Oldham’s First Hackspace Opens

New serviced studio’s grand opening

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Oldham Council leader Councillor Jim McMahon OBE seen cutting the chain.

This Saturday afternoon, Oldham’s first hackspace was officially opened by Councillor Jim McMahon OBE. The open day was attended by a number of creatives and programmers from Oldham and surrounding area. Continue reading “Oldham’s First Hackspace Opens”

Zero Hour Contracts: A Luxury We Cannot Afford?

False economics or a more flexible alternative to fixed hours? East of the M60 on the controversial practice of zero hour contracts

In the early 1990s, I used to trudge the streets of Dukinfield each morning with a dayglo orange bag. I would rise at 6am before school and deliver in all weathers The Guardian, The Sun, Daily Mail and the like, and sometimes the odd magazine. My round covered Pickford Lane, Russell Street and Chapel Street and one I had from November 1992 to May 1995. Continue reading “Zero Hour Contracts: A Luxury We Cannot Afford?”