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Birmingham Home Care workers will be on strike on Saturday 20th January, with a rally from 12 – 2pm in Victoria Square

Please support our 350 home care workers who are in dispute over redundancies and a new rota system. They have voted in an industrial action ballot with 99% voting to strike. Continue reading


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Save the Nurseries – here is the list of Consultation Meetings

Birchfield – 18 Jan 3-5pm

Golden Hillock – 22 Jan 6-8pm

Cherry Tree – 23 Jan 3-5pm

Kitts Green – 24 Jan 4.30-6.30pm

Lime Tree – 25 Jan 6-8pm

Oaklands – 30 Jan 6-8pm

Park Road – 31 Jan 6-8pm

Reameadow – 1 Feb 6-8pm

Soho – 5 Feb 3-5pm

St Benedicts – 6 Feb 3-5pm

Summerfield – 7 Feb 3-5pm

Sunshine – 8 Feb 5-7pm

Ladywood – 12 Feb 9.30 – 11.30am

Bertram – 13 Feb 6-8pm

Session structure:

30 mins – open arrival with display information available for guests

30 mins – Formal Presentation (Chris Atkins or Elaine Austin – officers)

55 mins Question and Answer session (questions to be recorded)

5 mins – Session close and next steps

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‘The West Midlands Economy: Why We Need a Strategy for Inclusive Growth’, BTUC Conference on 10 March 1.30-4.30, Unite offices, Birmingham


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Without an Impact Assessment of the Budget proposals the Consultation is a sham

The Budget Consultation 2018+ lists the “Savings Proposals for 2018/19”. It presents them not as reductions in service provision but as positive new developments which also save money. But there is no assessment of what impact they are likely to have. Without that information consultation is largely meaningless. Continue reading

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Budget Consultation 2018+ information

Opened 12 Dec 2017, closes 15 Jan 2018. The Budget consultation document and online survey is here: Continue reading

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Support the campaign to save the 14 Council Nurseries from closure

The Council is planning to close all 14 of its Day Nurseries. This is the recommendation of the Review of Council Run Day Nurseries for the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 12 December.  (See Cabinet Agenda Pack – Public – 12122017 ) It means the 600 children who use the nurseries, which are in some of the poorest areas of the city, will lose their places, and 120 staff will lose their jobs. Continue reading

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The Cuts in our School Budgets, Birmingham Trades Council meeting Thur 7 Dec 7.30 Council House

The Trades Council has invited guest speakers, Kath Scott (Boldmere Mums) and David Room (NEU-NUT Secretary) to speak on the funding crisis in education for children and young people. Continue reading

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