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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

Solidarity rally for the Birmingham Homecare Workers Tue 29 Jan 6.30 BMI

Join the TUC in the Midlands as we host a solidarity rally for the Homecare Workers of Birmingham, who have been in dispute for over a year and have taken almost 50 days of strike action during that time. Come and hear from leading trade unionists and the workers themselves. Continue reading

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Our Social Care system is broken. We need a national campaign to mend it – Reclaim Social Care

Until recently there has been no national campaign for Social Care like that for the NHS. But Reclaim Social Care was launched at a national conference in Birmingham in November, with the support of Health Campaigns Together, Keep Our NHS Public, the Socialist Health Association, and the National Pensioners Convention. Continue reading

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How Cabinet member Cllr Hamilton and the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee are failing the Enablement Service workers and the public they serve

Unison members who work as care workers in the Enablement Service at Birmingham City Council have been in dispute with the Council since December 2017 – over a year ago. These workers are nearly all women and they are all low paid. Continue reading

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Councillor Majid Mahmood, Cabinet member for Clean Streets, Waste and Recycling, resigns in support of bin workers, enablement workers and council day nurseries

He said: “I am not going to be party to a Labour council using Tory legislation to attack bin workers, our brothers and sisters in the union movement.” Continue reading

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What will be the impact of Brexit on jobs and services in Birmingham and the West Midlands? BTUC Public Meeting Sat 23 Feb 1-4pm

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by | January 2, 2019 · 10:18 am

Why aren’t we consulted about the whole Council Budget, not just the proposed cuts?

The Council’s Budget Consultation is not a consultation about the whole Budget, only about the Council’s planned cuts. Continue reading

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The Council misses the chance to save millions of pounds by re-negotiating the waste contract

At yesterday’s Budget Consultation meeting we heard Council leaders trying to justify the cuts they are making in public services, cuts which they admit will hit the most vulnerable hardest.

Today we learn that Birmingham City Council has failed to renegotiate the multi-million pound waste contract with Veolia – or get a cheaper deal by transferring it to another company. The explanation, admitted by Councillors Ward and Mahmood, is incompetent management by the Council. The result is a missed opportunity to save perhaps millions of pounds which could have been spent to save services now being cut. Continue reading

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