Latest news in our joint campaign with Communities Against the Cuts


Working together with Birmingham Against the Cuts, the campaign to save the three threatened CAB continues. At the full City Council meeting on December 4th, one of the first items of business was a question read out by Tom Holness of BATC. You can see and hear the question about eight minutes into the first archive video. You will also hear the less-than-clear response from Councillor John Cotton, the Cabinet member for Social Cohesion and Equalities.
Well, he did not say, ‘fair enough, you got me, here is the money’, but on the other hand he did not clearly say no either. So the campaigning and petitioning continues. If anyone can make out exactly what he did say, please get back to us.

Also, here is our latest flyer, explaining the importance of the CAB.
CAB explanation flyer_page_001And here is the pdf version, for downloading and distribution.

CAB explanation flyer

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  1. Pingback: Birmingham Trades Council » CAB – the latest

  2. Are we against all cuts? No, read this about the overpayment to agency staff by BCC:

    BCC is paying agency staff up to £360 a day for temporary agency staff (equivalent to £96,000 p.a.)

    Over the last two financial years it paid out £67m for such staff.

    Very senior positions, especially in Childrens Services, are been covered by such staff. In September 2012, 127 agency staff were employed by Childrens Services.

    This information was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and was published by the Birmingham Mail in late November 2012.

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