Secretary: Jane Holgate --- President: Janine Booth. Hackney TUC is an official TUC body bringing together union members to build a strong, broad-based labour movement in Hackney, east London. Union branches with members who live or work in Hackney can affiliate. We organise solidarity, discussion and campaigns. Use this website as a resource, to find out about trade union activity in Hackney, and to support each other.

PCT Redundancies

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 29/06/2007 - 05:55.

Stop press news: City and Hackney Primary Care Trust issued seven compulsory redundancies yesterday, with more expected over the next couple of weeks.

Sponsor Us To Help Hackney Law Centre

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 25/04/2007 - 13:02.

Two of us from Hackney TUC are undertaking a 10k London Legal Walk on behalf of Hackney Community Law Centre on 14 May.

Hackney Law Centre is a lifeline to people in the borough seeking to assert their rights, and is often the only chance they have of successfully resolving their employment, housing or immigration problems.

NHS Campaign News

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 08/03/2007 - 13:31.

The demonstration on Saturday was a tremendous success, attracting around 300 in Hackney, and joined for a joint rally by a further 200 from Tower Hamlets. The march was representative of the full range of health workers, with doctors, nurses, therapists, advocates, and support workers of all kinds.

Stop NHS Cuts And Privatisation

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 22/01/2007 - 17:08.

Local NHS cuts continue to deepen. The Homerton Hospital, as part of a £7 million cuts package, has axed 10 maternity beds. In the next round of cuts, it's overwhelmingly likely that midwives will lose their jobs. This is really serious. The Homerton is where most Hackney women have their babies. Cuts on this scale will inevitably mean a worse service for local women.

Solidarity With Rail And Tube Cleaners

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 10/01/2007 - 10:47.

On Monday 8th January, Rail and Tube cleaners protested at City Hall against attacks on cleaning jobs. Their union, RMT, was demanding that Mayor Ken Livingstone intervene to stop cleaning contractor ISS from cutting over 200 jobs.

Homerton Hospital Campaign

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 05/01/2007 - 19:44.

A forwarded message from the Homerton Hospital Anti-Cuts Campaign:
Dear Keep Hackney NHS Public Supporter

We attended a recent meeting of ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ in Hackney and reported on the campaign at Homerton Hospital.

60 Homerton staff attended a meeting recently against the cuts which involve ward closures, ward mergers (leading to loss of beds and staff posts), reduncancies for nurse specialsts, "frozen" jobs across the board and severe restrictions on cover for absent nurses.

The Cleaners' Christmas Carol

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 10/12/2006 - 15:12.

RMT put together the short video below about its campaign to organise, and improve the pay and conditions of, rail and Tube cleaners. It features the union's demonstration outside Metronet headquarters on Monday 4th December.

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Unions welcome MPs' call to keep East London Line public

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 24/11/2006 - 09:00.

Press release from RMT

TRADE UNIONISTS campaigning to keep the East London Line in public hands have today welcomed the parliamentary call by six London Labour MPs for the line to remain operated by the public sector when it reopens, after extension, in 2010.

Employment Rights Training

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 05/11/2006 - 09:25.

Hackney TUC can now offer tailor made employment rights workshops for trade union branches and community groups in the borough.

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East London Line briefing

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 01/11/2006 - 06:00.

Produced by RMT for journalists, October 2006

The East London Line, used by 10.4 million passengers a year, is part of the London Underground network. The line currently runs between Whitechapel to New Cross and New Cross Gate.