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Delegates gather for Prospect conference

08 June 2010
Some 500 delegates from the Prospect union met in Liverpool for the union’s conference last week.

Strike vote turns up the heat

11 May 2010
Workers at Prescot cooker manufacturer Glen Dimplex Home Appliances in Liverpool have voted by 73 percent for strike action and 83 percent in favour of action short of a strike.

Unofficial post strike in Liverpool

23 April 2010
ALMOST 100 mail workers staged an unofficial strike at Liverpool city centre’s main delivery office today.

Liverpool's defiant protest against homophobia

24 November 2009
Anger and defiance at the rise in homophobic attacks was seen on the streets of Liverpool last Sunday when more than 1,500 people marched through the city.

Liverpool rally against hatred on Sunday

17 November 2009
Hundreds of people outraged by the growing number of homophobic attacks in Britain are expected to join a protest march in Liverpool this Sunday, 22 November.

Meeting shows mood to resist homophobia

12 November 2009
A determined meeting saw lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and their supporters, gather in central London against homophobia on Tuesday evening. More than 65 people attended the meeting, which came after large vigils in London, Liverpool and other towns and cities against the rise in homophobic hate crime.

Agency workers are treated like cattle

10 November 2009
Agency workers in Liverpool told a study by the North West TUC how they were "treated like cattle" while working on a multi-million pound government contract.

TUC: Unions to boycott Israeli illegal settlements

22 September 2009
The Trade Union Congress in Liverpool last week voted to support a boycott of goods from illegal Israeli settlements along with a call for an end to arms sales to the country.

Gordon Brown unleashes new wave of cuts at TUC

15 September 2009
Gordon Brown announced that he will cut public services and jobs at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Liverpool this week.

Airport workers win a victory

08 September 2009
Liverpool airport baggage handlers forced their bosses to back off from making compulsory redundancies.

John Lennon Airport workers come together to beat bosses

01 September 2009
Some 150 Servisair workers at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport are on all-out strike.

One hour refuse strikes in Liverpool

01 September 2009
About 600 refuse workers at Enterprise Liverpool are staging a series of daily one-hour daily strikes over pay and conditions.

All-out strike at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

25 August 2009
Some 150 ServisAir workers at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport are on all-out strike.

Will John Lennon airport workers say hello or goodbye to strikes?

18 August 2009
Some 150 ServisAir workers at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport may stage a continuous strike from Thursday of this week.

Rolling action to hit Enterprise-Liverpool

04 August 2009
Some 600 workers at Enterprise-Liverpool, the private company responsible for street cleaning and maintenance in the city, are set to strike for an hour a day every day from Tuesday of next week. They are in dispute over pay and conditions.

Housing facts

28 July 2009
Three million households have had to sell possessions to pay for housingOne in 10 people have taken on an extra job or overtime to try to meet housing costsOne in seven children in Britain is growing up homeless or badly housed Just under one million children are trapped in overcrowded housingSome 90,000 homeless households living in temporary accommodation in England – double the number in 1997In 21 local authority areas at least 3 percent of the private houses are empty. In Burnley it is 6.2 percent and in Liverpool 5.6 percentThere are more than 28,000 homes standing empty in Suffolk and Essex Many empty prope

An enterprising vote for strikes

28 July 2009
Enterprise-Liverpool workers in the GMB union have voted by a massive 97 percent for industrial action in a dispute over pay and conditions.

London Hillsborough march

23 June 2009
Thousands of football fans marched through London last Saturday, demanding justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.

Port workers told not to strike

16 June 2009
Boat workers at the Port of Liverpool who were on the verge of striking have been threatened with losing £5,000 and further redundancies if they take action.

Lecturers march through Liverpool

12 May 2009
Around 200 students and lecturers marched through Liverpool city centre last Saturday against planned cuts at universities in the city.

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