The RMT is an all-grades trade union, not limited by narrow ‘craft interests’. That is why the ‘final offer’ of a 5% pay rise from London Underground is not acceptable.
The Socialist Party, as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), received 9% of the votes in the Higham Hill by-election which took place on 26 October in Waltham Forest.
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London has outrageously suspended a number of students who organised and attended a pro-Palestine solidarity rally outside the university building on 9 October.
Collective grief and anger brought one of the biggest Palestine solidarity marches in UK history. Fears that the demonstration would see fewer numbers than that of the previous Saturday were quelled by more attendees than a week prior.
On 18 October, 60 people attended a London Socialist Party public meeting to address the housing crisis. This coincided with a last-minute vigil for those affected by the air strike on a hospital in Gaza, which we attended before the meeting.
The working class in Hackney will have the option of voting for an anti-austerity fighter in the East London borough’s mayoral by-election on 9 November, Annoesjka Valent, standing for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).
A year after the awful police killing of unarmed father-to-be Chris Kaba, an armed police officer has been charged with his murder.
Throughout my search for a home as a young person in London, I have faced a series of issues highlighting the dire state of the housing crisis. Licensing requirements for houses of multiple occupancy gave landlords excuses to bump up their rents, making a shared arrangement more difficult than ever.
On 23 December 2022, the Barking Reach Residents Association gathered information from residents in Argent House. Promises by housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q), that contractors would turn up failed, and these issues were not resolved. Christmases were ruined.
Domestics, porters, caterers and other staff at Barts NHS Trust are continuing their fight for fair pay in the NHS, joined by other staff and coordinating with workers in other trusts.