Thursday, October 20, 2011

Public sector unions challenging the government's cuts agenda

The trade union Unite has a Battle Bus that will be touring round the hospitals and town halls of London next Monday October 24th, to build a Yes Vote for the public sector strike scheduled for November 30th. They will be stopping at various sites in Hackney, and would love to have a group of people to come and greet the bus when it arrives at the stops.

They will be at Hackney town hall at 2.30pm, and at Homerton hospital at 3pm.

If you are available why not greet the bus and show your support for one of the many public sector unions that are challenging the government's austerity agenda.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stokey local campaign

The Stokey Local campaign is battling an unwanted Sainsbury development which locals believe will destroy the local economy and unique feel of Stoke Newington's independent shopping streets. Last weekend they organised a zombie parade to demonstrate the support they had and to show that even the dead were against this proposal. Everyone had a great time, and the event received excellent coverage including in the Evening Standard. A great example of creative thinking by a growing campaign. To see a great video follow the link:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Free Bicycle Repair Workshops

Fix your bike for free

A series of local workshops aim to help you fix your bike (rather than fix it for you). They supply tools but you need to bring your own parts. Other than that its free (donations for tool and rent costs are very welcome), and run by volunteers.

Workshops run from 7 to 9pm in two locations:

London Fields:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road E9 7PQ (just east of Mare Street and North of Well Street)

Stoke Newington

2nd Tuesday of every month at St Michael and All Angels Church on Northwold Road N16 7ED (just east of Stoke Newington Common)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unemployed Workers Project latest poster

Please help us promote the Hackney Unemployed Workers Project's conference, jobs and training fair. by printing off a copy of the flyer and displaying it in your community or faith group, on your union notice board etc. If you can help with leafleting the borough's Job Centre Plus's then please email