Health and Safety
02 April 2020
Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers
01 April 2020
A London ambulance worker spoke to Socialist Worker about the anger and fear over the lack of PPE
26 March 2020
Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”
20 March 2020
Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action
02 March 2020
As the deadly disease spreads to new countries, Socialist Worker investigates why health care systems and pharmaceutical companies run for profit fail those most in need of help
26 March 2019
The Tories have appointed an “independent specialist contractor” to conduct environmental checks of the area around Grenfell Tower.
26 January 2019
Ten bodies have been found and more than 400 people are unaccounted for after a dam operated by the mining firm Vale collapsed in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
14 December 2018
Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.
02 October 2018
Northern rail workers walked out on Saturday of last week in the latest action in their long-running fight for passenger safety.
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.
17 July 2018
The RMT union has announced a fresh round of strikes on the South Western Railway (SWR) as part of a long-running dispute over driver only operation (DOO).
28 May 2018
Hundreds of students joined a March for Mental Health in Bristol last Friday demanding that the university improves its mental health services.
15 April 2018
Over 1,000 joined the Silent Walk ten months after the fire. And the next one will coincide with a House of Commons debate
10 April 2018
A firm linked to the flammable cladding used on Grenfell Tower told its clients in 2015 that its Reynobond PE product achieved only a Euroclass E fire safety rating.
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.
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
31 October 2017
“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.
14 October 2017
Up to 1,500 people marched through North Kensington in west London on Saturday night to demand justice for the people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.
19 September 2017
Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.
14 August 2017
With leaked emails, a trial by jury and an accident report, evidence against the Tories’ push for ‘driver-only operation’ is mounting, writes Raymie Kiernan