Category «Campaigns»

Youth Strike for Climate – next steps

The Sheffield YS4C march and rally on 20th September was a huge success and saw one of the largest demonstrations in Sheffield for many years. They  will be striking again on Friday 29th November. 1. Please ensure your trade union branch or other organisation is represented at the planning meeting on Saturday 9th November (see …

Stop and Scrap Universal Credit – “It affects us all!”

press release Universal Credit Campaigners to hand over petition to Louise Haigh MP Today, Friday 18th October 1.30pm outside Sheffield Town Hall Sheffield “Stop and Scrap Universal Credit” campaigners will today hand over a petition against the Government’s flagship welfare policy to Louise Haigh Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, outside Sheffield Town Hall at 1.30pm today. Louise and some …

Solidarity with Sisters of Kashmir!

Our speaker at the September Sheffield TUC Delegate meeting was a founding member of Sisters of Kashmir, a Sheffield group set up in response to Indian President Modi’s sudden withdrawal of Indian Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status on 5th August this year. What followed was a total lockdown, phones cut off, news blackout, social media suppressed and …

Sheffield’s trade unionists support the Youth Strike 4 Climate on Friday 20th September 2019

PRESS RELEASE 19th September 2019 Sheffield’s trade union branches are weighing in behind the school students striking for the climate tomorrow Friday 20th September, says Martin Mayer Secretary of Sheffield Trade Union Council, the city’s umbrella trade union body. “This time the school students are not alone” said Martin Mayer. “We have passed on dozens of messages …

Solidarity with YouthStrike4Climate Friday 20th September

The school children are organising another school strike on 20th September – and this time we want to show them real support from trade unions in the city. Greta Thunberg has been inspirational – and the school strikes have raised the profile of the climate emergency to a new level. They thought “ordinary people” would condemn the school children …

SHEFFIELD STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT! – July update

SHEFFIELD STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT! It affects us all! Email: sheffieldstopandscrap@gmail.com        www.facebook.com/Sheffieldstopandscrap/ Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit campaign c/o Sheffield TUC 200 Duke Street S2 5QQ Next Organising Meeting; 1230hrs till 1400hrs Wednesday 31st July Room 3 United Reform Church Norfolk Street Sheffield. Open to anyone willing to help make this campaign a success. …

Support National Trades Council’s motion to TUC Congress

Please see below the Motion from this year’s National Trades Councils Conference (held in Bournemouth on 8th 9th June 2019) to the 20-19 TUC Congress. Please lobby your own union for support as we expect it will meet with opposition from many unions.   Trade Union Councils are an essential part of the trade union movement and the real voice …

SAVE OUR FIRE SERVICE – NO JOB CUTS – NO REDUCTION IN FIRE ENGINE CREWS – NO CUT IN NIGHT TIME COVER – END AUSTERITY NOW

Please help us fight the Fire Service cuts! The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) need your help to stop another devastating (and unnecessary*) round of austerity cuts to OUR Fire Service 84 Firefighters’ jobs are at risk Fire engine crews to be reduced from 5 to 4 firefighters 50% cut in Sheffield night cover;  to be reduced to one …

International Workers Memorial Day Friday 26th April

Wreath laying ceremony and speeches by The Memorial Tree outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street 1230hrs- 1330hrs Friday 26th April 2019 “Remember the Dead – Fight for the Living” Opened by a representative of the Lord Mayor Cllr. Majid Majid And presided over by Sheffield TUC President Bob Jeffery Paul Blomfield MP and Louise Haigh MP (On behalf …

SHEFFIELD STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT!

“It affects us all!” Thanks to everyone for making this campaign a success. We have brought together a brilliant coalition of trade union branches, Labour and other party branches and a number of campaign organisations to fight back against universal credit. We don’t want it tinkering with. We don’t want them to pause and think. We say STOP AND SCRAP …