The following motion was passed at our July delegate meeting Leeds Trades Union Council notes: 1) The Earth’s temperature has already risen by 1 degree above pre-industrial levels. The IPCC report last autumn warned that we only have 12 years to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. 2) The tremendous impact of… Continue reading July motion
The following motion was passed at our May debate meeting That Leeds TUC supports the National Shop Stewards Network Conference on 6th. July. Further, that Leeds TUC affiliates to the NSSN.
Our April delegate meeting passed the following motion on Climate Change including supporting student strikes and move to a zero-carbon economy Leeds TUC Notes That the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who state humanity has just over a decade to radically reduce carbon emissions before catastrophic climate change is unavoidable. The IPCC’s Special Report on… Continue reading April motion
Flyer for Leeds May Day March & Rally 2019 with full event details.
At the March delegate meeting motions detailed below were passed on Veneula and Trans Pride. This branch/trade union council supports Labour’s position on Venezuela, namely, that we should accept the right of self-determination for countries and in this context we argue it is up to the 23m citizens of Venezuela to determine their future. We… Continue reading March Motions
2018 has been a somewhat politically volatile year, but Leeds TUC has remained steadfast as a voice for trade unions in Leeds. We’ve supported as ever a number of disputes in the city, with the longest running being RMT dispute over Driver-Only Operation on Northern Rail which has been a feature throughout the year, including… Continue reading Leeds TUC Annual Report 2018
At the February delegate meeting motions detailed below were passed on a Trades Council conference on climate change. This Trades Union Council is concerned that there seems to be an unwillingness to realistically confront the question of “man made” climate change and welcomes the offer from Unite the Union NE/GEO/12 branch to fund a Trades… Continue reading Febraury motions
Following our public meeting to discuss how councils can resist austerity and Leeds City Council’s 2019-20 budget, which includes adding £4.5 million to its general reserves, Leeds TUC will be organising a lobby of Leeds City Council’s budget setting meeting on 27th February to promote these proposals. We will be focussing on two points in… Continue reading Leeds TUC to lobby councillors for alternative budget proposals
This Tuesday Leeds TUC is hosting a public meeting to discuss an alternative, no cuts budget for Leeds City Council and how austerity impacting Leeds can be fought following the passing of a motion at our January delegate meeting and the work of our anti-austerity sub-committee in bringing together trade unions and local anti-austerity campaign… Continue reading We Need a People’s Budget Public Meeting
At the January delegate meeting motions detailed below were passed on commemorating working class history, the Women’s Lives Matter campaign and stewarding demonstrations, meetings and pickets. This Trades Council calls upon the Labour Group of Leeds City Council to set up a working group to look at commemorating more working class, Labour and trade union… Continue reading January motions