HANDS OFF OUR SCHOOLS – NO FORCED ACADEMIES IN BIRMINGHAM! Public rally 19 May 5pm Waterstones Bull Ring With Jack Dromey MP and Cllr Brigid Jones

Hands off our schools 19th May rally flyer (1)

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The first 100 days – what should be at the top of the West Midlands mayor’s in-tray? We say: democratise the Combined Authority!

Centre for Cities is holding a policy discussion about the top priorities for the new West Midlands mayor on Thursday 21 July at 5.30pm in the Library of Birmingham. On the panel are:

  • Gisela Stuart MP Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston
  • Paul Faulkner Chief Executive, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Chamber of Commerce
  • Marc Reeves Editor, Birmingham Mail

This is an opportunity to publicly challenge the completely undemocratic power structure of the WM Combined Authority, with no WM elected Assembly to hold the Mayor and Council leaders to account.

You will need to book now to be sure of a place. Go to http://www.centreforcities.org/event/first-100-days-top-west-midlands-mayors-tray/ and register on Eventbrite.

Below are the alternative policies BATC is arguing for to open up the Combined Authority to public participation in its decision-making. Top of the list is a WM elected Assembly but there are other demands we can make as steps towards democratising the Combined Authority. Continue reading

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The Right Hospital and the Right size?

Come and hear about flaws in the privately-funded £335m project to build the Midland Metropolitan Hospital with Dr. John Lister of London Health Emergency

You are invited to the Launch of the Independent Review of the PF2 Business Case 6:30- 8:30 pm on Wednesday 15th June at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS, organised by Keep Our NHS Public Birmingham Continue reading

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What will the West Midlands Combined Authority mean for jobs, services and local democracy? And how should we respond? A public meeting organised by Birmingham Against the Cuts, supported by Birmingham TUC Wednesday 11 May 7pm Council House

Introductions by Richard Hatcher (Birmingham City University and NUT delegate to BTUC) and Jane Nellist (secretary, Coventry TUC) Continue reading

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Labour plans a national campaign with councils, unions and parents against forcing all schools to become academies

Birmingham councillors are to campaign with the unions, media and the Local Government Association (LGA) to mobilise opposition against the White Paper’s key policy: total academisation, following the the national call to action from the LGA Labour Group. Continue reading

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Birmingham People’s Assembly public meeting Support the Junior Doctors, No Forced Academies, No More #Brumcuts Wednesday 27th April, 7pm, Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street

Speakers include:

Teju Olaoye, Junior Doctor;
Doug Morgan, assistant secretary Birmingham NUT;
Birmingham UNISON speaker
More speakers to be confirmed

click here for facebook event

 

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WEST HEATH NEEDS ITS LIBRARY! Come and rally for our library! Saturday 9th April at 11am

At the old site on The Fordrough (down the road from Tesco Express) Continue reading

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