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Public meeting: The Economic Alternatives to the Austerity Agenda

Wednesday 30th April, 6.30pm, Sheffield Hallam University, Adsetts Building, Room 6619 Speakers include: Mick Burke – Socialist Economic Bulletin Isaac Stovell – Alt. Econ. Think Student Society Rachel Newton – The People’s Charter Supporters of the government’s cuts to welfare budgets and public services often argue that ‘there is no alternative’. However, George Osborne’s recent […]

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Strike Action: Care UK Doncaster

You may already be aware of the Care UK strike in Doncaster. The workers have been striking for the last 6 days and will strike again tomorrow for the 7th day against severe cuts to pay, holidays and sickness entitlement! Earlier today we caught up with Dave Honeybone, Unison Shop Steward, who said this: Great attendance […]

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Sheffield FreeBee bus service to be axed?

When I saw long queues for the FreeBee bus by the The Moor Market in Sheffield recently just after it re-located from the bottom of town, I wondered how long the valuable service would last in this climate of austerity. On 6th February the ridiculously named South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority met to agree on […]

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30 years after the Great Miners’ Strike

THIRTY years ago Britain was convulsed by a major battle that had massive implications for the future. Newly released Cabinet douments reveal that Thatcher, coal boss Ian MacGregor and the Tory media all lied about the number of pit closures – showing NUM leader Arthur Scargill was right that the Tories had a “hit list” […]

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Doncaster demo to highlight the erosion of workers’ rights

A demonstration to highlight how bosses are exploiting workers when they are transferred to another employer will take place in Doncaster on Saturday 16 November. The South Yorkshire town has been chosen because it was the centre of a bitter dispute last winter when 183 Unite drivers were transferred from Tesco to Eddie Stobart Ltd […]

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Disabled people plan more direct action in Sheffield

Disabled people in Sheffield have announced plans for more direct action against the cuts in Sheffield. Sheffield Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) are launching a direct action network at a public meeting on 12 November. The aim is to bring together disabled people, carers, supporters, friends and families to fight what they say are threatening the […]

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November 5th Day of Action

11.00 – 12.00 Yesterday morning over sixty disabled activists and supporters gathered outside the Atos assesment centre in Sheffield to protest about work capability assesments. The action was called by Unite Community and supported by Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) and UK Uncut. Speakers included Mike Higgins of DPAC who called for an end […]

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Look out for RATOS the rat!

If you’re out and about in Sheffield on the 5th November make sure you keep a look out for Ratos. The monstrous 20ft rat will be visiting Sheffield as part of the “Bonfire of Austerity” activities taking place across the city. He’ll be making his first appearance outside the Atos office in Hartside Square at […]

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Aunty Austerity in Manchester and Leeds

In the last of a series of three videos on Youtube, Aunty Austerity reports from the Manchester ‘Save our NHS’ demonstration and also from the NASUWT/NUT day of action.

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A message from Aunty Austerity