Manchester Trades Union council is working to implement the TUC’S initiative to establish Unemployed Workers Centres to meet the needs of unemployed people and their communities who are facing the brunt of the Coalition Government’s Austerity programme.
One of the key roles of the trades council is to support local communities. We believe that, through collective action in our workplaces and communities it is possible to beat austerity.
MTUC is working closely with the Greater Manchester Unite the Union Community Branch to develop an Unemployed Workers service in the North, South and Central districts of Manchester. The service will provide support and advice for people experiencing employment, debt, housing, or benefit problems.
We are presently providing a weekly advice session in North Manchester at the Moston Miners Art and Music Centre on Monday from 12.00 - 16.00. With greater funding and resources, we would hope to cover other areas.
Working and unemployed people are suffering enormously due to massive job losses, wages being cut or frozen, cuts in benefits and savage cuts to much need public services .
The Unemployed Workers Centre can play a vital role in giving support to everyone in the community affected by these issues.
We are funded partly by the TUC and trade union branches and members but we also rely on donations to build the service we are providing. Giving your support will contribute greatly to our resources and will make a difference.
We can be contacted c/o MTUC, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD. Email: Twitter @uwcmanchester and via Facebook.