Essex

Cops raid home of leading Roma/Traveller activist

Police have raided the Essex home of traveller activist Grattan Puxon.

The 'Squatters'... Ilford: a report and critique - Solidarity

The 'Squatters'

'The 'Squatters'...' was published by Solidarity (South London) in September 1969. No authors name is given in the pamphlet. An advert for it in Solidarity (West London) No. 2 attributes it to Andy Anderson.

Dale Farm eviction funding confirmed

Basildon MP John Baron has announced that eviction of part of Britain's biggest traveller site will go ahead after "worst case" funding of £9.5 million was found to evict around 500 people, including around 100 children, from their homes.

Basildon Visteon workers protest outside former boss' home

Axed employees protested outside the £600,000 Maldon home of their former boss – demanding the redundancy and pension packages they were promised.

Basildon Visteon workers demonstrate against job cuts

Up to 100 sacked workers from Visteon in Basildon, Essex, protested outside the Visteon Customer and Technology Centre (VCTC) on 2 April.

Dale Farm traveller reprieve

Hopes have been raised that Dale Farm, the largest traveller site in the UK, will gain a reprieve from eviction in the New Year.

’Ethnic cleansing’ in Essex

Travellers in Essex, who claim they are living in fear of an apartheid-style dawn eviction, say they will defend their homes using non-violent resistance and human shields.

Sex workers: GMB wins first ever unfair dismissal case

An employment tribunal has just found that GMB member Mrs Irene Everitt, who worked on live adult chat lines, was unfairly dismissed by her employer Datapro Services Limited.