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The Future after the General Election

Last night’s results were difficult for all those of us who believe in the importance of quality, accountable public services for our people. Given the Tory majority and their past approach to public services we all obviously face further attacks on our services, our jobs, pensions and the whole social fabric of our society. It […]

There for You Winter Fuel Grants 2019-20

Get help with winter fuel bills Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls. But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There […]

A General Election is coming…have you registered to vote?

The Government has decided to call a General Election and now more than ever it is crucial that every eligible person casts their vote on 12 December.  It is our chance to finally oust this Government, bringing an end to over a decade of harmful austerity measures.  Only then can we begin to heal the divisions […]

Greater Manchester Bus Consultation: Have your say on how your buses are run

Buses are vital for Greater Manchester. They’re used for three-out-of-four public transport journeys and help reduce the number of cars on our roads, which means less congestion and less pollution. Even if you are not a regular bus passenger they are important in keeping the city-region moving. But bus use is falling. Currently in Greater […]

Global Climate Strike: Manchester – Friday 20th September

On 20th September the UK Student Climate Network is calling on everyone – adults, workers, community groups, trade unionists and everyone in Manchester to join them in a global general climate strike. Our branch will be joining people all around the world in what’s set to be a massive day of climate action. Everyone is […]

Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy – Manchester Protest

Another Europe is Possible has organised a protest in Manchester to defend democracy in light of the Government’s attempts to prorogue parliament. If you wish to participate join us at 12pm on Saturday 31st August in Cathedral Gardens, Manchester City Centre and for more information you can refer to the event page on Facebook.

We need to make our voices heard

Boris Johnson has only been Prime Minister for 36 days, and yet his government have already launched an outrageous attack on our nation’s democracy. Now we know for sure what Johnson and his acolytes meant by “take back control”. They didn’t mean bringing powers from Brussels back to Westminster – they meant putting power in […]

Peterloo Massacre Bicentenary: March for Democracy

On the 16th August 1819 at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, armed cavalry charged into a crowd of some 60,000 – 80,000 peaceful protesters who had travelled from all across Greater Manchester to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. This event became known in history as the Peterloo Massacre and this year we are commemorating its […]

Defend Local Government Pensions

The Government is currently consulting on plans to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of offering the local government pension scheme (LGPS) to new non-teaching staff. The proposal would: Create a two-tier workforce with new starters offered inferior pensions; Disproportionately affect women and the lower paid; Threaten the future sustainability of the […]

School Uniform Grant 2019

Get help with the cost of school uniforms Families living on low incomes with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard. But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There […]

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