Connexions Broad St 007“The Con-Dems promised to improve CONNEXIONS Careers Advice for young people. But instead, they’ve done the opposite!!
Funding for careers advice for young people in Birmingham has been cut by 67%. Staffing for careers advice cut by two thirds. Kings Heath, Erdington, Handsworth, Yardley and Northfield Connexions centres have all been closed!! Only one full-time Connexions office remaining, and that will close in March 2013. Many young people will get no support in finding college places or jobs!!
This is all at a time when we have over 1 million young people unemployed in Britain!!
Some parts of Birmingham have the worst youth unemployment in Britain, but the Con-Dems don’t care!!”
The above was the text of the leaflet given out to the passing public yesterday as, the Broad Street Connexions workers staged a successful lunch time protest. The positive response from passing motorists was indicated by frequent honking of…

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  1. Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    It is a service we need, those of us who can’t rely on patronage to secure a future for our children. It was successful and so it should come as no surprise that funding should go, that its experienced and dedicated front line staff treated so shabbily and their skills lost to the city. The trashing of services essential to a disproportionately impoverished urban working class demographic is a topic I have posted on before. Sadly, it seem likely that I will continue doing so.

  2. Pingback: Birmingham Trades Council » Save Connexions!

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