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LABOUR MUST DELIVER A REVOLUTION – says Matt Wrack on eve...

THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) annual conference opened in Blackpool yesterday. On the eve of the conference union leader Matt Wrack said, ‘No one in...

While the homeless sleep on the streets and workers battle to...

UK WORKERS have suffered privation and poverty ever since the 2008 financial crash, when the banks were bailed out by a Labour government at...

80% of flammable towers have still not been reclad

‘STILL almost 8 in 10 blocks with Grenfell type cladding have not had it replaced with over half of those with no work started...

Syrian Army launches fresh Idlib offensive!

SYRIA yesterday began an offensive to take back its entire territory launching a new assault on Idlib, the last part of Syria still controlled...

Residents charged £3.5m to remove flammable cladding – plus £5.4m to...

LEASEHOLDERS in the Paddington Walk development in West London have already paid nearly £3.5m in service charges for the removal of dangerous, flammable Grenfell-style...

‘Break with EU now’ demands May Day meeting

Following the May Day march last Wednesday, 1st May, the Workers Revolutionary Party and the Young Socialists, held a lively meeting in Covent Garden. Chairman Jonty...

‘THE COST OF REMOVING CLADDING MUST NOT BE IMPOSED ON RESIDENTS’...

‘THE cost of removing dangerous flammable cladding must not fall onto a building’s residents,’ the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. ‘The government must fund...

‘Where were the bells-tolls for Grenfell?’

THE Coordinator of Justice 4 Grenfell Yvette Williams demanded yesterday, ‘Where were the bell-tolls for Grenfell?’ She contrased the bell tolls and the rush of...

Grenfell Tower survivors threatened with eviction

MAHAD Egal, Jamie Murray and their two young children, who survived the Grenfell Tower fire, like so many others have still not been permanently...

Massive Toxic Contamination In The Area Surrounding Grenfell Tower!

EXTENSIVE research by the University of Central Lancashire into toxic contamination surrounding the Grenfell Tower after the tragic fire there has now been published...

‘Test Grenfell community for toxic contamination!’

A TOXIC cocktail of benzene, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), as well as many known cancer-causing chemicals and fibres have been found in soil taken from...

No Grenfell criminal charges until 2021!

CAMPAIGNERS have reacted with fury at news that criminal charges over the Grenfell Tower fire may not be considered until 2021. Scotland Yard will not...

NO FIRE ESCAPE! Tory fire safety guidance fails

NEW GOVERNMENT fire safety guidance fails to include escape plans, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) warned yesterday. RIBA insist that the government’s guidance...

Bradford Tower Block Evacuated!

A TOWER block in Bradford with 160 flats has been evacuated over ‘serious fire safety deficiencies’. All the residents at Appleton Point were told to...

‘Grenfell must never happen again’ – 500-strong Silent Walk

OVER 500 residents of north Kensington taking part in the 20th Silent Walk for Grenfell were joined by a large delegation of firefighters from...

Firefighters exposed to deadly carcinogens – FBU demands greater protection

FIREFIGHTERS are at risk not only from running into burning buildings to save lives but through daily exposure to carcinogens, mutagens and reprotoxics; and...

There was no fire safety report before refurbishing Grenfell – Build...

GRENFELL Tower was safe until the refurbishment took place, when it was wrapped in highly flammable insulation and cladding, described by fire safety experts...

3.1 MILLION NEW HOMES NEEDED – Shelter’s vision for social housing

A LANDMARK report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing...

Fire safety checks cut by 42%!

IN THE WAKE of the Grenfell Tower fire, you would assume that fire safety checks would have increased. However, over the last seven years,...

Grenfell United will continue to fight for truth!

EIGHTEEN months after the Grenfell Inferno over 600 people turned out on the Silent March for the Grenfell victims and survivors. A delegation...

Grenfell fire ‘could have been put out with an extinguisher’ –...

CLADDING which burst into flames up the side of Grenfell Tower ‘could have been put out with a simple extinguisher’, cladding company Arconic has...

Tories insist on ‘gagging orders’ to cover up for their crimes...

IT EMERGED this week that the company hired by the Tories to test for flammable cladding on government and other public buildings in the...

‘There is revolutionary determination to smash capitalism’ –WRP General Secretary tells...

OVER 100 workers, trade unionists and youth attended the rally at the Indian YMCA in Fitzroy Square, central London on Sunday to mark...

‘TIME TO GET RID OF CAPITALISM’ – News Line Anniversary Rally...

JOSHUA Ogunleye, the WRP General Secretary, told the over 100-strong News Line 49th Anniversary rally yesterday: ‘Workers and young people hate capitalism! ‘This is...

Grenfell survivors forced onto UC by Xmas!

SURVIVORS of the horrific Grenfell fire are to be forced onto Universal Credit just days before Christmas. Documents released ‘quietly on Budget Day’ show...

‘WHO ARE THE MURDERERS – POLICE ARE THE MURDERERS!’ –say United...

‘No Justice, No Peace! Who are the murderers – Police are the murderers!’ shouted over 300 bereaved relatives and supporters as they made their...

Hundreds of towers at risk of collapse!

HUNDREDS of tower blocks across the UK are be at risk of collapse, threatening multiple disasters on the scale of the tragedy at Grenfell...

REMOVE FLAMMABLE CLADDING IMMEDIATELY – demand Fuel Poverty Action campaigners

At a demonstration outside the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government on Wednesday, Fuel Poverty Action handed in a letter to the Secretary...

Take action over toxins around Grenfell Tower – Lords

‘WHAT steps will they take in response to concerns over the level of toxins found at the Grenfell Tower site and calls for survivors,...

Grenfell survivors pressured to take sub-standard homes – alleges North Kensington...

KENSINGTON and Chelsea Council, rather than spend money doing up the 133 empty council-owned houses in the borough, has spent almost £30m on hotels...

RESCUED BY THE FBU! – first survivor gives evidence to the...

THE FIRST survivor to give evidence to the public inquiry into the Grenfell disaster yesterday told how he was trapped in his 10th floor...

Tories refuse to ban Grenfell cladding on 468 buildings!

FLAMMABLE cladding is not going to be banned from existing buildings, Tory Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced yesterday at the Conservative Party conference. This...

Kensington & Chelsea Council, Rydon, TMO & Tories must stand trial...

THE INQUIRY into the Grenfell Tower inferno was told this week by senior London Fire Brigade officer Andrew O’Loughlin that ‘The building was so...

54 student halls of residence wrapped in same cladding as Grenfell...

AS A FRESH year of students start at their new universities, it has come to light that fifty-four student halls of residence tower blocks...

‘WORST FIRE SINCE BLITZ’ –Congress discusses Grenfell inferno

DELEGATES at the Trade Union Congress in Manchester yesterday voted unanimously for Composite Motion 3: Grenfell Tower. The motion condemns the tragedy where...

‘Call general strike!’ WRP & YS TUC lobby demands • Break...

LARGE numbers of delegates stopped at the WRP and Young Socialists lobby of the opening day of the TUC Congress in Manchester on Sunday....

‘WE WANT GENERAL ELECTION NOT A SECOND REFERENDUM’ – TUC delegates...

TUC DELEGATES on the opening day of their Congress in Manchester yesterday, were lobbied by a large delegation of WRP and YS members...

A million turn out for Carnival

MORE THAN one million people from all around the world attended the two-day Notting Hill Carnival yesterday and on Sunday, with its fantastic...

Fire Deaths Up–Funding Down!

THE FBU has revealed that firefighters dealt with more incidents, more fires and saw more fire deaths last year than for most of the...

Firefighters are angry about Grenfell too! – writes Matt Wrack FBU...

WRITING in the Independent Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union posed the question: ‘Firefighters are angry about Grenfell Tower too –...

Ryhurst driven out of Whittington Hospital

WHITTINGTON NHS Trust has had to abandon plans to put the company responsible for installing the flammable cladding on Grenfell Tower in charge of...

The Fire Brigade Is Not To Blame For The Grenfell Inferno!

‘THE whole thing was hell, it was like a war zone,’ fire crew manager Charlie Batterbee, part of the first crew who entered Grenfell...

‘Stay put’ failed as soon as flammable cladding was installed FBU’S...

FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack has issued the following statement, commenting on the testimony given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry by...

‘DEREGULATION OF FIRE SAFETY CREATED GRENFELL TOWER DEATH TRAP’ says FBU...

‘The deregulation of fire safety is essential in understanding how a death trap was created at Grenfell Tower,’ writes Matt Wrack, the General Secretary...

Towers Threatened With Collapse

TWO tower blocks on the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham are at risk of a ‘catastrophic collapse’. After the horrific Grenfell fire, which left so...

3 unions reject BA’s offer – strike looms!

THREE unions – BALPA, Unite, and GMB – representing 25,000 British Airways workers have rejected the company’s latest pay deal meaning that a major...

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