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17 February 2021
Despite the horrific scenes at Grenfell almost four years ago, around 700,000 people in the UK are still living in buildings fitted with combustible cladding
20 January 2021
Forty years ago, on 18 January, a fire started deliberately by suspected racists swept through a house where a 16th birthday party was being celebrated by young black people in New Cross Gate, south east London
16 December 2020
As a loyal employee of over 20 years I am disgusted with the way senior management at British Gas are treating their staff.
25 November 2020
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the BBC has produced a series of short films called 'CripTales'
7 October 2020
The criminal justice system was already stretched to breaking point before Covid. Massive redundancies have left prisons understaffed, with inexperienced officers dealing with prisoners with complex needs.
2 September 2020
Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling, and puts profit before lives, including of the people it disables.
19 August 2020
Fighting council cuts in Hampshire and Nottingham
15 July 2020
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has expressed concern that parts of England could run out of water within 20 years
8 July 2020
The anarchy of free-market capitalism has been brutally exposed to millions through its inability to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the richest countries on the planet.
24 June 2020
The renationalisation of our probation service is a victory, but just the start of what's needed
24 June 2020
Disability Campaigners in Chesterfield have launched a campaign following our members' experiences on public transport (or lack of availability), and the increased costs this means if people travel at all
6 May 2020
Among the slew of retail companies entering administration, Debenhams has the highest profile, not least for only recently coming out of administration after closures, write Socialist Party members in Usdaw.
20 March 2020
A residents-led inquiry into the Samuel Garside house fire on the Barking Riverside estate in east London met for an interim review of its findings
4 March 2020
In the same week at the end of February, three Labour councils in the south - Brighton, Reading and Southampton - had an opportunity to use Labour's strongholds in southern England to rally opposition to further Tory austerity and set no-cuts budgets to defend jobs and services.
26 February 2020
150-200 angry council workers met outside Stoke Town Hall on 19 February to protest against cuts that will leave some workers £5,000 a year worse off.
12 February 2020
One of the reasons why Labour lost seats in the North and Midlands in the general election was because Labour councils have carried out ten years of Tory government cuts.
5 February 2020
General union Unite and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have challenged Grenfell suppliers' scandalous request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for cooperating with the public inquiry
11 September 2019
I woke up on 9 September to learn about the fire that happened at Worcester Park, south west London, exactly three months after the fire that took place in Samuel Garside House in Barking, the building where I live.
28 August 2019
Our employers tried to take away the staff rest room and make it into another bedroom for the residents. This would have generated more income and made us more attractive for privatisation.
17 July 2019
Proposals by our fire authority to cut eight fully staffed fire stations and axe 30 fire engines were described by one councillor as "turbo-charging austerity", putting lives at risk.
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