Tag Archives: Demonstrations

30th June – strike together to defend jobs, pay and conditions.

On 30th June, four unions – the Universities and Colleges Union, Public and Commercial Services union, Association of Teachers and Lecturers and National Union of Teachers, are set to take co-ordinated national strike action. The ballots are now in, and the strike day is confirmed. The vote was 92% for action in the NUT, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Leeds Against the Cuts rally – 20th October 2010

At least 300 people attended this lively rally in the cold of a Leeds City Square teatime, organised as a first response by Leeds Against the Cuts, to George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Flags and banners were flying from Unison, CWU, PCS, NAS, Unite and UCU. There was also a strong student contribution in feeder [...]