for equality

International Women's Day event

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 06/03/2007 - 20:02.
08/03/2007 - 19:00

Invitation to the London Union Organisers' Network International women's day event

Organising women - from past to present

The Rugby Tavern
8 March 2007, 7pm till 12pm

Great music, food, dance - all free - bring a friend!
All welcome (men included)


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Hackney TUC meeting

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 01/11/2006 - 11:23.
08/11/2006 - 19:30
08/11/2006 - 21:00

'Eliminating age discrimination at work, while protecting existing terms and conditions'

In October 2006 The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 came into force. It is now unlawful to discriminate either directly or indirectly against workers on the basis of their age.


TUC Women's Conference

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 19/03/2006 - 09:22.

Hackney TUC President Janine Booth recently attended TUC Women's Conference as a delegate from RMT. Click the links below to read entries from a her personal weblog about events and debates at the Conference.


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TUC conference on lesbian, gay, bi, trans issues

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 13:22.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

STAMPING OUT HOMOPHOBIA: all over the world

Time to from 10:00 to 16:30

Cost Registration costs £25 including documentation and working lunch

As part of LGBT History Month, the TUC is holding a conference to raise union awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues at international level. The conference is designed for union leaders, officials and activists. Speakers will include personal testimonies from around the world as well as Foreign Office Human Rights Minister Ian Pearson MP and Education International General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen.

Contact for more information
Pat Brown or fax: 020 7436 2830 or click here


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Show: Wild Geese

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 17/06/2005 - 07:15.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Wild Geese


also on Saturday 18th June



Banner Theatre's 1st of May Band presents W I L D G E E S E



A new show about exile, displacement, migration and the search for employment and security in a global economy Featuring the stories of refugee cleaners in London's Canary Wharf, Chinese cockle-pickers in Morecambe Bay, Iranian asylum seekers and Irish, African/Caribbean and South Asian immigrant communities.



Wild Geese is a video ballad interweaving interviews, documentary film and animation with live music and song. It features the musical styles of Africa,America, Asia and Europe - from reggae, rap and rock to folk, flamenco and klezmer - with strong messages about the human costs of globalisation.


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Meeting: 'The Politics of Power'

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 05/03/2005 - 11:47.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Speakers include Rev Jesse Jackson, Lee Jasper, Karen Chouhan, Milena Buyum, Simon Woolley.

Organised by Operation Black Vote, in conjunction with BLF, NAAR and the 1990 Trust.

To reserve your seat, email OBV tickets


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Celebration & Education for Black History Month

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 30/09/2004 - 19:54.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

The event is to be jointly organised by the School of Trade Union Education at College of North East London, GMB London Region Race Committee and Haringay Council: New Deal for Communities Programme. It is free of charge and open to all union members and families.


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John Page: sacked for challenging institutional racism

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 24/07/2003 - 19:54.

John Page

mailing from Hackney TUC



Hackney Unison's Equality Officer, John Page, has been sacked for challenging institutional racism within Hackney Council.


Oppose racism: send this postcard!

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 11/07/2003 - 11:06.

Hackney TUC and Hackney UNISON are asking campaigners to send this postcard to Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE). After Mr Phillips asked trade unionists to tell him about racist practices at work, we wanted to make sure that he knew our concerns about insitutional racism towards black employees of Hackney Council.

Download the postcard here.


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Hackney TUC newsletter: Defend the Anti-racist 3

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 11/12/2002 - 11:14.

Brian Debus

Hackney TUC has produced a special newsletter in support of the 'Anti-racist 3'. John Page, Will Leng and Brian Debus (pictured) are all officers of Hackney UNISON. Hackney Council has taken disciplinary action against them over the production of a report into racism against black Council workers.



This newsletter sets out the facts of the case, provides information about the campaign, and carries several messages of support from trade unionists and others around the country.



You can download it here.


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