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.

Rail Fire Safety demonstration

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 12/03/2006 - 14:25.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Protesting against privatisation



‘Public Services Not Private Profit’: Rally & Campaign Launch

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 11/03/2006 - 20:35.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

... an extremely important joint union campaign to fight the Government's present attack on ALL public services, which will be launched on Wednesday 29th March (7–9 pm) with a rally in the House of Commons.

Packed meeting pledges to Keep Hackney NHS Public

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 29/01/2006 - 11:53.

St. Leonard's
pic: St. Leonard's, home of Hackney PCT

Some two hundred people packed into a public meeting in Hackney on Wednesday 25th January, and heard of major threats to local health provision.

Introducing the meeting, the Branch Secretary of Hackney Primary Care Trust (PCT) Unison explained that the government was introducing new policies under the banner of a ‘patient-led NHS’. On 26th July last year, the NHS Chief Executive had issued a letter announcing that the commissioning and provision of health care would be separated. The Health Select Committee of MPs had called the policy “appalling”.

Support PCS strike

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 24/01/2006 - 08:01.

 Stop the cuts

Our comrades in PCS are on strike this week on Thursday and Friday over the issue of cuts. Please show support on the picket lines on Thursday and Friday (from 7:00 'til about 10:00). The staff entrance is in Wilton Way behind the Hackney Empire.

Info about the strike from PCS General Secretary, Mark Serwotka, follows...

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What is Hackney TUC?

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 16/12/2005 - 18:27.

It’s a shop stewards'/reps/index.html' network for the borough.

Hackney TUC brings together trade unionists who live or work in the borough to share knowledge and experience, to build solidarity, and to provide mutual support. We meet once a month, largely informally, but we also occasionally hold large public meetings. We are particularly keen for trade unionists who live in the borough to get involved and to bring fresh ideas and energy which can be shared and developed.

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Gate Gourmet - support still needed!

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 19/10/2005 - 13:12.


Although it is nearly 3 weeks since the Sacked Gate Gourmet workers were persuaded to sign a deal of which most expressed a reluctance to do so, the workers are still out on the picket line.

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Letter to the Hackney Gazette: Back Gate Gourmet workers

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 07/09/2005 - 19:12.

Gate Gourmet women protest

Dear Editor

Hackney TUC met on Tuesday 6th September and formed a support group for the 670 workers who were sacked by British Airway's catering company, Gate Gourmet. We heard from workers how Gate Gourmet had planned for over a year to dismiss the workers in order to employ agency workers on lower pay and worse terms and conditions. Gate Gourmet workers earn on average £12,000 producing in-flight meals. This is hardly a living wage in London but the company want to drive down pay even further to increase their profits. Yet, David Bonderman, an American tycoon whose business owns Gate Gourmet is reported to have spent £5.5 million on his 60th birthday party!

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Support sacked Gate Gourmet workers

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 17/08/2005 - 18:40.

T&G logo

Hardship fund for Gate Gourmet workers

Over 800 T&G members at Gate Gourmet - who are predominantly low paid Asian, black and white women - were dismissed by the company last week. The workers continue their fight to draw attention to the harsh, shameless mistreatment of a loyal and hard working workforce by a company with no respect for labour relations or basic employment rights.

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Minutes of HTUC meeting 13 July 2005

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 08/08/2005 - 11:20.

Attendance: Jane Holgate, John Leach, John Page, Matt Dyke (SERTUC), Chanie Rosenburg
Apologies: Pete Gillard, Janine Booth