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.

Letter: It IS Privatisation

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 26/10/2006 - 18:00.


Letter: Why The East London Line Should Stay Public

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 09/10/2006 - 18:00.

To The Hackney Gazette

Last month, I wrote to the Gazette opposing the planned privatisation of the East London Line and challenging Ken Livingstone and TfL to give one good reason why the new 'London Overground' should be run by a private operator. As far as I can see, they have not replied. Perhaps Gazette readers will draw their own conclusions.


East London Line: "Keep it public", say huge poll majority

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 17/09/2006 - 09:53.

NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS of people in London and the southeast want the East London Line's operations kept in the public sector, according to an Ipsos MORI poll commissioned by RMT, London Underground's biggest union.


Packed Meeting Pledges to Fight East London Line Privatisation

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 22/08/2006 - 08:02.

Over 50 people attended a public meeting on Wednesday 26th July in Hackney to protest against East London line privatisation. Both speakers and audience pledged their commitment to fighting for the East London Line to remain in public hands and for the extension to bring a public Tube to Hackney.


Stop Ernesto Leal’s deportation!

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 22/08/2006 - 07:57.
Ernesto Leal

Friends of Ernesto Campaign: Newsletter No 3

Re-launch of Friends Of Ernesto Campaign

Click 'read more' to read the newsletter; click here for background to the campaign.


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NHS Campaign Update

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 25/07/2006 - 08:16.

From Gill George, Keep Hackney NHS Public

The joint 'Keep Our NHS Public' meeting last week was a very well-attended and positive one, with campaigners present from across London.


Massive Attack - Massive Victory

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 08/07/2006 - 08:23.

by Gill George, Keep Hackney NHS Public

We've had a stunning victory over the Government's plans to privatise huge chunks of the NHS - you have probably seen the media coverage over the last two days. The Government is in real disarray over the NHS - and much of the credit goes to local Hackney activists!


Leaflet advertising public meeting on East London LIne privatisation

An A4 leaflet advertising the joint HTUC/RMT public meeting on July 26th 2006. Keep the East London Line public!


Stop East London Line sell-off, RMT urges at 'Public Not Private' lobby

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 27/06/2006 - 17:11.

Press release from RMT

THE PROPOSED sell-off of the East London line is a massive mistake that must be stopped, trade-unionists lobbying parliament in defence of public services were told today by Britain's biggest rail and Tube union.


Railway Signallers and Operational Staff to Strike

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 12/06/2006 - 12:21.

Theses strikes have now been called off while the union considers a new offer from Network Rail. It is holding a referendum of members with a recommendation to reject the offer.

RMT press release:

TWO 24-HOUR strikes have been called by Britain's biggest rail union after a massive vote for action over pay and conditions by 5,000 Network Rail signallers and operational staff.