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30 October 2019
There has been widespread shock and revulsion at the deaths of 39 people on 21 October. Their bodies were found in the back of a refrigerated lorry in the Essex town of Grays on 23 October.
31 July 2019
Waltham Point distribution centre workers took action on 25 July
3 July 2019
Dozens of members of shop workers' union Usdaw picketed Sainsbury's Waltham Point distribution centre in Essex for most of their 24-hour strike against changes to sickness policy.
12 June 2019
Over 600 people marched through Chelmsford on 8 June in protest at Tory-run Essex County Council's plan to shut 25 out of its 74 libraries.
30 August 2017
Unite has announced legal action against Argos for employing strike-breakers
25 November 2015
Firefighters demonstrated outside a Fire Service Authority meeting
17 June 2015
Firefighters and 999 controllers in Essex struck overnight on 13 and 14 June. The action was the latest in a long-running dispute over staffing cuts and shift changes.
10 June 2015
Probation workers: Probation workers in England and Wales organised by public sector union Unison had expected to take strike action for 24 hours on 11 June after employers have failed to improve a 0% pay-rise offer
18 March 2015
Fire control operators in Essex were on strike on 7-16 March in protest against the imposition of a 12-hour shift pattern in January, writes Dave Murray.
16 January 2015
Essex firefighters took strike action from 9am on Wednesday 14 January. The three days of planned partial actions have been escalated as the employers effectively chose to temporarily lock firefighters
26 November 2014
On 20 November the UCU lecturers' union suspended the marking boycott started two weeks earlier
11 June 2014
Sun don't shine: The Sun newspaper continues to attract deserved opprobrium from those affected by the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster when 96 Liverpool FC fans died
18 December 2013
With legal action pending in 2014, the Visteon pensioners have organised protests against Ford during December, including outside Ford HQ in Brentwood, Essex on Wednesday 18th December
24 October 2012
A recent report by the National Housing Federation shows that over the last three years there has been an 86% rise in housing benefit claims by working families
19 July 2012
Hundreds of striking firefighters and their supporters paraded through Chelmsford on Wednesday 18 July in a show of defiance against the dictatorial attitudes and cuts of their Fire Authority
11 July 2012
Epping Forest, Essex. Political discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, fun for children and adults: Walks in the woods • Deer park • Crèche • Cycling (bikes for hire or bring your own) • Games • Barbecues...
3 July 2012
Since 2008 the Essex Fire Authority has been set on a course of aggressive confrontation with the FBU union, and wholly unnecessary cuts in frontline services, writes Dave Murray.
19 June 2012
It was standing room only at the NSSN public meeting in support of Coryton oil refinery workers on Monday 18 June
12 June 2012
If the government and the liquidators get their way, over 800 workers at Coryton oil refinery in Essex will be sacked as the plant is shut down on 19 June, writes Dave Murray.
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