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The following is copied from Birmingham UNISON newsletter
Stop the Martini Contract, Stop the Pay Cuts
Next One Day Strike Wednesday 21st September
It is now time to step up our campaign against the new Birmingham Contract. We have called a one day strike on the last day of the national Liberal Democrat Party conference on Wednesday 21st September. The Lib-Dems in Birmingham are part of the council’s Con-Dem Coalition. Birmingham is their flagship council. This is a unique chance to show the country what they are doing in Birmingham. we expect to get massive publicity for our dispute and to put huge political pressure on the Lib-Dems to back down.
This time we expect to be joined by the council’s second largest union, GMB, who are balloting as we go to print, and by UCATT.
We are organising a mass members meeting on the day of the strike. We want to talk to all of you, our members, about where we go next. We have more strikes planned and we are also arranging for the mass lobbying of councillors surgeries and public constituency meetings.
This is a dispute we can win if we all strike, lobby and campaign together.
Timetable for the day:
7am to 10am – Picket your workplace
10.30am to 11.30am – Lobby the Lib Dem conference, Centenary Square (ICC)
12 noon – mass members meeting