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.
Community and the carnivalesque – thoughts on the Manchester bus driver picket line
The picket line outside Queens Road Depot exhibits camaraderie, community and the carnivalesque. Solidarity is undoubtedly strong in the communities supporting the bus drivers in their ‘fire and rehire’ industrial dispute with Go North West.
Manchester bus drivers to ballot on industrial action after boss suspends union rep
Around 500 Manchester bus drivers will hold a consultative ballot on whether to take industrial action, after employer Go North West Limited suspended a senior Unite representative for carrying out trade union activities.
Trade unionists bring fight against RBS bank closures to streets of Manchester
Unite activists were on the streets of the city on Wednesday campaigning against the Royal Bank of Scotland’s controversial plans to close around 260 high street branches nationwide. The move, which has been termed “an act of corporate vandalism” by campaigners, brought members of the trade union together from all over the North to hold […]
Greater Manchester marches to save our NHS
An estimated 250,000 people travelled, from all over the UK, to take part in the #OurNHS – National Demonstration in London. The demonstration organised by The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together called for: “A fully funded, publicly owned, NHS & social care service. No cuts, no closures no privatisation. End the pay restraint for […]