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About Birmingham Against The Cuts

Birmingham Against The Cuts is a group formed by Trade Unions, Service Groups, User Groups and Campaign Groups in Birmingham to oppose the cuts being made by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalitions both nationally and locally. If you are a Birmingham or West Midlands group, please get in touch with us to collaborate with fighting against the cuts. If you would like to get more involved with anti-cuts action in Birmingham, come along to one of our open meetings, or contact us by facebook message or e-mail to be put in contact with a group working in your area or employment/benefit sector

Come together to campaign against the cuts in Birmingham Wednesday 28 June 7-9pm, Council House

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Families for Fair Funding – Fighting the cuts in school budgets

Speaker: Kath Scott, Boldmere Mums

Massive government budget cuts of £108million will affect nearly every school, including academies and faith schools.  An average cut of 12% across Birmingham amounts to the loss of 3000 teachers and classroom assistants by 2019, only 2 years away – on average 6 in every primary school, 15 in every secondary school.

The cuts affect virtually every state funded school in the Birmingham local authority area. (Check your school’s cuts at )

All the school unions are opposing the cuts.  In Birmingham a hundred parents, teachers and supporters launched the campaign at a public meeting in Sutton Coldfield.  We need similar meetings and protests all around the city. (See news of the national campaign at )


Boldmere Mums on Facebook

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) – Fighting for our rights

Speakers: Sandra Daniels, Bob Williams-Findlay

Nearly half of all poverty is directly associated with disability. Since 2010 Government policies have taken away essential support from hundreds of thousands of Disabled people and our families, making us pay for a financial crisis we did not cause. Social care cuts have left many trapped indoors without support. The message sent by this Government is that Disabled people are too expensive to have the same quality of life as others or to expect to have our basic human needs met.

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) West Midlands


Friends of The Libraries of Birmingham – Campaigning for all Birmingham’s libraries

Speaker: Martin Sullivan, Secretary

The Library cuts continue!  We face the further reduction of the community libraries through contracting out staff to ‘partner’ organisations, reductions in space and services and a range of other changes to individual libraries, including to the Library of Birmingham, with no public consultation is required. Rather than solely fighting individual cuts in particular libraries within the reduced service we have now, we plan also to campaign for a restored, properly funded, high quality local and central library service.




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Health Campaigns Together – Challenging the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans

John Lister

The relentless squeeze on funding is set to continue until 2020. Now we are sounding the alarm over the potential impact on health care services of the Sustainability & Transformation. These plans all centre on achieving drastic “efficiency” savings to stave off projected “gaps” between needs and resources reaching into hundreds of millions of pounds.

Most of the core savings are to come from old fashioned cuts – closing hospitals, centralising services, squeezing more “productivity” from already hard-pressed hospital staff, redundancies and dumping more unpaid tasks onto GPs and primary care services, as well as onto family carers, overwhelmingly women.  It also opens the door to selling off NHS estate to fund the NHS deficit, as well as to US-style privatisation.

Health Campaigns Together at and . See also

Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) is campaigning in the Birmingham area. Contact: Email: . Facebook


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#StoptheToriesintheirTracks – Disabled People Against Cuts Protest, Wed 17 May 2-6pm, Birmingham city centre

Protest @ 2pm – Congregate at the lower end of Bull St

Rally @ 4pm – Waterstones, High St

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SCHOOL CUTS: FAMILIES FOR FAIR FUNDING March and Public Meeting, Sutton, Saturday 3 June 11-1

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We understand City Council Sheltered Housing Tenants (many of whom are vulnerable and in a lot of hardship) are now being charged nearly £100 per year for the hardwired Careline security system which is installed in this type of accommodation.

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May’s millionaire mayor wins in West Mids – but the fight against Tory cuts goes on – NHS conference 20 May, Birmingham

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Birmingham schools in crisis: massive government budget cuts will affect nearly every school

An average cut of 12% across the city amounts to the loss of 3000 teachers and classroom assistants by 2019, only 2 years away – on average 6 in every primary school, 15 in every secondary school. Continue reading

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EDUCATION CONFERENCE: What is Conservative Party education policy doing to our schools? What is the alternative vision? Thursday 11 May, 6.45-8.45pm, Moseley School.

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