All Out on 30th November!

Yesterday, UNITE and NAPO (probation officers) declared they had won the vote to strike, and today the last teaching union balloting, NASUWT also declared their result – 82% on a 44% turnout – a clear indication from members that they want to take industrial action over changes to their pension schemes that will see people working longer, paying more and getting less, in order to reduce a deficit created by the bankers.

With NASUWT declared, all the major unions will be on strike, with over 3,000,000 public sector workers out on 30th November, this will be the largest strike since the general strike, and will see large parts of government shut down for the day.
This result also pretty much guarantees that every school will be closed on the day, as all the main unions, incluing the head teachers union NAHT have voted to strike. Parents should be told by their schools shortly whether the school will be open.
To see all the results click on this image:

There are many things happening on the day – if you know your workplace will have a picket, please let us know by commenting on this post or emailing us at BirminghamAgainstTheCuts@Gmail.com so we can list it. If you are on a picket, please take a photo and send it to us at the same email address, it would be great to comprehensively document this strike.

Following picket lines, there are local rallies planned in Cotteridge, Selly Oak/Edgbaston, Handsworth and East Birmingham.
The TUC are planning a March, but details are not finalised. Assembly will likely be from sometime around 11am or 12noon at Lionel Street Car Park, with a march through the city centre to an indoor rally at the NIA.
The doors of the NIA will be open from 12:30, and the rally is expected to start at 1:30.

Full details are available on our Pickets, Rallies and Demonstrations page:

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