Lots of events have been added over the next couple of weeks, they will be kept up to date on our Upcoming Actions page.
This week, on Wednesday 6th, Connexions UNISON have a strike, pickets from 1pm outside of Connexions offices on Broad Street, in Northfield and Kings Heath, followed by a rally in Victoria Square from 2:30pm-3:30pm. They are striking over job losses. Connexions provides career and other advice to 13-19 year olds.
On Friday 8th at 10AM, Stop the Cuts to Solihull Migrant Childrens Services, Outside the UK Border Agency, Dominion Court, 41 Station Road, Solihull, Birmingham B91 3RT:
STOP THE CUTS TO SOLIHULL’S MIGRANT CHILDREN’S SERVICES
The UK Border Agency has frozen its grant to local authorities
causing a massive overspend for solihull council’s unaccompanied
migrant children’s services. Solihull council has responded
in turn by cutting its own budget for these services to the tune of
It proposes to do this by pushing 16 year olds out of
foster care into independent accomodation with reduced support.
The policy is disciminatory by the fact that other young people in
the care system are not being placed under the same pressure to
‘Re-instate the Grant
Full Costs for all Care Leavers’
Protest at 10am Friday 8th April
Outside the UK Border Agency
Dominion Court, 41 Station Road,
Solihull, Birmingham B91 3RT
Called by West Midlands Social Work Action Network
Supported by UNISON Solihull Branch, Asylum Support & Immigration Resource Team
Then next week, Francis Maude visits Birmingham on Friday 15th April, PCS have called a demonstration from 9am at the ICC.
And the following Monday (18th) is Birmingham Against the Cuts planning meeting, at 18:30, Unison Offices, 19th Floor, McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway, B4 7NN. Facebook Event
There will be local meetings and hustings around Birmingham in the run up to the local elections in May and we will do our best to keep you informed of those.
On Saturday 30th, Birmingham Trades Council and Birmingham Against the Cuts will have a demonstration for Mayday, assembling 12 noon at Birmingham Cathedral, marching to Chamberlain Square for a rally. This should be a big demonstration, in tandem with demonstrations held all over the country to oppose cuts on the traditional workers bank holiday. Facebook Event
Hope you can join us for some of these events.