Higher education unions UCU, Unite and UNISON are to hold a one-day strike at Manchester’s two main universities and Salford University. The action on Thursday 31 October, which is the first ever coordinated strike between the three unions, reflects increasing dissatisfaction with yearly below-inflation pay offers from the employers, amounting to a 13 per cent cut in real wages in the last five years.
A petition to ban plastic bags in the Manchester area has been launched this month.
Manchester UK Uncut blocked a section of road on Deansgate near the magistrates’ courts during a protest against the Coalition’s proposed changes to legal aid last Saturday, 5 October.
Two day centres for adults with learning disabilities and other care needs are to close after councillors on a Manchester City Council scrutiny committee voted against kicking a “call-in” of the decision back to Town Hall chiefs for reconsideration.
A “devastating” decision to close two Manchester City Council day care centres for adults with learning disabilities has been “called in” for scrutiny following outrage from carers.
An emergency demo against a possible UK attack on Syria has been called for this Friday by Greater Manchester Stop the War Coalition.
Anti—bedroom tax campaigners in Manchester and Bolton are sleeping on the streets for one night to draw attention to the threat of homelessness due to the government’s welfare reforms.
Ahead of the Whose City? Friends of MULE discussion at Black Lion pub this evening, our final panellist Q&A is with Salford community activist and youth worker Graham Cooper.
The fourth panellist Q&A before the Whose City? event takes place is with Hayley Flynn, the author of the Manchester-born architecture and social history blog, Skyliner.
Ahead of the Whose City? Friends of MULE discussion at Black Lion pub tomorrow evening, our third panellist Q&A is with the Manchester City Centre ward, councillor Kevin Peel.
The second in our series of Q&As with Thursday’s Friends of MULE Whose City? discussion panellists is Chris Allen, a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
In the lead up to our panel discussion event at the Black Lion on Thursday 14 November we’re running a series of Q&As with the panellists so that you’ll be familiar with the speakers and can come prepared with your own questions. Starting off the series is Morag Rose, who runs the Loiterers Resistance Movement and will chair the debate on Thursday.