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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

Trade Union News from Leeds

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

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Succesful People’s Budget Public Meeting held by Leeds TUC

On 13th February, Leeds TUC held a succesful public meeting bringing together local campaign groups and trade unionists to discuss how we can challenge austerity locally. Campaigners spoke from Leeds Keep Our NHS Public, the RMT union, LS26 Homes campaign, Save Fearnville Fields campaign, Unite the Union, Women’s Lives Matter campaign and the Sheffield TUC-backed… Continue reading Succesful People’s Budget Public Meeting held by Leeds TUC

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Leeds TUC shows solidarity with Picturehouse strikers

Picturehouse workers, at 6 cinemas in London, have had an ongoing dispute over being paid the London Living Wage. Starting from a dispute at the Ritzy cinema, workers eventually forced a deal out of the employers, however this has since been reneged upon. To coincide with the latest round of strike action, on Saturday 16th… Continue reading Leeds TUC shows solidarity with Picturehouse strikers