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Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze

Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze As the Grenfell inquiry continues, the fire service is once again facing scrutiny. Isabel Ringrose says that anger must be directed to those at the top

Fire sweeps 19-storey building with cladding similar to Grenfell

Fire sweeps 19-storey building with cladding similar to Grenfell Parts of the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the high-rise in east London were ablaze on Friday

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults Although it is just the beginning, it is a clear signal that the Tories want working class people to bail out a system in crisis.

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify The Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard further evidence this week that profit and commercial priorities were more important than safety.

Outsourced workers at Homerton hospital celebrate sick pay victory

Outsourced workers at Homerton hospital celebrate sick pay victory Outsourced workers at Homerton University Hospital in east London have won sick pay after a long-running campaign.

UCU union levy row + firefighters’ pay + Drax strike vote

UCU union levy row + firefighters’ pay + Drax strike vote Activists in the UCU union are resisting a planned levy on members announced by general secretary Jo Grady.

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council

30 June 2020
Thousands of council workers in Tower Hamlets are preparing to strike against vicious attacks on their pay, terms and ­conditions this week. 

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

19 June 2020
Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

26 May 2020
Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

12 May 2020
Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings.

Blame Tory cost-cutting and racism for Grenfell Tower fire

29 October 2019
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire should be a chance to expose cost-cutting, institutional racism and the way profit comes before people

Reports round-up: Big turnout at Glasgow’s Govanhill Carnival

06 August 2019
 

Firefighter Miguel Roldan speaks out - taking on the state to save refugees

04 July 2019
Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldan faces up to 20 years in jail for helping to rescue desperate refugees who would otherwise have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. He spoke to Nick Clark about why states are going to war on migrants – and what we can do about it

Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties

16 April 2019
Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enter into open-ended contracts.

Big push in workplaces for anti-racist demonstrations

10 March 2019
Trade unionists are taking up the fight against racism and the far right.

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters

19 February 2019
A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

Fire authorities plan bonfire of services

30 December 2018
A fire station in Scotland was so short-staffed in December that it was forced to close.

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry

14 December 2018
Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.

Deregulation led to Grenfell Tower fire, argues new firefighters’ union report

06 September 2018
Firefighters were not responsible for people dying in the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the propaganda campaign being mounted against them.

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions

28 August 2018
Three top privatisation bosses ripped off millions of pounds of money in scams involving the London Fire Brigade (LFB), a report has revealed.

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