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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.

Stead McAlpin protest at Liverpool John Lewis store

12 May 2009
Around 20 workers from the Stead McAlpin factory in Cummersdale, near Carlisle, protested at the John Lewis store in Liverpool city centre last Saturday as part of their jobs fight.

Liverpool protest against university cuts

05 May 2009
Workers and students will be protesting in Liverpool this Saturday against management’s plans to make devastating cutbacks to courses at both Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University.

20 years after the Hillsborough disaster, state cover-up continues

14 April 2009
Thousands of people’s lives were torn apart 20 years ago this week when 96 Liverpool football fans were crushed to death at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield.

Resisting a swathe of education cuts in Liverpool

24 March 2009
Two of Liverpool’s three universities – the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moore – are facing attacks.

Fight to stop course cuts at Liverpool university

17 March 2009
Around 700 students and workers joined a demonstration on Wednesday of last week against proposals to close up to eight departments at the University of Liverpool.

Dockers win the right to sue over asbestos

06 January 2009
Former Liverpool dock workers with asbestos-related illnesses have been given the right to sue the government in a landmark ruling at the High Court late last year.

Blocking the BNP in Liverpool

02 December 2008
Some 300 people came to a rally to demonstrate against the fascist British National Party (BNP) in Liverpool on Saturday of last week.


11 November 2008
Engaging with Obama I work at Liverpool University and on Wednesday of last week I was due to teach a class of 100 students about poverty in 19th century Britain.

Of Time And The City: Liverpool’s paradise regained?

04 November 2008
Themes of poverty, change, urban decay and renewal loom large in the new film by Liverpudlian director Terence Davies. Of Time And The City is a very personal view of Liverpool after the Second World War up until the early 1970s when Davies moved away.

Liverpool council workers are fighting for their jobs

21 October 2008
Hundreds of workers lobbied Liverpool city council on Wednesday of last week in protest at planned job cuts.

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