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LSE cleaners strike continues in defiance of management threats

LSE cleaners strike continues in defiance of management threats Cleaners employed by outsourcing firm Noonan at the LSE university on Wednesday continued their strike for equal pay and conditions as workers employed directly by the LSE. Cleaners currently get the statutory minimum sick pay of just £83.95 a week for a maximum of 28 weeks.

As London stabbings highlight knife crime - police stop and search is no answer

As London stabbings highlight knife crime - police stop and search is no answer A series of tragic deaths from stabbings has highlighted the issue of “knife crime” in London.

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts The Tories are in crisis over their planned education cuts. The first copy of the Evening Standard newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne last week ran a front page on the crisis.

Cops come under fire after alleged assault during High Wycombe stop and search

Cops come under fire after alleged assault during High Wycombe stop and search A police stop and search of a vehicle in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire has led to several officers facing allegations of assault and threatening behaviour.

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts

Forest Hill School teachers strike for seventh time to stop school cuts Teachers at Forest Hill School struck for the seventh time today, Wednesday, in a battle to stop savage cuts.

Fresh strike planned over cuts at Lewisham's Forest Hill School

Fresh strike planned over cuts at Lewishams Forest Hill School NUT union members at Forest Hill School were set to strike on Wednesday this week. The workers are fighting a planned £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council is trying to impose.

Hundreds protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at Soas

02 May 2017
Hundreds of students and their supporters protested outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) yesterday evening, Thursday, as Israeli ambassador Mark Regev spoke inside.

Hackney teachers prepare for strikes to stop school cuts

28 March 2017
Two strikes were set to take place in schools in Hackney, east London, on Thursday.

Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark

28 March 2017
Around 150 people marched against the proposed redevelopment of vast swathes of Southwark, south London, last Saturday.

One Housing's rent hikes are met with tenants resistance

28 March 2017
Housing associations wants to raise rents by nearly 40 percent for some east London tenants. Alistair Farrow argues that the way to defend homes and win the fight is to get political

Women’s Marches showed we can resist the right and fight for a radically different world

24 January 2017
The Women’s Marches last Saturday were a brilliant boost to everyone struggling for a better world.

Transport shutdown shows the power of workers

10 January 2017
The power of the working class was clearly on display this week. Strikes by Southern Rail, London Underground and British Airways cabin crew workers showed their ability to bring the system to a standstill.

Support the strikers taking on 'Southern Fail' and London Underground

03 January 2017
the Tories are ignoring the woeful service of their favourite rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But Southern rail workers are continuing their fight into the New Year.

RMT members say, ‘this station is non-operational’ as dispute gets serious

13 December 2016
RMT union general secretary Mick Cash has slammed London Underground management for allowing London’s tube stations to descend into chaos as a result of job cuts.

Campaigners call unity vigil in east London after vicious acid attack

29 November 2016
Activists in east London are organising to make sure their area is not divided by racism.

Crossrail workers occupy bosses' office in protest over missing bonus

29 November 2016
Over 100 construction workers protested against Crossrail bosses in London last Friday.

Solid strike over G4S poverty pay at St George's Hospital as bosses suspend reps

01 November 2016
Health workers at St George’s Hospital in south London struck for equal pay and conditions on Tuesday.

Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service

25 October 2016
the Tories’ favourite rail firm stands to pocket another £48 million despite its woeful Southern rail service.

Big turnout on Newsquest picket lines as workers start 7-day strike

13 October 2016
Journalists working on regional newspapers in south London walked out on the first day of a week-long strike today, Thursday.

As Heathrow runway decision looms—airport expansion is toxic for the Tories

11 October 2016
Government airport expansion plans will bring widespread noise pollution to south east England—and damage the climate.

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