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Activities and Campaigns

A woman’s place is in the union

As the women in particular at the Serco Barts NHS strike have demonstrated — a woman’s place is in the politics struggle, in her union,

Speech on International Women’s Day

The Government uses the language of “protecting women”, but austerity and real-terms cuts to benefits and pensions has targeted those of us most at risk.

Welcoming UNITE HERE!

Delighted to welcome a delegation from UNITE HERE! in Parliament today from the USA. In 2020, employees at “Hollywood playground” Chateau Marmont were fired and

Victory for Barts NHS workers

Fantastic news that outsourced Barts SERCO workers secure landmark victory after 2 week strike as Barts NHS Trust confirms 1,800 staff employed by outsourcer Serco

Bringing Barts NHS workers in-house

Serco’s record is littered by scandal and controversy. It’s no surprise that their workers at St Barts, Royal London and Whipps Cross hospitals continue to

International Mother Language Day

70 years ago today, political activists and students in Dhaka were killed whilst demanding official status for their mother tongue, Bangla. Earlier today I commemorated

Letter to Queen Mary University London

My letter to the senior leadership team at Queen Mary University of London today urging a return to the negotiating table to prevent any further

QM UCU strike

Terrific student and staff solidarity at the QM UCU strike this afternoon.Poor working conditions and cuts in pensions means poor learning conditions. I hope Queen

Solidarity with QM UCU

Shameful to see punitive and aggressive action from some universities such as Queen Mary University of London, threatening to deduct staff pay by 100% of

Covid-19 health inequalities

The Covid-19 pandemic exposed long-standing health inequalities, showing how working across government departments is essential. But the government’s new Office of Health Inequalities and Disparities

Save Salmon Lane

Small businesses on Salmon Lane are being priced out of the community, with some facing rent increases of up to 76%. I’m supporting local traders

Visit to Old Palace Primary School

Today I visited students and teachers at Old Palace Primary School. I took questions about UK Parliament and discussed the inspiring political activism of the