Support the Refuse Workers – a resolution for LP meetings

A resolution for all constituency Labour Party meetings and a letter from Unite to all Birmingham Labour Councillors and Labour MPs. Continue reading

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Nearly 9 in 10 schools are still facing cuts – join the Rally Saturday 14 October 12.30 at the Bullring

  • £52,500 average cut to primary schools
  • £178,000 average cut to secondary schools

Go to this website to find out the probable cut in your school’s budget: https://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/ Continue reading

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Birmingham Council Children’s Services contracted out, Children’s Centres closed

Big changes are under way in the Council’s Children’s Services. Children’s Services are being transferred to the Children’s Trust, set up and owned by the Council. Continue reading

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The WMCA is run by men – it needs powerful representation of women and inclusive economic and social policies to tackle gender inequalities

There are 33 Members of the WMCA Board – 32 are men. But criticism is growing of the male dominance of the WMCA. Continue reading

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STOP SCHOOL CUTS Birmingham Rally for Education Saturday 14 October 12.30 Bullring

Despite Justine Greening’s funding announcement on 14thSeptember 2017 that there will be more money for schools, the reality is:

  • The funding cuts have not been reversed
  • There is no new money from the Treasury
  • The historic underfunding issue has not been addressed

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Bin workers strike support group launch meeting Tue 3 Oct 7pm Council House

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Transfer of Council Early Years staff to new employers – Union recognition refused by two providers

On Thursday 14 September the Joint Trade Unions GMB and Unison held an update meeting with management over the proposed transfer of BCC staff to the winning contractor Birmingham City Healthcare Trust (BCHT). .

Both unions have now lodged disputes with the council over how the contract was awarded and how no safeguards for members were considered as part of the bidding process.  Continue reading

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