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'We're ready to fight back'

22 June 2010
More than 100 people joined the budget day protest in Leeds, with banners and flags from the PCS, Unison, NUT, CWU and UCU unions as well as the trades council, Stop the War and the Labour Representation Committee.

Splash wins extension for Leeds sport centre

22 June 2010
Months of campaigning by SPLASH, a users’ group who want South Leeds sports centre to stay open, has won a four-month extension.

List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

Leeds united as city rocks against racism once again

27 April 2010
More than 400 black, white and Asian people of all ages packed into a Love Music Hate Racism gig in Leeds last month.

Stopping the Nazis in Kent

20 April 2010
East Kent and Medway Unite Against Fascism activists leafleted outside the Gillingham versus Leeds football match at the Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham on Saturday.

Bosses retreat at Leeds - and strike is on at King’s

23 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds university called off a planned one-day strike last week after forcing management to climb down.

Leeds university lecturers set new strike date

10 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University are set to strike on Thursday 18 March. They will be striking on the same day as lecturers at Sussex University.

Rally in support of Leeds university workers

09 March 2010
Around 150 workers and students rallied in support of Leeds university lecturers on Thursday of last week.

Leeds lecturers force a retreat

02 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have won important concessions from their bosses by threatening to strike.

Leeds students sit in against the cuts

25 February 2010
Around 300 students and workers demonstrated at Leeds university today. They marched around the campus in defence of jobs and education.

Leeds education strike suspended

24 February 2010
The University of Leeds UCU lecturers’ union has suspended strike action planned for Thursday.

Leeds university: a fight to save education

23 February 2010
A major battle is on over education at the University of Leeds.

Leeds University workers set strike dates

13 February 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have set three days of strike action.

Leeds University lecturers vote to strike

09 February 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have voted strongly for strikes over job cuts.

Leeds University workers vote to strike

03 February 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have voted strongly for strike action over job cuts.

Anger grows in universities as attacks step up

02 February 2010
Resistance to the cuts across higher education is growing. Lecturers at Leeds university are coming to the end of their strike ballot and more groups of lecturers are preparing to join the fight.

Leeds University fight builds union

26 January 2010
The fight to save jobs at the University of Leeds has led to a massive rise in membership of the UCU union.

Unison attacks NEC member

26 January 2010
Unison union national executive member John McDermott is facing a union disciplinary hearing on 16 and 17 February in Leeds.

Student union says scab on strike

19 January 2010
Workers at the University of Leeds are balloting for strikes against a programme of cuts that would slash 10 percent of the university budget and impose compulsory redundancies.

Leeds university lecturers fight job cuts

12 January 2010
Workers at the University of Leeds began a ballot for strike action on Monday of this week. The lecturers, in the UCU union, are facing a massive assault.

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