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Dave Gibson, Secretary Barnsley TUC R.I.P. - Very much saddened to hear the news today that Dave Gibson Chair of Barnsley Trade Union Council has died. He had been bravely fighting cancer for several months. Dave was a committed and sincere trade unionist, a tirless campaigner and
Sheffield TUC welcomes defeat of Theresa May - PRESS RELEASE Post-election rally tonight 5.30pm outside Sheffield Town Hall (Bring your union banners)   Sheffield Trade Union Council welcomes the election result which ends the Tory majority and marks a massive personal defeat for Theresa May. “This is a
Sheffield TUC – why trade unions support Labour’s manifesto - Sheffield TUC is campaigning on the Moor, Sheffield this Saturday 3rd June from 12 pm till 2.30pm outside Sheffield Market with our brilliant leaflet “Why Trade unions support Labour’s Manifesto”. You get a sneal preview of the leaflet here Sheffield
International Workers Memorial Day 28th April 2017 -   Wreath laying ceremony and speeches outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street 1230hrs- 1330hrs Friday 28th April 2017   Opened by Lord Mayor Cllr. Denise Fox   This year’s speakers include Paul Blomfield MP Sheffield Central Cllr Julie Dore, Leader
BREXIT Statement by ETUC - Theresa may will activate Article 50 by letter to the EU on Wednesday 29th March. Whatever your views on BREXIT, all trade unionists should be concerned at Tories’ plans for a “Hard BREXIT” where the emphasis is on tough immigration
NO JOY IN HAMMOND’S BUDGET FOR WORKING PEOPLE - PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 8th March 2017  Philip Hammond’s Tory Budget today brings no joy for working class families and austerity continues, says Sheffield Trade Union Council. Benefit cuts from April He could have reversed George Osborne’s planned cuts to welfare
STUC AGM 28th February Guest speaker: Mick Cash RMT General Secretary -  Tuesday 28th February 160th AGM Sheffield Trade Union Council  7pm Trades and labour Club 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ Guest speaker: Mick Cash RMT General Secretary. Nominations invited for STUC Officers and Executive Committee. Nomination form to be submitted
“I Daniel Blake” 7pm Trades and Labour Club Monday 23rd January 2017 - SHEFFIELD TRADE UNION COUNCIL presents a showing of “I, Daniel Blake”  the stunning new film by Ken Loach 7pm  Monday 23rd January in The Concert Room, Trades & Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QQ I Daniel Blake  see flyerI
NEWS DIGEST December 2016 - In this issue: • UNION NEWS –get your trade union news on the web • Cuba Solidarity Campaign tribute to Fidel Castro • Deaf Community Workers dispute in Sheffield • FBU – Support the Firefighters 100 Lottery • Defend Sheffield Central Library   – 38 Degrees
Sheffield TUC Delegate meeting Tuesday 22nd November -   7pm Trades and Labour Club 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ (use side entrance on Talbot ST) Guest Speakers: Eileen Turnbull Shrewsbury 24 Campaign . 24 pickets were arrested after the 1972 national building workers strike and charged with
NEWS DIGEST NOV 2016 - Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign demand for a Public Inquiry  The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, promised an announcement this month on whether to hold an inquiry into the policing at Orgreave on 18 June 1984 during the miners’ strike. The OTJC
30 Years Anniversary of UK Bus Deregulation and Privatisation - Sheffield Trade Union Council marks the 30th anniversary of the implementation of the Tories 1985 Transport Act on “D-Day” 26th October 1986 not with celebration but with anger – and a renewed call to bring our bus and tram services
“SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE!” Launch with John McDonnell MP - 7pm Friday 14th October 2016 Sheffield TUC Campaign Launch Meeting  – £10 an hour NOW! with John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor and Maggie Hazlehurst UNITE Senior Organiser Gareth Lane BFAWU Regional Organiser Peter Davies/ Deanne Ferguson GMB Eva Jasiewizc journalist/human
“Unwelcome” the Tories in Birmingham on Sunday 2nd October – book coach seats now! -     Coaches are going from Sheffield! Sheffield TUC and Sheffield Peoples Assembly have teamed up again to deliver an easy to book system via Eventbrite – at very reasonable prices ( actually below cost price!).     Coaches leave
Jeremy Corbyn is speaking in Sheffield Friday 19th August - Jeremy4Labour Open Air Rally 6pm Friday 19th August City Hall steps & Barkers Pool Sheffield City Centre FEATURING Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader plus supporting speakers including Tosh Macdonald ASLEF President Rachael Maskell Labour MP York Cllr Chris Peace Cllr Lewis Dagnall
Shirley Frost R.I.P. - Sheffield Trade Union Council wishes to record its profound sadness at the sudden death of Shirley Frost, tireless working class campaigner for progressive causes and well known to the Sheffield Trade Union and Labour Movement. She was best known for
Richard Burgon MP guest speaker Tuesday 26th July - Sheffield Trade Union Council Delegate meeting is onTuesday 26th July 7pm Trades and Labour Club 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ. We are delighted to have Richard Burgon MP as our speaker. Richard is one of the brightest of the new
Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign rally 18th June - Orgreave Truth And Justice Campaign held its biggest ever rally today near the site of the battle of Orgreave in the Miners Strike 31 years ago. We are demanding a public inquiry into the police brutality that day against striking
BFAWU Pennine Food Dispute - Sheffield Trade Union Council extends its warmest support to BFAWU members at Pennine Foods, Crystal Peaks, Sheffield who have carried out recent strike action in defence of their pay and conditions and against attempts by the company to withdraw premium
BFAWU Pennine Foods Dispute - You will probably be aware of the recent 48 hour strike at Pennine food, Sheffield.   The initial 48 action was a resounding success with mass pickets of between 100-200 pickets for the duration of the strike.   I would
Workers Memorial Day 28th April -   SHEFFIELD TRADES COUNCIL  The progressive voice of Sheffield’s trade union movement Secretary; Martin Mayer UNITE                                      President: Bob Jeffery UCU Tel: 0747616453         website: www.sheffieldtuc.co.uk       email: tucsheffield@gmail.com  International Workers Memorial Day – Wreath laying ceremony and speeches outside Sheffield
SAVE OUR STEEL INDUSTRY- PRESS RELEASE 31st March 2015 - “RECALL Parliament and renationalise our Steel Industry” Sheffield Trade Union Council calls on the Government to intervene now to save our steel industry – before it’s too late. The devastating announcement by TATA Steel that it is to close or
Friday 1st April 2016 “Kill the Housing and Planning Bill!” - Please do make every effort to join our short protest rally outside Sheffield Town Hall this Friday at 5.30pm and stand together against the Tories’ disastrous attack on social housing. 27% of Tory MPs are registered as “landlords” so guess
International Women’s Day - Sheffield TUC says end violence against women on International Women’s Day The most common form of violence against women is domestic violence. “This is a horrific symptom of gender inequality” says Sarah Carson, Women’s Rights Campaigns Manager of Action Aid.
159th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING -   7pm on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QQ   6.30pm            Doors open for registration and collection of delegate cards 7pm                 Welcome by President 7.05pm            Minutes of 158th AGM 24th February 2015
Is your Union Branch ready for 9th February? - Nearly there now! Here are a few last minute updates and information to help you prepare for heartunions week next week (8-14 Feb). Special guest announced for the Big Workplace Meeting We’re excited to announce that comedian Eddie Izzard will be
TUC Action Week 8th -14th February - TUC’s Week of Action against the Tories’ Trade Union Reform Bill  URGENT ! This is a big national push to raise the stakes in this fightback for our rights! Every Trade Union Branch in the country is being urged to start
NEW YEAR’S GREETINGS - Sheffield Trade Union Council wishes a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all working people – whether in employment or not. BUT! 2016 is set to be a tough year – the economy is still stagnating under the burden of
Evening of Socialist Music for Christmas - Wednesday 9th December 7.30pm Trades and Labour Club Duke Street. UNITE Brass Band; Sheffield Socialist Choir; Luke Goss. Entrance fee £6 & £4 conc available on the door or send cheque payable to “Sheffield Trade Union Council” and S.A.E. to
“Kill the Bill” Rally against Tories’ anti-union laws - 5pm Monday 2nd November outside Sheffield Town Hall Sheffield Trade Union Council says “The right of workers to peacefully withdraw their labour is essential in a democratic society, recognised and upheld by the United Nations following the defeat of fascism
Banner Theatre presents “Chicago: The Great Teachers Strike” -  Sheffield Trades and Labour Club 1930hrs Monday 19th October  Important Notice: Tickets will be available on the door price £7 and £4 conc. This is great value for what promises to be a fascinating and inspiring play by one of Britain’s leading political theatre
Sunday 4th October Come to Manchester to protest against the Tories! - Please see important message from Sheffield Peoples Assembly re coaches on Sunday to Manchester Our 2 coaches for Sunday’s demo in Manchester are now full and we have overspill onto other coaches. N.B. These coaches are sponsored by Sheffield TUC
STOP THIS TORY ATTACK ON OUR TRADE UNIONS! - Trade Union Reform Bill 2nd Reading on Monday 14th September   Sheffield Trade Union Council urges all MPs – including Conservatives – to speak up and vote against the Tories’ so-called Trade Union Reform Bill when it has its second
Sheffield TUC welcomes Jeremy Corbyn as Labour’s new Leader - Sheffield Trade Union Council today joins the massive chorus of support across the country in congratulating Jeremy Corbyn on his stunning success in Labour’s leadership election yesterday.   “Jeremy Corbyns’ decisive victory yesterday with almost 60% of the votes in
Louise Haigh MP launches petition against fracking in Sheffield - On Tuesday the Government announced that they have issued licenses which will fire the starting gun on the fracking process in an area covering up to 1,000 square miles nationwide, including here in Sheffield.  I, like many residents in Sheffield,
Time to Act! National 1-day Conference in Sheffield 19th September - Please support the CACCTUG (Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Groups) National One-day Conference in Sheffield on Saturday 19th September.  The fight for a cleaner greener planet and an end to carbon gas emissions is part of the wider fight for
STOP the Tories’ Trade Union Bill - The government’s trade union bill threatens the basic right to strike. Together we can make the government rethink their plans. Join us and protect the right to strike ​​The trade union bill What is the trade union bill and why
DEFEND OUR UNIONS No to the Tories’ anti- union laws- Solidarity with Greece - Public Meeting United Reform Chapel 7pm Thursday 11th September   The Tories are planning a new swathe of anti-union legislation designed to further restrict workers from exercising their democratic and fundamental human right to withdraw their labour. It is clear; they
News and Events - Peoples Assembly National Demonstration Saturday 20th June 2015 At this moment, there is no escaping that every major party remains committed to an agenda of austerity. For this reason, The People’s Assembly is calling for a major national demonstration and
It’s official: Osborne threatens Double Austerity -       Sheffield Trade Union Council today slammed George Osborne’s budget statement for promising massive austerity cuts at twice the rate we have seen so far. “Now no one can be left in any doubt what working people will
News and Information Round-Up - News and Information Round-Up NHS Strike. Unions involved in the long-running dispute with NHS over pay have suspended their strike action scheduled for Thursday 29th January. Currently unions are consulting their members on a revised offer. You can read the
Affiliation fees are now due for 2015 – please give your urgent attention - FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL SHEFFIELD TRADE UNION BRANCH SECRETARIES.  Affiliation fees are now due for 2015 – please give your urgent attention Notification of 158th AGM on Tuesday 24th February 2015 – Len McCluskey guest speaker  Nominations invited for
UNITE Amey Electricians agree to improved offer - UNITE electricians based at Amey Council Work depot Olive Grove Sheffield have now settled their dispute. This follows a one day strike action earlier this month.   These UNITE members who are street lighting electricians have accepted an improved offer
ITF Solidarity - 5 December 2014 Dear Martin, Solidarity: South Yorkshire Freedom Riders Victory Rally, 8 December 2014, Sheffield We are writing in solidarity with you and all the unions, organisations and members of the public who have demonstrated such resilience and strength
Thank you from the Amalgamated Transit Union - Thank you from the Amalgamated Transit Union Martin Mayer, Secretary, UNITE Bob Jeffery, President, UCU   Dear Mr. Mayer and Mr. Jeffery,   On behalf of the 190,000 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) throughout North America I would
“The Failed Experiment” by Andrew Fisher on 30 years of neo-liberalism - “The Failed Experiment” by Andrew Fisher on 30 years of neo-liberalism Today is George Osborne’s Autumn Statement where we will have yet another tranche of neo-liberalism thrown at us in the form of another instalment of Austerity. So I thought it would be very pertinent to share with you the report of Andrew Fisher’s
SOUTH YORKSHIRE “FREEDOM RIDERS” VICTORY RALLY - SOUTH YORKSHIRE “FREEDOM RIDERS” VICTORY RALLY Assemble outside Sheffield Magistrates Court Castle Street 0900hrs Monday 8th December 2014 then  march to Sheffield Railway Station   Please come and join us for a massive Victory Rally in Sheffield on 8th December.
“Pots and Pans” protest v Autumn Statement (cos Austerity ain’t working!) - “Pots and Pans” protest v Autumn Statement (cos Austerity ain’t working!) 1730hrs 3rd Dec outside Sheffield Town Hall Sheffield Peoples Assembly event supported by Sheffield TUC   Brings some pots and pans to bang on Wednesday to make somne NOISE
In support of arrested Freedom Ride protesters - In support of arrested Freedom Ride protesters Monday 8th December Mass protest outside Sheffield Magistrates Court on Castle Street from 0845hrs onwards Post below from Dave Gibson (Barnsley Trades Council chair): The campaign to win back free train travel for
Saturday 29th November 1030 -1230hrs Poverty in Sheffield Today meeting. - Saturday 29th November 1030 -1230hrs Poverty in Sheffield Today meeting. Victoria Hall Sheffield (see flyer attached) doors open at 0930hrs for tea and coffee This meeting has been organised by Church Poverty Action, Sheffield Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Equality Group
UCATT HTC Crane Drivers dispute - UCATT HTC Crane Drivers dispute Crane drivers employed by HTC Plant Ltd Sheffield have agreed a new pay offer to end their industrial dispute. Having agreed the pay offer, the one day strike scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 21st November) has
UCATT HTC Crane Drivers dispute - UCATT HTC Crane Drivers dispute Crane drivers employed by HTC Plant Ltd Sheffield have agreed a new pay offer to end their industrial dispute. Having agreed the pay offer, the one day strike scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 21st November) has
UNISON Care UK strike, Doncaster - UNISON Care UK strike, Doncaster Around 70 care workers who have been on strike for 90 days over draconian wage cuts are set to vote on a proposal to end the dispute.  The employees from Doncaster, who were transferred from the NHS
Sheffield GMB Recycling Workers Dispute - Sheffield GMB Recycling Workers Dispute Workers at five waste recycling centres in Sheffield in South Yorkshire have walked out in an open- ended strike over poverty pay, bullying and a lack of basic facilities. The workers, members of general union
NHS strike and work-to-rule w/c Monday 24th November - NHS strike and work-to-rule w/c Monday 24th November Trade Unions representing hundreds of thousands of NHS workers will be taking their second half- day of strike action on Monday 24th November from 0700hrs-1100hrs. This will be followed by a week
Letter to Theresa May - I am writing to add the voice of Sheffield Trade Union Council to the long list of individuals and organisations who have already written to you to protest
Letter to Doncaster Unison - I am writing to offer support in your dispute from Sheffield Trade Union Council
Letter of support to Julie Dore - Sheffield Trade Union Council is dismayed to learn of yet more severe cuts to our much valued local community services.

Events

Diary of Events July August 2017 -     Tuesday 25th July Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting Guest speaker: Jane Finney Mosborough Against Fracking and Tom Bishell PCS DWP on Eastern Avenue Job Centre dispute. 7pm Trades and labour Club, 200 Duke Street S2 5QQ (Please use side
National Mesothelioma Day Friday 7th July 2017 - Event organised by South Yorkshire Asbestos Victims Support Group (SARAG) Sheffield Cathedral between 11am and 1pm. Report by Martin Mayer, Secretary Sheffield Trade Union Council   The event started at 11am in the square at the front of the Cathedral
Diary of Events July 2017 -  Saturday 1st July National Campaign Day against Tory austerity Join with us to demand an end to Tory austerity and call for a Labour Government  to lead this country. You can get coach travel to the big London demonstration organised
Saturday 1st July Join with us to demand an end to Tory austerity and call for a Labour Government to lead this country. - You can get coach travel to the big London demonstration organised by Peoples Assembly or join us for a local rally in Barkers Pool Sheffield 11am till 1pm London – National Peoples Assembly march and rally Not One Day More
Diary of Events April-May - Monday 24th April “Does Sheffield Just Need a Pay Rise?” 6.30pm Millennium Gallery. Part of Sheffield’s Festival of debate. Panel discussion about pay and working conditions following launch of Sheffield TUC’s Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise Campaign. Tuesday 25th April
Diary of Events March-April 2017 - Monday 27th March   3rd Anniversary Rally South Yorkshire Freedom Riders 12 noon by the fountains outside Sheffield Rail Station. Public transport campaigners fought and won against massive cuts to elderly persons travel. The fight continues for free travel for elderly/disabled,
Diary of Events March 2017 - Saturday 11th March Stop the Closure of Eastern Avenue Job Centre! Leafleting and petition outside Eastern Avenue Job Centre from 1030hrs, then meeting up with other campaigners. To see updates on the campaign please see the branch website http://pcsdwpsheffield.wordpress.com Organised
Diary of Events February to March 2017 - Thursday 9th February   Public Meeting re closure Eastern Avenue Job Centre Plus – organised by PCS 7pm Manor Estate Social club, 794 City Road, Sheffield S2 1GN. Louise Haigh MP confirmed speaker. Flyer attachedPCS Eastern Ave Job Centre Public Meeting
Diary of Events January – March 2017 - Sheffield TUC Diary of Events list can be accessed her as a word document Diary of Events January-March 2017   Saturday 21st January Morning Star Burns Supper Wortley Hall. Raises funds for Morning Star.   Monday 23rd January “I, Daniel
National Day of Action on Rail 3rd January 2017 - “ACTION FOR RAIL”  Sheffield TUC volunteers will be handing our cards to passengers outside Sheffield Rail Station 0800hrs -0900hrs Support affordable fares and a publicly owned railway Sheffield TUC is taking part in tomorrow’s national day of action organised by
SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! Demo and Rally 17th December -   March and Rally in Sheffield City Centre Saturday 17th December 2016 Assemble 1pm Devonshire Green for speeches then short march through city centre to final rally on City Hall steps Barker Pool at approx. 2.15pm   Speakers at the
Saturday 17th December 2016 March and Rally in Sheffield City Centre - SHEFFIELD TRADE UNION COUNCIL est.1858 The progressive voice of Sheffield’s trade union movement tucsheffield@gmail.com           tel: 0747 616 4537        www.sheffieldtuc.co.uk SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! March and Rally in Sheffield City Centre Saturday 17th December 2016 ****** Assemble 1pm Devonshire Green
SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! - March and Rally in Sheffield City Centre Saturday 17th December 2016 ****** Assemble 12 noon Devonshire Green Speeches then short march to Barkers Pool 1pm Rally and Speakers from City Hall steps  snap-campaign-leaflet-general    (click for General flyer about the campaign)
Diary of Events November 2016 – January 2017 - 14-19 November ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ by Neil Gore, Townsend Productions 7.30pm The Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, S7 1NF. Theatre Show: ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ by Neil Gore- about 1930s speedway superstar and wall of death
Diary of Events November 2016 - Tuesday 8th November Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise Coordinating Committee 7pm United Reform Chapel Norfolk Street Sheffield Following our extraordinalrily successful launch meeting with John McDonneell MP on 14th October, we are now having our inaugural SNAP Coordinating Committee meeting
It’s the Economy Stupid! Sheffield Day School 16th October - Independent Working Class Education Network invites you to: Sheffield Day School October 16th 2016 12pm- 5.30pm Venue: Philadelphia WMC, Upperthorpe, Sheffield its-the-economy-stupid-sheffield-day-school-16-oct-2016 “It’s The Economy Stupid- A Day of Economic Thought & Discussion” Sessions including: What is Neo-Liberalism? Is there
Diary of Events September/Ocotber 2016 - Monday 19th September Sheffield Peoples Assembly Open meeting 7pm United Reform Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. All supporters welcome N.B. you do not have to be a member to attend! Flyer attached   Tuesday 20th September Sheffield Climate Alliance 7p to
Bring your Union Banners! - Calling all trade union branches. Please bring your union banner to tonight’s rally for Jeremy Corbyn Friday 19th August 6pm kick-off Barkers Pool outside City Hall – and bring an umbrella!!
Sheffield Pride Event 30th July - Sheffield TUc is pleased to support Sheffield Pride event on Saturday 30th July in Endcliffe Park. The Trade Union movement is a strong supporter of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender rights and proudly stands against discrimination and harassment of all
Forthcoming events 17th-21st June - Friday 17th June. Sheffield send-off to join National Convoy to Calais The national convoy to Calais is going on Saturday 18th June. This is to take aid and show solidarity with refugees. There will be a send off for the
Diary of Events 23rd May 2016 - Tuesday 24th May. Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting Speaker; Bob Jeffery UCU on PREVENT (Government’s anti-terrorism strategy in our schools and colleges); also Rotherham 12 Campaign speaker invited. 7pm Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ   Wednesday
EUROPE IN or OUT? The Big Debate - Saturday 14th May 2016    1pm till 4pm, Quakers Meeting House 10 St James Street, Sheffield All welcome to this Public Meeting with speeches FOR and AGAINST the EU from a Labour and Trade Union perspective. Speaking FOR the EU: Linda
Upcoming events - Tuesday 26th April Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting Speakers; Dr Will Sapwell BMA Junior Doctors;   Chris Scarlett RAPE CRISIS Visitors are welcome – please sign in at the door Wednesday 27th April Junior Doctors’ Strike Rally 1pm Barkers Pool. Come and
Diary of Events 12 April 2016 -  Saturday April 16th Food Sovereignty event, Fargate Organised by Global Justice Movement.   Saturday April 16th National Peoples Assembly march in London. Coach transport available from Sheffield . Coach seats are booking FAST FAST FAST… Get in there quick: 07941
“Northern Powerhouse or Northern Poorhouse?” - Huge Sheffield March and Rally for Jobs Saturday lunchtime 9th April John McDonnell, Labour Shadow Chancellor has confirmed he will speak at the rally on City Hall steps and so has Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary. Many hundreds of trade
Diary of Events 30th March 2016 - Friday 1st April 5.30pm “Kill the Housing and Planning Bill” rally Clive Betts MP and other Labour and Trade Union speakers. This Government’s response to the housing crisis is to try and destroy social housing. Organised by Sheffield Defend Council
diary of events posted 8th March - Monday March 7th Sheffield People’s Assembly AGM Central United Reformed Church 7-9 pm Annual reports and election of officers for 2016-17 Nominations for Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer, Outreach Officer, Membership Secretary to sheffieldpeoplesassembly@gmail.com by March 6th    Wednesday 9th
Coaches to the CND demonstration against Trident in London on Saturday 27th February -   CND has called for a massive demonstration on the 27th of February to show the extent of public opposition to Trident. http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk/stop-trident-decision-time/  The demonstration is being supported by the Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain and the
Thursday 11th Feb Sheffield lunchtime rally and evening meeting - TUC WEEK OF ACTION 8‑14 Feb 2016 / The heartunions week of action celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. We’re proud of our unions and reject the government’s attempts to damage them
diary of events - Tuesday 26th January Sheffield Trade Union Council delegate meeting 7pm Trades and Labour Club S2 5QQ Speakers: bob Jeffery on PREVENT; Simon Murch ; NUTV Teachers’ Manifesto. Visitors are welcome – please register at the door.   TUC’s Week of
Diary of Events January/February 2016 - Thursday 14th January SYMAAG Public Meeting: What is the Immigration Bill and how do we fight it? With speaker Paul Blomfield MP 7-9pm (doors open at 6.30 for tea & biscuits) Quaker Meeting House 10 St James’ St, Sheffield S1 2EW
GMB Housing Workers ON STRIKE 6th January - GMB members in Sheffield City Councils Housing department will be on strike on January 6th and will be holding a lunch time protest outside the Town Hall in Sheffield on the 6th from 12.30pm. Speakers will talk about their experiences
Message from Frances O’Grady - Frances O’Grady, the TUC general secretary, has urged workers to confront low wage growth and zero-hours contracts by joining a trade union, as she warned of a lost decade in living standards. “To every worker – freelance, contract, temporary or
Diary of events for November/December 2015 - Tuesday 24th November Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting 7pm-9pm Matt Fawcett CND Speaker. With Trident renewal very much in the news this is a very topical issue. Visitors are welcome – just register at the door. Sheffield Trades and Labour Club,
“Save Our Steel” Rally – Sheffield City Hall 2pm – 5pm Saturday 21 November - UNITE, Community, UCATT and GMB are holding a national rally in Sheffield this Saturday to make the case for saving our steel industry. Sheffield TUC is calling on Sheffield union branches and members to support this event and show solidarity
Diary of Events 14th November 2015 - Saturday 21 November “Save Our Steel” Rally Sheffield City Hall 2pm – 5pm Families will be welcome at the event, which is aimed to celebrate our steel and metal industry and send a strong message to the government to ‘Save
Diary of Events 5th November 2015 - Monday 9th November “Mouthpiece presents…Asian Youth Movement” 6pm, Regather Works Club 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield.  #1 in a series of radical histories talks, that seek to connect local communities with their history. The Asian Youth Movement was an anti-racist
“Kill the Bill” Rally against Tories’ anti-union laws - 5pm Outside Sheffield Town Hall Monday 2nd November  Bring your banners!   Sheffield Trade Union Council is stepping up the fight to stop the Tories new anti-union legislation which will severely restrict the right to strike – and push unions
Diary of Events 16th October 2015 - Saturday 17th October. Vigil against Israeli occupation of Palestine 12 noon Sheffield Town Hall The Palestinian popular resistance is on the rise; so is the Israeli brutal oppression in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Organised by Sheffield Palestine
diary of events 2nd October -   1. Sunday 4th October TUC rally against Tory Party Conference, Manchester Please join us (and tens of thousands of others!) in a massive street protest against Austerity – and especially the new attacks on Trade Union Rights! Organised by
Diary of Events 10th September 2015 -   Friday 11th September “Defend Our Unions” public meeting         7pm Central United Reform Chapel, Chapel Walk Speakers include Tosh McDonald (ASLEF President); Ian Hodson (BAFWU President); Rally against the Tories’ new anti-union Bill plus solidarity with Greek unions
Jeremy Corbyn to speak in Tudor Square (outside Crucible) - 2pm Saturday 29th August  There’s already been a fantastic response to the news that Jeremy Corbyn is coming to Sheffield this Saturday. In fact all 950 tickets inside Crucible Theatre went within 12 hours of going on Facebook! For this
diary of events -   Saturday 28th August Jeremy Corbyn comes to Sheffield!         2pm Crucible Theatre/Tudor Square The Crucibles’ entire 950 seating capacity was sold-out on Facebook within 12 hours! So Jeremy will speak first to the (inevitably!) big crowd outside Crucible
Diary of Events - This month’s top dates are:  Saturday 25th April – March for the NHS. Assemble 1100hrs Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. Organised by Peoples NHS this short march over just over a mile will proceed along Oakbrook Road through Nick Clegg’s constituency to
Diary of Events - This month’s 2 top dates are:  Saturday 18th April events in Sheffield City Centre. There’s a lot going on starting at 11am with the “Stop TTIP” International Day of Action on Fargate (look out for the gazebo near Norfolk Row).
NO! to Benefit Sanctions – Assemble 12pm at Hartshead Square, Sheffield, outside the Jobcentre Plus office. - NO! to Benefit Sanctions Stop Welfare Cuts NOW! National Day of Action Thursday 19th March 2015     Sheffield Trade Union Council today pledges its full support to UNITE Community’s National Day Action against Benefit Sanctions.   Assemble 12pm at
Diary of events March 2015 - Diary of Events (last updated 16th March 2015) 1. Monday 16th March Sheffield Peoples Assembly AGM 7pm. Sheffield Trades and Labour Club 2. Monday 16th March Sheffield Peoples NHS Alliance meeting 7 pm Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James
Diary of Events (last updated 22nd January 2015) - Diary of Events (last updated 22nd January 2015) Sunday 25th January 6.30pm-7.15pm Vigil outside City Hall re Victor Stallone’s links with Israeli Defence Force. Organised by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign Tuesday 27th January 2015 7pm Trades and Labour Club. Chris
 Monday 5th January “Action for Rail” national campaign day -   Can you help out with leafleting Sheffield rail station 0800hrs-0900hrs? Campaign led by rail unions RMT, ASLEF TSSA and UNITE against privatisation of our railways. We say bring it back into public ownership for a cheaper, safer and more
Diary of events (last updated 15th December 2014) -     Monday 5th January “Action for Rail” national campaign day. Leafleting Sheffield rail station 0800hrs-0900hrs Saturday 24th January Sheffield TUC Black Workers event Pakistani Muslim Centre Darnall (see flyer attached) N.B. STUC in discussion with PMC about possible       
UNITE Shelter Strike called off -   Concessions were made at ACAS talks today, and Shelter stewards have called off the impending strike (which was to start tomorrow) in order to put the concessions to the Shelter membership.   SO – THE PLANNED THREE DAY SHELTER
UNITE: STRIKE AT SHELTER - Sheffield Trade Union Council supports SHELTER UNITE members on strike this coming week over appalling pay cuts. Sheffield SHELTER UNITE members are based at Furnival House on Furnival Gate in the city centre. It would be great to see Sheffield
“Pots and Pans” protest v Autumn Statement (cos Austerity ain’t working!) - “Pots and Pans” protest v Autumn Statement (cos Austerity ain’t working!) 1730hrs 3rd Dec outside Sheffield Town Hall Sheffield Peoples Assembly event supported by Sheffield TUC   Brings some pots and pans to bang on Wednesday to make somne NOISE
In support of arrested Freedom Ride protesters - In support of arrested Freedom Ride protesters Monday 8th December Mass protest outside Sheffield Magistrates Court on Castle Street from 0845hrs onwards Post below from Dave Gibson (Barnsley Trades Council chair): The campaign to win back free train travel for
Aleida Guevara to speak in Sheffield  Tuesday 2 December, Sheffield - Aleida Guevara to speak in Sheffield Tuesday 2 December, Sheffield 2pm – University Of Sheffield SU Student Union Auditorium Western Bank, S10 2TG Ché Guevara’s daughter, Aleida, will be in Britain this winter for a short speaking tour and to participate in the Vigil
Saturday 29th November 1030 -1230hrs Poverty in Sheffield Today meeting. - Saturday 29th November 1030 -1230hrs Poverty in Sheffield Today meeting. Victoria Hall Sheffield (see flyer attached) doors open at 0930hrs for tea and coffee This meeting has been organised by Church Poverty Action, Sheffield Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Equality Group
Saturday 29th November 1000 -1230hrs Poverty in Sheffield Today meeting.  - Saturday 29th November 1000 -1230hrs Poverty in Sheffield Today meeting.  Victoria Hall Norfolk Street Sheffield (doors open 0930 tea and coffee provided) Reports on poverty in Sheffield today including the real story about Sheffield’s 12 Food banks and why people use them. What’s happening
Yorkshire and the Humber TUC Young Workers’ Event, Pay Politics and Pressure. - Yorkshire and the Humber TUC Young Workers’ Event, Pay Politics and Pressure. Saturday 29 November 2014 Domino Hall, Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA  10.am – 1.30pm (see flyers attached) Speakers: Colin Burgon (former MP and lifelong TU activist) Ian Pattison: (participant in $15 an hour
Sheffield TUC backs NHS strike on Monday 24th November - Sheffield TUC backs NHS strike on Monday 24th November PRESS RELEASE Sheffield Trade Union Council has added its voice to the many messages of support flooding in for our hard-pressed NHS workers taking strike action in Sheffield on Monday 24th
“SAVE RED LADDER” SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER - “SAVE RED LADDER” SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014/3-7pm Sheffield Hallam Uni Main Entrance, City Centre Campus, Howard Street S1 1WB.  A screening of two films about Red Ladder on Saturday November 15th between 3 and 7 in the Void Cinema at Hallam
Stop TTIP - Can you join 38 Degrees activists to lobby Government seminar on TTIP in Sheffield on Wednesday morning?
Freedom Ride - For some weeks now there have been growing protests about the withdrawal of concessionary travel by SYPTE on local train services.