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All aboard for London Bus strike

BUS DRIVERS in the capital are to ballot for strike action in pursuit of a £500 Olympic bonus to compensate for the 800,000 extra passengers expected during the summer Games. The…

Police racism crisis is a chance to fight back

In the last week, the London Metropolitan Police have become swamped by a series of exposes of police racism dating back to the London riots.  The allegations expose the way…

Vote Ken – but organise to fight!

On May 3, Londoners go to the polls to elect a new mayor. The two main candidates are the incumbent Tory candidate, Boris Johnson, and Labour’s Ken Livingstone, who was…

Sparks blockade Balfour Beatty at Blackfriars Bridge

This morning electricians in London took the fight against pay cuts and deskilling to the largest company behind the attack on their terms and conditions – Balfour Beatty. 300 sparks…

Global occupation movement sets up camp on steps of St Paul’s in London

Up to 5,000 people rallied to the call to occupy the London Stock Exchange last Saturday. Although police blocked an early attempt to enter the precincts of the temple of…

Construction workers occupy Oxford Street – now its time to strike!

Electricians organised another militant protest in their battle over pay and conditions – it shows the kind of attitude we need to win, writes Mark Booth…

400 Electricians escalate action at Kings’ Cross

  This morning, Wednesday 28 September, the second London demonstration of electricians and supporters with official backing from Unite the Union took place.  Billy McKean was there…

Construction workers escalate action – Invade Crossrail site and Blockade Tyne Tunnel

The construction workers campaign against vicious attacks on their JIB (Joint Industry Board) terms and conditions is escalating. Today 200 construction workers held a protest outside Farringdon Crossrail site, then…

EDL in Tower Hamlets – what lessons should we learn?

The anti-EDL protest in Tower Hamlet’s teaches us a lot about the problems we face in the anti fascist movement, but also how we can go forward, writes Mark Booth…

Rank and file electricians take action against rate cuts

OVER 200 rank and file electricians organised a picket outside Balfour Beatty’s Blackfriars Station construction project on 24 August, the first of many protests to stop eight major construction contractors…

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