Kent property tycoon Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of houses and flats, has increased the rent of some 400 tenants by £50 within an hour of the Bank of England’s 0.25% interest rate rise. The rent rise is equivalent to a hike of 10% for tenants who were paying rents of £500 a month. Earlier … Continue reading Property tycoon hikes rent 10%
The Greek government announced last month the official end of the “support” program of the European Stability Mechanism (EMS). The 10-year-long memorandum has successfully turned Greece into a debt colony, dismantling the state welfare system to the benefit of the EU/IMF bosses and the local dependent bourgeoisie and condemning the Greek working class to misery … Continue reading Barbaric Greek austerity: a model for Britain?
The receptionists, porters, postroom workers and security guards whose workplace is the University of London have but one simple request. They want to have the same rights at work as those enjoyed by other UoL workers, including the right to bargain collectively with their de facto employer, the UoL. Yet this modest demand has set … Continue reading University of London workers strike a blow against the outsourcing racket
Staff and patients at the Whittington Hospital, as well as the broader working-class community in the North London boroughs of Islington and Haringey, are celebrating a third win in their ongoing war of attrition with the hospital board over closures, cuts and privatisation. The Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition, launched some eight years ago, has … Continue reading Score now 3-nil to Whittington Hospital campaigners