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Two-day strike by Sheffield NUJ

08 February 2011
Sheffield Newspapers NUJ union chapel workplace branch has called a 48-hour strike to begin on Wednesday of this week.

Teachers in Rotherham step up the fight

01 February 2011
Teachers in Rotherham stepped up their campaign against compulsory redundancies last week by striking for three days—and leading a 500-strong march in Sheffield against Tory cuts.

Solid strike at Jobcentre Plus

20 January 2011
Around 3,000 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union are striking today (Thursday) and tomorrow over attacks on their working conditions. Their action is severely hitting seven "contact centres"—former benefit processing centres—in Glasgow, Newport (Gwent), Norwich, Sheffield, Bristol, Makerfield and Manchester—that Jobcentre Plus management want to turn into call centres.

Video: Grace Petrie - Emily Davison Blues

14 December 2010
Grace Petrie performing "Emily Davison Blues", outside Nick Cleggs Sheffield Constituency Office. 13th December 2010

Sheffield school students on the march

07 December 2010
Around 250 school students from King Edward school in Sheffield have marched on the city’s Town Hall this evening.

Sheffield GMB union supports student fight

07 December 2010
The GMB union’s S38 branch in Sheffield this week voted to pay for a coach to take students to Thursday’s London demonstration.

Reports from a national day of protest against Vodafone

30 October 2010
We have reports of protests in Sheffield and Edinburgh, as well as those listed below. Protesters held picnics outside several stores.

Sheffield council tries to impose new terms and conditions on workforce

26 October 2010
Liberal Democrat-run Sheffield council is threatening to issue HR1 redundancy notices to all its 8,400 non-school staff in an effort to bully workers into accepting worse terms and conditions.

Sheffield: a debate on the way forward

26 October 2010
The TUC’s regional rally in Sheffield last Saturday saw a sharp debate about the strength of the working class—and the kind of action we need to stop cuts.

Letters

12 October 2010
Letters

Sheffield says Clegg’s a Tory

07 September 2010
Around 500 people protested against deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s visit to Sheffield last Friday.

More union branches line up to back Right to Work demonstration

17 August 2010
The Eastern Number 4 branch of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Sheffield Green Party and Rotherham Hospital Unison branch are the latest organisations to back the 3 October protest.

Strike to defend Sheffield tram rep

10 August 2010
Tram workers in Sheffield plan an all-out strike from Monday after bosses refused to deal with a union rep.

Council cuts around the country

03 August 2010
Darlington: £22.6 million cuts from its £107 million budgetBirmingham: cutting £75 million and planning to axe up to 2,000 jobs and shut care homesDudley: revised its cuts up from £30 million to £70 millionCroydon: pushing through £1.7 million cuts in staff costs. Planning to cut funding to ten projects for voluntary groups that support disabled and young peopleAndover: announced £30 million worth of cuts to children’s services, which will slash 185 jobsSheffield: announced an immediate £6.5 million cutsJersey:

Tram workers stand up for union

03 August 2010
Supertram workers in Sheffield have voted to strike over the derecognition of a union rep.

Sheffield Supertram workers may strike to defend rep

27 July 2010
Supertram workers in Sheffield are voting on strike action over the de-recognition of one of their union officials.

Housing activists discuss attacks

06 July 2010
Defend Council Housing is holding a national meeting in Sheffield this Saturday.

Letters

29 June 2010
Lib Dems betrayed us Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Sheffield city centre on Tuesday of last week to protest at the Con-Dem government’s emergency budget and its attacks on working class people.

Protests on budget day

22 June 2010
Sheffield Many of the speakers at the Sheffield rally of more than 400 people were bitter about the loss of the £80 million loan for Sheffield Forgemasters and directed their anger towards city MP and deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as well as the city’s Lib Dem council.

List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

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