Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Cllr Kevin Peel

Article published: Thursday, November 14th 2013

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.

Electricians take on the world, and win

Article published: Friday, March 2nd 2012

At a time when pay and conditions for everyone in the UK bar CEOs appears to be on an inevitable downward trajectory, there was a significant cause for celebration last week.

Report reveals North West employers are axing jobs and ignoring trade unions

Article published: Monday, December 5th 2011

A new report from the Manchester Business School’s Fairness at Work research programme sheds some light on the way employers in the North West have been responding to the recession. Read on to discover what’s happening to our workplaces…

Pay cut sparks electricians protests in Manchester

Article published: Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Electricians from across the North West this week again took part in the latest nationally coordinated protests against plans by employers to reduce pay and worsen working conditions. For the second week in a row the building site for the new Carrington Paper Mill, operated by the construction firm Balfour Beatty, was picketed by around 50 workers, with many of those employed on site choosing to turn away rather than cross the picket line. Similar actions have taken place in Newcastle, Glasgow and London over the past fortnight.

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.

Want to get involved with J30?

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 [...]