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Strike at East North East Homes to reinstate union steward

12 August 2008
Workers in East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL) were set to take a second day of strike action on Thursday of this week. The strike is in defence of their trade union rights and Unison union convenor, John McDermott.

Leeds demonstration for suspended ENEHL convenor

22 July 2008
Over 30 Unison union members in Leeds demonstrated outside the Head Office of East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL) last Thursday while a meeting of the board of directors was taking place.

Unite NHS day of action

22 July 2008
Members of the Unite union working in the NHS organised a national day of action over the three-year below-inflation pay deal imposed on health workers. Union members in London, Brighton, Norwich, Liverpool, Manchester, Nuneaton, Leeds, Poole, Belfast and Nottingham all held protests.

Leeds housing workers strike to defend John McDermott

16 July 2008
Over 200 Unison union members struck on Wednesday of last week in defence of their trade union and John McDermott, their Unison convenor, national executive and service group member.

Schools round-up

16 July 2008
Rodillian High School Teachers in the NUT union at Rodillian High School in Leeds struck on Tuesday of this week against proposals to increase their teaching hours from 21 to 22 hours a week.

Leeds strike to defend union activist

08 July 2008
Workers at East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL) were set to strike this Wednesday in defence of Unison union activist John McDermott

Martyn Paul Gilleard: the Nazi who had nail bombs

24 June 2008
The reality of the intentions of Britain’s Nazis was revealed last week. Martyn Paul Gilleard from Goole was on trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Single status round-up

06 May 2008
Leeds Some 200 refuse workers in Leeds took a second day of strike action last Thursday over the implementation of a single status pay deal.

Leeds council workers to strike over single status

22 April 2008
Leeds council refuse workers and cleaning staff are set to stage two 24-hour strikes over the next week, including on the day of the local elections, over single status pay cuts.

Strangely Familiar: Photographs by Eric Jaquier and Peter Mitchell

08 April 2008
This is a stunning exhibition of photographs that draws out the changing scenery of the city of Leeds over the last 40 years.

Gordon Wray 1934-2008

18 March 2008
Comrades in Leeds were saddened by the news that Gordon Wray passed away on 10 March. Gordon was a lifelong socialist and trade unionist.

Fighting single status cuts in local government wages

26 February 2008
Over 50 angry and worried GMB union members, demonstrated outside Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday of last week. The union wanted to lobby the council meeting, to show its opposition to pay cuts of up to £6,000 a year included in the council’s single status deal.

Council workers resist single status attacks

19 February 2008
Leeds Angry refuse and street cleansing workers in Leeds are to demonstrate on Wednesday of next week against Leeds council’s proposal to take up to £6,000 each year from their pay packets.

Single status round-up

17 December 2007
Leeds workers reject pay deal Leeds council workers in the GMB union have voted two to one against a single status pay deal.

Leeds GMB members reject single status deal

13 December 2007
LEEDS COUNCIL workers in the GMB union have voted two to one against a single status pay deal.

Leeds ballot on single status

11 December 2007
Some 5,500 GMB union members who work for Leeds City Council are balloting on the council’s single status pay and grading system.

Leeds International Film Festival

23 October 2007
The 21st Leeds International Film Festival aims to give space to the films and documentaries that are often denied mainstream screenings.

Leeds Housing Workers Strike

19 October 2007
Members of Unison union, who work for Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (Bitmo) in Leeds, took one day of strike action last Monday.

Reports round-up

20 June 2007
Leeds strike over redundancies Teachers and support staff at Fountain Primary school in Morley, Leeds, held a one-day strike on Wednesday of last week.

'Nationality: Wog' - the police hounding of David Oluwale

29 May 2007
Kester Aspden's new book Nationality: Wog – The Hounding Of David Oluwale is an extraordinary piece of social history that investigates the persecution and lonely death of David Oluwale in 1960s Leeds.

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