Despite Justine Greening’s funding announcement on 14thSeptember 2017 that there will be more money for schools, the reality is:
- The funding cuts have not been reversed
- There is no new money from the Treasury
- The historic underfunding issue has not been addressed
On Thursday 14 September the Joint Trade Unions GMB and Unison held an update meeting with management over the proposed transfer of BCC staff to the winning contractor Birmingham City Healthcare Trust (BCHT). .
Both unions have now lodged disputes with the council over how the contract was awarded and how no safeguards for members were considered as part of the bidding process. Continue reading
Having agreed a deal to save the jobs of over 100 Birmingham bin workers the council reneged and sent out redundancy notices at the weekend. As a result the bin workers walked back out on strike. Birmingham People’s Assembly supports the strikers. Continue reading
Bins piling high in Birmingham – but where does blame lie? Continue reading