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 www.dontbreakbritain.org.
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 across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

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

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