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
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
Leeds TUC fully supports the BFAWU members in McDonalds taking strike action for the first ever time over job insecurity, working hours and low pay. We are part of organising a solidarity rally on 4th September at 4.30pm onwards outside the McDonalds on Boar Lane/Briggate – facebook event here You can also find out more… Continue reading Support the first ever #McStrike
Facebook event / Eventbrite page The Leeds Convention held on 3 June 1917 might possibly claim to be the largest ‘anti-war’ conference held in Britain during the First World War but in any case it has been described by Ralph Miliband as ‘perhaps the most remarkable gathering of the period’. It saw 3,500 people from… Continue reading Celebrate 100 years since the Leeds Convention in solidarity with the Russian Revolution
At its March delegate meeting, Leeds TUC passed the following motion calling on Leeds City Council to take measures to tackle air pollution in the city. “We note the recent authoritative and detailed report on air pollution in London stating that a quarter of schools & other educational institutions are exposed to illegally high levels… Continue reading Leeds TUC calls on Leeds City Council to tackle air pollution
Two of Leeds TUC’s delegates recently won awards presented to them at the Yorkshire & Humber TUC AGM this month. Haydn Moody – Long Service Outstanding Acheivement Award Haydn worked in transport for all of his working life starting at the age of 16 when he joined the TGWU and remaining an active Trade Unionist… Continue reading Leeds TUC delegates receive regional recognition
Join the facebook event here.