January Delegates Meeting

The January meeting for York TUC delegates is taking place next Wednesday, 14th January.  Please note the refurbishment at TSSA is still ongoing, therefore we are once again at Priory Street. Any other agenda items to secretary@yorktuc.org.uk by Monday 9am please. Venue: The Priory Street Centre 15 Priory Street York YO1 6ET Time: 7:30pm – […]

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Trades Union Congress – Decent Jobs Week: York street stall

Trades Union Congress – Decent Jobs Week: York street stall. Come and join us this Saturday from 11:00am until 2:00pm in St Helen’s Square, York for further information about Decent Jobs Week.

UCATT members accept improved pay offer to end HTC crane dispute

Good news! After a 94% strike vote (on over 80% turnout) nearly 200 tower crane drivers took one day strike action at HTC Plant Ltd. and had a further 2 days planned. The second strike day was postponed when the company came back to the negotiating table. HTC and UCATT settled the dispute with a 3 […]

Free Huber Ballesteros!

Huber Ballesteros, vice-president of FENSUAGRO (Colombia’s second biggest union) and a high profile Human Rights Activist, has been in prison since August 2013 accused of ‘rebellion’ and ‘financing terrorism’ but has still not been brought to trial. Demand his release now!

December Delegates’ Meeting

The December meeting for York TUC delegates is taking place next Wednesday, the 10th December. Branches are reminded that as the AGM will be in March, December’s meeting will also be the deadline for any rule change submissions to be voted on at the next AGM. If approved, these will be incorporated into the rule […]

Stagecoach/Virgin to run East Coast

Despite the campaign York TUC supported to Keep East Coast Public it seems the government has gifted the profitable public service to Stagecoach and Virgin. More details reported by BBC News.

Health strikes

Further news from Unite the Resistance in York: Hunt’s ‘snub’ to NHS staff on pay sparks four-hour strike on 24 November From Unite The continual failure of health secretary Jeremy Hunt to engage with NHS staff over their declining pay in real terms has sparked a four-hour strike across the health service in England on […]

Unite the Resistance Conference

Please see the report and announcement below from Unite the Resistance in York: Unite the Resistance conference: Inspiration from the struggle, debates on the way forward Around 550 trade unionists and campaigners attended sessions at the Unite the Resistance event in London on Saturday including delegates from York. It was a call for action against […]

Defend NHS Meeting in Leeds

Please see the message below which has come via the Yorkshire & Humber TUC about an event taking place in Leeds this week for Defend NHS groups and interested parties. Hi All With the NHS up the political agenda as the Political parties scrabble for votes it feel like time for big gestures as well […]

Lobby for a Railway Fit for the Future!

In the next few weeks the government will announce their future plans for rail services in the north, let’s make sure they know that York wants investment, improvements and lower ticket prices! Join York TUC – and our RMT friends – at the National Railway Museum to lobby Rail Minster Claire Perry and Northern Rail […]