Press releases

Solidarity with SOAS occupation

Trade Union Rights

The LRC has welcomed the occupation of the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in Bloomsbury, London. Students have occupied in a protest over the detention of nine cleaners arrested by immigration officers and deported. The cleaners were involved in a “living wage” campaign. [continue...]

Labour Left threatens ‘Candidates for Change’ slate if policies don’t change

Labour's Future

The Labour left refused to be dragged into either the plotting to oust Brown or the positioning by others seeking to fill his shoes if he fell. Our line was straightforward – there’s no point in changing the faces at the top if there is no change in political direction. [continue...]

McDonnell: Electoral annihilation means change or die

Labour's Future

Labour has now lost control of Derbyshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire as the Party’s vote has collapsed. It is now clear that Labour is facing the prospect of annihilation in a General Election.
John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:  [continue...]

National minimum wage uprating is “derisory”, says John McDonnell MP

Their Crisis Not Ours!

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) uprating has been condemned as “derisory” by Labour MP and LRC Chair John McDonnell. The increase in NMW rates is between 4p and 7p an hour - an increase barely over 1%. It will come into effect in October 2009. [continue...]

LRC supports parent protestors!

The LRC supports the heroic action taken by parents of children at the Lewisham Bridge Primary School who are occupying the school rooftop to express their anger at plans to close their school and build a new academy. [continue...]

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