7 August 2020
Last week devolution in South Yorkshire became law, and attempts to devolve spending plans for the nation’s capital to the mayor are now being mooted.
25 April 2019
Rail unions were claiming victory over the Easter weekend after the announcement that 47 of the 51 ticket offices slated for closure on London Overground will be retained.
26 April 2018
A new campaign aims to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.
10 July 2017
A survey of average earnings across London’s 32 boroughs by the GMB union shows London in a very different light from the usual picture of the capital as a thriving business centre.
6 September 2016
As London commemorates 350 years since the Great Fire of 2 September 1666, we are reminded of what a real catastrophe looks like – unlike the spurious and risible warnings of the “disaster” of Brexit.
23 June 2016
With protests continuing, CPBML News has been speaking to a black cab driver about the controversial app-based transportation network.
4 June 2016
Britain’s biggest rail franchise company, Govia Thameslink Railway, has launched an all-out war on its staff. Now the High Court has entered the fray, barring drivers’ union ASLEF from taking industrial action.
2 February 2016
The decision that Transport for London will take over all overland rail services into London is a recognition that privatisation has been a miserable and costly failure.
20 October 2015
Traffic wardens working for outsourcing company NSL in Camden, north London, have agreed a settlement which breaks through the ceiling of the “London living wage” and avoids the need for further strike action.
19 September 2015
Teachers can’t afford London, says the newly formed London Teachers’ Housing Campaign, as tthe average price of a home soars above £500,000 and rents continue to rise by over 10 per cent a year.
31 August 2015
Crew members and others who staff some of the Thames river boats, such as Thames Clippers and City Cruises, have voted unanimously to go out on strike for improved pay and conditions.
4 May 2015
The directly elected mayor of East London borough Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, was summarily removed from office when an election court found him guilty of corrupt practices at the end of April.
31 March 2015
Figures released by Public Health England at the end of March show that rates of tuberculosis in some London boroughs are worse than some of the poorest countries in the world.
9 January 2015
With the announcement by Unite of a London-wide bus drivers’ strike on 13 January the stage is now set for a key confrontation in the capital’s public transport. The 27,000 drivers work for 18 different companies, and want to end big discrepancies in pay with a single agreement for all.
9 January 2015
Unite members working on the Woolwich Ferry crossing in London are balloting for strike action over sick pay and the company’s use of agency staff.
14 December 2014
The Greater London Authority’s recent update on poverty in London makes stark reading. Despite being the play bauble of the world’s rich, London remains one of the most deprived areas in Britain.
9 December 2014
Like many other cultural institutions, the British Library at St Pancras in London has faced swingeing cuts under this government – and seen its grant cut every year since 2010.
20 November 2014
The Mayor of London has been accused of risking lives with fire brigade response times rising in the wake of 10 station closures and the withdrawal of 13 further engines earlier this year.
An amendment to the Infrastructure Bill going through parliament will allow Boris Johnson or his successor as Mayor of London to acquire land held by all public bodies in London. The prime target for this land grab will be the estates of NHS properties in London estimated as being worth over £50 million.