Category Archives: Demos

Keep Our NHS Public march between the hospitals

Saturday 28th May 11am Starting from the Beckett Wing, St. James’ Hospital Leeds Keep Our NHS Public campaign has called a demonstration on Saturday 28th, in order to highing the peril facing our NHS. We will meet at St. James’ Hospital at 11am, and march from there to the Leeds General Infirmary. All are welcome. [...]

Leeds March for the Alternative

Called by Leeds TUC Victoria Gardens, The Headrow, Leeds (outside the Art Gallery) [map] Saturday 30th April The Leeds March for the Alternative, was the biggest May Day March held in Leeds for many years. Around 300 people turned out, with flags and banners, ranging from the large and professionally-made, to the home-made. The march [...]

The big society says no!

For the best part of a year, the trade union and anti-cuts movements have been building up to the big one – the March for the Alternative. Many criticised the TUC at the time, for the timescale, feeling that the wait was too long. A large-scale national demonstration six months ago, could have meant that [...]

March for the Alternative on March 26th

We now have only a day to go before this long-awaited demonstration. There are still a few places available on coaches – call 07783 545173 urgently if you have not yet got your ticket.  The PCS and Thompson’s Solicitors have produced a useful protest briefing on your rights and how to respond when dealing with [...]

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

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 [...]

More on Day X

Claire, who went on the London demo was also in Leeds for yesterday’s magnificent  student protests. ======================================================================    The follow up to the national demo happened yesterday with students up and down the country taking to the streets of the towns where they study. The scene in Leeds was thousands of university students, college students [...]

Busy week

It’s a busy week for us. Today (Monday) there is the Leeds Coalition of Resistance meeting at Leeds Met Broadcasting Place at5.30, and an organising meeting for the Right to Work Campaign at 7.30 in the Swartmore Centre. Weds is the Day X, a day of walkouts and protests by students and school-students starting at [...]

Regional TUC protest and rally – Sheffield – 23rd October 2010

Coaches sponsored by the TUC, Unison and the PCS brought people from Leeds to attend the rally, organised by Yorkshire and Humber TUC. Up to 1,000 people gathered in front of Sheffield town hall to hear local and national speakers from unions and the Labour Party denounce the cuts. Anger was particularly targeted at Nick [...]