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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by | May 5, 2017 · 4:51 pm

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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“Embedding the Universities” in the WMCA: will they speak truth to power?

The WMCA Board Meeting on 21 April approved a report titled “Embedding the Universities – Higher Education Representation” (pp21-28 of the agenda papers on the WMCA website).  We don’t know if the WMCA is aware of the resonances of the term “embedding” but we certainly are. Continue reading

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Jolyon Jones: a fearless campaigner for public services in Birmingham

We are very sad to report the death of Jolyon Jones, who has been an activist in Birmingham Against the Cuts for many years. Under the by-line of Fearless Jones he contributed analyses of Council and Government policies, particularly on children’s and adults’ social care, that got to the heart of the issues. They were informed by Jolyon’s background as a senior social worker and an activist in NUPE and later Unison. Continue reading

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SAVE SUTTON COLDFIELD LIBRARY! LOBBY YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS TUESDAY 25 APRIL

We are asking you to lobby the councillors of Sutton Coldfield Town Council at this month’s council meeting, at which the future of Sutton Coldfield Library will again be discussed. Continue reading

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BTUC May Day Rally 12.30 Saturday 29 April at the Council House

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by | April 13, 2017 · 8:33 am