Busy week next week as we run up to the National Demonstration for the Alternative on Saturday 26th..
Saturday 19th (tomorrow), stalls:
Erdington – 11am-1pm, Erdington Co-op – contact Stuart 0777 594 2841 or Pete 0780 940 6973 if you can help.
Cotteridge – 11-12:30, Cotteridge Island – contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Handsworth – 12 – 1.30 Soho Road, Meet outside the library at 12. Contact Bernie on 07835972704 if you can help.
Monday 21st is the next planning meeting – agenda and details are here – 18:30, Unison Offices, 19th Floor McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway. Everyone welcome to attend.
Wednesday is a demonstration at the Government office for the West Midlands from 5pm-6:45pm, on budget day.
Thursday sees a number of things going on:
National Day of Action to defend English Classes (ESOL) – 12:30 at the council house. ESOL classes are vital for anyone with English as a second language, and provide education for immigrants which allows them to integrate more effectively into the UK society. Not only is funding for the classes being cut, but also funding for creche/nursery support, which will mean that mothers will be unable to attend classes, excluding them from opportunites for employment and socialising in the UK.
UCU have a national day of strike action, there will be pickets at FE and HE institutions across the UK, including South Birmingham College’s Digbeth campus from 8am-5pm. As we find out more details of pickets, I will add them to this post.
And in the evening, at 7:15, Friends of Kings Heath library meet.
All this leads up to Saturday, the March for the Alternative. If you need transport, click on the link to the right or email us BirminghamAgainstTheCuts@gmail.com for details.