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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.


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.

Sheffield journalists to strike

12 July 2011
Some 40 journalists in Sheffield were set to begin an indefinite strike on Friday of this week against job losses.

Unison round-up

07 June 2011
University of Sheffield More than 700 low paid workers at the University of Sheffield struck against pension cuts on Thursday of last week.

We’re not all in it together - as bosses’ pay rockets by 32 percent

31 May 2011
Gareth Lane is 30 years old and has been unemployed for four months. He lives in Sheffield.

Sheffield strikes!

24 May 2011
Members of the UCU union at Sheffield College took part in six days of strikes last week.

Sheffield school to ballot for strikes over redundancy

17 May 2011
Teachers at City secondary school in Sheffield, south Yorkshire, are to ballot for strikes against a compulsory redundancy.

Sheffield lecturers walk out over job cuts

03 May 2011
Lecturers at Sheffield College struck on Wednesday of last week in protest at bosses’ plans to cut jobs.

Fight for jobs spreads across colleges and universities

12 April 2011
UCU members at Sheffield College and the University of Stirling have voted to strike against job losses.

Lib Dems hide away as Sheffield shows its rage

15 March 2011
Class anger raged through the streets of Sheffield last Saturday as 5,000 people marched on the Lib Dem conference—barricaded behind eight-feet high steel fences in Nick Clegg’s home city.

5,000 protest in Sheffield as Lib Dems cower behind fence

13 March 2011
Some 5,000 people marched on the Lib Dems' spring conference in Sheffield on Saturday.

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