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17 August 2011
16 August 2011
At the north London Unity demonstration on 13 August, YFJ and Socialist Party members called for jobs, EMA, and an end to Stop and Search
16 August 2011
The four days of riots that followed the shooting dead of Mark Duggan by the police in Tottenham sent a massive shock wave across the country
6 July 2011
The 22nd Day-Mer Festival, organised by the Turkish and Kurdish community organisation Day-Mer, took place in Hackney, north London, on 3 July, writes Suzanne Beishon.
6 April 2011
Youth workers and young people from Hackney, east London, protested outside the council's Children and Young People's Scrutiny Committee to demand an end to the savage cuts that will decimate the services used by young people in the borough, writes Suzanne Beishon, London Youth Fight for Jobs.
16 March 2011
As council budgets are being revealed around the country, youth services are facing some of the biggest cuts. Haringey's youth services face a 75% cut, whilst in Hackney jobs will be cut by 50%, writes Suzanne Beishon.
23 February 2011
Local government employers are imposing another year's pay freeze on local authority workers. They are also saying they can't afford to give the paltry £250 one-off payment for public sector workers...
23 February 2011
What we think: Cuts-making councillors must be challenged:
Barclays Bank made £11.6 billion in profits in 2009 and paid just 1% of that in UK corporation tax...
Demonstration reports from Bristol, Hackney, Hillingdon, Shrewsbury, Waltham Forest, Lewisham and Rhondda Cynon Taff
4 February 2011
A rapturous cheer rang round the crowded meeting hall of over 250 trade unionists at the Hackney Unison AGM on Wednesday 2 February, as the secretary announced the ET victory of the four Socialist Party members wrongfully barred from holding office in Unison
3 November 2010
Brighton: Two thousand people marched in the Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition (BSTC) demonstration on Saturday 30 October...
1 November 2010
With the full and horrific extent of the Con-Dem cuts becoming clearer by the day, Hackney residents have shown loud and clear that their communities, services and jobs will not pay the bill for the bankers' greed...
29 September 2010
Greenwich, Reading, Hackney, Bristol, Cardiff: Sixty people, mainly local government workers in the Unite union, gathered at Greenwich town hall in Woolwich on Tuesday 21 September to protest at the council's plan to make £70 million worth of cuts to jobs and services...
some 120,000 people staged one of Dublin's biggest protests in living memory over spending cuts, photo www.socialisme.be (CWI Belgium)
21 July 2010
As Cameron and Clegg's government moves to dismantle public services, they could unleash a whirlwind of opposition as local public services anti-cuts alliances are formed and move into action.
TWO WEEKS - two meetings! The 'Hackney alliance to defend public services' has been formed. With 50 at each meeting from many unions and workplaces and community groups, a real buzz has developed to fight the cuts in Hackney.
26 May 2010
Reader's Comment: Diane Abbott's entry into the race for the Labour Party leadership has thrown a banana skin under the feet of the 'Labour Left' in their quest to secure the 33 nominations needed to get John McDonnell's name on the ballot paper, writes Mick Cotter, Hackney Socialist Party.
10 March 2010
Dawn raids on Unison branch offices: Fifteen unelected Unison trade union officials raided the Unison offices in Bromley and Greenwich in south London and the Tenant Services Authority in central London in the early morning of Friday 5 March, writes Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party secretary.
5 March 2010
Defend the four newsletter: Following the mitigation hearings Glenn Kelly (Bromely), Suzanne Muna (Housing Association), Onay Kasab (Greenwich) and Brian Debus (Hackney) have all been banned from holding any office in Unison...
9 December 2009
AS PREVIOUSLY reported, four London Unison activists and Socialist Party members are facing a ban from holding office in Unison for three to five years...
9 September 2009
AFTER 28 months of stress and eleven days of hearings costing over £50,000 - for having the temerity to challenge the decisions of Unison's standing orders committee - Hackney Unison chair, Brian Debus, was banned from holding office in the union for five years...
22 July 2009
TEACHERS AT Haggerston School in Hackney, east London, have taken three days of strike action over the past two weeks against job cuts, writes Suzanne Beishon.
26 November 2008
Democracy not bureaucracy - No witch-hunt in Unison". This was the title and theme of a meeting called by Hackney trades council in support of Hackney Unison chair Brian Debus, one of the "famous four"...
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