Category «Campaigns»

International Workers Memorial Day 1230hrs- 1315hrs Tuesday 28th April 2020

By ZOOM video call : https://zoom.us/j/95248079558 “Remember the Dead – Fight for the Living” Opened by the Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Downing Presided over by Sheffield TUC President Bob Jeffery STEVE TURNER Assistant General Secretary, UNITE the Union Louise Haigh MP and Olivia Blake MP On behalf of the Sheffield Labour MPs Cllr. Julie Dore  Leader, Sheffield City Council …

FUNDING APPEAL FOR SHEFFIELD UNION ORGANISER

SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! Our brilliant new Sheffield Union Organiser Rohan Kon started work on 4th January 2020, picking up where Jack Pearson left off. Already she has made a dramatic difference, linking up many young exploited workers, revitalising our Sheffield Needs a Pay Campaign, developing and training young workers and activists as “canvassers”, …

Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit campaign

Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit campaign met on Wednesday 29th January  – our first meeting after the general election. The election defeat on 12th December means Universal Credit is here to stay – for now… The campaign to Stop and Scrap Universal Credit must continue!  Food bank use is continuing to rise and extreme levels …

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 …