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Wood Green Car Free Day

November 18, 2008

Cars pour down our roads in noisy smelly rushing rivers, and we have all seen flowers left in memory of children violently taken while trying to hop from one island of safety to another. But for one brief Sunday in September a stretch of Wood Green High Road was closed to traffic. Stalls were set […]

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Laurels Health Centre ear-marked for privatisation

October 22, 2008

The management of the GP surgery at the Laurels Health Centre, St Ann’s Road is under threat of privatisation. Haringey PCT has already advertised for private companies to take over the ‘PMS’ practice at the Laurels, which could lead to multinational health companies, whose main aim is to maximise their profits, taking over the surgery […]

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HSG at the Anarchist Bookfair

October 20, 2008

Well, the 2008 Anarchist Bookfair felt like a great success as far as Haringey Solidarity Group are concerned.  Our aim at this national event has been to promote more than just HSG, and to actively push the idea of getting organised locally in our communities and workplaces.

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Haringey Anti-Fascist Coalition oppose BNP in local by-election

September 19, 2008

The fascist BNP are standing in a Haringey Council By-Election on October 9th. The ward in question is Alexandra Ward and the BNP candidate is Frederick Halsey. This is the first time they have stood in the borough. The Haringey Trades Council meeting on 18th September agreed that it was important that visible opposition is […]

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First Capital bus drivers strike

September 10, 2008

The picket on 29 August 2008 of the bus depot on Marsh Lane, N17, by Northumberland Park station, was pretty solid for the first strike of bus drivers for many years. On approach, you could see the whole junction packed out with the yellow high visibility coats of the drivers and other workers – about […]

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Save Bull Lane Playing Fields!

August 21, 2008

The Weir Hall Action Group is stepping up its 20-year long campaign to save the Bull Lane Playing Fields on the Haringey/Enfield border near the new Sixth Form Centre in North Tottenham. They are supported by the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum and the Haringey Federation of Residents’ Associations. They are opposing Council plans to […]

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Haringey benefits staff walkout

August 17, 2008

On Tuesday 12th August, there was a walkout of Benefits and Local Taxation staff after two union reps were suspended and the branch secretary put under investigation for allegedly calling people scabs when they crossed picket lines during the recent local government workers’ strike in July. The UNISON branch meeting the following day unanimously passed […]

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Council tenants charges hike row

August 14, 2008

  Haringey tenants oppose 7 new weekly service charges. A statement from Haringey Defend Council Housing campaign, June 2008: Homes for Haringey are consulting us on SEVEN new weekly service charges for the 16,700 council tenants and the 4,000 leaseholders. Only ten weeks ago we had rent and service charge increases that averaged 9.1%, and […]

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Arnaouti Bakery workers’ strike (1997)

August 1, 2008

The five-week strike at the Arnaouti pitta bakery in Tottenham, north London in April/May 1997 had to be seen in the context of other disputes in this area, including JJ Fast Foods dispute in 1995/6. These disputes, several short-lived walk-outs and a factory occupation (Tudor Gold) have taken place amongst low-paid immigrant and refugee workers. […]

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The JJ Fast Food workers’ strike (1995/96)

JJ fast food van

August 1, 2008

Workers at J.J. Fast Foods, a distribution company in Tottenham, North London, worked 60-70 hour weeks for a pittance. Six years before the strike, newly employed workers were paid £180. By the time of the dispute they were being paid £130. There was no overtime pay, no holiday pay, no sick pay. Wages had been […]

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