Tag Archives: Local events

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 [...]

Build the Resistance – Leeds Coalition of Resistance public meeting

Lecture Theatre A, The Rosebowl (Leeds Met., Woodhouse Lane) [map] Wednesday 15th June at 7pm Billy Hayes – General Secretary – Communication Workers Union Dr John Puntis – Keep Our NHS Public Neil Faulkner – Coalition of Resistance national steering committee Sheila Spooner – Steward, Leeds Local Government Unison This public meeting will give us [...]

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 [...]

Leeds Anti-Cuts Convention

Held at Leeds Metropolitan University, Broadcasting Place on 9th April 2011 Organised by Leeds Against the Cuts The Coalition Government are imposing austerity on us – cutting our jobs and services and privatising anything the rich like the look of. Leeds City Council is planning to impose £91million of cuts, slashing essential services like mental [...]

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 [...]

Save Our Libraries Day, Feb 5th

Saturday, Feb 5th is Save Our Libraries Day.  I don’t know if there is an organised campaign in Leeds (we don’t feature on the Guardian map of protests), but at the very least consider going to your nearest library. Leeds is going to be affected - there is discussion of 20 libraries closing in the Leeds [...]

Leeds Against the Cuts

Leeds Against the Cuts (LAC) is having an organising meeting at 5.30 on Thursday, Oct 28th in the UNISON building opposite the Fenton (Geoff Hodgson House – never knew that before!) on Woodhouse Lane. The exciting news is that LAC is already planning a big public meeting on Thursday Nov 25th at the Civic Hall. [...]

Leeds Coalition Organising Meeting

In case anyone doesn’t pick up on the forthcoming meetings lists at the right-hand side, we are having an organising meeting on Wednesday, Oct 27th in the Wrens (corner of Briggate and Merrion Street) at 6.30. It’s only a small pub so let’s crowd the place out.

Europe rises up!

The strikes and protests in France continue to inspire and impress. For a chance to discuss the lessons from France, Workers Power have a meeting with an eyewitness from the strikes on Tuesday, October 26th at 7pm in The Packhorse on Woodhouse Lane (opposite the University).

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 [...]