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18 September 2019
After months of campaigning, lobbying and petitioning by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), Socialist Party and others, on 16 September the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority voted not to proceed with the chief fire officer's proposal to reduce crewing levels from five to four
17 September 2019
After a successful and hard-fought campaign from Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members, the fire authority resoundingly voted to shelve the proposed plans to reduce the number of firefighters riding a fire engine from five to four, which would have seen 84 firefighter posts cut.
19 June 2019
The 35th anniversary of the "Battle of Orgreave" was marked on Saturday 15 June with the biggest turnout yet of around 500 demonstrators, on what has become an annual march for "Truth and Justice", writes Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party secretary.
5 June 2019
South Yorkshire Fire Brigade Union (FBU) members will be lobbying Sheffield City Council meeting outside the Town Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 June.
10 April 2019
South Yorkshire Freedom Riders held rallies on 1 April marking five years of our struggle for the full restoration of travel pass rights
6 February 2019
The Independent Office for Police Conduct has ruled that seven Sheffield Trees Action Group campaigners were wrongly arrested in 2016 and 2017.
30 January 2019
Councils must save domestic violence services: Already this week, two women will have died due to domestic violence. By the end of the week, there will have been five
5 December 2018
School management has backed down and withdrawn plans to make nine dinner ladies redundant
25 July 2018
Sheffield Supertram drivers and conductors, members of Unite the Union, took 72 hours' further strike action in pursuit of their pay claim on 20-22 July.
11 July 2018
After it was reported that services protecting women against domestic violence in Leeds have been cut by 59%, we helped call a public meeting to launch 'Women's Lives Matter' in Leeds.
13 June 2018
Since the new year there have been over 20 arrests of campaigners fighting privatisation-driven tree felling, for more and more farcical reasons
25 April 2018
In the eight years of Tory-led governments, 95 NHS walk-in centres have been closed - 40% of the original number
11 April 2018
Pointless. The election of a South Yorkshire metro mayor in May, at the cost of £1 million, is set to be one of the most pointless polls ever
24 January 2018
Louise Harrison, now ex-staff member of South Yorkshire Women's Aid, was dismissed from her job on 19 January by a trustee vote of three to one not to renew her contract.
13 December 2017
Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors
3 November 2017
Chants of "by Amber Rudd and Theresa May, justice was killed a year to the day!" reverberated around the streets of Sheffield on Halloween night
26 July 2017
Pensioners and disabled people from South Yorkshire Freedom Riders are to travel by coach to York on 31 July to lobby a police misconduct hearing
29 March 2017
By demonstrating and organising mass 'freedom rides' on trains and refusing to pay, we have won free travel for the disabled and half fare for pensioners
2 March 2017
Prosecution of two protesters became "not in the public interest".
13 February 2017
It's cheaper for Amey to cut trees down than it is to maintain them
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