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

Sheffield TUC supports UCU lecturers on strike at both Sheffield Universities * 3 separate disputes involving over 2000 academic staff * 8 days all-out strike action from Monday 25th November

PRESS RELEASE; Sunday 24th November 2019 Sheffield TUC stands fully in support of over 2000 lecturers and other academic staff at University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University taking part in 2 national UCU dispute and one local dispute at Hallam University. Martin Mayer, Secretary of Sheffield TUC said “Lecturers are no longer the privileged …

Wanted. Full-Time Union Organiser for Sheffield

Sheffield TUC’s ground-breaking initiative to take on a part-time Union organiser has made great progress. But our Organiser Jack Pearson is leaving us and we urgently need to find a replacement. If you think you have the qualities required to fill this critically important role, please go to the following link to apply: https://www.indeedjobs.com/fast-food-rights/_hl/en_GB?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLm2bgyBz8ZTNxFzJWeTFhGE The …

Stop forced contract changes on ASDA workers!

Sheffield TUC today called on ASDA to stop forcing new contracts on its workers – contracts which will make many of them worse off and force them to work more flexible hours. “We support the GMB union, which has been campaigning vigorously to get ASDA to change course” said Martin Mayer, Secretary of Sheffield TUC. …

TUC Reps Guide on EU Settled Status

Please see attached a TUC Guide for union reps re the EU Settlement Scheme. PLease do circulate to your union reps/shop stewards. The link is here: TUC Reps guide on EU settled status This guide gives trade union reps essential information on the government’s EU Settlement Scheme and its plans for European Temporary Leave to Remain …

Sheffield TUC supports the Deliveroo Drivers!

South Yorkshire Couriers Network launched! Central Sheffield demonstration lunchtime Thursday 22nd August Deliveroo and other fast food delivers workers are getting organised! Sheffield TUC is proud to support couriers working for Deliveroo, JustEat, and other food delivery companies who are fighting back against low pay, exploitative working conditions, unfair parking charges and other issues. With …

Trade Unions in support of YouthStrike4Climate 20th September

Sheffield TUC is giving its support to the School Students who are striking for the climate on Friday 20th September – and we think trade union branches and their members should do the same! There IS a Climate Emergency and many more people now agree that this is one of the most pressing issues facing all of us. Following recent YouthStrike4Climate school …

Reinstate David Muritu sacked UCU Official Sandwell College

Please see statement below in support of sacked UCU Branch Official David Muritu, Sandwell College, as agreed at our June Delegate Meeting Sheffield TUC says “Reinstate David Muritu Now” Sheffield TUC calls for the immediate reinstatement of sacked UCU Official David Muritu. His dismissal by Sandwell College is a clear case of union victimisation and …

Come to Sheffield May Day Saturday 4th May – All Welcome!

  Organised by Sheffield TUC in collaboration with wider TU and labour movement. This will be the first properly organised May Day event in Sheffield for at least 20 years! Assemble Devonshire Green 1pm then march through city centre to Barkers Pool Rally on City Hall steps at 2pm. Keynote speaker Len McCluskey GS UNITE …

TUC dismisses Government’s “flimsy” workers’ rights proposals

Commenting on new government proposals on employment rights announced today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The prime minister has made a mockery of her own claim that Britain is leading the way on workers’ rights.” ”These are flimsy procedural tweaks. They come nowhere close to ensuring existing rights are protected. And they won’t stop workers’ rights …