Manchester College cuts off contact with UCU as staff vote for strike action

Principal of The Manchester College (TMC) Peter Tavernor has severed ties with the University and College Union (UCU), following its sucessful ballot for strike action over the imposition of new contracts.

1893: The Manchester Anarchists and the Fight for Free Speech

Police repression against British anarchism is not a new happening. In 1893 anarchists in Manchester put up a fierce fight against police attempts to silence them

Manchester nurses strike for Karen Reissman

Manchester mental health workers demonstrate against privatisation, March 2007. Photo: Pia Feig

Nurses today began a rolling strike after their union leader was sacked for speaking to the media.

700 health workers to strike in defence of their union rep

300 supporters at a meeting in Manchester, August 2007. Photo: Socialist Worker

700 health workers, mainly nurses, will be out on strike again for 3 days Wednesday 31st October, Thursday 1st November and Friday 2nd November.

Manchester nurses continue strikes in defence of suspended colleague

Karen Reissman speaking at a Defend the NHS demo, March 2007

Manchester mental health UNISON members will be on strike again on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Monday 22nd October.

NHS Trust sets date for Reissmann disciplinary hearing

Demonstration in support of Karen Reissman, September 9th 2007

Talks between UNISON and Manchester’s mental health trust broke down on Monday (Oct 1st) when the Trust announced they will hold a disciplinary hearing for Karen Reissmann, a trade union activist, in 2 weeks time.

Manchester mental health staff strike again

Karen Reissman supporters march in Manchester yesterday

After a similar strike just over two weeks ago, hundreds of mental health workers in Manchester are going on strike for a second time today in a row over the suspension of union official, Karen Reissman.

Mental health workers on strike in support of colleague

Manchester mental health workers on strike yesterday

Nearly 700 UNISON members in Manchester Community and Mental Health branch went on strike yesterday in support of their colleague Karen Reissman, suspended from work since June.

Virgin rail catering workers on strike

Manchester: 100 catering workers at Virgin Trains are on strike in support of a sacked colleague.

Parking attendants wildcat in Manchester

A parking attendant

A wildcat strike by parking attendants in Manchester over a sub-inflation pay offer has cost the employer thousands of pounds in unissued fines.