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Officer who restrained Rashan Charles cleared of misconduct by cops’ pet watchdog

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles cleared of misconduct by cops’ pet watchdog A cop who restrained a 20 year old black man shortly before he died has been cleared of misconduct.

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told A man who helped a police officer restrain Rashan Charles before he died has told an inquest that he was trying to protect Rashan.

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes More than 40 school cleaners in six schools in Hackney, east London, have voted to strike by 100 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

'Over 40 joined our picket to fight for education', Stoke Newington teachers report

Over 40 joined our picket to fight for education, Stoke Newington teachers report Teachers in the NUT union at Stoke Newington School in Hackney, east London, struck over funding cuts today, Wednesday.

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half Teachers and school support staff at three London schools are on strike today, Thursday, against cuts.

Hackney traffic wardens win Living Wage

13 October 2015
Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, have won the London Living Wage of £9.15 an hour and new talks over pay after calling a five-day strike.

March rejects Hackney college cuts

23 June 2015
Around 60 college workers and students marched from east London’s Hackney College to Liverpool Street on Thursday of last week.

News round-up

23 June 2015
Trial after racist attack in Mold; Manchester protest against right to buy; billion pound NHS selloff; Reclaim Hackney protest

Protests in London for Kurdish rights

15 January 2013
Around 7,000 people marched from Hackney to Haringey, north London, last Sunday in protest at the assassination of three Kurdish activists in Paris last week.

Defend young people in Hackney

25 September 2012
Campaigners have called on Hackney council, east London, to set up a review of police measures targeting young people.

Standing up against harassment

31 July 2012
The Stop Criminalising Hackney Youth campaign was set up in the weeks after the riots. Some 150 people came to a public meeting on the riots, including many from nearby estates who saw riots on their doorstep.

Marching against college cuts in Hackney

29 May 2012
Students and lecturers marched in Hackney, east London, last Saturday against planned cuts at the borough’s only college.

Hackney Marsh’s Olympic occupiers are evicted

10 April 2012
Protesters camping to stop the building of temporary basketball courts for the Olympics have been evicted.

Teachers ballot to defend rep

27 March 2012
Teachers in the NUT at the BSix sixth form college in Hackney, east London, are balloting for strikes in defence of union rep James Drummond, who is facing disciplinary action. An indicative ballot recently saw a resounding vote for strikes over the issue.

Drug workers call off their strike

21 February 2012
Staff at the Lifeline drug treatment centre in Hackney, London, have called off their strike against cuts.

Strikers fight cuts to Hackney drug service

14 February 2012
Staff at the Lifeline drug treatment centre in Hackney, east London, are set to strike against service cuts on Thursday of next week.

Letters

04 February 2012
Privatised school not welcome in Hackney The people planning to set up a privatised free school in Hackney, east London, got a hostile reception when they called a public meeting last Saturday. Around 100 people attended.

Cuts to Hackney drug services

10 January 2012
Workers at a drug treatment centre in Hackney, east London, are to ballot for industrial action against cuts to jobs and services.

Union branches back lobby of TUC tomorrow

18 December 2011
The emergency lobby of the TUC tomorrow over pensions at 2pm is now backed by the London region of the UCU, East London NUT and NUT branches in Camden, Lewisham. Hackney, Lambeth, Ealing, Southwark, Merton and Greenwich.

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