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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.

Sheffield bus drivers strike

27 October 2009
Around 750 drivers at First Bus in Sheffield struck for three days last week in a dispute over disciplinary and sickness procedures.

Sheffield Documentary Film Festival

13 October 2009
With entries from all over the world, this carnival of film is a must for anyone interested in the power of documentaries to inform and inspire.

Sheffield tram strike called off

13 October 2009
The Unite union has called off a planned three-day strike on Sheffield supertrams after the employer, Stagecoach, offered a revised pay offer.

Sheffield trams vote to strike

06 October 2009
Tram workers in Sheffield have voted to strike against a pay freeze. The Stagecoach Supertram workers are members of the Unite union. They voted by 135 to 15 for action up to and including a strike.

Sheffield unions' consultative ballot on single status

06 October 2009
Anger is growing over plans for a new pay structure that would mean wage cuts for some of Sheffield council’s lowest paid employees, including care assistants and Street Force street cleaning workers.

Another failing academy school

15 September 2009
New Labour’s academy programme has lurched into a new crisis with news that a £30 million academy school in Sheffield will be placed in special measures following an Ofsted inspection.

South Yorkshire bus workers to strike

07 July 2009
Bus workers at First South Yorkshire are set to strike on Friday of this week against a pay freeze. The action will hit services throughout Sheffield, and Rotherham.

London Hillsborough march

23 June 2009
Thousands of football fans marched through London last Saturday, demanding justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.

20 years after the Hillsborough disaster, state cover-up continues

14 April 2009
Thousands of people’s lives were torn apart 20 years ago this week when 96 Liverpool football fans were crushed to death at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield.

Don't let the authorities deport the Thulambo family

31 March 2009
Over 100 people joined a protest in Sheffield on Friday of last week to show support for the Thulambo family – Privilege and her two daughters, Valerie and Lorraine – who are threatened with deportation.

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