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Student rent strikers removed from Manchester University building by bailiffs

Bailiffs have forcibly removed Manchester University students who have been occupying a campus building for six weeks. This came after students went on rent strike with the university being granted a possession order for the entirety of south campus in court yesterday.  Protesters, calling for affordable rents, were taken from the Simon Building at around […]

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Support continues for second set of Manchester school strikes 

Teacher strikes returned to the streets of Manchester and to picket lines after a brief pause to allow for negotiations.  There was an estimated turnout of 3000 National Education Union (NEU) members who attended the march and rally in Manchester yesterday.   NEU officer and secondary school teacher, Steven Longden, works with individual members at a […]

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Manchester students continue rent strikes despite ultimatum from university  

University of Manchester students occupying John Owens received an ultimatum threatening disciplinary action if they had not left the building by 4pm yesterday But rent strikers are continuing to occupy buildings including the Simon building and many are continuing to withhold their rent payments for three weeks.  A first-year humanities and politics student, who lives in Oak […]

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Strikes: Manchester teachers rally in bid for fairer pay 

Today marked the first of seven days planned industrial action by the National Education Union (NEU) with high numbers turning out to campaign for a pay rise. The government announced last year that most teaching staff were to receive an estimated 5% pay boost, but NEU members rejected this and have since decided on strike action.  […]

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National Strikes Bring Northern Trains To A Halt

Hundreds of Manchester workers from different sectors took part in strike action on Wednesday, gathering for a rally in St Peter’s Square. Union members in Greater Manchester came together in the city centre as hundreds of thousands of workers participated in strikes across the country. Train stations across Manchester and Salford were closed off completely […]

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