A job worth undoing: national day of protest against workfare at B&M

Article published: Tuesday, June 30th 2015

A group of protestors held a picket outside the Chorlton branch of B&M on Saturday as part of a national day of action called by Boycott Workfare. Gathering at the entrance of the store, campaigners held banners, handed out leaflets and expressed their opposition to the company’s participation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) controversial workfare scheme.

Homeless camp in St. Ann’s Square after second move

Article published: Friday, May 22nd 2015

The homeless camp has been in the city centre for over a month, protesting against the dramatic rise of homelessness in Manchester and Salford. After their eviction from St Peter’s Square on Tuesday, the protesters have set up camp in St. Ann’s Square.

Disabled People Against Cuts launch local group

Article published: Thursday, March 19th 2015

A new branch of Disabled People Against Cuts will be launching this week in Manchester. The activist group are holding their first meeting on Thursday 19th March at Manchester Deaf Centre to kickstart a campaign against the government’s welfare reforms and the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

Sleep out against bedroom tax in Manchester and Bolton

Article published: Saturday, August 24th 2013

Anti—bedroom tax campaigners in Manchester and Bolton are sleeping on the streets for one night to draw attention to the threat of homelessness due to the government’s welfare reforms.

Lobby tomorrow of government bedroom tax boss at national housing conference

Article published: Wednesday, June 26th 2013

A chief architect of the government’s workfare reforms, Baron David Freud, will be lobbied tomorrow by campaigners opposed to the hated Bedroom Tax ahead of his speech to the national Housing 2013 conference held in Manchester.

EDL dwarfed by bedroom tax demo

Article published: Saturday, June 1st 2013

Just 60 members of far right organisation the English Defence League (EDL) took to the streets of Manchester today in one of several marches across the country widely condemned as an attempt to exploit the murder of Middleton soldier Lee Rigby.

Bedroom tax campaigns gear up as Manchester and Salford march once more

Article published: Sunday, April 21st 2013

Manchester and Salford campaigners marched once more against the bedroom tax as demonstrators heard of growing anger at the government’s attack on welfare.