Hackney Labour joins fight against ‘fire and rehire’

Hackney Councillors and Mayor unanimously voted in favour of a Labour motion at a Council meeting last night which committed the Council to campaign against and condemn pernicious ‘fire and rehire’ employment practices locally and nationally. Proposing the motion, Cllr Gilbert Smyth said: “Using fire and rehire tactics goes against our Labour values of standing […]

Labour Mayor of Hackney joins calls to Government for emergency TfL funding

The Labour Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville has joined calls by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for a new emergency funding package for Transport for London, which is at risk of losing 1 in 5 bus routes in Hackney, and is urging local people to sign Labour’s petition to the Government. Mayor Glanville also […]

34,614 in Hackney set to lose £36m in Universal Credit cut ─ new analysis

New analysis based on the latest Universal Credit data reveals the staggering cost oflast week’s Universal Credit cut to Hackney’s families and economy. The cut, which will see 34,614 recipients of Universal Credit in Hackney lose £1,040 a year, will cost the borough £35.99m. The cut also comes as the Government introduce a £500m winter […]

ANOTHER service insourced by Hackney Labour

On Monday, the Council’s Insourcing Committee agreed to insource the Market Stall Management Service ─ another service brought back into the public sector by Hackney Labour.  The service will help the Council manage 20,000 market stalls at council-owned street markets every year, which have remained a much-loved cornerstone of Hackney’s communities for generations. Insourcing the […]

Hackney Labour stands against the Government’s “developers’ charter” in council motion

A Hackney Labour motion overwhelmingly passed at a Council meeting yesterday, committing Hackney Council to campaign against the Tory Government’s Planning reforms,  calling them a “developers’ charter” while the Hackney Conservatives unanimously stood with the Government and against local people. The reforms would see: the scrapping of Local Plans that are co-produced between councils and […]

Mayor of Hackney and Hackney Councillors back Gordon Brown’s Alliance for Full Employment ‘Winter Recovery Plan’

The Labour & Co-operative Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville and other Hackney Labour Councillors joined with 1,200 other council leaders, mayors and councillors to back the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Alliance for Full Employment campaign. The campaign is calling for: Extending eligibility for and increasing the payment amount for households in quarantine; Extended economic […]