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Hackney Council

Issue No. 1841

THE CAMPAIGN against racism and the victimisation of union stewards in Hackney, east London, received a boost on Tuesday of last week. Hackney council has lifted the suspensions of two of the three Unison union stewards.

Management have dropped all allegations against joint branch secretary Will Leng and reduced the charges against Brian Debus - he no longer faces dismissal. However, he still faces misconduct charges. John Page, another Unison official, is still suspended and could be dismissed. They were all suspended after allegedly raising concerns about racism in Hackney.

Activists descended on Hackney Town Hall on Monday of last week to 'make a din against racism'. The council were forced to relocate to another room because of the noise.

The campaign is now organising a social event at the Ocean club on Mare Street for Friday 21 March. Tickets are available by phoning 020 7314 2800.

  • E-mail messages of support to or fax 020 8985 6749. E-mail messages of protest to Hackney mayor Jules Pipe at or fax 020 8356 3657.

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    Sat 8 Mar 2003, 00:00 GMT
    Issue No. 1841
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