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NEU Sixth form industrial ballot and strike

The strike ballot for sixth form colleges closed on 16 September and five out of six members voted to take action – 84 per cent of members voted Yes to action and Yes to saving the sixth form college sector.  Following that ballot, NEU members in sixth form colleges took strike action on three days …

New Union Organiser for Sheffield

SHEFFIELD NEEDS A PAY RISE! Sheffield TUC and BFAWU launch full-time post to organise low paid workers PRESS RELEASE Monday 6th January 2020  Today Monday 6th January 2020 our new Union Organiser Rohan Kon starts essential work bringing the message of trade unionism to thousands of low-paid, exploited workers in Sheffield. Sheffield TUC and BFAWU …

Christmas and New Year message from Sheffield TUC

The election of a Conservative Government for 5 more years was a devastating blow for trade unionists. Already the Government has announced a further restriction on the right to strike, imposing a minimum service agreement on transport workers. We have no expectations that the Government will scrap Universal Credit, outlaw zero hours contracts or make …

Sheffield TUC supports UCU lecturers on strike at both Sheffield Universities * 3 separate disputes involving over 2000 academic staff * 8 days all-out strike action from Monday 25th November

PRESS RELEASE; Sunday 24th November 2019 Sheffield TUC stands fully in support of over 2000 lecturers and other academic staff at University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University taking part in 2 national UCU dispute and one local dispute at Hallam University. Martin Mayer, Secretary of Sheffield TUC said “Lecturers are no longer the privileged …

Wanted. Full-Time Union Organiser for Sheffield

Sheffield TUC’s ground-breaking initiative to take on a part-time Union organiser has made great progress. But our Organiser Jack Pearson is leaving us and we urgently need to find a replacement. If you think you have the qualities required to fill this critically important role, please go to the following link to apply: https://www.indeedjobs.com/fast-food-rights/_hl/en_GB?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLm2bgyBz8ZTNxFzJWeTFhGE The …

Stop forced contract changes on ASDA workers!

Sheffield TUC today called on ASDA to stop forcing new contracts on its workers – contracts which will make many of them worse off and force them to work more flexible hours. “We support the GMB union, which has been campaigning vigorously to get ASDA to change course” said Martin Mayer, Secretary of Sheffield TUC. …

TUC Reps Guide on EU Settled Status

Please see attached a TUC Guide for union reps re the EU Settlement Scheme. PLease do circulate to your union reps/shop stewards. The link is here: TUC Reps guide on EU settled status This guide gives trade union reps essential information on the government’s EU Settlement Scheme and its plans for European Temporary Leave to Remain …

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 …