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Open Planning Meeting – Monday 13th October – Half Remaining Council Jobs To Be Axed

dec 5th draft B council house gradientThe next open planning meeting of Birmingham against the Cuts will be on Monday October 13th at 6.00 pm in the UNISON Birmingham Branch office at 19th Floor McClaren Tower Priory Queensway. Note the adjusted time which is to suit the new opening hours of the building. If you arrive late and find the door locked ring me on 07538557155.

The provisional agenda is as follows:

1. Attendance and apologies

2. Plan to cut 6000 jobs by 2018
A) Service papers
B) Consultations
C) Industrial Action tomorrow and ?
D) Joint campaigns
E) Public Meeting
F) Media campaign
G) Leaflet

3. NHS
A) Action today
B) Good Hope Hospital
C) Community Mental Health Partnership for 0-25yr olds

4 Children’s Services
A) Letter to Albert Bohr
B) Meeting October 23rd

5. Adult Care mutual

6. Libraries – public service mutual and future campaigning plans

7. Children’s Care letter and public meeting 23 October

8. Leisure Services

9. TUC demo October 18th

10. Conference on Council Governance October 28th

11. Date and content of next meeting (November 10th.)

12. Any other business

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Midlands Strike Rally – Victoria Square – 10th July 11:30am

10th july strike rallyThere will be a national strike day on Thursday 10th July with public sector workers protesting against the continued squeeze on their living standards brought about by pay freezes, pension cuts and below the rate of inflation pay rises under the Tory/Lib Dem coalition’s austerity agenda. TUC analysis shows that the average public sector worker is £2,245 worse off in real terms since this government took office. In local government, wherealmost two thirds of the workforce are paid below £21k a year and around half a million workers are paid less than the Living Wage, workers will have experienced a real terms pay cut of 18% by the end of 2014. The strike involves PCS, Unite, Unison, the NUT and the Fire Brigades Union.

Thursday 10th July


Victoria Square, B1 1BB

Speakers: Christine Blower (General Secretary, NUT), Dave Prentis (General Secretary, Unison), Joe Morgan (GMB) and speakers from PCS, Unite and the FBU.

Accessibility: Birmingham City Centre is step free. The nearest train station is Snow Hill Station, followed by New Street and Moor Street. There is a single person accessible public toilet in Victoria Square, and accessible toilets are also available in Paradise Forum, around 100m from the rally site.



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DPAC lobby July 9th



Disability and benefit campaigners have organised a vigil outside Birmingham Administrative Court to support a legal challenge to the PIP 20 metre descriptor. They would like anyone who can to attend to show how important this case is to disabled people.

This harsh tightening of the rules to claim the mobility component is yet another attack on the welfare state and disabled people. This government is making it harder for disabled people to claim vital financial support to keep them in work, at a time when the richest in society have had a 15% increase in their wealth.

Come and join the vigial outside Birmignham Administrative Court, Bull Street, from 1pm-2pm on July 9th

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Peoples’ Assembly National Demonstration – June 21st – Coach Details

The People’s Assembly has called a national demonstration “No More Austerity, demand the alternative” on Saturday 21st June.

The demonstration will Assemble 1pm, BBC HQ, Portland Place (Tube: Oxford Circus) and March to Parliament

There will be coaches going from Birmingham, the Black Country and Coventry.
Tickets will be £10 waged, £5 unwaged, children free.

To book your seat please reply to this email with the following details:
Phone number
no. of tickets

or call Pete on 07977 057 902

Final arrangements are still being made for pick up points and times.


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Local Election Hustings – Wed 14th May

hustingsWEDNESDAY MAY 14th 7.30pm



What Way Forward For Birmingham

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Agenda For Birmingham Against The Cuts Planning Meeting – Monday 12th May

rot4The next open planning meeting of Birmingham against the Cuts will be on Monday May 12th at 6.00 pm in the UNISON Birmingham Branch office at 19th Floor McClaren Tower Priory Queensway. Note the adjusted time which is to suit the new opening hours of the building.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

The provisional agenda is as follows:

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Take Part In Boycott Workfare Week Of Action This Week

Boycott Workfare 3rd March 03Next week sees a week of action against workfare, as the government introduces the harshest forced labour scheme yet seen – “community work placements”. These placements are full time, lasting for 6 months and build upon the failure of the “Community Action Programme” pilot scheme which had no effect on the chances of someone finding work.

Workfare is the system whereby unemployed and disabled people are forced to work for charities, community organisations and companies under threat of having their benefits stopped entirely for up to three years for unemployed people and losing 70% of their benefits indefinitely for disabled people.

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