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17 April 2019
Cleaning staff on Arriva Rail North have been told by their employer, outsourcer ISS, that they will be forced to work eleven days with pay owed in arrears. Members of transport union RMT protested outside Manchester Victoria station on 10 April.
27 February 2019
The company "needs to realise that it will be easier to replace the small management 'regime' than it will be to replace the entire workforce"
16 January 2019
This followed the recent attack on pickets by a far-right group
9 January 2019
Far-right protesters, wearing yellow vests, verbally abused the RMT transport union picket line at Manchester Victoria station on 5 January.
21 November 2018
RMT transport union members picketing Manchester Victoria train station on 10 November had an unusual visitor - and it wasn't Santa Claus. It was none other than David Brown, managing director of Arriva Rail North.
16 November 2018
16 November 2018
31 October 2018
The huge demonstration in 1819 demanded democratic rights.
12 October 2018
Director-scriptwriter Mike Leigh has created an excellent feature length film of the 1819 Peterloo massacre
10 October 2018
Workers at several branches of McDonald's, Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays have struck together, joined by couriers for Uber Eats and other gig economy workers #FFS410
26 September 2018
Reports from some Socialist Students stalls around the country
20 June 2018
Theatre: Marx in Soho: For socialists, a one-man show about Karl Marx might not suggest a night of revelations. But seeing Bob Weick performing Howard Zinn's play 'Marx in Soho' in Manchester on 9 June showed this was a misconception.
6 June 2018
Nationalise rail - don't delay!: Northern rail cancelled more than 250 trains entirely on 29 May. Where trains run at all they have been up to two hours late.
23 May 2018
The story of the mass trespass by hundreds of young working people from Manchester and Sheffield on Kinder Scout, to establish the 'right to roam', is remembered with pride.
1 May 2018
At midnight workers in the Oxford Street McDonalds in Manchester walked out
11 April 2018
The bakers' union BFAWU has notified McDonald's that it is balloting workers at six stores with a view to authorising a strike later this year
21 March 2018
Please get in touch if you are in Manchester and would like to get involved!
14 March 2018
A damning, yet unsurprising, February housing report reveals that zero affordable housing has been built in Manchester city centre in two years.
20 February 2018
Workers agreed to an average pay rise of 22% and parity of pay across the workforce and in line with others in Manchester
31 January 2018
In parts of London and Greater Manchester you are now more likely to grow up poor than not
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