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University workers across ELL boroughs stage third strike in same academic year, demanding higher pay

University workers across ELL boroughs stage third strike in same academic year, demanding higher pay

University workers across ELL’s boroughs walked out on strike today, as thousands of university staff joined nationwide industrial action demanding higher pay. Queen Mary, London Metropolitan and Goldsmiths universities participated in the third full-day strike of this academic year, with picket lines stationed throughout their campuses. The unions backing the…

ELL Live Blog: second day of tube strike, London commuters face morning delays and closed stations

ELL Live Blog: second day of tube strike, London commuters face morning delays and closed stations

Good morning and welcome to our special Tube strike live blogging. We will be bringing you all the latest news and travel updates to help you get around east London. You can tweet and follow us on @eastlondonlines using #ELLtubestrike   19:13 The strike is due to end at 21:00 GMT…

Tube strikes set to begin in full force Tuesday evening, as ELL commuters face disrupted journeys for 48 hours

Tube strikes set to begin in full force Tuesday evening, as ELL commuters face disrupted journeys for 48 hours

Stay tuned tomorrow morning for a live blog from EastLondonLines updating Underground service disruptions. Share your travel disruption experiences on Twitter at #ELLtubestrike. Commuters in ELL boroughs face disrupted journeys on the Underground this week, as unions stage a two-day strike over proposed cuts to ticket offices. The strike will take…

Borough exposed as one of the worst paid in London

Borough exposed as one of the worst paid in London

Lewisham has been exposed as one of the worst boroughs in London for low pay. Lewisham and Bexley are two of the worst paid boroughs in the capital, according to a recent report from independent think tank, Centre for London. In the capital, an average of 2.9 per cent of…

Tech City: technology jobs on the rise in east London

Tech City: technology jobs on the rise in east London

The increase of jobs in London’s technology and digital industries has outstripped national job growth over the past three years, according to a report from Tech City UK. The report, released on Friday by the east London based organisation, showed that the increase of 16%, since 2010, was over 50…

V&A and UCL announce major Olympic Park cultural development that will bring 10,000 jobs to east London

V&A and UCL announce major Olympic Park cultural development that will bring 10,000 jobs to east London

A new multi-million pound cultural hub will be built in the Olympic Park bringing jobs for thousands in east London, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Victoria & Albert Museum and University College London will build the project, which is called ‘Olympicopolis’. It is hoped by London Legacy that the…

Olympic Park development to create 2,200 new jobs

Olympic Park development to create 2,200 new jobs

Approximately 2,200 local jobs could be created in Hackney after planning application for a new digital and creative development was submitted. The application to develop a digital and creative hub at the former Broadcast and Press Centres at the Olympic Park was submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation earlier…

Olympic report urges Mayor to maintain “long term commitment” to regeneration of east London

Olympic report urges Mayor to maintain “long term commitment” to regeneration of east London

An Olympic committee report has urged the Mayor of London and local councils to maintain a “long term commitment” to the regeneration of east London, if “positive change” is to be ensured in the wake of London 2012. The Olympic and Paralympic Select Committee report, titled ‘Keeping the flame alive’,…

Plan B helps Hackney kids to manage their future

Plan B helps Hackney kids to manage their future

Participants in an events management course for young Hackney residents, funded by musician Plan B, will host their debut event in Homerton next week. The event, “Doin’ It Old Skool!” will showcase the creative cream-of-the-crop of East London with a 90’s twist. The night is produced by DCT Events, a…

Local campaigners criticise Croydon council decision to turn over the boroughs’ 13 libraries to blacklisters Carillion

Local campaigners criticise Croydon council decision to turn over the boroughs’ 13 libraries to blacklisters Carillion

Campaigners have renewed their criticism of Croydon Council over the decision to outsource the borough’s libraries, after the company running them was sold to another business which is at the centre of a blacklisting scandal. Carillion, the construction company now running the 13 libraries, is currently implicated in compensation claim…