Category Archives: Local campaigns

Cut backs at Bramley pool stopped

Campaigners celebrated winning their battle to against reduction in opening times for Bramley Baths. Over the last few weeks, schoolchildren have marched against plans to slash hours in half. This was part Leeds City Council’s recent decision to make £90m of cuts. Older campaigners joined in, some of who have been using the baths since [...]

All together for the NHS day – April 2nd

Saturday 2nd April 2011, 12:00pm Millenium Square, outside Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3HE [map] It was a little unclear whose event this was, at first. Although All Together for the NHS Day was originally announced by Unison, and members of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Branch were there with their banner, the initiative in Leeds appears [...]

Weekly Newsletter – 13th March

There’s been some great events over the last week including the International Women’s Day rally and the demonstration in Sheffield at the Lib Dem conference where 3 thousand people (including a coach full from Leeds) protested against the cuts and the betrayals of the Lib Dems. See below for upcoming events: 1. Coalition of Resistance [...]

Don’t Cut the Day Centres

Wednesday 16th March from 10am Outside Leeds Civic Hall On March 16th, the council are holding their next meeting to discuss cuts to mental health day centres. We will be protesting outside the Civic Hall from 10 a.m. Please publicise and support this protest. Called by The Vale and Stocks Hill Day Centre Users Group

Kettle Pickles

We have been contacted about a protest taking place in Halifax. Eric Pickles MP is coming to Halifax on Friday 25th March Meet outside the Shay Stadium at 11am The local Tories are charging £35 a head to hear the great words of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and co-architect of the [...]

International Women’s Day rally – protest the cuts!

Tuesday 8th March, 17:30 – 18:30 Dortmund Square, Leeds This International Women’s Day should be a day of protest against cuts and privatisation. 72% of the cuts will fall on the shoulders of women – working women, unemployed women and young women facing a raft of attacks on their access to education. 100 years ago [...]

Wakefield protest against cuts

A demonstration took place today outside County Hall in Wakefield, where councillors were to hold their budget meeting. The council has been planning £67 million of cuts, which threaten the loss of 1,700 jobs. Union representatives are already fearing compulsory redundancies. Other measures include reduction in the frequency of bin collections, and increase in the [...]

Leeds Newsletter 27th Feb

Coalition of Resistance Newsletter 27th Feb This week we shut down Leeds City Council in protest against the cuts, they reconvened in secret and passed £90 million worth of attacks on our jobs and services. The fight against cuts can be won – see below how to get involved. 1. Report of how we shut down Leeds [...]

How We Shut Down Leeds City Council

On Wednesday 23rd Feb, workers, students and unemployed of Leeds shut down the City Council meeting and temporarily stopped them passing their cuts budget. Leeds council, a council with a Labour majority, planned to vote through £90 million of cuts meaning 1500 council workers would be sacked and essential services slashed. A rally called by [...]

The 3rd National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts April 14th

West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation The 3rd National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts  14 April • 11:30 – 15:00 Location    ATOS/A4e/BEST Atos Origin, 1 Whitehall, Whitehall Road, LS1 4HR / A4e, Ground Floor Zicon House, Wade Lane, LS2 8DD Leeds, United Kingdom  West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation More info   Meeting @ Leeds Train Station 11am before [...]