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

Sheffield TUC press statement Coronavirus Special no.3: self-employed workers

Friday 27th March  Sheffield TUC welcomes Government package for self-employed But… No money till June Newly self-employed lose out “Bogus self-employed” on low incomes left desperate Migrant workers abandoned   Today Sheffield TUC welcomes the long-overdue package of measures announced yesterday to support self-employed workers, granting 80% of income to 95% (according to Rishi Sunak) …

PRESS RELEASE CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL No 2 Thursday 26th March

CORONAVIRUS FACT: Union members fare better on pay and job security  Sheffield TUC says the lesson is clear: “every worker should join a trade union” Sheffield Trade Unions are reaching out to help non-union workers via our SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE!  campaign  “Workers in trade union-organised workplaces are much more likely to keep their jobs during …

Coronavirus: how is your employer responding?

Sheffield TUC would like to know how your employer is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic Have you negotiated a collective agreement? Are you in talks, or waiting for talks? Has your employer acted unilaterally and imposed changes? Many individual Trade Unions are giving out advice to union reps how to deal with the Coronavirus. See …

affiliation to Sheffield Trade Council for 2020 is now due!

Please take note: affiliation to Sheffield Trade Council for 2020 is now due!   Affiliation form and invitation letter can be downloaded here:  STUC affiliation letter 2020    Sheffield TUC affiliation form 2020   In order to process 2020 delegate cards in time for our 163rd AGM on Tuesday 25th February, I do need to receive …

NEU Sixth form industrial ballot and strike

The strike ballot for sixth form colleges closed on 16 September and five out of six members voted to take action – 84 per cent of members voted Yes to action and Yes to saving the sixth form college sector.  Following that ballot, NEU members in sixth form colleges took strike action on three days …

New Union Organiser for Sheffield

SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! Sheffield TUC and BFAWU launch full-time post to organise low paid workers PRESS RELEASE Monday 6th January 2020  Today Monday 6th January 2020 our new Union Organiser Rohan Kon starts essential work bringing the message of trade unionism to thousands of low-paid, exploited workers in Sheffield. Sheffield TUC and BFAWU …

Christmas and New Year message from Sheffield TUC

The election of a Conservative Government for 5 more years was a devastating blow for trade unionists. Already the Government has announced a further restriction on the right to strike, imposing a minimum service agreement on transport workers. We have no expectations that the Government will scrap Universal Credit, outlaw zero hours contracts or make …

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 …