A critical education

Article published: Thursday, December 6th 2012

After years of target-driven expansion, critics warn that adult education – when not supplanted by workfare – risks falling prey to a narrow agenda designed to suit the needs of low skill, low pay industries. In Salford, one group of prison leavers are trying a different approach. Helen Clifton reports.

Voices of the Manchester Strike

Article published: Thursday, June 30th 2011

Thousands marched through the streets of Manchester today in support of public sector strikes called against proposed pension reforms and in opposition to the government’s austerity drive. Trade unionists in the city took part in industrial action involving hundreds of thousands of workers nationwide.

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Article published: Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Union members and protestors across the city are preparing for a day of strikes this Thursday, as across the nation 750,000 teachers, lecturers and civil servants walk out in protest over proposed pension reforms and the government’s austerity agenda. Want to know what’s going on in Manchester? Then read on…

Bust the myths: six reasons to support the pensions strike

Article published: Tuesday, June 28th 2011

This week will see a wave of strikes across Manchester and the country as thousands of teachers, lecturers and civil servants take part in strikes called in opposition to pension reforms and the government’s austerity drive. Not sure whether you are going to join them, whether you agree or even what’s wrong with the government’s […]

Bahraini protestors in Manchester targeted

Article published: Saturday, April 9th 2011

Bahraini citizens who participated in a solidarity protest in Manchester against their government’s repression of pro-democracy demonstrations have alleged that they are being targeted for reprisals.

Aaron Porter admits he did not hear anti-Semitic chants

Article published: Sunday, February 13th 2011

Aaron Porter has admitted that he did not hear anti-Semitic chanting at the protest against him prior to the January 29 “A Future that Works” march in Manchester, MULE can reveal. An investigation also discovered that an NUS official, believed to be an aide to Porter, was one of the two sources for the Daily […]

Calls of hypocrisy as Students Union implements redundancies

Article published: Friday, January 28th 2011

The University of Manchester Students Union (UMSU) has come under fire following its decision to offer many of its long-term staff ‘voluntary’ redundancies at the same time as campaigning against education cuts and job losses at the university.