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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 …

ITF Solidarity

5 December 2014 Dear Martin, Solidarity: South Yorkshire Freedom Riders Victory Rally, 8 December 2014, Sheffield We are writing in solidarity with you and all the unions, organisations and members of the public who have demonstrated such resilience and strength in fighting injustice in South Yorkshire. By taking direct action in response to cuts to …

Thank you from the Amalgamated Transit Union

Thank you from the Amalgamated Transit Union Martin Mayer, Secretary, UNITE Bob Jeffery, President, UCU   Dear Mr. Mayer and Mr. Jeffery,   On behalf of the 190,000 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) throughout North America I would like express our solidarity and heartfelt congratulations, as you celebrate the victory won by your …

“The Failed Experiment” by Andrew Fisher on 30 years of neo-liberalism

“The Failed Experiment” by Andrew Fisher on 30 years of neo-liberalism Today is George Osborne’s Autumn Statement where we will have yet another tranche of neo-liberalism thrown at us in the form of another instalment of Austerity. So I thought it would be very pertinent to share with you the report of Andrew Fisher’s talk to last month’s Sheffield Trade Union Council meeting about neo-liberalism and the effects this has …

SOUTH YORKSHIRE “FREEDOM RIDERS” VICTORY RALLY

SOUTH YORKSHIRE “FREEDOM RIDERS” VICTORY RALLY Assemble outside Sheffield Magistrates Court Castle Street 0900hrs Monday 8th December 2014 then  march to Sheffield Railway Station   Please come and join us for a massive Victory Rally in Sheffield on 8th December. Something remarkable happened in South Yorkshire this year when literally hundreds of pensioners and disabled …

In support of arrested Freedom Ride protesters

In support of arrested Freedom Ride protesters Monday 8th December Mass protest outside Sheffield Magistrates Court on Castle Street from 0845hrs onwards Post below from Dave Gibson (Barnsley Trades Council chair): The campaign to win back free train travel for older people in South Yorkshire is now well into its 9th month. In all that …