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.

Pakistani and Manchester trade unionists in call for international solidarity after fire horror

Article published: Friday, September 28th 2012

Trade unionists from Manchester and Pakistan are calling for solidarity after a fire in a Karachi factory killed at least 264 people who were trapped inside.

War on Want kick back against Adidas

Article published: Friday, August 3rd 2012

Anti-poverty campaigners War on Want are taking action this Saturday against Adidas, a top Olympics sponsor accused of exploiting sweatshop labour.

BT man announced as new Manchester College boss

Article published: Wednesday, August 1st 2012

Former BT executive John Thornhill has been appointed chief executive of the Manchester College, taking over from outgoing boss Peter Tavernor who will retire in August.

Global justice activists call for move “beyond charity”

Article published: Thursday, July 19th 2012

Activists from African trade unions and third world debt campaign groups will tomorrow speak at a meeting in Manchester held to debate how we can move past charity and connect with global struggles for justice.

Hot weekend of activism planned

Article published: Friday, May 25th 2012

Trade unionists, campaign groups and community activists are holding a weekend of conferences, street parties and demonstrations across the city to tackle austerity, unemployment and the arms trade.

Film night to commemorate Spanish Civil War “forgotten hero”

Article published: Friday, March 9th 2012

An evening of film and discussion will take place tonight to commemorate the life of Irish-Mancunian Spanish Civil War fighter George Brown.