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7 June 2017
Nearly every day over the last week there have been strikes, campaigning sessions and demonstrations across Hackney fighting against the proposed cuts to our schools
31 May 2017
Education workers, parents and students are uniting in protest
31 May 2017
19 April 2017
Dulwich Picturehouse became the sixth site in the cinema chain to take strike action for the living wage on 15 April
5 April 2017
Around 30 striking workers and their supporters gathered outside Hackney Picturehouse on 31 March for a three-hour protest and picket. This marked the sixteenth strike organised by these workers since October 2016.
31 March 2017
Labour authorities often claim that their cuts are kinder than the Tories'. But what could be worse than Hackney Labour council trying to slash in half the small but vital Early Years part of the the Inclusion and Specialist Support Team?
28 February 2017
Guardian 'arts critic' Jonathan Jones, fresh from condemning Russia's 1917 socialist revolution, has rushed to the defence of a gallery which has been hosting 'alt-right' speakers
27 February 2017
Strikers gathered from four Picturehouse cinemas
15 February 2017
Bectu members at four sites took simultaneous strike action
11 January 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including the latest on the Picturehouse cinema strike and an arrest at a Harrods tips protest.
19 December 2016
The young workers at the Picturehouse cinema in Hackney struck over the launch of the new Star Wars film, 'Rogue One'.
23 November 2016
"Within hours of Donald Trump winning the US election we were able to get 40,000 people on the streets and put socialist ideas out there, at the time when we had the biggest audience", said Darletta Scruggs when talking to over 60 people, mostly from the local black community.
9 November 2016
Strikers at Hackney Picturehouse picketed the launch of a new film on 4 November, A Bectu rep spoke to Clare Doyle.
12 October 2016
Ritzy strikers followed their picket line on 7 October with a rally outside the British Film (BFI) Institute festival and march to Leicester Square
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
28 September 2016
Bosses in the public sector have spent £46 million suspending workers over the past three years.
26 August 2016
Domestic, catering and security workers protested
10 August 2016
Five years on from the wave of riots that swept across cities in England, many of the underlying social problems are still there or have got worse. There is a real possibility of new upheavals breaking out today.
28 July 2016
Over 60 people, mostly from the local black community, squeezed into a public meeting on 27 July to support and discuss the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The leading guest speaker was Ryan Watson, an activist in Black Lives Matter in Chicago, who is also a member of Socialist Alternative - co-thinkers of the England and Wales Socialist Party.
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