Still not working: is enough being done to stop blacklisting?

Article published: Friday, March 4th 2011

Laws to stop the secret blacklisting of trade unionists by employers came into force last year. Yet many who were victimised warn that they are still refused work. Peter Stanners reports.

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.

The council and the cuts

Article published: Friday, December 10th 2010

With Manchester City Council staring devastating spending cuts in the face, what did our councillors think about the impact on the city? MULE popped down to the Town Hall to find out…

Fight university cuts: bust the myths

Article published: Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

This week will see a wave of protest across Manchester and the country as thousands of university staff and students take part in walkouts called in opposition to the increase of tuition fees and cuts to university budgets. Not sure whether you are going to join them, whether you agree or even what’s wrong with […]

Twelve months of strife at Manchester College

Article published: Sunday, September 12th 2010

On 15 July members of University and College Lecturers’ Union (UCU) employed by the College’s Offender Learning programme, which runs a large portion of the UK’s prison education service, voted overwhelmingly for strike action over the imposition of new contracts. This follows strikes across Manchester campuses by UCU lecturers on 30 June, with further action […]

New contracts strictly imposed on Manchester College staff as principal raises own pay

Article published: Wednesday, June 9th 2010

Staff at The Manchester College (TMC) are having new contracts imposed under little or no consultation, with significant changes to working conditions. Meanwhile, much criticised principal Peter Tavernor has awarded himself a 10 per cent pay rise and now earns more than the Prime Minister.

Manchester College’s “strong management”

Article published: Thursday, May 27th 2010

As the University and College Union ballots members for strike action at Manchester College over terms and conditions of new contracts, MULE takes a closer look at the further education giant and its high flying but much criticised principal, Peter Tavernor.