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CHANGING UNEMPLOYMENT IN GREATER MANCHESTER CONFERENCE
 

Star date: 21st May 2012

SALFORD SPEAKERS SEEKING ALTERNATIVE AT UNEMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE

Changing Unemployment - For An Alternative
Saturday May 26th 10:30am - 4pm Free
Friends Meeting House, Manchester

Salford is just one area of Greater Manchester with massive unemployment and now a conference has been organised to join up the region and look at alternatives to the current mess. Speakers from Salford so far confirmed from trade unions, campaign groups and the Salford Unemployed Centre are Alec Mcfadden, Alex Halligan, George Tapp, Tony Moore and Ron Marsden.

Full details here…


Changing Unemployment Conference Greater Manchester
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Despite all the public money that's been pumped into Salford, the city's unemployment is showing the highest annual rise in Greater Manchester, almost 20%. Meanwhile, youth unemployment has mushroomed by 56% over the last year (see previous Salford Star feature here). Something has got to be done…

This Saturday, a conference is seeking answers, without relying on the main political parties which only seem to have mainstream, often failed, solutions. Changing Unemployment – For An Alternative, billed as `A Conference of Community and Solidarity' and open to everyone, will look at a different style of ideas to get us out of the mess.

Discussions will take place around subjects like food, housing, workfare, youth and retirement, while organisers are hoping for something practical to come of the conference too, like building networks of unemployed support centres and unions.

Speakers from Salford include Alec Mcfadden, from the Greater Manchester Office For Fair Access, Alex Halligan from Unite the Union, George Tapp from the North West Pensioners Association, Tony Moore, who went on last year's Jarrow March, and Ron Marsden, a volunteer at Salford Unemployed Centre in Eccles.

Other speakers include Paris Thompson (Manchester Against Cuts), Kate Green MP (former TUC UWC worker), Sara Livesey (Vice President, Manchester TUC), Alex Fountain (Manchester Metropolitan Students Union), Thomas Barlow (Manchester Campaigns Collective) and Stephen Hall (President, Greater Manchester TUC).

Changing Unemployment
For An Alternative - A Conference of Community and Solidarity
Saturday May 26th 10:30am - 4pm Free
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

For more details see Facebook (search Changing Unemployment: For An Alternative)

E-mail: gmatuc@gmail.com or phone 07720 59198

Alan Corkish wrote
at 18:47:36 on 25 July 2013
Good to see Aleck sticking it to the Newsnight audience last night (Weds 24-07-13) Keep up the excellent work you handsome bugger ;-) We miss you in Liverpool...
 
Mark Armstrong wrote
at 15:37:01 on 21 May 2012
This is funny :) Unions feed labour, labour feeds developers, developers feed themselves and dont employ anyone and dont pay tax under guidelines established under labour government. So whos to blame for the unemployment levels?
 
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