At first glance, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s recent spending review looks promising for the North, with billions of pounds being pledged
Figures released this week show that between 2010 and 2015 public sector employment in the North West fell by 9.4%, whilst over the same period of time in London it fell by a more modest 3%.
In Manchester, hundreds of trade union members packed out Piccadilly Gardens, including petitioning teachers, council staff and librarians, which follows disputes with the government over pay, pensions and cuts
Strike in a Twitter generation: Public sector workers stage walk out across Manchester and showcase fight online
The epicentre of strike action in Manchester will be a huge strike rally in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens from 12.30pm.