Unite the Resistance North West Regional Conference

Saturday 13th April, 10.30am til 5pm (Registration from 10am)

Mechanics Institute, Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD

Register below: £5 waged / £2 unwaged

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The Tory-Liberal Coalition are determined to carry out the worst attack on working class living standards for generations. They got off to a flying start in 2013, announcing big attacks on teachers’ pay and conditions, and cutting benefits by almost £4 billion a year.

UtR Mancs A5 3mm bld_Page_2We need to Unite the Resistance against the politicians determined to cut jobs and wages, destroy the welfare state, sell off the NHS, privatise our schools. We need to turn the call for a general strike against austerity into action.


On Saturday 13th April Unite the Resistance will host a regional conference where trade unionists, anti-cuts activists and community campaigners from across the Northwest can come to discuss how we build the fightback against austerity in our workplaces and communities. Come along to debate and discuss how we move the fight forward. Let’s Unite the Resistance against austerity.


Speakers include:

Kevin Courtney, NUT Deputy General Secretary

Jane Aitchison, Chair, PCS Yorkshire & Unite the Resistance Joint Secretary

Ronnie Draper, BFAWU General Secretary

Karen Reissmann, Unison NEC

Pura Ariza, UCU NW Regional Secretary

Alan Gibbons, Children’s author and library campaigner

Alfie Meadows, Acquitted student protester & Defend the Right to Protest

Sheila Coleman, Hillsborough campaigner and Community Coordinator for Unite North West

(all speakers in a personal capacity)



Organising at work to stop the cuts

A strategy to defend the NHS

Our vision for education

In defence of the welfare state

Public transport – the case for nationalisation

Fighting cuts in the community (hosted by Manchester Coalition Against Cuts)

A million climate jobs now! (hosted by Campaign Against Climate Change)


Supported by:

Manchester NUT; Liverpool University UCU; Oldham NUT; UNITE Fujitsu North-West branch; BFAWU (Bakers’ Union); UNITE IT & Comms Regional Industrial Sector Committee; Blackburn and District TUC; Unison Salford City Council; Manchester Metropolitan University UCU; Rochdale NUT; Manchester Coalition Against Cuts; Liverpool Against the Cuts; United Service User Committee, Salford; Tameside NUT; Wigan TUC; Social Work Action Network (SWAN); Unite Manchester Airport; BFAWU 450 Branch.


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Can your Trade Union Branch Support or Sponsor the Conference?

Download our open letter to activists and our model motion for trade union branches and campaigns (Unison activists should use this one). Please pass this in your trade union branch / campaign and let us know if you have done this by emailing mcruniteresistance@gmail.com.


Download leaflets for the event here (A4 B&W) and here (Colour)

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