Category «News»

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

Thanks but No Thanks Rishi Sunak!

PRESS RELEASE  Sheffield TUC slams “Austerity-in-Disguise” Budget No Action – to deal with record levels of poverty and inequality No Action – to fund cash-strapped public services e.g. NHS and Councils No Action – to fund public investment in a green recovery No Action – to “build back better” and not simply return to how …

UBER drivers win workers’ rights

PRESS RELEASE Sunday, 21 February 2021  Sheffield TUC welcomes historic Court of Appeal ruling Exploitative Bogus Self-Employment exposed Sheffield Trade Union Council Secretary Martin Mayer today welcomed Friday’s historic Court of Appeal ruling that UBER drivers are in fact workers and not self-employed contractors. “This historic ruling – from the highest court in the land – …

Sheffield TUC stands in silence today to remember HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 26th January 2021  Join Stand Up to Racism for Holocaust Memorial Day Online Event ‘Never Again’ 6pm tonight https://www.facebook.com/events/1145758509186655 Sheffield TUC joins millions of others in the trade union movement in remembering the shocking truth of the Nazi Holocaust today. “It is the time to remember and grieve for the 6 Million Jews who …

NEW YEAR MESSAGE FOR 2021

SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE!  A Happy New Year to all trade unionists and workers and your families – we wish you all a better year for 2021 than the year that’s just gone. The pandemic in 2020 exposed all the terrible fault lines in our society. We have seen how key workers have been …

MAKE OUR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES SAFE!

PRESS RELEASE 20 November 2020 Sheffield’s Education Trade Unions call on City Council to act now! * Stop COVID infection rates rising and spreading into the wider community! Sheffield’s Education Unions representing teachers, lecturers and support staff in our schools and universities have combined to write to Sheffield City Council Leaders urging action to make them …

“DON’T MAKE WORKERS PAY FOR TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS!”

PRESS RELEASE 21 October 2020  Sheffield is “The Low Wage Capital of the UK” You can’t live on 2/3 of Minimum Wage! £41M funding goes to business not workers We need funding for an effective local track and trace system NOW!                       Reacting to today’s announcement …

Sheffield TUC condemns the arrests of XR activists and we oppose the inappropriate – and vindictive – use of Section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act (1992)

Sheffield TUC supports the democratic right to protest in a free country and condemns the criminalisation of XR activists who picketed Rupert Murdoch’s News International and Lord Rothermere’s Daily Mail and General Trust (DGMT) as part of a climate action protest on 4th September 2020. We are appalled that police have used Section 241 of …