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Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Leeds University workers strike against managements’ ‘sacking clause’

Leeds University workers strike against managements’ ‘sacking clause’ UCU union members at Leeds University began a three-day strike on Wednesday. Management wants to bring in a new clause, Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR), for dismissing staff.

Fascists flop in Leeds

Fascists flop in Leeds  Around 250 trade unionists, socialists and activists rallied in Moortown, Leeds, last Saturday to protest against the racist English Defence League. The EDL has tried to stir up tensions on an estate by opposing a plan to convert a derelict pub into a community centre with Muslim prayer facilities.

Sainsbury's workers in Leeds defect from Usdaw to Unite

Over 100 members of the Usdaw union at the Sainsbury’s distribution centre in Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, have defected to the Unite union.

Leeds school students walk out in solidarity with Palestinians

Management and staff began panicking at Allerton Grange high school in Leeds today, Monday, when rumours spread that students were preparing to walk out in solidarity with Gaza.

Firefighters lead march through Leeds against fire service cuts

Firefighters lead march through Leeds against fire service cuts Hundreds of firefighters and their supporters marched through the centre of Leeds today, Saturday, against massive fire service cuts planned across West Yorkshire.

Construction workers protest at Leeds Arena building site

09 October 2012
Around 30 protesters converged on the Leeds Arena construction site on Friday of last week.

Hillsborough protest calls for Bettison to be sacked

02 October 2012
Around 30 people protested outside Millgarth Police Station in Leeds on Saturday of last week, in support of justice for the 96 who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Sparks protest against pay attack in London and Leeds

28 August 2012
Electricians and their supporters gathered at a site near St Pancras station in central London on Friday morning of last week.

Leeds council sacks a leading strategist behind the racist EDL

09 August 2012
A key figure in the shadowy network of strategists behind the racist English Defence League (EDL) has been sacked by Leeds City Council.

Climate caravan tour wins widespread support

22 May 2012
Climate activists are touring Britain with the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs. Some 30 people attended the caravan’s meeting in Leeds last week, with a similar number turning out in Derby.

Tories get in a pickle in Leeds

28 February 2012
Hundreds of anti-Tory protesters gathered in central Leeds last Saturday to tell communities secretary Eric Pickles he was not welcome.

Angry marchers show Eric Pickles he is not welcome in Leeds

26 February 2012
Hundreds of anti-Tory protesters gathered in central Leeds yesterday (Saturday) so that communities secretary Eric Pickles would know he was not welcome. Students, NHS campaigners and delegations of trade unionists marched from Woodhouse Moor to the Queen's Hotel, where Pickles was due to address the Tory local government conference.

Don’t take us for a ride, say Arrow Taxis drivers

04 February 2012
Scores of drivers at Leeds-Bradford Airport’s private hire taxi provider walked out on Friday of last week after 11 of them were suspended.

Pupil's parents 'gagged' in Leeds

06 December 2011
Parents of children at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, protested wearing gags outside the school on Thursday of last week.

Pickets win support in Otley

28 November 2011
Teachers at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, struck for three days last week.

Students and parents join Prince Henry's Grammar School strikers on the picket line

23 November 2011
Around 100 teachers, parents and school students picketed Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, this morning, Wednesday.

Leeds teachers strike against academy plans

22 November 2011
Teachers at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Lively anti-academy strike at Prince Henry's Grammar School

15 November 2011
Teachers at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, took part in a lively strike on Thursday of last week.

Miserable day for EDL racists in London and Leeds

11 October 2011
Supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were humiliated in central London last Saturday.

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