12 December 2017
Labour politicians in Tower Hamlets, east London, have been accused of arranging to accept bribes from property developers.

Grenfell fire survivors slam inquiry and plan to protest

05 December 2017
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have launched a petition calling on Tory prime minister Theresa May to give them more input into the inquiry into the causes of the fire.

Estates campaign caused the Labour right’s woe in Haringey council

05 December 2017
The battle between left and right in the Labour Party has come starkly into the open in Haringey, north London.

March against estate demolitions in Brixton

05 December 2017
Some 200 people marched through Brixton against the demolition of six estates in the south London borough of Lambeth last Saturday.

Strikers want better pay—and ‘an end to Mears’

28 November 2017
Housing maintenance workers in Manchester are stepping up their fight for pay parity.

Vicious housing attack is on the rocks in Haringey

28 November 2017
Plans for a regeneration project by a Labour-run council has split the local party—and campaigning has pushed back the right, says Alistair Farrow

Housing summit vows to fight against gentrification, and for safer homes

26 November 2017
Some 200 housing campaigners, tenants and residents came together to discuss the way forward for the housing movement.

Grenfell justice campaign rejects police’s official death toll

21 November 2017
Cops say 71 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. They released the official figure last week.

March for Grenfell swells with silent anger as report condemns Tory council

14 November 2017
Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

14 November 2017
New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

Haringey Labour falls out over housing plan

07 November 2017
Also: Grenfell council goes for college

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