Tag Archives: Get involved

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 [...]

How do we stop the cuts?

Public Meeting Called by Leeds Against the Cuts and Local Government Unison Tuesday 24th May at Leeds Civic Hall Leeds Against the Cuts have called a public meeting to discuss how we can build on the Leeds March for the Alternative, which was the biggest May Day march Leeds has seen for many years. There [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

International resistance to cuts: Europe, North Africa, [insert your country here]?

Leeds Coalition of Resistance public meeting Wednesday 16th March, 6:00pm Leeds Metropolitan University (Broadcasting Place) room AG03 It appears that resistance is growing across the world, to cuts in public services, to privatisation, and to governments that put the interests of money before the interests of people. The revolts in North Africa and the Middle [...]

How can we save the NHS?

Leeds Coalition of Resistance public meeting Wednesday 16th February 19:00 – 22:00 Leeds Metropolitan University Students’ Union. This is the question on thousands of people’s lips, as we face government proposals which will decimate our health service and open the doors even wider to privatisation. Speakers have been invited from Leeds Unison Health branch and [...]

Leeds Cuts Watch

The Guardian seems to be focusing particularly on Leeds, in its reporting of the cuts. Most interestingly, they are building a Leeds Cuts Watch Crowdmap. The idea is that members of the public send them information about cuts hitting Leeds, and they use it to build an overall picture of the impact they are having. [...]