On June 30th in Hackney thousands of teachers, lecturers, benefits and tax workers will be on strike to defend their pensions from a draconian and political motivated attack by the government. Nationally, hundreds of thousands will be out on strike.
Anti-cuts groups like Hackney Alliance across the country are mobilising people to support these strikes, as we recognise their fight is our fight, to defend our social/public services, services that we pay for.
Most schools in Hackney will be shut (see http://local.teachers.org.uk/hackney/Campaigns/PensiosnJune2011.cfm) and as there will be few strike breakers in Hackney we have decided, with advice from NUT reps, to recommend people go to a limited amount of schools where there will be big pickets or there may be scabs or there are anti union heads.
So we are recommending people go to show support to these pickets lines at 7/7.30;
B6 College (Lea Bridge Road Roundabout), Bridge Academy (Laburnum Street, Haggerston), London Fields Primary (Westgate Street, by Broadway Market) , Woodberry Down Primary (Woodberry Grove) and Hackney Community College (Falkirk Street/Kingsland Road).
And also the PCS picket line at Wilton Way DWP by the Town Hall.
We are recommending people from Shoreditch and the south of the borough go to Bridge Academy first thing and then join the march from there to Hackney Community College, where dozens of ESOL and other staff face redundancy and will be on strike within weeks, at c.9am.
We are recommending people from the north of the borough come to Hackney Town Hall for 8am for supporting any pickets that may call for support, e.g the Learning Trust or Job Centre.
And that people then converge on Hackney College at 10am for a rally/assembly before moving off to Old Street to go into central London for the mass demo, meeting at Lincoln Inn Fields at 11am
We also understand there may be a UkUncut action in Hackney on the day.
Please have your phone charged and on, to get updates during the morning and please talk to people on picket lines etc!
for more details see;
cheers Glyn Harries joint secretary Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services