AROUND 70 people attended a lively Beating Racism forum in Hackney, east London, last week. The meeting was called by Hackney Trades Council and supported by local union branches.
The Hackney Unison branch will be voting this week on strike action in solidarity with three Unison officers who have been suspended by the council. Meanwhile the Saturday strikes of library workers in Hackney, received a boost last week.
At the picket line outside the Technology Learning Centre, five newly recruited Saturday workers joined the Unison union and immediately joined the picket line. Management is furious and is sticking to its hard line of imposing new contracts on existing workers to break the strike.
The library workers have been striking on Saturdays for over a year in protest at the withdrawal of payments for working on that day. But library workers are determined to picket out new workers.
Join the pickets this Saturday from 8am at the Technology and Learning Centre, Shoreditch library and Stoke Newington library.
Send messages of support to Unison, 2 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org