Category: News

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

WE OWN IT! Sign petition to take water back into public ownership

If you live in England, every time you turn on the tap, you’re lining the pockets of the privatised water companies and their shareholders. But the tide is turning! Across the world, communities are taking back control of water – and

Stand Up to Racism – major statement against far right

Major statement launched to oppose far right in Britain Read the statement in The Guardian here, sign the statement here Join the protests on 13 July against Trump and 14 July against the far right Public meeting with Diane Abbott MP on Saturday 23 June here Over

ETUC statement on the European refugees and asylum seekers emergency

ETUC statement on the European refugees and asylum seekers emergency, and on integration of migrants in European labour markets and society ETUC Executive Committee at its meeting in Sofia on Monday 25th June 2018 adopted this statement. The European Trade Union

What’s happening in Nicaragua? Message from Sheffield-Esteli Society

Message from Sheffield-Esteli Society How things have changed. There have been rumblings about Ortega-Murillo for years, opposition in the countryside to the canal, and in mid April,  dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of a forest fire in a nature reserve.

Emergency motion on Palestine – on the 70th anniversary of the NAQBA

The following motion was passed on Tuesday 22nd May (as amended) This Sheffield TUC expresses anger and outrage at the merciless killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli state security forces during the current protests, culminating in the slaughter of 52

The Housing Crisis – showing of “Dispossesion” film and discussion

The Housing Crisis And showing of the ground-breaking film “Dispossession” Thursday 26th April 2018 7pm Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QQ (doors open 6.45pm – lounge bar will be open) Entrance £5 on the door –

Sheffield TUC Motion on AMEY PLC and Tree Felling in Sheffield passed at Delegate Meeting 27.03.2018

Sheffield TUC opposes the consequences of the PFI deal for street improvements in Sheffield which has led to both widespread removal of the trees and the failure to meet the timescales for road improvements. If this work had been delivered

University staff are right to strike over Pensions!

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 22nd February 2018 USS_A4_Strike_poster_Jan18 Sheffield TUC supports UCU members on strike across UK Today Join the UCU strike rally at 12 midday on Friday 23rd February outside Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank S10 2TN Open

Jeremy Corbyn: Public ownership of energy to fight climate change

Jeremy Corbyn’s full speech at Labour’s Alternative Models of Ownership Conference on Sunday 11th February– setting out Labour’s vision for fighting climate change and building a just transition. It is a pleasure to close today’s conference, which has shown once

News you might have missed

Friday 09th February 2018 The government this week responded to the Taylor Review with its ‘Good Work Plan’, promising to raise awareness of employment rights among businesses and workers (but barely offering any new ones) and to place heavier sanctions