Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise


Calling Union Branches! Please encourage your members to attend. Bring your banners!!

March and Rally in Sheffield City Centre

Saturday 17th December 2016


Assemble 1pm Devonshire Green

Speeches then short march to Barkers Pool

2pm Rally and Speakers from City Hall steps

confirmed speakers include

Ian Hodson

National President, Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)

Louise Haigh MP

Sheffield Heeley

Karen Reay

UNITE Regional Secretary

Joanne Thomas

USDAW Regional Secretary

 Natalie Bennett

Green Party

Neil Derrick

GMB Regional Secretary



Workers and Union Activists from ASOS, Sports Direct and other low paid workplaces

 plus other invited speakers to be confirmed

Barkers Pool Rally host; Martin Mayer, Secretary Sheffield TUC

Estimated finishing time at Barkers Pool is 3pm

“Christmas is coming– the boss is getting fat

Workers need a pay rise – £10 flat!”


On the last Saturday before Christmas,  spare a thought for underpaid shop workers in Sheffield City Centre. Sheffield TUC’s new “Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise” Campaign is holding this first city centre demonstration and rally in support of Sheffield’s low paid workers, with a focus on shop workers at Christmas:

  • Not a single city centre store pays its workers the Living Wage £8.25p per hour (set by Living Wage Foundation)
  • The Tories’ so-called National Living Wage (£7.20p per hour) is the new Minimum Wage – but only to those over 25 years old.  Those aged 18 to 20 only get £5.55p per hour!
  • The TUC says all workers need a minimum of £10 per hour to survive
  • Bosses can afford it – they just don’t want to pay it!
  • Workers need a trade union. Sheffield TUC is here to help…


Please spare an hour or two to join us on this march and rally…to show you care about low paid workers who desperately

need a pay rise!

Calling union branches! Tell your members to come on the march and show your support. Bring your banners!

We welcome support from Labour Party branches and all other organisations who support Sheffield TUC’s “Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise” campaign

We welcome especially all underpaid workers who need our campaign to help them get a pay rise.


“Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise” Campaign is aimed at all workers, not just those on the minimum wage. Most workers have seen their pay packets fall in real terms since the Crash – and working families are worse off across the city. Sheffield TUC is supporting workers forming a trade union and taking action to fight for a pay rise.


For many workers it’s not just low pay:

  • Zero hours contracts mean you never know how many hours work you’ll get a week
  • Bogus self-employment means you take on all the risks – and get no holiday pay or sick pay
  • Bullying bosses who make unreasonable demands – and threaten you with the sack if you don’t comply


All this can change if you join a trade union. When workers join together to make demands, anything is possible.


“Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise” Campaign says

all workers should be on

a minimum of £10 per hour to survive

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