Month: February 2013

Trade Unionists at London Met under attack

“Three members of staff at London Met’s Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI) have been suspended from work in an attack on human rights, trade unions and academic freedom. Professor Steve Jefferys, European employment relations academic, Director of London Met’s Faculty Advanced Institute for Research (FAIR) and head of WLRI, was suspended on Wednesday 20 February […]


Join #FareFail Day of Action, York Station, Thursday 14th February 7.30am until 9.30am. On 2 January, rail fares soared above inflation for the tenth year running. They have increased almost three times faster than wages and are now 26% higher than they were before the recession. Our #FareFail campaign took to the streets and stations […]

National Libraries Day action resounding success!

The action by York TUC, UNISON, York Student Socialists and York Stop the Cuts outside the town centre Explore this afternoon to coincide with National Libraries Day was a resounding success. Thank you to all those who turned up to lend a hand distributing leaflets and gathering signatures for our petition. Thanks to our helpers, […]

Author Jack Sheffield supports York library protest

The local author, and former Yorkshire head-teacher, Jack Sheffield has declared his support for the community action to save York libraries this Saturday. Expressing his regret at not being able to attend tomorrow due to commitments on his current book signing tour he said; “It’s a shame that I’m not able to be there as […]

York TUC deplores City of York Council cuts

York Trades Union Council, which represents thousands of workers across York, deplores the loss of livelihoods and decline of services announced by the City of York Council. York is a wealthy town, with two of the world’s richest companies operating within its boundaries. If they paid back a tiny portion of their profits to the […]