Leeds uni students demand ‘war criminal off campus’

Students have occupied Leeds university to demand its implement the boycott of Israel.

Workers Power  ·  10 March 2024

Leeds Palestine movement gets activists organised

Report of the Palestine solidarity movement in Leeds.

Andy Yorke  ·  17 January 2024

UK erupts in protest against Israel’s war

Reports from protests across the country.

Workers Power  ·  10 November 2023

Leeds cost-of-living protest gives a voice to growing resistance

By Rebecca Anderson The 1st October Enough is Enough day of action in Leeds began at 10am when a thousand people joined the picket line at the train station, spilling out into the road as we listened to the RMT speaker explain why they are striking and won’t give up, followed by chants of “Enough […]

Rebecca Anderson  ·  02 October 2022

Optare workers strike against broken pay promise

Companies that cut jobs should be nationalised without compensation to their owners

Workers Power  ·  21 October 2020

Huge turnout for Leeds climate protest

The march was led by school students, followed by young and older people. At its biggest march was around 8-10,000 people. We filled the whole of Briggate whilst waiting to set off on to the Headrow.

Workers Power  ·  21 September 2019

Solidarity with Leeds University Palestine activists against Fabian Hamilton’s anti-Semitism smear

Red Flag condemns Fabian Hamilton's smears and stands in solidarity with Palestine solidarity activists during Israel Apartheid Week

Workers Power  ·  20 March 2019

Holbeck’s Sex Work Zone and the socialist imperative of decriminalisation

Labour needs to commit to decriminalisation of sex work and a programme to challenge the exploitation of women

Lydia Humphries  ·  06 March 2019

Leeds antifascists confront Tommy Robinson supporters

Rob Schofield reports on the recent antifascist action in Leeds TOMMY ROBINSON supporters were sent home from Leeds with their tails between their legs on Saturday after they were met with an effective anti-fascist mobilisation. Through anti-fascist networks, the Labour Party and the trade unions 600 answered the call to oppose the fascists’ incitement of […]

Rob Schofield  ·  11 July 2018

Unite Pathology dispute update

Hospital Managers have always regarded On-call fees as expensive, but have never been prepared to take the even more expensive approach of employing enough staff to run a proper round-the-clock service. Consequently the old Out-of-Hours (OOH) question gets hauled out every few years for another fruitless run around the block. However the current attempts to […]

Workers Power  ·  22 October 2013

Pathology strike solid at Leeds NHS

By a Unite member Leeds Pathology staff took strike action for 24 hrs from 8.30am 16th July 2013 at three acute hospitals: Leeds General Inirmary, St James’ Hospital and Bradford Royal Infirmary which contracts its pathology services with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The strike was very successful, calling out all Unite members in Biochemistry, Blood […]

Workers Power  ·  18 July 2013

Leeds health workers set for strike action

Pathology staff in one large NHS hospital trust, mainly Unite members, have voted for industrial action against the imposition of new shift patterns to replace long standing Out-of-Hours (OOH) working arrangements. The staff balloted, mainly Biomedical Scientists and Biomedical Support Workers, voted 63% for Strike action and 84% for Action short of Strike. Pathology Management […]

Workers Power  ·  12 June 2013

1000 march to axe the Tax!

Over 1000 people marched through the streets of Leeds on 20 April in protest against the Bedroom Tax. With chants of “axe axe the Bedroom Tax!” and “they say cut back, we say fight back!” We drew crowds of hundreds to watch the demonstration. The speeches at Victoria Gardens were an emotive and inspiring mix […]

Workers Power  ·  20 April 2013

Left Unity launched in Leeds

23 people came to the launch meeting of Left Unity in Leeds this Wednesday. Everyone contributed and collectively we came up with a workable plan for building outwards to people who have been let down by Labour and believe an alternative is necessary. The planning meeting agreed to support an upcoming demonstration against the Bedroom […]

Workers Power  ·  19 April 2013

Leeds Against the Cuts: lessons in united action

On 16 February Leeds had its second Anti-Cuts Convention, a successful event that serves as a modest demonstration of the need and possibility for uniting the anti-cuts movement. The meeting decided on action and campaigns, involved trade unions, political groups and campaigns ranging from Keep Our NHS Public to Hands Off Our Homes. The struggle […]

Workers Power  ·  26 February 2013

Second Leeds Anti-Cuts Convention – a step forward

Ninety activists packed into the 16 February Second Leeds Anti-Cuts Convention, called by Leeds Against the Cuts. The gathering was a step forward for the movement, laying out some good campaign priorities and voting in support of a united, national anti-cuts convention and to call on the TUC to say “yes” to a general strike.  […]

Workers Power  ·  25 February 2013

Sparks fly at Crossrail

London’s sparks have targeted rogue construction outfit BFK for some special treatment – flying pickets, direct action and brand contamination. The capital’s high-profile Crossrail project has received some unwelcome publicity when building workers, students and supporters blocked traffic near Tottenham Court Road for an hour. But matters got worse for the blacklisting and corner-cutting consortium a […]

Workers Power  ·  15 October 2012

Bust the bosses – not the unions

Protesters picketed the BFK (Bam-Ferrovial-Kiers) Leeds Arena construction site this morning, demanding the reinstatement of workers sacked for trade union activities. The company, subcontracted by Crossrail, has been fiercely resisting the efforts of union Unite to win collective bargaining rights for those working on the project. A health and safety rep was suspended last month […]

Workers Power  ·  05 October 2012

Leeds link-up with Syriza activists

Nassos Theodoridis, a member of Syriza’s Human Rights Commission, spoke by live-link to a meeting organised by the Labour Representation Committee, Leeds Against the Cuts and Leeds Anticapitalist Alternative. The meeting was introduced by Andy Young of Workers Power who gave a brief outline of the situation in Greece and then Nassos spoke about the […]

Workers Power  ·  24 July 2012

Solid strike at Unilever Leeds: now escalate to defend pensions

Forty Unilever workers from the night shift, USDAW reps and officials and supporters joined picketlines outside the big Leeds plant at Seacroft to kick off the second 24-hour strike. Workers were angry that the giant company is closing their final salary pension scheme, a huge cut to future retirement funds, while it is still making […]

Workers Power  ·  23 January 2012

N30 Leeds: over 10,000 take to the streets against Tories

November 30 in Leeds saw a solid strike, with the city covered in picketlines, and a massive demonstration and rally of 10,000 or more, the biggest trade union demo in decades in the city. Workers Power members staffed their picketlines or, for those not on strike, organised solidarity visits, while REvolution youth toured picketlines with […]

Workers Power  ·  01 December 2011

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