The Council Budget – time to open the books and change policy: the case of Adult Social Care

In November last year the Council published a 66 page Budget Consultation document. It proposed ‘savings’ of £50m in 2019/20. It will increase in the years after that, rising to ‘savings’ of £86m in 2022/23. These reductions would be achieved by a combination of efficiency savings and cuts in services. Continue reading

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Birmingham TUC May Day Celebrations on Saturday 4 May from 12.30pm

May Day Event 2019

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by | March 17, 2019 · 8:25 am

Stop the school cuts – Kings Heath Primary School is the latest Brum school to close on Friday afternoons

Save Our Schools West Midlands is hosting an organising meeting for Kings Heath Primary School on Monday 18 March from 7.30 to 9.30 at the Loco Lounge, Kings Heath High St. Continue reading

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Support Reclaim Social Care’s model resolution

This model resolution was drafted by Reclaim Social Care, the new national campaign in association with Health Campaigns Together. Continue reading

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The Council’s disputes with unions reveal the democratic deficit of its Cabinet model of governance – it excludes the knowledge of users of services and workers in services

23 Labour councillors have signed a letter condemning the Council leaders for ‘reaching for Tory, anti-union legislation’ to threaten the unions representing the bins workers and the enablement home care workers. Continue reading

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Stop using Tory legislation against Birmingham Council workers! Lobby of Council meeting Tuesday 26 Feb 1pm

Birmingham TUC and Birmingham against the Cuts are holding a lobby of the Council meeting on Tuesday, calling on the Council to cease using the Tory anti-union legislation against the legal industrial action by Unison Homecare workers and Unite Bin workers. Continue reading

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23 Labour councillors sign letter condemning Council leaders’ handling of bins strike and care workers dispute

They call on the leaders to immediately withdraw the threat of a legal injunction over the bins dispute, which has now escalated into all-out strikes. Continue reading

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