Working for a World Without Austerity


Saturday 30 September, 12:00 - 16:30
Partisan Collective 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester M4 4FY
Public Meeting hosted by the Manchester Trades Council 

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.

12.30- 13.45

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 -

UNISON Care Workers for Change Campaign. Demanding Dignity in Social Care through fair funding, quality jobs and decent services.

3. Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) -

Universal Credit and Jobcentre Closures - How can we get our services back?


1. World Basic Income- 

World Basic Income - Has its time come?

2. Unite Community

How can we deal with benefit sanctions?

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.

Part of the Take Back Manchester Festival 2017 30 Sep - 4 October

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