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

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! …

JOB ADVERTISEMENT for UNION ORGANISER for SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE

ROLE ADVERTISEMENT: Union Organiser   Introduction Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise is an initiative of Sheffield Trades Union Council (Sheffield TUC) in partnership with the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).   An increasingly large section of the UK’s economy is built on the backs of under-unionised workers in service industries. Despite being profitable …

Forgemasters to return to public ownership

“The only sensible decision we’ve heard about our steel industry for some years” says Sheffield TUC  Sheffield Trade Union Council today welcomed the Conservative Government’s decision to secure the future of Sheffield Forgemasters by taking it back into public ownership. “Finally the Government has seen sense and taken over Sheffield Forgemasters to secure its future …

Sheffield TUC says: STOP THIS SICKENING RACIST ABUSE

“We deplore the abusive messages sent to Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka.” **** TAKING THE KNEE IS NOT “GESTURE POLITICS” When government ministers seemingly condone fans booing the “taking the knee”, the racists are emboldened ***** Tory anti-immigrant rhetoric and their “hostile environment” is fanning the flames of racism *** Sheffield Stand Up …

STOP THE FORCED EVICTION OF PALESTINIANS FROM SHEIKH JARRAH DISTRICT, EAST JERUSALEM

Solidarity with Palestinians Resisting Ethnic Cleansing and Violence from Israeli Security Forces *** We condemn the Israeli bombing of civilian areas in Gaza ** Protest rally today 6pm Tuesday 11th May outside Sheffield Town Hall  Sheffield TUC is supporting protest action called tonight by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine in support of the …

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 …