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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.

First Bus in Leeds votes to strike

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

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.

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.

Details of the Leeds bins agreement

24 November 2009
STREETSCENE DISPUTE Final Management Offer

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.

Leeds bins: Investigation begins into employment of scabs

03 November 2009
The all-out indefinite strike by Leeds refuse workers, which is now into its ninth week, is putting Leeds city council bosses under increasing pressure.

Brighton bin workers set to follow Leeds

03 November 2009
Brighton’s refuse collectors are set to start a work-to-rule on Thursday – followed by a week-long strike.

Leeds Marches on against Nazis

03 November 2009
More than 1,000 anti-fascist protesters opposed the invasion of Leeds by several hundred supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.

Leeds bin workers vote to reject council's rubbish 'final offer'

27 October 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds last week voted by a massive 92 percent to reject a "final offer" from the council and continue their all-out action.

Leeds bin workers vote to continue all-out strike

21 October 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds today voted by a massive 92 percent to reject a "final offer" from the council.

Council retreats in face of Leeds bin strike

20 October 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds have forced the council into a dramatic climbdown in their bitter dispute over planned cuts that would see some workers lose £6,000 a year.

Jobs rally in Leeds

13 October 2009
Over 200 workers and students at the University of Leeds were joined last Thursday by staff from Leeds College of Art and by striking bin workers in a rally to defend jobs and education.

Bin workers stay strong in Leeds

13 October 2009
Refuse workers at Leeds city council have entered their sixth week of all-out strike action – and they are vowing to stay out until Christmas, or even longer, if that’s what it takes.

All-out Leeds bin strike in the balance

06 October 2009
Talks are taking place between unions and Leeds council to resolve the all-out bin strike in the city, which is now in its fourth week.

Action is biting as Leeds bin workers fight back

29 September 2009
The determination of Leeds council bosses to cut services is becoming clear after three weeks of an all‑out strike by refuse workers.

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