Category «News»

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

Sheffield TUC supports the Deliveroo Drivers!

South Yorkshire Couriers Network launched! Central Sheffield demonstration lunchtime Thursday 22nd August Deliveroo and other fast food delivers workers are getting organised! Sheffield TUC is proud to support couriers working for Deliveroo, JustEat, and other food delivery companies who are fighting back against low pay, exploitative working conditions, unfair parking charges and other issues. With …

Trade Unions in support of YouthStrike4Climate 20th September

Sheffield TUC is giving its support to the School Students who are striking for the climate on Friday 20th September – and we think trade union branches and their members should do the same! There IS a Climate Emergency and many more people now agree that this is one of the most pressing issues facing all of us. Following recent YouthStrike4Climate school …

Reinstate David Muritu sacked UCU Official Sandwell College

Please see statement below in support of sacked UCU Branch Official David Muritu, Sandwell College, as agreed at our June Delegate Meeting Sheffield TUC says “Reinstate David Muritu Now” Sheffield TUC calls for the immediate reinstatement of sacked UCU Official David Muritu. His dismissal by Sandwell College is a clear case of union victimisation and …

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 …