Manchester: Cuts

UNITE continues to play an important part in the campaign against the cuts which threaten jobs and vital services. For more information see
Locally, UNITE is playing an important part in the Manchester Coalition Against Cuts.
UNITE is organising transport from all over the country to the TUCís national demonstration on Saturday (26th March). UNITEís trains from Manchester are full, so if you want to go and donít yet have a place, please contact Manchester TUC on 07825 158 944 or 07857 610 426.
This week also sees the first national strike action against the cuts, by the University and College Union (UCU), whose members in Higher and Further Education are taking rolling strike action. In England, they will be on strike on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Please show your support at picket lines or at these local events:

  • Tuesday 22nd March: Lobby of Vice Chancellor, 12:00, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester (opposite the old Manchester University Building)
  • Thursday 24th March: Rally and March, assemble 12:30, All Saints Park, Oxford Road, Manchester
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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have voted for more industrial action over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Strike days announced so far are:

  • Wed 24 – Fri 26 Jan 2018
  • Tue 30 Jan 2018
  • Thu 8 Feb – Wed 14 Feb 2018
  • Thu 22 Feb
  • Sat 24- Wed 28 Feb 2018
  • Fri 16 – Wed 21 Mar
  • Thu 29 Mar – Fri 6 Apr 2018

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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