Unionists criticise police account of blacklist hit and run horror

Article published: Friday, May 17th 2013

Greater Manchester Police’s description of the events leading up to a 64-year old trade unionist receiving serious injuries from a hit and run incident at an anti-blacklisting protest has been branded “disgraceful”.

“You really don’t expect this from a charity”: Turning Point health workers strike

Article published: Thursday, May 2nd 2013

Striking public health workers attempting to stop an NHS contractor slashing their pay and conditions have taken their fight to Manchester.

Stick the boot into Adidas with Footlocker flashmob

Article published: Saturday, April 20th 2013

Adidas is facing protests after offering sacked workers in Indonesia food vouchers worth £35 each rather than cough up $1.8 million in owed redundancy pay.

“It’s important we walk together”: Manchester hears from Latin America

Article published: Sunday, February 10th 2013

In a bid to bring solidarity between Manchester and Latin America a one-day school was organised to hear from Latin American groups fighting repression, climate change and exploitation. Kerry Slater reports back.

Council forced to extend voluntary severance scheme as staff fail to leave

Article published: Friday, January 18th 2013

Town hall officials have warned Manchester City Council that applications to its voluntary severance scheme are falling short of the number needed to make savings without considering compulsory redundancies.

Solidarity demos planned for European day of action against austerity

Article published: Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Activists are planning demonstrations tomorrow, Wednesday 14 November in solidarity with one day general strikes against austerity in Spain, Portugal and Greece as part of a European “day of action”.

Manchester hit by £28m in cuts to mental health care

Article published: Thursday, October 4th 2012

Cuts to mental health services, including axing 38 front line posts as part of a bid to save £28m over the next five years, have been approved by Manchester’s Mental Health and Social Care Trust, despite warnings from patients and trade unions.