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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 …

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 this link for UCU strike leaflet USS_Strike_A5_flyer_Jan18   Sheffield Trades Union Council gives its full support …

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 again that it is our Party that is coming up with big ideas. And we’re …

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 on those who break the law (but only for the worst offenders). It is notable, …

Briefings on Low Carbon Industrial Region Mon 5 Feb in Leeds

LOOK! Places available at either of two sessions on Monday 5th February in Leeds about the Low Carbon Industrial Strategy for our Region. It’s free to attend – just send an email to jenny.patient@sheffieldclimatealliance.net to let her know 12.30-1.30pm and 5.30-6.30pm PCS meeting room at PCS 3rd Floor, Town Centre House, Merrion Centre, Woodhouse Lane …

NEU Teachers strike at Westways School S10

Sheffield Trade Union Council supports NEU (National Education Union) members at Westways Primary School who have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December.  There is the potential for further action after the Christmas break should there be no settlement of the dispute.  The school will …

BRITAIN CAN’T AFFORD ANOTHER TORY BUDGET

PRESS RELEASE  When the Tory Chancellor rises to present his November Budget Statement tomorrow, don’t expect any real good news for working class people. “Britain is the 6th wealthiest country in the world yet we have a record number of families using Food Banks thanks to a social security system that has been ripped apart leaving …