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Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise

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 […]



This seems to be the first event of a promised People’s Assembly debate on Brexit, which hopefully will be repeated across the UK early in 2017 It also coincides with the launch of a similar debate by Momentum. Since opinion polls seem to suggest that Brexit is the most important issue for people in UK […]


Kill the Housing Bill National Events

Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing Housing Bill – join growing opposition The Housing Bill is in trouble, with local government leaders calling for defeats see LGA leaders’ letterand Lords rejecting key parts of the Government’s flagship policies see Telegraph and Mirror reports. A growing campaign rejects the Bill’s plans to sell […]


Will Sheffield City Council Defend Council Housing?

From Shirley Frost – Defend Council Housing Campaign QUESTION TO SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL 4th MARCH 201:  WILL THE COUNCIL NOW ACKNOWLEDGE the national campaign being waged against the Housing & Planning Bill initiated by Defend Council Housing a tenant- led non party political campaign and that Sheffield needs to stand up and be counted at […]

Freedom Riders

Press Release from Freedom Riders

Press release from Barnsley Retirees Action Group (BRAG) With immediate effect Freedom Riders Demand Full Return of Travel Concessions for Elderly The South Yorkshire freedom riders are continuing their campaign for the full return of travel concessions for older people.  In April 2014 the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) axed free train travel in […]

Budget Dec 2015

National Conference passes motions on opposition to council cuts

The recent National Delegate Conference of the People’s Assembly in London on December 5th discussed a large number of motions from branches across the UK, included 3 motions on local government cuts and devolution, all of which were passed by votes of delegates at the meeting.  You can see all the motions here. A motion […]


A nursing student’s reflection on a march

United with 250,000 strangers, brought together by a gripping realisation and disgust at the bleak future of employment, public services, health care and everything else that exists to protect and further human life and society in the UK, I found myself heading from The Bank of England, through the famous streets of our capital towards […]

osborne budget

Budget Day Protest Wednesday

Britain Needs A Pay Rise

Britain Needs A Pay Rise

Thanks to all those who came along to the TUC-organised demonstration in London on Saturday 18th October. The TUC has produced a time-lapse video:


Delegate Meeting Report – Geoff Turner

Sheffield Peoples Assembly steering committee elected Geoff Turner to attend the national delegate meeting in London on the 13th of September. Heres Geoff’s report: Delegate Meeting London 13/9/14 Chaired by Steve Turner (Unite) About 60 delegates attended. Agenda 1. Reports: local, national, finance, actions completed since 2014 Conference 2. Upcoming national actions Planning future actions […]