Birmingham music legends UB40 speak out against job losses and cuts to services in Birmingham.
Following the recent shocking news that one person in ten in the region is unemployed, proud Brummies, pop group UB40, feel impelled to go public to express their outrage with the current state of job losses and continuing cuts to services, including Youth Services and the Connexions agency that helps young people find employment.The group came to fame and were chart-toppers at a time of austerity and large-scale unemployment in the early 1980’s.
The name of the group was taken from an unemployment benefit signing-on card of the time, and one of their hit songs was entitled One in Ten, referring to the unemployment level of the time. This struck home with the youth of the time, and was instantly related to.
This will take place in Victoria Square at 11am today. There will be a demonstration at the Government Offices for the West Midlands from 5pm this evening as well.