‘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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by | January 10, 2018 · 1:36 pm

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: https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/economy/bccbudgetconsultation2018/ 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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Save our Nurseries Community Meeting Saturday 16th December 1pm-3pm Sparkhill

Join the campaign to save the 14 Council Nurseries threatened with closure.  Continue reading

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UCU Academic Staff Protest, Birmingham City University,  Wed 6th December, 1-2pm, City Centre campus

University and College Union PRESS RELEASE: After colleagues told they are no longer academics but ‘near-peer critical friends,’ facing a loss of academic jobs, salaries, freedoms and threats of redundancy at Birmingham City University. Continue reading

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