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Sheffield TUC welcomes Jeremy Corbyn as Labour’s new Leader

Sheffield Trade Union Council today joins the massive chorus of support across the country in congratulating Jeremy Corbyn on his stunning success in Labour’s leadership election yesterday.   “Jeremy Corbyns’ decisive victory yesterday with almost 60% of the votes in the first round was overwhelming” said Martin Mayer, Secretary of Sheffield TUC. “This was a …

Louise Haigh MP launches petition against fracking in Sheffield

On Tuesday the Government announced that they have issued licenses which will fire the starting gun on the fracking process in an area covering up to 1,000 square miles nationwide, including here in Sheffield.  I, like many residents in Sheffield, am dismayed that the Tories have chosen to press ahead with their dash for shale …

Time to Act! National 1-day Conference in Sheffield 19th September

Please support the CACCTUG (Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Groups) National One-day Conference in Sheffield on Saturday 19th September.  The fight for a cleaner greener planet and an end to carbon gas emissions is part of the wider fight for a fairer freer future for all of us. Investing in green energy, insulation, public transport …

STOP the Tories’ Trade Union Bill

The government’s trade union bill threatens the basic right to strike. Together we can make the government rethink their plans. Join us and protect the right to strike ​​The trade union bill What is the trade union bill and why should we be concerned? Find out more Get involved Help us campaign to oppose this …

News and Events

Peoples Assembly National Demonstration Saturday 20th June 2015 At this moment, there is no escaping that every major party remains committed to an agenda of austerity. For this reason, The People’s Assembly is calling for a major national demonstration and festival in London on the 20th June 2015, just six weeks after the general election. Our …

It’s official: Osborne threatens Double Austerity

      Sheffield Trade Union Council today slammed George Osborne’s budget statement for promising massive austerity cuts at twice the rate we have seen so far. “Now no one can be left in any doubt what working people will face if the Tories get to form a new Government after the election on May …

News and Information Round-Up

News and Information Round-Up NHS Strike. Unions involved in the long-running dispute with NHS over pay have suspended their strike action scheduled for Thursday 29th January. Currently unions are consulting their members on a revised offer. You can read the details of the offer in Jeremy Hunt’s letter attached at the end of this email. …

UNITE Amey Electricians agree to improved offer

UNITE electricians based at Amey Council Work depot Olive Grove Sheffield have now settled their dispute. This follows a one day strike action earlier this month.   These UNITE members who are street lighting electricians have accepted an improved offer from management of 3.7% from 1st January 2015   Mark Keeling Unite Convenor Amey Sheffield …