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Digs’ Message of Solidarity with St Mungos Broadway Workers
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Digs’ Message of Solidarity with St Mungos Broadway Workers

Digs’ members were appalled when we heard that Unite members at St Mungos Broadway (from the Unite Housing Workers Branch) were taking seven days of strike action in defence of their housing association, staff terms and conditions, and union rights, all of which have come under a sudden and vicious attack following a merger. You … Continue reading

Focus E15 victory: “The beginning of the end for the housing crisis”
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Focus E15 victory: “The beginning of the end for the housing crisis”

By Focus E15 mums The fight for council housing in Newham and London continues. Despite Newham Council’s attempt to evict us, we can today confirm that the E15 Open House occupation will continue until 7th October as planned. We called Newham Council on the first day of the occupation to negotiate with us. The plan was never … Continue reading

Aren’t I ‘British’ because I rent? No solutions for renters from Ed Milliband.
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Aren’t I ‘British’ because I rent? No solutions for renters from Ed Milliband.

Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference made great claims of letting no stone be left untouched in addressing the “cost of living crisis”. Yet when it came to housing, the renters who may hold the balance in many swing seats at the next election were left feeling a little “un-British”. Instead, he talked … Continue reading

Social cleansing wrapped up as having ‘community benefit’ by yet another London council
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Social cleansing wrapped up as having ‘community benefit’ by yet another London council

We are extremely disappointed by Wandsworth Council’s decision to use a planning provision that should be used in the interest of the local community, for example by providing social or other genuinely affordable housing or facilities, to encourage a developer to build more expensive privately rented housing. We are also concerned that other councils in … Continue reading