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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.


12 October 2010

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.

Tram workers stand up for union

03 August 2010
Supertram workers in Sheffield have voted to strike over the derecognition of 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:

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.


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

TUSC tapping the anger against Labour

07 May 2010
Maxine Bowler stood for TUSC in the Brightside and Burngreave constituency in Sheffield. She won 1.7 percent of the vote.

TUSC round up: Taking the socialist message across the country

27 April 2010
Sheffield Housing issues and the economic crisis are at the heart of discontent in Sheffield, where Maxine Bowler is standing for MP and councillor.

Journalists to ballot at Johnston Press

23 March 2010
Journalists at Johnston Press Group in Scarborough and Sheffield are to vote on strike action.

TUSC shows its teeth

16 March 2010
Sheffield Around 30 people joined leafleting in Burngreave, Sheffield, where Maxine Bowler is standing against Labour MP David Blunkett.

The week in quotes

09 March 2010
"As a director of Bond Street stationery firm Smythson and daughter of aristocrat Sir Reginald Sheffield, Mrs Cameron is not a natural Labour supporter—but she was a black-clad ‘goth’ in her teens."The Daily Mail newspaper’s sharp understanding of Labour voters helps it explain why David Cameron’s wife may have once voted for the party

Sheffield fight gets gains

17 November 2009
Bus workers at First’s giant Olive Grove depot in Sheffield have suspended their strike action after winning significant gains over agreement procedures and disciplinaries.

Firefighters, bus and post workers - Sheffield is a city of strikes

03 November 2009
Around 100 striking firefighters, bus drivers and postal workers came together at a rally last Saturday on the Central Fire Station picket line. It had been built by their CWU, FBU and Unite unions at four days notice.

Sheffield's glorious autumn of discontent

27 October 2009
"Three Strikes And We’re Out" was the front page headline of the daily Sheffield Star newspaper on Thursday of last week.

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