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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 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 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.

Bus workers fight for conditions

24 March 2009
Drivers in the Unite union working for First Bus in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster in South Yorkshire have voted by 403 to 42 in favour of strike action in a consultative ballot.

Sheffield activists may challenge academy result

28 October 2008
Campaigners against academy schools in Sheffield are considering whether to challenge a "consultation ballot" that took place in the city over plans to turn Parkwood School into an academy.

Kurdish protest in Sheffield

28 October 2008

Anti-academies round-up

07 October 2008
Parkwood School Anti Academies Alliance campaigners from around the country were out canvassing parents in Sheffield last Saturday, arguing for a no vote in a council ballot over whether Parkwood School should become an academy.

Sheffield academy ballot

30 September 2008
Sheffield council is running a ballot of parents over plans to transform Parkwood school into an academy.

Sheffield journalists plan further action

16 September 2008
Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at were set to take planning further industrial action on Wednesday of this week against management’s plans to make cuts.

Crucial vote on Sheffield academy

09 September 2008
Parents and teachers in Sheffield demanding high quality state education are preparing for a massive no campaign in a ground-breaking ballot on whether a local school is turned into an academy.

Sheffield star journalists vow to keep future bright

09 September 2008
Journalists at Sheffield Newspapers were due to walk out on Wednesday of this week in protest at job losses.

Sheffield journalists vote for action

02 September 2008
NUJ members working at Johnston Press newspaper the Sheffield Star and its sister titles have voted to take industrial action over cutbacks.

Sheffield journalists have no confidence in their editor

12 August 2008
Journalists in the NUJ union at Sheffield Newspapers have launched a campaign to fight back against redundancies after passing a vote of no confidence in the newspaper’s editor.

BNP busted in Sheffield

22 July 2008
Plans by the fascist British National Party (BNP) to hold a meeting in Sheffield last week were scuppered after protests by anti-Nazi campaigners.

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