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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.

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.

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.

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.

Letters

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.

Liverpool housing workers vow to fight redundancies

14 October 2008
Hundreds of workers in Liverpool unanimously voted to say they would take strike action against redundancies at a mass meeting on Thursday of last week.

Demonstrating for the right to protest in Liverpool

14 October 2008
Activists gathered in Liverpool city centre for a mass leafleting last Saturday in protest at police harassment of political stalls.

Copperas Hill post workers refuse to cross picket line

07 October 2008
Postal Workers at Copperas Hill mail centre in LIverpool, which is earmarked for closure, refused to cross a picket line put up by striking Romec engineers on Monday of this week.

Voices of resistance call for troops to come home

23 September 2008
"If you don’t speak up, nothing’s going to change," said Falak, a young woman from Liverpool.

Unite NHS day of action

22 July 2008
Members of the Unite union working in the NHS organised a national day of action over the three-year below-inflation pay deal imposed on health workers. Union members in London, Brighton, Norwich, Liverpool, Manchester, Nuneaton, Leeds, Poole, Belfast and Nottingham all held protests.

Through Arab Eyes exhibition

08 July 2008
The work of two Arabic artists is featured in this free exhibition in Liverpool this weekend.

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