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This is the News section of Sheffield Trades and Labour Union Council.

IWGB Sheffield couriers strike resumes – MacDonald’s stores to be hit from Monday 10th January

Will Stuart Delivery recognise the IWGB union? Stuart’s attempt to bypass the union ends in farce ***** Support for Just Eat/Stuart Delivery drivers grows Sheffield trade unionists and students to join community pickets  Just Eat/Stuart Delivery courier drivers resume their strike from Monday 10th January following a suspension of action over Christmas – to give …

Sheffield IWGB Just Eat/Stuart Delivery strikes rattle employers

PRESS RELEASE 3 January 2022  Stuart Delivery forced to call “focus meeting” with drivers tomorrow Tuesday 4th January ***** Sheffield TUC tells Stuart “It’s time to recognise the Union and meet their reps to settle this dispute”  Following weeks of disruption to food deliveries across Sheffield in the run up to Christmas caused by striking …

Sheffield TUC supports STAGECOACH DRIVERS OUT ON STRIKE!

SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! 2nd week of all-out strike across S. Yorks is solid UNITE Drivers reject latest “improved??” offer by 95%  Sheffield TUC is calling on Stagecoach management to “stop playing games” and put a realistic pay offer on the table to settle this dispute. “How dare Stagecoach claim they have offered 9% …

UNITE calls 7-day all-out strike at Stagecoach across South Yorkshire over pay

Sheffield TUC urges support for UNITE bus drivers on STRIKE at Stagecoach                                       *** “It’s time to take back control of our bus services” says Sheffield TUC “We are proud to support UNITE bus drivers staging an all-out strike across South Yorkshire, as more than 560 workers, based at Stagecoach depots in Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham, …

CORONAVIRUS – WHERE’S PLAN B?

“Removing all restrictions was reckless” says Sheffield TUC ***** 1000 covid deaths per week is NOT “acceptable” ***** U.K. case rate is far higher than other major European countries Source: Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg and vaccination rate is now lagging behind Germany, France, Spain etc. The UK has the second-highest Covid-19 case rate in the world …

Sheffield First Bus Drivers say NO! to long hours

PRESS RELEASE Monday, 18 October 2021  93% vote for strike ballot to win back their agreement **** Sheffield TUC says “First Bus must restore safe working hours for drivers in Sheffield” *** Long hours =driver shortage = unreliable bus services  “We are fully in support of UNITE bus drivers in Sheffield who are demanding First …

Sheffield TUC welcomes re-opening of Liberty Steel

Up to 1000 jobs secured at Rotherham and Stocksbridge *** Privateer Sanjeev Gupta finds £50M to restart steel manufacturing “Sheffield TUC welcomes the announcement this week that Liberty Steel plants at Rotherham and Stocksbridge will reopen and begin making steel again” said Martin Mayer, Secretary Sheffield TUC. “This ends a long period of acute uncertainty …

“BORIS, THIS WON’T “FIX” SOCIAL CARE!”

PRESS RELEASE -Wednesday 8th September 2021 Help comes too little and too late for many struggling families *** Make the rich pay, not low paid workers! Of all the options available to pay for social care, national insurance is easily the worst *** Care sector is overstretched, understaffed, underpaid and fragmented. Government offers no solution! …