Save Baverstock school- join the protest to keep the school open at 7pm Monday 30 January at the school

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by | January 26, 2017 · 5:38 pm

Birmingham schools will lose £97 million by 2019. That’s 2,604 teachers and £579 per pupil. Find out here how much your school will lose, and support the campaign.

The updated Schoolcuts website – http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#/ – supported by NUT, ATL, GMB, NAHT, UNISON and Unite – shows how the Government’s own National Funding Formula proposals will, when combined with its funding freeze, affect each school. You can find out how your school will be affected – just put in the name or postcode. Continue reading

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LAUNCH EVENT FOR THRIVE WEST MIDLANDS: AN ACTION PLAN TO DRIVE BETTER MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WEST MIDLANDS

An invitation from the West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission for Tuesday, 31 January 2017 from 12:00 to 14:30 at the Warwickshire County Cricket Club Edgbaston Stadium. Continue reading

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We’re lobbying outside BCC Monday 16th Jan, 10.30am, opposing cuts to vital housing support & prevention services

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by | January 11, 2017 · 11:11 am

Final consultation meeting on Council budget cuts – Friday 13 January, 2-3pm, Stirchley Baths

This is the second of only two public sessions, each only one hour long. Places are limited and you need to book at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/brumbudget17 Continue reading

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Conflicts of interest of LEP representatives on the WMCA Scrutiny Committee?

How is the West Midlands Combined Authority supposed to be held to public account? In the absence of an elected Assembly, as in London, the whole responsibility lies with its Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  As it is at present constituted the Scrutiny Committee is seriously incapable of carrying out that responsibility. Continue reading

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Unison and the Green Party candidate for Mayor say Democratise the WMCA

 

Birmingham Against the Cuts has repeatedly made the case for the democratisation of the WMCA. Now Unison has published its manifesto calling for an elected Assembly and seats for union reps on the Board. And James Burn, the Green Party candidate for Mayor, has made a series of proposals about Scrutiny that echo what BATC has been arguing for. Continue reading

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