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Newspapers round-up

10 March 2009
Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post NUJ journalists’ union members at the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post newspapers in Leeds struck again last week over redundancies.

John McDermott: union activist sacked for representing members

10 March 2009
Unison union members in Leeds and across the country were shocked and angered last week at the news that East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL) had sacked John McDermott.

ENEHL strike for victimised Unison convenor

03 March 2009
Workers in East North East Homes Leeds struck on Tuesday of this week in defence of John McDermott, their Unison union convenor who is a member of the union’s national executive.

Rising action against assault on media jobs

24 February 2009
Over 140 workers at Yorkshire Post Newspapers in Leeds struck from Thursday of last week to Sunday, as part of the wave of resistance to job losses sweeping the newspaper sector.

Leeds council stewards to discuss response to job cuts plan

24 February 2009
Unison union stewards in Leeds council were set to meet on Wednesday of this week to discuss their response to the council’s plans to axe at least 450 jobs.

Lobby in Leeds to support ENEHL workers

03 February 2009
Over 100 workers joined a lobby of Leeds councillors on Wednesday of last week to support workers in East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL) and Unison union convenor John McDermott.

The Hounding of David Oluwale – interview with Daniel Francis

27 January 2009
David Oluwale was last seen alive on the night of 17 April 1969, as he was being beaten by police officers in Leeds. Two weeks later his body was pulled out of the River Aire.

Strikes planned at ENEHL

15 December 2008
Unison union stewards in East North East Homes Leeds (ENEHL), voted overwhelmingly to resume industrial action in January, in a dispute over trade union rights and the victimisation of union activist John McDermott.

Leeds anti-Nazi protest is music to our ears

21 October 2008
The fascists were humiliated in Leeds last weekend after hundreds of young people turned out to block their attempts to whip up race hatred in the city.

Day of action at East North East Homes

19 August 2008
Workers in East North East Homes Leeds held a successful day of strike action in defence of their Unison union convenor John McDermott, who has been suspended from work.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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