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28 February 2013
Protestors linked arms to block entrances to Birmingham Council House, speaking to councillors as they entered for the budget setting meeting...
15 February 2013
Striking lecturers at Halesowen College marked Valentines day with a giant card, featuring the message "No Love Lost" and the names of 12,000 supporters who have so far signed the petition against the victimisation and sacking of four maths lecturers for trade union activity...
7 February 2013
About 200 people braved freezing temperatures to lobby Birmingham council Labour Group on Monday 4 February against the massive cuts they are proposing...
30 January 2013
Justice walkout: Members of the PCS civil service union working in the Ministry of Justice are walking out on 31 January...
9 January 2013
Birmingham city's ruling Labour Party has quickly raised the white flag to the Con-Dem government. The council organised public meetings to present its case for massive, highly damaging cuts, writes Ted, Birmingham Socialist Party.
20 December 2012
One of four cuts 'consultation' meetings across Birmingham took place in the in the Council House
14 December 2012
Chants could be heard in English, Urdu and Polish as over 200 workers braved the icy weather for a mass picket outside the depot of 2 Sisters Food Group in Smethwick, Birmingham...
13 December 2012
Birmingham council's ruling Labour party has quickly raised the white flag to the Con-Dem government, resolving to cut the city's remaining threadbare public services on its behalf
30 October 2012
The Labour council is cooperating with the government to punish the poorest
24 October 2012
The Labour council in Birmingham is considering cuts of up to £120 million next year, according to a press release issued by the union Unison
24 October 2012
Birmingham's social services are in the spotlight once again. Ofsted has slammed Birmingham City Council, rating the quality of their care of vulnerable children as 'inadequate'
10 October 2012
Marchers support call for 24-hour general strike: A ring of steel greeted protesters who were in Birmingham to show their anger outside the Tory conference on Sunday 7 October, writes Tony Leigh, Birmingham Socialist Party.
3 October 2012
Sheffield: As students arrive at their university campuses this year they are being met by the most vicious assault on the right to an education seen in generations...
22 August 2012
On Saturday 18 August 200 people marched through Birmingham to demand justice for the family of Kingsley Burrell, writes Nick Hart.
23 May 2012
Stockland Green Against the Cuts (SGAC) organised a successful protest and march for youth jobs in Erdington, Birmingham, on 19 May, writes Ted Smith.
29 February 2012
On Monday protesters were at McDonald's in Sheffield to voice disgust at the Con-Dems' forced labour schemes. Also read on for reports from Leeds, Birmingham and Wakefield
10 February 2012
Forty years ago today, a miners' strike for a fairer pay system saw some of the biggest demonstrations of workers' power since World War Two. Heath's government was trying to enforce a pay restraint policy in the teeth of rising inflation, writes Bill Mullins
1 February 2012
Developing efficient public transport: The second high speed line (HS2) in Britain (the first being the channel tunnel link from London to Paris) would initially connect London to Birmingham by 2026 with a journey time of 49 minutes, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.
15 December 2011
NUT, NASUWT and GMB members at Montgomery primary school in Birmingham took strike action on 13th December to protest against plans to turn the school into an academy, writes Nick Hart.
19 October 2011
Young people have been hit hard by the cuts in Birmingham. On top of attacks to education like the scrapping of EMA and £9,000 tuition fees, Birmingham city council has targeted numerous youth services...
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