Category: News

Trade Unionists set for initial strikes at York District Hospital – more to follow

“You will not steam-roller these plans through if we have anything to do with it – and if you do, there will be hell to pay.” – Leigh Wilks, York TUC President

Unions ballot for industrial action at York NHS Trust

Unite and Unison, who recently held indicative ballots of their members showing a majority of over 77% in favour of industrial action including strike action, are now in official dispute with York NHS Trust. This follows the Trust’s plans to set up a Limited Liability Company to outsource jobs to the private sector (as reported […]

Link Up Archive now online

After a significant absence, all 58 issues of Link Up – the newsletter produced by York TUC from 1993 to 2012 – are now available to download on the York TUC website. The archive contains some fascinating historical insights into the trade union movement, both within the city and out in the wider world. For […]

Ken Loach cites health & safety concerns at York TUC memorial event

“The kind of people who deride health and safety are the kind of people who have safe jobs.” So says film director Ken Loach, who attended an event organised by York & District TUC for this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day on Saturday April 27th . Mr Loach, who spoke at the Early Music Centre to […]

Ken Loach to present his film “Riff Raff” in York on Workers’ Memorial Day

York & District TUC is proud to welcome director Ken Loach to York for this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day event, which will include an exclusive free showing of his topical film “Riff Raff”. The event will be held at the York Early Music Centre, just off Walmgate from 12pm on 28th April 2017, and will include short speeches […]

Ken Loach to present his film “Riff Raff” in York on Workers’ Memorial Day

York & District TUC is proud to welcome director Ken Loach to York for this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day event, which will include an exclusive free showing of his topical film “Riff Raff”. The event will be held at the York Early Music Centre, just off Walmgate from 12pm on 28th April 2017, and will include short speeches […]

Anger over NHS crisis provokes yet another mass demonstration

The national NHS demonstration that took place over the last few days was a collective scream at the Government not to tamper any further with the UK healthcare system. This winter has seen the worst crisis in living memory stretch NHS resources to the absolute limit; NHS Trusts nationwide have been absolutely clear that although […]

Corbyn gains the “overwhelming” support of York & District TUC

Jeremy Corbyn has notched up yet another ringing endorsement from the trade union movement – the overwhelming support of York & District TUC. In a press release issued yesterday, the trade union umbrella group – representing unions throughout the York and District area, laid out their reasons for supporting the embattled incumbent candidate: Following a […]

Yorkshire Regional TUC honours the martyrs of Health & Safety – pictures

This year’s annual commemoration of Workers’ Memorial Day – an event that takes place for trade unionists and members of the labour movement to pay tribute to the thousands of workers who have died unnecessarily in the workplace, had something of a special significance. York & District TUC celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015 – […]

Workers’ Memorial Day – 29th April

York & District TUC will be commemorating Workers’ Memorial Day this year, by holding a service of remembrance on 29th of April at All Saints Church, Pavement (just off Parliament Street), commencing at 6pm. There will be a couple of speakers, a specially commissioned poem for the occasion by renowned Yorkshire poet Ian Macmillan (who […]