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

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 …

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 …