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Sheffield TUC motion on Nicaragua

The following motion was passed at the Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting on 24th July 2018 This Sheffield Trades Council wishes to send our support to our brothers and sisters within the trade union movement in Nicaragua. We denounce the attempts by the right wing opposition forces and the violence they are using to bring down …

Funding launch for Sheffield Area Union Organiser

Appeal launched to union branches, other organisations and individuals to help create £10,000 initial fund  Sheffield TUC has pledged £4000 in a brand new funding drive to recruit a specialist union organiser for the Sheffield area. This new role will be targeting workers in low pay jobs and/or insecure work, who now comprise a staggering …

Sheffield Supertram Strike 9th and 12th July

Sheffield Supertram Strike 9th and 12th July * Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise says “Pay up now!” * City Trade Unions to rally behind UNITE members fighting for decent pay   Sheffield Trade Union Council today pledged its full support for UNITE members at Sheffield Supertram fighting for a proper pay rise, as strikes are …

Say Goodbye to PFI!

Subject: Bye Bye PFI Hi Martin – You may not have heard of ‘PFI’ but it’s had a big impact on workers, public service users and taxpayers. Click the image below to watch our video explainer and find out why we’re calling on the government to say ‘Bye Bye to PFI’: The collapse of Carillion (a company …

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 50 key MPs, trade unionists, faith leaders and anti-racist campaigners have signed a major statement opposing the growth …

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 Confederation (ETUC) is outraged but not surprised by the upsurge of the humanitarian crisis involving …

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. An April 16th announcement of pension cuts and social security payment rises was  followed by …

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 – £3 concessions* Introduction by Carrie Hedderwick, Sheffield People’s Assembly And Mark Seddon Labour Party Following …