Posted on April 25th, 2016

Posted 25/04/2016
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At this Tuesdays Socialist Party meeting college student Roan James is speaking about the Tory attacks on Education, especially highlighting their plans for every school to be forced to become an academy by 2022 and the serious teacher shortage. We will also look at the attacks on Higher Education with threats of even higher Fees and more privatisation.


The meeting starts at 7:30pm at The Old Queens Head (upstairs room), Pond Hill, next to the bus station/interchange.
The junior doctors strike is this Tuesday and Wednesday, so we are going to picket lines at both hospitals (NGH and RHH) from 8am, then petitioning with a campaign stall in Fargate from 10-30am. On Wednesday, there is a junior doctors rally at 1pm til 3pm at Barkers Pool.

Other business includes TUSC Election campaign update TUSC pre election May Day rally Tues 3rd May 7-30pm @ Novotel

Please join and share the FB event 

Sunday 1st May, Campaigning for Kevin Bennett to be re-elected as TUSC councillor in Warrington.

Hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday night or send apologies if you cant make it.

Cheers

Alistair
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Posted on April 22nd, 2016

​Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)* is standing 23 candidates in this May’s council elections, one in each ward, where we are saying “You have three votes, use one to elect a 100% anti-austerity No Cuts councillor.”


TUSC election campaign co-ordinator Alistair Tice says: “Even though Jeremy Corbyn is leader of the Labour Party, Sheffield’s Labour council has not changed one bit, they are still not listening and are still carrying out the Tory cuts. TUSC wrote to all 59 sitting Labour city councillors inviting them to back Jeremy Corbyn’s call for Labour councils to stand together against Tory cuts, but only got one reply and not a single one was prepared to vote against the cuts. 

So what’s the point of a Labour Council if they just carry out the Tory government’s cuts? 

Another £50 million of budget cuts this year! At least 400 more jobs to go, £28 million service cuts and council tax up 4%.

Instead of passing on the Tory government’s cuts, the council should be standing up for local people against the Tory government.” TUSC election agent Jeremy Short says: “That’s why TUSC are standing candidates across the city. TUSC is the only party that is opposing all cuts. And TUSC supports the Sheffield ‘No Cuts’ Peoples Budget

This year, a coalition of trade unionists and community campaigns worked out an alternative budget for Sheffield council that proposed the use of reserves and borrowing powers to prevent cuts in jobs and services in 2016-17. More than that, the 10 point Peoples Budget includes scrapping the bedroom tax and council tax for the poorest, taking the waste management and re-cycling contract off Veolia and back in-house with the council, and massively expanding the council house building programme. 


TUSC would also freeze council tax for all and look into taking the Streets Ahead contract off Amey who have not repaired many roads but have cut down a lot of trees!” 

As well as that, TUSC who campaigned against the recent bus service cuts, believes public transport should be publicly owned, not run for profit. The council should use its existing powers to regulate bus services now and campaign to take them back into public ownership. 

TUSC fully supports the Junior Doctors in their dispute with the Jeremy Hunt and against the privatisation of the NHS, and is calling for the nationalisation of the steel industry as the only way to secure thousands of jobs and the future of the industry. TUSC is holding a pre-election rally on Tuesday 3 May at 7-30pm at The Novotel hotel, Arundel Gate, Sheffield. * The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is an electoral coalition involving the RMT transport trade union, socialists and trade unionists, which is 100% anti-austerity.


For more information please contact.

Posted on April 19th, 2016

​We have a new TUSC website for the May elections:



http://jimbodtp.wix.com/2016sheffieldtusc … Have a look!

Posted on April 12th, 2016

Posted 12/04/2016

I​an Whitehouse is speaking about the 1916 Easter Rising at tonight's Socialist Party meeting.

The meeting starts at 7-30pm at The Old Queens Head (upstairs room) Pond Hill, next to the bus station.

Here's a link to an article written by the Socialist Party in Ireland about the Easter Rising which gives you good information about what happened and analysis


Also on the agenda:

  • Report back from Saturdays big march & rally in Sheffield to save BIS office and jobs 
  • TUSC council election campaign
  • Fast Food Rights protest march in Wakefield this Thursday
  • Anti - Austerity national demo in London this Saturday 16th April - Cameron must go!

See you at meeting or send apologies

Alistair

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