Author: Leigh

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 […]

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 […]

No To Austerity – Yes To Workers’ Rights: TUC demo at the Tory Party Conference 4th October 2015

Just months after the re-election of a Conservative Government – and without the restraining hand of their previous coalition partners, the Tories are pushing full speed ahead with their anti-trade union, neo-liberal and Right-wing agenda. Following one of the most vicious budgets in living memory, and an administration which singularly failed to get the deficit […]

York trade unionists to honour the workplace dead

steps of York Minster, 12pm noon Tuesday April 28th Commemorated on 28th April each year, International Workers’ Memorial Day encourages us to “Remember the dead and, fight for the living”. Trade unions remember all those killed through work, while at the same time seek to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated. Workers’ Memorial Day […]

Huge TUC March Brings the Issue of Poverty Pay to York

The massive Trades Union Congress (TUC) demonstration in London on 18th October, which attracted around 100,000 trade unionists and community campaigners from right across the country, was the opening salvo in the campaign by the TUC for the abolition of zero hours contracts and the campaign for employers to implement a Living Wage. The statistics […]

TUC prepare to welcome the Liberal Democrats to York

As many of you are no doubt already aware, the Liberal Democrats will be holding their Conference over the weekend commencing 8th March and the TUC, both locally and regionally, are mobilising a demonstration against their shameful support of the austerity policies of one of the most severe Tory Governments in political history. For full details of the […]