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Sheffield council workers strike over wages

21 August 2012
Some 100 workers at Sheffield council struck over pay on Friday of last week. The GMB, Unite and Ucatt union members work as electricians, mechanics and in other craft trades.

Marches in Oxford and Sheffield gear up for autumn

17 July 2012
Up to 200 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners joined a march in Oxford last Saturday. It was called by Oxfordshire NUT and NASUWT unions.

Sheffield's all-out strike has shown that workers have power

10 July 2012
An all-out strike by 35 GMB union members at Sheffield Recycling Centres has been suspended.

Don’t let them torch our health service

03 July 2012
When the Olympic torch passed two Sheffield Hospitals last week, campaigners from the Sheffield Save Our NHS campaign decided to turn up with leaflets and banners.

Sheffield recycling workers all out for a second week against the cuts

03 July 2012
Workers at Sheffield’s privatised recycling centres are in their second week of an all-out strike against cuts to opening hours and their weekly pay.

Sheffield journalists ballot over job losses

26 June 2012
Journalists working for newspapers in Sheffield are preparing to ballot against job losses. Eight page production roles have been targeted at the Johnston Press division covering North Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Sheffield recycling strikers are going all out to win

26 June 2012
Some 35 GMB union members from Sheffield Recycling Centres began an all-out strike last Saturday.

Sheffield recycling workers staying out

19 June 2012
Recycling workers in Sheffield are preparing to escalate their strike campaign on Saturday of this week.

Sheffield doc/fest: A feast of facts

12 June 2012
This week will see Britain’s foremost documentary film festival take place in Sheffield.

Sheffield unions make protest battle plan

05 June 2012
Unions in Sheffield are determined to make the TUC anti-austerity march in October a massive show of strength.

Students' NUS to call national protest

01 May 2012
The National Union of Students (NUS) conference in Sheffield last week was a success for the left.

Remploy workers protest to stop factory closures

24 April 2012
Hundreds of Remploy workers demonstrated outside government offices in London and Sheffield on Friday of last week.

Sheffield: Maxine Bowler’s ‘Galloway bounce’

10 April 2012
We had a good team out for the bank holiday Monday, even though it was chucking down with rain. We were up at 7am—you have to be if you’re going to get into the flats.

Sheffield refuse workers vote for strikes

03 April 2012
Refuse workers in Sheffield could strike over pay.

Social housing residents vote for council control in Sheffield

06 March 2012
Residents in Sheffield have voted overwhelmingly to return the management of their social housing back to the local council.

Bakers ballot to stop attacks

14 February 2012
Around 800 food workers in the BFAWU union are balloting to strike over attacks on their terms and conditions at the Gunstones bakery in Sheffield.

Letters

10 January 2012
Police racism runs far deeper than they admit I was a student in Sheffield when Stephen Lawrence was murdered.

Anger on the streets of London as 10,000 students demonstrate

09 November 2011
The demonstration has now swollen to around 10,000 strong. It is noisy and militant, with delegations of students from across Britain, including Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Oxford and Brighton.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Pay strike at Bifrangi

06 September 2011
Workers at the Bifrangi automotive factory in Sheffield walked out on Monday for their fourth one-day strike over pay.

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