Manchester: Arrangements for November 30th

Tomorrow millions of union members working in public services will be taking part in a day of action against cuts and privatisation of our public services and striking over the government’s plan to make them work longer and pay more for lower pensions. Please show them your support, just as so many people gave us solidarity when we needed it.
Manchester TUC has published a list of local workplaces where pickets are planned. While the list is undoubtedly incomplete, it should give you some ideas if you want to visit a picket line on your way to work to show your support. The list includes One Central Park, next door to MAN33, the old MAN05 building on Wenlock Way, and the council depot on Grimshaw Lane from which so many vehicles hoot their support whenever we are protesting outside Central Park.
If you are available during the day, you could join in the TUC march and rally:

  • March assembles 11.00am on Liverpool Road, near Castlefield, off Deansgate, marching off at 11:30am. Salford feeder march assembles 10.30am, Bexley Square, Chapel St M3 6BZ. Education feeder march assembles 10:30 am, All Saints M15 6BH. Assembly point for disabled people attending: University Place, opposite Manchester Museum, M13 9PL 12.15pm.
  • Rally at 12.30 at Whitworth Park, opposite Manchester Royal Infirmary. The nationwide shout, calling for pensions justice, is at 1.00pm.

After the TUC rally there will be a “Unite the Resistance” meeting at around 1:30pm in the Kora Bar (formerly Saki), 2 Wilmslow Road, M14 5TP (on Corner with Moss Lane East, by Whitworth Park).

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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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