How we can stop low pay?

Tuesday 2 April, 7.00pm

Hackney CVS,
24-30 Dalston Lane,
E8 3AZ (two minutes from Dalston Junction)


Amy Murphy, president of the shopworkers USDAW unionOfficers from the Unison, Unite and GMB unions invited


Hackney is the 11th poorest borough in the country, and no wonder. A great many of the people who live here work in poorly paid sectors of the economy, such as care services and retail.

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Up and coming events

BECTU Ritzy Cinema

Saturday 7 June, strike action

BECTU’s Executive Committee has called for a boycott of Picturehouse Cinemas

  • in our Region: Brighton x 2; Bury St Edmunds; Cambridge; Henley-on-Thames; London x 5; Norwich; Oxford; Southampton
  • we will be liaising with BECTU on this but in the meantime please alert your members about the boycott


FBU national

  • Thursday 12 June, strike action from 9am for 24 hours
  • Saturday 21 June from 10am to 5pm
  • 12-22 June – no voluntary overtime


Unite and GMB at EDF

  • Unions are meeting ACAS, but industrial action dates set if no progress
  • 16 June – indefinite work to rule
  • 16 June – one day strike by Unite
  • Two weeks of selective strike action


Lookahead protest Thursday 12th June Hackney Town Hall‏


Look Ahead Attack their Workers Terms and Conditions Again!

Unite the union’s members in these vital mental health services who are already on low pay, received an average pay cut of 15% less than two years ago, and are now being asked to take a further 14% cut to their pay! Skilled posts are proposed to be deleted in a service which is already stretched to the limit. Their employer, Look Ahead Care and Support, is notorious for taking on services and slashing staff terms and conditions and quality for the clients they are contracted to support, whilst raking in public money for lavish executive pay rises.

The most recently available accounts of Look Ahead show 12% growth, reserves of £61 million and a £60 K pay rise for their highest paid executive. Hackney Council’s money must be spent on ensuring decent, safe and properly staffed residential care for vulnerable members of our community, not running down services to satisfy corporate greed. Come down to the rally and show your support! On Thursday, June 12th at 3pm, Hackney Town Hall

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Unite the Union Organiser Matthew Dore-Weeks on 07900160871 or senior shop steward Dominic Rollin on 0779552332.



Teachers Strike

As you may know the NUT is taking national strike action on 26th March. We are fighting in defence of our pay, pension and conditions of service, in the context of a concerted attack by the coalition government and Michael Gove on the education service in this country. Gove’s wants to hand over our schools to the private sector, while rationing education more and more through his education ‘reforms’.

We see out fight as part of the larger fight to defend jobs and services against a government that is only interested in looking after the rich and greedy. Please support us, and join our picket lines:

There will be pickets from 7.30 onwards at:
B6, Lea Bridge roundabout
Clapton Academy
Stoke Newington School
And elsewhere

Members from Urswick school will be leafleting around the town hall

HCA Strike

Please note our Unite LE1111 members in HCA will be striking for 3 days as of tomorrow over pay. We co-ordinated it with NUT strike action.

We’d welcome visits and support on picket lines in London & Manchester.

Full details of dispute –

Picket line info –