Manchester has in the last twenty five years become a low wage city with thousnds of working class households working low wage jobs with wage suppressed by both employers and the government. This year though has seen millions of people vote to end austerity and for a future which is not based on economic struggles for the many and super-profits for the priveleged few.
Manchester Trades Union Council invite all trade unionists and campaigners to join us in building for a better future. One where workers are rewarded with the fruits of their labour. Join is at our counter to the Tory conference where we will hear from leading fighters against low pay, austerity Britain.
Timetable – More updates still to come!
12.00-12.20 Opening session with Annette Wright MTUC, PCS and Unite Community speakers and more to be confirmed.
Events and workshops to come up with practical action we can take in Manchester over the next few months.
1. Greater Manchester Law Centre-
Strategic litigation – How we can use the law to win?
2. North West UNISON –
Care workers for change campaign – A better future for workers and everyone who needs care.
3. Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) –
Universal Credit and Jobcentre Closures – How can we get our services back?
Unite Community session
1. World Basic Income-
World Basic Income – Has its time come?
2. Unite Community – details TBC
3. Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union – The McDonalds Strike – how can we fight low pay, zero hour and poor working conditions?
15.00-15.45 Feedback and closing session
15.45 – 16.30 Closing Rally.
Great speakers including
Ian Hodson president of BFAWU
Charlotte Hughes, anti-sanctions campaigner.
We are pleased to be holding this event at Partisan Collective, a space for independent, community led, DIY and cultural based projects in Manchester. Please consider giving your financial support or becoming a member.https://www.facebook.com/partisancollective/