The Council’s Housing Policy is for 35% ‘affordable’, but the new City Centre apartment developments have few or none

The Council’s policy is that 35% of new-build homes should be ‘affordable’. But the Council is allowing profit-seeking property developers to build dozens of luxury apartment blocks in the city centre with just 5% ‘affordable’ apartments – or even none at all. The result is an increasingly socially exclusive city centre for living, reinforcing the city’s geography of social inequality. Continue reading

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Campaign to stop the relocation of Erdington Library

Reportedly there is a plan to move the library in Erdington from the existing building to within a council building in New Sutton Road. Next petitioning is outside Erdington library on Friday, 17th, 2pm.  Continue reading

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‘Sorry We Missed You’ by Ken Loach. Free showing, Wed 15 Jan 7.15

‘Sorry We Missed You’ is a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.
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What will be the impact of the policies of the Johnson government on Birmingham and the West Midlands?

At Birmingham Trades Council’s first meeting in 2020, on January 9, Michael Roberts will be talking about the policies of the Tory government. We need to work out what they will mean for our city and our region. As BATC’s first contribution in 2020 to this discussion we publish extracts from some recent reports which provide some background. Continue reading

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Michael Roberts on Conservative Economic Policy and Labour’s Alternative, BTUC, 9 Jan 7.30 Council House

Here is an extract from Michael Roberts’ blog from 13 December. (You can read the whole article at https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/get-brexit-done/)

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Birmingham Campaign against Climate Change trade union committee Tue 7 Jan 6.30

Birmingham Campaign against Climate Change trade union committee

 Bham Unison offices 19th Floor McLaren Tower Queensway Continue reading

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NO to TRUMP Johnson and their racist friends Mon 2 Dec 5.30-6.30 Waterstones

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