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Tory conference protetst is next stop for the fightback

13 September 2011
As trade unions gear up for an autumn of strikes, all roads lead to Manchester on Sunday 2 October.

Trade unionists join in Manchester Pride event

30 August 2011

Rise Like Lions: the story behind Peterloo massacre

23 August 2011
Manchester councillor Pat Karney called the recent riots "one of the worst days in Manchester’s history".

Manchester and Crewe united in defence of Fujitsu rep

23 August 2011
An Employment Tribunal into the case of the sacked Fujitsu Unite union rep Alan Jenney is set to be held in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday of this week.

Give young a future, say campaigners

16 August 2011
Activists in Manchester were set to come together for a public meeting on "What caused the riots?" on Thursday of this week.

Bolton pathology workers ballot for action

26 July 2011
Workers in the pathology department at Royal Bolton Hospital in Greater Manchester are balloting for industrial action.

Protests at Tory and Lib Dem conference will show our strength

26 July 2011
Several months ago Right to Work initiated marches on the Tory party conference in Manchester on 2 October and the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on 18 September.

More sites join fight for Fujitsu rep

12 July 2011
Unite union members at the Manchester site of the Fujitsu IT firm are to ballot for strikes against a number of attacks on the union, including the threat to dismiss Crewe rep Alan Jenney.

Protests on 30 June

21 June 2011
Birmingham: 12 noon, Victoria SquareBristol: 11am from College GreenBrighton: 10.30am, the LevelCambridge: 12noon, Parkers Piece lCardiff: 12noon, City HallGlasgow: 12noon, George SquareLeeds: 12noon, City SquareLeicester: 11.30am, New Walk CentreLiverpool: 12 noon, St George’s PlateauLondon: 11.30am, Lincoln’s Inn FieldManchester: 11am All Saints ParkNewcastle: 1pm, MonumentNorwich:

Union plans 'campaign of coordinated strikes'

21 June 2011
Delegates at Unison’s local government conference in Manchester voted last Sunday to back a campaign of strikes to defend their pensions.

Manchester transport workers face job cuts

21 June 2011
A Unison union branch officer at Transport for Greater Manchester has been threatened with compulsory redundancy.

Manchester transport workers vote to strike

10 May 2011
Over 300 Unison members at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have voted by a massive 73 percent for strike to halt compulsory redundancies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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