It’s a busy week next week, with something happening pretty much everyday somewhere in Birmingham.
On Monday 21st, Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (BARAC) are holding a Public Meeting – 6:30pm, African Caribbean Millenium Centre, 339 Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham B18 4HB More info
On Tuesday 22nd, Birmingham Against the Cuts has a planning meeting – all are welcome to attend – 18:30, Unison Offices, McClaren Tower, 46 Priory queensway
On Wed 23rd in the afternoon, EAN (Education Activist Network) have a Half term protest. Facebook event Meet at Waterstones/Bullring 1pm to protest cuts in education.
And in the evening, Stirchley and Cotteridge against the cuts are hosting a public meeting. 19:30 Cotteridge church, Cotteridge island, pershore road. Cotteridge church day centre facing closure, and neighbourhood offices are also under threat.
On Thurs 24th, at 12:30pm – BCU protest against cuts of 78% at the uni will take place outside Kenrick library at city north campus, as part of a national day of action against education cuts.
Later on, at 19:30 Dudley Coalition Against the Cuts host a public meeting,at Brierley Hill Civic Hall Facebook Event Speakers: Mark Serwotka + speakers from Unison, FBU, NUT and local campaigns.
Saturday 26th February: March Against the Cuts, Birmingham City Centre.
Assemble 12 noon, Birmingham Cathedral, St. Philips Place
Confirmed Speakers: Lee Barron (CWU), Trudy Allen(PCS), Roger Jenkins(GMB), Salma Yaqoob(Respect)
Birmingham Against the Cuts, Unison, NUT, CWU and anyone else who wants to demonstrate against council cuts. With nearly 2,500 job cuts being threatened in the next year and 7,000 over 3 years, and the possibility of strike actions by council workers, this should be a well attended demonstration, and we would love everyone to come out to it – more speakers are waiting to be confirmed.
And although I know it’s not strictly this week, on Tuesday 1st March, a Unison led demonstration at the Council House will take place from 2pm, as the council meet to vote on the budget – Salma Yaqoob will present Birmingham Against the Cuts petition to the meeting – you can add your signature online here or at the event on Saturday 26th.
This demonstration will continue into the evening, so you can join it after work.