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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.

Bus workers defy bribes and head to picket lines

15 December 2009
Over 1,000 bus drivers in Leeds defied bribes of a "Christmas bonus" by striking over pay last Saturday.

Leeds bin workers keep an eye on council

01 December 2009
Refuse workers in Leeds marched back into work on Wednesday of last week after forcing council bosses to retreat on a number of attacks on their pay and conditions—but workers now have to make sure that the council sticks to its promises.

Lessons from attempt to turn Leeds university into a business

01 December 2009
Labour minister Peter Mandelson wants to turn universities into businesses – and he has chosen to start at Leeds university. Vice‑chancellor Michael Arthur is pushing it through.

First Bus in Leeds votes to strike

01 December 2009
Drivers at First Bus in Leeds have voted for strikes over pay.

Details of the Leeds bins agreement

24 November 2009
STREETSCENE DISPUTE Final Management Offer

Victory in Leeds for bin workers

24 November 2009
Refuse workers in Leeds have humiliated their council bosses—and shown that militant action can get results.

Protesting against cuts at Leeds University

24 November 2009
Up to 300 workers and students from Leeds University lobbied a meeting of the university council on Thursday of last week as managers discussed plans to make £35 million worth of cuts.

All out bin strike is rocking Leeds city council

17 November 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds are getting more determined by the day as they enter their 11th week of all-out, indefinite action.

Leeds University workers fight job cuts

17 November 2009
Over 200 workers packed into a UCU union meeting at Leeds university last week and voted overwhelmingly to back a ballot for industrial action against cuts. They also voted to show no confidence in the vice‑chancellor, Michael Arthur.

Leeds all-out bin strike into tenth week

10 November 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds have entered their tenth week of all-out, indefinite strike action—and their resolve is causing council bosses to wobble.

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