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Manchester strike on hold

03 May 2011
Over 300 Unison union members at the newly-formed Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) body have just finished voting in their official strike ballot.

Ballot for strikes at Transport for Greater Manchester

19 April 2011
Transport workers in Manchester are to ballot for strikes against compulsory redundancies. One in seven of the Unison members at Transport for Greater Manchester—formerly GMPTE—face losing their jobs.

Stop victimisation at Fujitsu site

29 March 2011
The Unite union is campaigning to defend Phil Tepper, a rep at the Fujitsu IT company in Manchester. He faces a charge of gross misconduct.

Council protests say 'no cuts'

15 March 2011
Protesters screamed "no votes for cuts!" as Manchester council voted to slash services on Wednesday of last week.

Anti-racists stop EDL from marching through Rochdale

12 March 2011
Anti-racists prevented the English Defence League (EDL) from marching through Rochdale, Greater Manchester, last Saturday.

Pressure grows on council that make cuts

12 March 2011
Manchester rose up on Saturday when over 2,000 marched against the £110 million cuts imposed by the government. This was a show of collective rage against the cuts in the city.

Manchester protest to save nurseries

01 March 2011
More than 300 parents and children joined a protest to save Manchester’s Sure Start nurseries last Saturday.

Manchester protesters save their local pool

01 March 2011
Manchester council has retreated on plans to shut Levenshulme baths after daily protests to save it.

Manchester council workers plan strike against cuts

01 March 2011
Unite union members at Manchester council have voted by 80 percent for industrial action in a consultative ballot.

London protester: 'We want to see Gaddafi hanging in the streets'

22 February 2011
Thousands of people protested outside the Libyan embassy in central London today (Tuesday). They travelled from all over Britain to join the demonstration – 10 coaches came from Manchester alone.

Manchester: ‘We won’t give up without a fight’

15 February 2011
People in Levenshulme, Manchester, have wasted no time in taking to the streets since the council said it would close their swimming pool.

Levenshulme pool protesters: 'We won’t take this'

09 February 2011
Hundreds of furious protesters came out at just a few hours’ notice yesterday (Tuesday) as Manchester council announced plans to close Levenshulme Leisure Centre.

Revolt as Manchester wields big axe

08 February 2011
Manchester council is closing five libraries, three leisure centres, two swimming pools and potentially dozens of youth centres and nurseries, it announced on Tuesday.

Day X4—cause chaos on campus

08 February 2011
Students have returned to their campuses rejuvenated after successful demonstrations in London and Manchester last month.

Enraged students rally in two cities against cuts

01 February 2011
Thousands of students and workers marched through London and Manchester on Saturday to protest against student fees, education cuts and the scrapping of Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

We must target common enemy, not 'enemy within'

01 February 2011
Thousands of students and trade unionists marched through London and Manchester last Saturday.

Student marches go their own way to build solidarity

29 January 2011
In both London and Manchester student marches have diverged from their planned routes—one march has gone to join protesters outside the Egyptian embassy, while a breakaway from the other has occupied a branch of Barclays bank.

Pictures of student protests in London and Manchester, 29 January

29 January 2011

Thousands join student marches in London and Manchester

29 January 2011
Thousands of university, college and school students – joined by workers – are marching in London and Manchester against Tory cuts to education, fee rises and attacks on jobs and services.

Solid strike at Jobcentre Plus

20 January 2011
Around 3,000 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union are striking today (Thursday) and tomorrow over attacks on their working conditions. Their action is severely hitting seven "contact centres"—former benefit processing centres—in Glasgow, Newport (Gwent), Norwich, Sheffield, Bristol, Makerfield and Manchester—that Jobcentre Plus management want to turn into call centres.

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