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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.

Mass pickets can win Leeds strike

22 September 2009
The strike is solid—most bins in Leeds have not been emptied since the action started more than two weeks ago.

Leeds bin workers are all-out against council’s £6,000 pay cuts

22 September 2009
Around 600 Leeds refuse workers have been on all‑out strike for more than two weeks in a battle against the Tory/Lib Dem council.

Leeds bin workers’ fury over bosses lies

15 September 2009
The all-out indefinite strike by over 500 hundred refuse collectors and street cleaners in Leeds has entered its second week. Many depots had large picket lines with some agency workers being persuaded to turn back.

Leeds refuse workers begin all-out strike

08 September 2009
Over 200 refuse and street cleaning workers in Leeds walked out on indefinite strike on Monday of this week in a dispute over pay.

Leeds council’s proposal is rubbish

01 September 2009
An all-out strike of some 600 refuse workers at Leeds city council is set to begin on Monday of next week.

Leeds bin workers to hold mass meeting

14 July 2009
Refuse workers in Leeds were to hold a mass meeting on Thursday of this week to discuss resistance to the council’s plans to cut their pay by up to £6,000 – around a third of their annual wage.

Leeds rallies against Nazis

16 June 2009
A 600-strong rally against the Nazi British National Party took place in Leeds on Saturday of last week. Trade unionists, community representatives, LGBT and disabled groups and Unite Against Fascism all addressed the rally.

Leeds College of Art and Design picket for pay rise

16 June 2009
Around 30 lecturers in the UCU union at Leeds College of Art and Design (LCAD) picketed their college on Wednesday of last week as part of their union’s "IOU" campaign to win the implementation of a nationally agreed pay rise.

Leeds bin workers refuse pay cuts

12 May 2009
GMB, Unison and Unite trade unions in Leeds say industrial action could be looming over the latest row over refuse workers’ pay.

Leeds: a stain on the city

14 April 2009
I came across the hidden history of David Oluwale while working in Leeds. I’d been away from the north for some years and Leeds seemed a very different city to the one I’d known in my youth. Back then it was tribes of beer-drinking Tetley Bittermen, goths, and football hooligans from the Service Crew. Mostly unpleasant, dark stuff.

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