Month: November 2014

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 […]

Please complete our survey

Please complete our survey of pay and conditions for those working in the York area. We aim to use the information we obtain to focus our campaigning efforts on the areas and sectors of the city which could improve their employees pay, and our ultimate goal is to make York a Living Wage City. York […]

Come join us tomorrow

York TUC will be out in York City Centre tomorrow from 12 noon with our survey gauging the opinion of workers and shoppers and asking people to sign our Living Wage petition. As proven with businesses large and small alike, there simply aren’t enough valid reasons not to pay a decent wage any more. Our […]

Play Fair Qatar – TUC campaign for decent working conditions for World Cup workers

Please see the message below from TUCJCC Secretary Tom Mellish: Dear Colleagues The TUC is asking for your support in promoting our new campaign around the 2022 Qatar World Cup, by promoting our social media work and encouraging members and contacts to participate in the campaign (see below). The TUC has launched the campaign – […]

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders’ campaign to win back free train travel

Please support the campaign below being organised by our comrades at Barnsley Trades Council. Hi, The campaign to win back free train travel for older people in South Yorkshire is now well into its 9th month. In all that time we have sustained weekly activities at a bare minimum. Older and disabled people lost their […]

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UPDATED: Change of venue

Until further notice the TSSA office in Nunnery Lane is undergoing renovations meaning that meetings of York TUC are going to be held elsewhere in November (and possibly December). UPDATE: The following meetings will now take place at the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET. Wednesday 12 November, 7:30pm Tuesday 18 November, 7:30pm […]