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 […]
YORK FIRST WORLD WAR DAY-SCHOOL: THE ANTI-WAR PERSPECTIVE Saturday 1st November 2014, Priory Street Centre The York First World War Day-School will provide an alternative to the Government programme of commemoration. This day-school aims to offer explanations of why the war was fought, and how the war was conducted, in as accessible way as possible. […]
Dear delegates, supporters and YTUC EC, Myself and Leigh are putting together our annual report for 2013 in preparation for our AGM in March and the Y&H TUC AGM (also March). We have been asked to submit a report to the region by 11th February. Can I ask that if you have any photographs (or […]
For tickets on the York TUC coach click here: Tell the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester: SAVE OUR NHS. Defend Jobs and Services. No to Austerity. March and Rally – Sunday 29 September 2013 Supporters of the National Health Service and all those who want to defend jobs, services and a decent welfare state will […]
Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson addressed a packed public meeting of almost 200 trade unionists on Wednesday night as part of a TUC campaign against the blacklisting of union activists. Tomlinson, who was jailed for 2 years in the 1970’s after taking part in the first national builders’ strike in 1972, has been campaigning for […]
Join our Facebook event here. Check out the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign website with background and news on the continuing fight here. Ricky’s latest Guardian article on the Shrewsbury 24 and current blacklisting. Leaflet for the meeting. Put it on the noticeboard at work, hand it out to friends! Notice in The Press.
How inappropriate that the week before Workers Memorial Day (28th April) the House of Lords should see fit to make changes to the Health & Safety At Work Act by removing civil liability for breaches of health and safety regulations. In an attempt to end what the Government insultingly calls the “compensation culture” peers have approved […]
Saturday 6th April witnessed activists from all over Yorkshire gather in York to fight to defend our National Health Service. The march was organised to highlight and oppose the further fragmentation and privatisation outlined in the Governments Health and Social Care Act 2012, which came into practise at the start of the month. The march […]
Excellent slideshow of the day from Defend the NHS York. Reportback to follow – watch this space!
In 2012 the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pushed the Health and Social care act through parliament, despite mass opposition from the public and health professionals. Neither party proposed such changes in their manifesto and therefore had no mandate for this top down re-organisation and privatisation of the NHS. The cost of this programme is £1.4bn, […]