Saturday June 1st 2013 National Day of Action about Bedroom Tax Saturday June 8th 2013 March to save kingsland Fire Station Wednesday June 12th 2013 Meeting to organise opposition to welfare attacks Wednesday June 26th 2013 Lobby Hackney Council over welfare attacks --- Hackney Unison and Hackney Trades Council held a sucessful meeting on Wednesday May 29th, to organise against benefit cuts and the Bedroom Tax. Thousands of leaflets were put through local estates and street doors and over 70 people came to the Clapton URC/Round Chapel to hear April Ashley from Unison NEC, Paul Kershaw the Chair of Unite Housing Workers Branch, Imelda Messenger from Hackney Benefits Justice Campaign, Nat Mathew from Hackney Community Law Centre and Matthew Waterfall Hackney from Branch Secretary of Unison. A spokesperson said: “The Bedroom Tax will do nothing for the housing crisis in Hackney or London, what it will do is push out and isolate many tenants who have lived in their houses for many years, if they do not want to occur big debts. “If they stay they will be riddled with further debt, despair and poverty with an increase in the use of food banks.” People came away enthused, with lots of discussions or estate leafletting and how to resist evictions and a follow up meeting has been organised for Wednesday June 12th at 7pm at Marcon and Aspland Estate Community Hall, Amhurst Road. --- Previous to that on Saturday June 8th there will be a march in support of saving Kingsland Fire Station, which Boris Johnson's London Authority wants to close. Meet at Kingsland Road/Downham Road junction 12midday to march to Islington Green to join a march from there to Clerkenwell to save that station. This will be big! http://wordpress.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=28e4da97eaa91c95b525c6984&id=3c7208b74d&e=9692badc52 --- And previous to that on 1st June there is a National Day of Action against Welfare cuts and the Bedroom Tax. http://wordpress.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=28e4da97eaa91c95b525c6984&id=b9081ab8ab&e=9692badc52 For Hackney people, the nearest are; North London: 11am – 1pm Broadwater Farm, Campaigning Stall called by Haringey Alliance for Benefit Justice and local Unite Community and East London : Tower Hamlets: Meet 2pm corner Mace St / Roman Rd 3pm Protest outside Housing and Homeless Services 62 Roman Rd E2 --- On June 26th Hackney Benefits Justice and Hackney TUSC (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition) have called a Lobby of a Hackney Council, Full Council Meeting to protest the attacks on welfare, benefits and demand the council does not evict anyone for falling behind on rents etc . This is expected to be very big!!