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.

Hands off Hackney schools! protest

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 06/07/2005 - 18:57.

Haggerston girl

On Thursday 30th June, kids, parents, teachers and supporters demonstrated outside the offices of Hackney's Learning Trust in defence of Homerton and Haggerston schools, and opposing their replacement with academies.

You can see photos of the protest here. Click on each image to see a bigger photo.

Read more information about the issue, and a report of a well-attended public meeting earlier in June, here.

Save Our Schools!

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 18/06/2005 - 08:58.

Mossbourne Community Academy

Nearly a hundred people attended a public meeting to oppose the closure of local school Homerton College of Technology and the spread of academy schools in Hackney. Called jointly by Hackney's local branches of NUT and UNISON, the meeting attracted parents, school students, teachers, trade unionists and community activists.

Solidarity with Iraqi trade unions

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 09/05/2005 - 18:46.

This is the text of the talk given by Pauline Bradley of the Iraq Union Solidarity group to the April meeting of Hackney TUC

It’s been 3 years since Blair and Bush took us into an illegal war with Iraq. It’s proved to have been a lie, thousands of soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians have died; no weapons of mass destruction were found.

Marching for rail renationalisation

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 03/05/2005 - 11:01.

Renationalise the railways

Local RMT members and supporters joined a lively demonstration through London on Saturday 30th April, demanding that rail privatisation be reversed.

Workers' Memorial Day

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 28/04/2005 - 18:58.

Workers' Memorial Day

Today is Workers' Memorial Day. On April 28 each year, trade unionists commemorate people killed at work, and unite to demand an end to the callous disregard for life shown by many employers.

In 2003 there were 235 deaths and nearly 160,000 injuries from accidents in UK workplaces. Five workers and seven members of the public are killed every week in work-related incidents. Deaths from asbestos - nearly always following exposure at work - are likely to reach 150,000 over the next 30 years.

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HTUC meeting 13/4/05: minutes

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 24/04/2005 - 19:17.

Attendance: Jane Holgate (AUT), Janine Booth (RMT), John Page (GMB), Richard Payne (NATFHE), Peter Friend (NATFHE), Pauline Bradley (Iraq Union Solidarity)
Apologies: John Leach (RMT), Pete Gillard (Amicus)

News from Tube workers

Submitted by JB on Thu, 14/04/2005 - 19:07.

Arnos Grove picket 30 June 2004

OK, so there is no Tube in Hackney, but plenty of people in the Borough use London Underground, and a fair few of us work on it.

Finsbury Park RMT branch is affiliated to Hackney TUC, and represents train drivers, revenue inspectors and station staff on the Victoria and Piccadilly lines, and cleaners across the whole Underground.

College lecturers strike against sackings

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 14/04/2005 - 07:53.


Lecturers at Hackney Community College took strike action on Thursday 7th April, in protest at the College telling staff that they would be made redundant.

The college has a £1.6m deficit, and has been threatening job cuts for some time. However, it seemed that these would be achieved through voluntary severance, and in a series of meeting with lecturers’ trade union NATFHE, college management gave no notice of compulsory redundancies.

Hackney College: Stop Job Cuts!

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 11/04/2005 - 06:50.

Information bulletin from NATFHE, the Lecturers’ Union at the Community College, Hackney - 20 March 2005.

Stop the Redundancies,
Save Adult and Further Education in Hackney

Hackney Community College lecturers are demanding the resignation of the college principal after management handed out more than 50 redundancies to lecturers.

Anti-fascist trade unionist arrested in Oldham

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 21/02/2005 - 10:14.

Hackney TUC is supporting Oldham Trades Council in its objection to this outrageous arrest.

Press release from Oldham Trades Council

The British National Party (BNP) is a fascist party, an ally of the NPD in Germany and the Front National in France. Its leader, Nick Griffin, has spoken alongside politicians from both these organisations and has represented the BNP at NPD events in Germany.

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