Health and Safety
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
08 August 2017
Tenants organise as landlords and Tories refuse to act on the lessons of the disaster
28 July 2017
Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have announced that they may have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences have been committed.
02 May 2017
Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.
21 March 2017
New evidence has emerged of a cover-up involving the government, medical authorities and giant corporations.
14 March 2017
Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards.
23 August 2016
Bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) face fresh strikes in their battle with rail workers’ unions to undermine safety and slash services.
09 August 2016
Private train firms are wreaking chaos on the railways and making passengers’ lives a misery. Now they want to ram through even more attacks—but a series of strikes to defend safety could stop them in their tracks, writes Raymie Kiernan
29 July 2016
Offshore oil workers have a tough life—and to keep up profits bosses are out to make it even tougher. But a new wave of strikes could put a stop to that. Raymie Kiernan spoke to trade unionists organising on the North Sea rigs
12 July 2016
Five workers were killed when they were crushed by tonnes of concrete and scrap metal at a recycling plant last week.
09 February 2016
Rank and file offshore workers staged a day of protest in Aberdeen today, Tuesday, over job losses and bosses’ attacks on workers’ terms and conditions