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Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing

Reports round-up - cleaners in London score two more wins against outsourcing Cleaners at two London universities have been brought in house by management.

Ivy House pub workers stage unofficial strike over zero hours contracts

Ivy House pub workers stage unofficial strike over zero hours contracts Workers at a south London pub are on their second day of a wildcat strike in a battle over zero hours contracts.

Reports round-up - Council workers win the London Living Wage

Reports round-up - Council workers win the London Living Wage Workers at Kensington and Chelsea council celebrated winning their demand of the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour last week.

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

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions Three top privatisation bosses ripped off millions of pounds of money in scams involving the London Fire Brigade (LFB), a report has revealed.

New book remembers when women workers struck and won equal pay at Trico

New book remembers when women workers struck and won equal pay at Trico In 1976 a group of women workers struck for equal pay—and won. The 21-week walkout became the longest successful strike for equal pay in Britain. But many people have never heard of it.

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers London mayor Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited best practice guide for London housing estate redevelopment has been released.

Grenfell adviser says do not ban all flammable cladding

17 July 2018
Over 200 people joined the monthly Silent Walk for Grenfell last Saturday—the first since the one-year anniversary of the blaze at the west London tower block.

New fears over safety of cladding after tests

10 July 2018
Further doubts have been cast over fire safety in Britain just over a year after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears

19 June 2018
An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.

Firefighters join angry march to demand justice for Grenfell

16 June 2018
Some 2,000 people marched from Downing Street to the Home Office on Saturday to demand justice for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Sorrow and anger on the streets of North Kensington one year on from Grenfell

14 June 2018
The mood was sombre in North Kensington on Thursday as people remembered those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Far right humiliated in Lewisham as anti-racists wreck Anne Marie Waters event

13 June 2018
Far right Islamophobe Anne Marie Waters and her supporters were humiliated in Lewisham, south east London, on Tuesday evening.

How can we get justice for Grenfell victims?

12 June 2018
Thursday 14 June marks one year since a fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people.

Grenfell survivor speaks out - ‘Some of us tried to raise the alarm before the fire’

12 June 2018
Antonio Roncalato escaped from Grenfell Tower on 14 June last year. He spoke to Socialist Worker about how survivors have been failed in the aftermath of the fire

Smears, crimes and lies - the people and firms responsible for the Grenfell disaster

12 June 2018
The Grenfell Tower fire was a crime against the working class made possible by a system that puts profit before ordinary people’s lives.

Fire safety professional speaks out - Greed failed people at Grenfell, not firefighters

12 June 2018
A fire safety professional spoke to Socialist Worker about how the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower put people at risk—and the experiences of firefighters who fought the blaze

Grenfell campaigner - ‘We have to fight to get justice in the here and now’

12 June 2018
Justice4Grenfell was set up in the days following the fire in the absence of a response from the authorities.

One year on - the Grenfell Tower fire is a symbol of a world built for the rich

12 June 2018
The fire at Grenfell Tower is a symbol of decades of attacks on working class people.

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion

10 June 2018
As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost

Damning revelations in Grenfell inquiry as officials try to pass the buck

06 June 2018
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has heard how a smoke ventilation system failed eight days before the fire. It would have cost £1,800 to fix. It wasn’t fixed. It's one of the scores of examples of the contempt for ordinary people that led to the tragedy.

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