TGI Friday? Tip 'robbery' row prompts holiday Friday walkout at food chain
TGI Fridays workers in London have voted to strike over a new company policy branded ‘tip robbery’
WORKERS will stage a bank holiday walk-out at one the UK's busiest food chains amidst a row over "tip robbery".
Workers at two branches of the popular food chain in London will walk out of work for three days after staff unanimously agreed to support strike action.
Robin McAlpine: The economy isn't Scotland's problem – it's everyone but London's problem
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says unionist analysis of UK economics is fundamentally flawed
WHEN in conversation with a unionist, generally you are never far away from the broad assumption that the Scots are economically backwards and that it is the fate of the union to save us from our inherent weakness.
London Mayor u-turns over likening pro-independence Scots to Trump racists
Labour mayor of London backtracks over previous criticism of SNP and Yes movement as racist
SADIQ KHAN, the Labour mayor of London, has rowed back on his claim that supporters of Scottish independence are similar to the racial animosity of Donald Trump and populist far-right parties in Europe.
The comments came in a speech made to the Scottish Labour party conference today (Saturday 25 February) where he outlined why Scotland and Labour belonged at the heart of the UK union.
.@SianBerry backs Glasgow style rent strikes and tenants movement action on housing crisis
Mayoral candidate says London can learn from history of Glasgow's rent struggle
THE SOLUTION to London's housing crisis lies in learning from the victory of Glasgow's 1915 rent strike and tenants movement, according to Green candidate for London mayor Sian Berry.
Sky high housing costs are causing a rise in homelessness and deepening inequality in the capital, an experience replicated across major UK towns and cities.
'Piercing sounds like bagpipes' no longer acceptable on London streets according to new rules
Street musicians unhappy with restrictions
LONDON street performers who create "piercing sounds like bagpipes" must either move regularly or find somewhere "with no flats, offices, shops or hotels" to play in, according to new rules.
The requirement is listed in a new code of conduct for street performers, and some pipers are warning that it is the first step towards banning them all together, while the wider London busker community has raised concerns that the move will eventually lead to a busking licence scheme.
Victory for campaigners as Scotland Yard scraps 'pay to protest' plans
Plans to force protesters to hire private security are scrapped following a campaign
CAMPAIGNERS have hailed a victory after authorities staged a dramatic u-turn on plans to make protesters pay thousands of pounds to march through London.
As CommonSpace reported earlier in the month, the Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC) was told that it should hire a private security firm for its Time to Act march after the Metropolitan Police refused to facilitate the temporary closure of roads along the agreed route.
Exclusive: Head of Transport for London attended controversial men-only dinner
Women's rights group slam Sir Peter Hendy's "absolutely indefensible" attendence at exclusive dinner
THE CHIEF of Britain's biggest publicly owned transport firm attended a controversial men-only transport industry society, CommonSpace can reveal.
Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), was one of the attendees at the Transport Golf Society (TGS) gender-exclusive dinner in December which boasts that it features women musicians in "exciting tight dresses".
Scotland Yard is privatising the right to protest
If you want to protest in London you now need to hire a private security firm
TELECOMS? Privatised. Railways? Privatised. Energy? Privatised. Royal Mail? Privatised. The right to protest... privatised?
If you thought the rampant march towards privatisation could hardly go further, you thought wrong.
It has emerged that protest organisers in London have been told that they must fork out thousands of pounds if they want to stage a demonstration against climate change next month.
Tenants rise up : Demands for fair housing swell
"It's a national crisis", says Lindsay Garrett, chair of the New Era Estate residents association. "It's completely being ignored by the government here in London. They don't give a shit about us and don't want the likes of us living here. It's only the rich professionals they want. But you know what? We ain't going anywhere."
The 93 homes in the New Era Estate in Hackney, east London, have been bought over by New York investment company Westbrook Partners who are understood to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value.