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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.

Kurdish protest in Sheffield

28 October 2008

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.

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.

Sheffield Remploy workers vote on strike

18 March 2008
Disabled workers at Sheffield’s Remploy Factory are voting for strike action, over the company changing workers’ conditions and outsourcing work.

Health round-up

04 March 2008
Sheffield Cutlers Hall Around 40 student nurses, health workers and patients gathered outside Sheffield’s Cutlers Hall on Thursday last week to protest against Virgin Healthcare’s attempt to make profits from the NHS.

Waged London: photographer Larry Herman on his new project

04 March 2008
Larry Herman was born in New York, and moved to Britain during the Vietnam War. Since then he has lived in Glasgow and Sheffield, but mostly in London.

IPCC decision: police used ‘proportionate force’ in woman’s arrest

15 January 2008
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) last week ruled that no action is to be taken against any police officers as a result of the arrest of a young woman outside a Sheffield nightclub.

Challenge to Remploy closures

11 December 2007
Disabled workers facing the loss of their jobs invaded one of the government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices in Sheffield on Friday of last week, on the first day of a strike in the DWP.

War and peace in Sheffield

13 November 2007
The 70th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s anti-war painting Guernica provided the centrepiece for a Sheffield Stop the War Coalition event. It was attended by more than 70 people on Friday of last week and was called to mark the cost of war over the remembrance weekend.

Solid strike against pay cuts at Sheffield hospital

11 September 2007
"If they want to make pay cuts – they should start at the top!"

Reports round-up

04 September 2007
Strike against pay cuts at Northern General Hospital Bulk stores workers, who are members of the Unison union, at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield took their third day of strike action on Monday against a planned 20 percent pay cut.

Sheffield General hospital walkout over pay cuts

21 August 2007
Health workers at Sheffield’s Northern General hospital walked out on Monday of this week over pay cuts imposed when management axed thousands of pounds in allowances.

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