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

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 …

Sheffield TUC and BFAWU sign partnership agreement

New Trade Union Organiser for Sheffield On 14 February in Sheffield the partnership agreement between Sheffield Trades Union Council and BFAWU (the bakers union) to employ a part time Sheffield Union Organiser to work on the Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise campaign was formally signed. The General Secretary of BFAWU, Ronnie Draper spoke at the …

RMT suspends Northern Rail strike Substantial progress in talks through the offices of ACAS has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on Northern Rail over the retention and the role of the guard on their trains. The company have now offered a guarantee of a conductor on all trains, …

Well Done RMT

Sheffield TUC says: “WELL DONE, RMT!” BREAKTHROUGH IN TALKS WITH NORTHERN RAIL AS STRIKES CALLED OFF  Sheffield Trade Union Council sends its warmest wishes to striking RMT members who – after 47 days of solid strike action- have ended their strike action on Northern Rail. This comes after a major breakthrough in the talks between RMT …

Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit Campaign

“It affects us all”  Campaign Objectives Sheffield TUC has called together all supporting organisations to collaborate in a joint campaign to Stop and Scrap Universal Credit. In order to launch this campaign effectively we are asking those supporting organisations to sign up to the following objectives, as agreed at an initial meeting held on 17th …

SHEFFIELD MAY DAY RALLY AND FESTIVAL

Saturday 4th May 2019 Sheffield Trades Council is organising a May Day rally and festival in Sheffield this year – for the first time for 20?/30? Years!! (We won’t be clashing with Chesterfield’s highly successful annual event which is on Bank Halliday Monday). We can’t do this on our own, nor do we want to. …