London Underground station staff in the RMT union are taking two days of strike action on 4 and 6 October against job losses and attacks to our terms and conditions.
Philip Glanville, directly elected mayor of Hackney since 2016, has resigned in disgrace. Questions emerged about when he and the Labour Party became aware that former Labour councillor Tom Dewey was raided and arrested on child pornography charges, and when he broke off contact.
The reason we ask for £1, for a copy of The Socialist, is to help with the running of the newspaper. Unlike the dominant press, we don’t have any right-wing funders
Rental prices are far too high, the conditions of properties do not match the premium that landlords are charging, and things are getting worse. Rents and mortgage repayments have skyrocketed, way beyond an affordable rate.
NHS workers in London have burst onto the streets in a big, coordinated pay strike. Refuse workers in two boroughs and housing maintenance in another two are hot on their heels.
A friend of mine had a similar political arc, and found the Socialist Party website after some googling. I read the Socialist Party’s ‘What we stand for’ section, and agreed with it broadly.
London Labour mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled a scheme to make free school meals available to every primary school pupil in London. Any support for struggling families will be welcomed. But the scheme could go much further.
Housing activists in north London occupied 28 empty flats next to Pentonville Prison on 26 August, saying that the Ministry of Justice has failed to allow the flats to be retrofitted for homeless people in the borough.
We transferred over from the private employer Serco into the NHS. Porters, security, domestics, catering, ward hosts. Some departments have been given the £1,655 lump sum that was paid to NHS staff, but not all.
Over 2800 NHS workers in Unite will be on strike, over safe staffing and pay, including cleaners, caterers, porters, nurses and pathologists.