Temporary job: Branch Admin

We’re looking to hire a temporary full-time Branch Admin for approx 1 month before we permanently recruit to the vacant Coordinator & Caseworker role. The Admin role will consist of taking phone calls, monitoring our mailbox, initially helping members who visit the office, take meeting minutes, allocate cases to reps, and help tidy/maintain the office.  […]

Branch Annual General Meetings 2024

Join the biggest and most important Hackney UNISON members meeting of the year! We’re pleased to announce that Hackney UNISON’s 2024 Annual General Meeting will take place in two sessions, with members able to choose their preferred method: In-person – Weds 21st Feb 2024 at 12pm, Assembly Halls (side of Hackney Town Hall). Food, drinks […]

Local Govt Pay dispute: Strike ballot result and survey

As you may be aware, our branch achieved the following result in the Local Govt pay ballot: Turnout: 40.3% Voting YES for strike: 88.9% Although this is a massive improvement from our last ballot (only a 14% turnout then) and many of our reps deserve lots of credit for the effort put in, it is […]

Job vacancy: Branch Coordinator and Caseworker

Branch Coordinator & Caseworker Contract type: 12 Months Fixed-Term Contract Grade: Sc6-SO1 career grade £32,418-£36,417 full-time equivalent (pro rata’d to £25,934 – £29,134) Hours: 28 hours p/w, may look to increase in future Will consider flexible working requests Location: Branch Office, Robert House, 6-15 Florfield Road, Hackney, E8 1DT This is a new position in […]

Save Our Library Service – stop the cuts!

What you can do Sign and share our petition – www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/save-hackney-library-services-stop-the-cuts Click here to send a template email to your Hackney Councillors Contact your local MP to ask them to oppose the cuts Display our poster Lobby the Cabinet meeting on Mon 24 Oct from 5pm (click for more info) Join the protest on Weds […]

Hackney Unite union strike action – show your support!

As you may be aware, Unite union members working in Waste Services (Millfields Depot), Building Maintenance (Florfield Depot) and Passenger Services (Andrews Road) are taking strike action between 25-27 April and 3-5 May over pay (read here for more details). Disappointingly UNISON is not involved in these strikes as our ballot did not reach the […]

AGM 2022 – in-person and online!

AGM document pack We’re pleased to announce that Hackney UNISON’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place in two sessions, with members able to choose their preferred method: In-person – Weds 23rd March at 12pm, Assembly Halls (side of Hackney Town Hall). Limited food and freebies will be available! Online – Thurs 24th March at […]

Credit Union Savings Incentive offer

We’re really excited to announce our partnership with London Capital Credit Union!   Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, which encourage saving instead of borrowing, offer affordable low-cost loans at times of need, and educate & support members with money management.   Any member of Hackney UNISON is eligible to open a savings account with no […]

AGM 2021 report

Well, that was interesting! A massive thank you to everyone who attended our two split AGM sessions in March and July. Whilst we unfortunately didn’t have enough members present to discuss & pass the proposed motions, it was really great to hear people share their views, concerns and willingness to get more involved in your […]

Ethical Pension Investments survey – have your say!

This survey is for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme, both still in work or retired. Hackney UNISON’s Branch Committee passed a motion earlier this year calling for Hackney Council to re-direct pension fund investments away from companies involved in fossil fuels, human rights abuses and other unethical practices to alternative areas such as […]