The deal agreed between Unite and Go North West contains several key victories for the drivers, including a pledge from both Go North West and its parent company Go Ahead Group not to use fire and rehire tactics in future.
Andy Burnham slams Go North West bosses, promising that bus franchising will be ‘no race to the bottom’
Fire and re-hire has no place in Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said. Standing for re-election as Greater Manchester Mayor, on Wednesday he slammed the bosses of Go North West, currently in a ‘fire and re-hire’ dispute with bus drivers. Mayor Andy Burnham said: “I do not believe that the way in which this has been […]
Bus drivers in Manchester employed by Go North West voted 82% in favour of taking industrial action against the bus company for its ‘fire and rehire’ practices, on a 77% turnout.
Unite, represents the drivers, stressed there was still time for Go North West bosses to return to the negotiating table.
Unite will ballot 485 bus drivers on strike action if Go North West does not return to the negotiating table. The decision to consider balloting was made in response to the bus company announcing it will no longer negotiate with the union and will instead consult drivers individually.
Addressing the gender imbalance in comedy, Contact Hostel organised an all-female lineup show at Feel Good Club café in the Northern Quarter, with all of the money raised going towards vulnerable teenage girls in Manchester.
In 2020 ‘over five million women, girls, boys and men in over 100 countries’ were provided humanitarian aid by Manchester based organisations.
BBC Rap Game UK contestant Meduulla premieres a song written specially for the event to reflect ‘Global Manchester’.
Social workers are reporting that asylum seeking children are emotionally and physically falling apart due to delays in the asylum system.
Report by GM Immigration Aid Unit documents migrant children suffering under a dysfunctional asylum system.
‘You didn’t go for them, you came for me’ – report on the racialised policing of students in Manchester
The Northern Police Monitoring Project report on disturbing instances of the racialised policing of students across Manchester’s universities.
Financial support is vital for millions this winter, but Greater Manchester’s standoff asks deeper questions about the legitimacy of a government which is bullying and lying its way through the Covid-19 crisis – writes Salford’s city-mayor Paul Dennett
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