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Civil servants in pay protest

Civil servants mounted a protest outside Home Office buildings in Sheffield over a pay claim in support of security guards. The Public and Commercial Services Union are balloting members over possible strike action. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Hundreds join rally in support of university staff

Hundreds joined a rally from the University of Sheffield to Barker’s Pool in support of university staff on strike in a row over proposed changes to their pension scheme. Lecturers, represented in the dispute by the University and College Union, say the changes could leave them thousands of pounds out of pocket. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Tree protesters storm council chamber

Around twenty protesters stormed the council chamber at Sheffield Town Hall following a three and a half hour meeting on Wednesday. Tree campaigners demanded to see the £2 billion contract between Amey and Sheffield City Council that has led to the city-wide felling of trees. The group continued a sit in at the Town Hall until the early hours of Thursday morning. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Paul Turpin, a Sheffield Green Party member involved in the protest.

Sheffield campaigners joins NHS day of action

Dozens took part in a demonstration outside the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Glossop Road as part of a national day of action over the crisis in the NHS. Thousands also marched in central London calling for more beds, staff and funds to ease the problems facing the service. Sheffield campaigners highlighted planned closures of the city centre NHS Walk-in Centre and the Minor Injuries Unit at Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Train passengers face fare hikes in 2018

Train commuters condemned 2018 rail fire price increases which have been estimated to average 3.4 per cent. The Department of Transport say the price rises are capped in line with inflation and will improve the network but protest have been organised in Sheffield and across the UK. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to train commuters and Sheffield Labour Councillor Ben Miskell.

Tenants union protest over eviction

Acorn tenants union mounted a protest outside West One lettings agency over the company’s eviction practices. West One agency said, “As a professional and experienced Landlord we are perfectly aware of both the tenants rights and our rights and whatever the outcome of this matter the tenant can be assured that correct procedures will be followed”. Azz Mohammed spoke to Acorn member Maryam Wright.

Tree protestors blockade Acorn depot

A group of tree campaigners mounted a protest by tying themselves together outside the depot of Acorn a sub-contractor in Darnall connected to tree felling programme in Sheffield. Acorn provides chipping machines to main contractor Amey. The action was part of the ongoing row over the decision to fell many of the city’s street trees. The blockade at the site involved nine protesters connected by climbing rope and preventing workers from leaving the depot. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Anti-slavery protest held outside Libyan embassy

Sheffield campaigners joined hundreds in a protest outside the Libyan embassy in London at the weekend to condemn torture and enslavement of African migrants attempting to transit through the country to enter Europe. The demonstration was held after a CNN investigation exposed the sale of Black African migrants at slave auctions in markets accross Libya. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!