Trades Unions are working together with community groups to organise action against poor pay & conditions, and the cost-of-living crisis. I attended the first of many planned ‘town hall’ meetings in Greater Manchester designed to inform and prepare locals to fight back against a broken system.
When is it illegal to strike?
In the UK, never. But it’s often unlawful. The climate strikes have highlighted the draconian British anti-union legislation and exposed confusion about the law and the consequences of striking unofficially. TUC solidarity organiser Ian Allinson explains the current legal framework – and how it needs to be changed.
Workers Can Win! A Guide to Organising At Work – Book Launch
A new book from Manchester author and activist Ian Allinson tells you everything you wanted to know about workplace organising but were afraid to ask, and some things you hadn’t even thought of.
Manchester says: Enough is Enough
Enough Is Enough campaign launches in Manchester with thousands joining together to hear rousing speeches from union leaders, MPs and community groups.
Peterloo march highlights continued social struggle amid current ideological divisions
This year’s Peterloo rally made connections between the political struggles of the past and the present, yet many Mancunians remain unaware of the significance of this democratic protest.
May Day march highlights the necessity of trade unions in today’s challenging work environment
Transport workers striking for better pay and conditions, picketing Piccadilly train station, joined the Manchester May Day Festival.
Festival formed part of the International Workers Day celebrations, occurring across the world, celebrating past-victories and supporting current struggles for workers rights.
Manchester teachers union slams Burnham for putting more police in schools
Motion passed by teachers union condemns plans for school-based officers and says evidence supporting their use is ‘non-existent’.
From the Levellers to the Suffragettes: a course on the history of radical women
If you want to know more about the role radical women have played in fighting inequality and shaping modern society then this is the course for you. Local historian Michael Herbert will deliver this comprehensive series of lectures on influential women fighting for social justice, with many links to Manchester, starting 3 March. Manchester is […]