Hackney Unison is affiliated to a body called the Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services which is a group set up by the branch in May of this year to do what the title suggests. It is made up of scores of local activists from trade unions, service user groups, political parties and residents. The Alliance produces a regular bulletin copies of which can be obtained from the branch office however the most recent bulletin can be viewed here: No Cuts Bulletin – Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services. The Alliance meets every two weeks to discuss tactics and plan events. details of when and where the meetings are and how you can get involved can be found in the bulletin.