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Leeds TUC organises solidarity with striking Northern Rail guards

In September and October, Leeds TUC has organised mobilisation of delegates to support the ongoing dispute of RMT members on Northern Rail in defence of the safety-critical role of the guard on trains. This dispute has been long-running with Saturday 6th October being the 30th day of strike action over the last two years. Leeds… Continue reading Leeds TUC organises solidarity with striking Northern Rail guards

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Leeds TUC calls on trade unionists to mobilise against the far right on July 7th

Leeds TUC is calling upon its affiliated to unions to join the mass counter-protest against the #FreeTommy demonstration in Leeds this Saturday, assembling from 12.30pm in Victoria Gardens. Following Tommy Robinson’s jailing in Leeds just over a month ago for contempt of court, a #FreeTommy demonstration in Leeds was followed by racist attacks on a… Continue reading Leeds TUC calls on trade unionists to mobilise against the far right on July 7th

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Leeds TUC opposes ‘Wholly-owned Subidiary’ plans at our hospitals

At its June 2018 delegate meeting, Leeds TUC passed the following motion in opposition to the plans to establish a ‘Wholly-owned Subsidiary’ and for the Labour group on Leeds City Council to step up its opposition to these proposals. ‘Leeds TUC notes the passage of a proposition at Usdaw ADM 2018 against NHS cutbacks, privatisation… Continue reading Leeds TUC opposes ‘Wholly-owned Subidiary’ plans at our hospitals

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March in defence of the NHS on it’s 70th birthday

Health Campaigns Together, in conjunction with the TUC and other organisations, has organised a national demonstration for Saturday 30th June in defence of the NHS. With the NHS’s 70th birthday coming up on 5th July, this demonstration aims to keep the focus of the celebrations on how, in the face of the government’s cutback and… Continue reading March in defence of the NHS on it’s 70th birthday

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Leeds Unison Ballots for Strike Action Against Wholly-owned Subsidiary Proposal

UNISON Leeds Teaching Hospitals branch has balloted its members for industrial action in estates and facilities, procurement, and medical engineering due to proposals by the trust to move these groups into a wholly owned Subsidiary. What are wholly owned subsidiaries? A wholly owned subsidiary is an organisation set up at arm’s length but still owned… Continue reading Leeds Unison Ballots for Strike Action Against Wholly-owned Subsidiary Proposal

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Hundreds of trade unionists take part in Leeds TUC ‘Tories Out’ May Day march

Several hundred trade unionists took part in this years Leeds TUC’s annual May Day march. The ‘Tories Out’ theme reflected that Tory government policy of austerity is simply not working for ordinary people, with a near decade of pay stagnation, increased numbers of zero-hour contracts, a housing crisis, and a National Health Service which is… Continue reading Hundreds of trade unionists take part in Leeds TUC ‘Tories Out’ May Day march