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16 March 2011
The long running dispute between Birmingham city council and its refuse workers ended when agreement was reached on 9 March, writes Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party.
9 March 2011
BIRMINGHAM CITY council is facing legal action from service users as it attempts to raise its criteria for entitlement to adult social care...
3 March 2011
Reports from around the UK: Thousands of people demonstrated against cuts last week, as shown in these reports in this week's issue of the Socialist from Hull, Camden, Lambeth, Haringey, Lewisham, Birmingham, Swansea and Bradford
16 February 2011
Around 80 protesters gathered outside the Leeds council executive meeting on Friday 11 February to protest against the planned loss of around 3,000 jobs and cuts to mental health and leisure services in the city...
2 February 2011
Around 350 people marched through Birmingham city centre on 29 January as the Communication Workers Union's (CWU) Keep the Post Public campaign continued its journey around the country. An edited version of this article appeared in issue 656 of The Socialist.
19 January 2011
Pensions ballot: Teachers' union NUT members are participating in a survey about action over pensions. The education department is threatening to increase contributions from 6.4% to as much as 10% of salary. The NUT executive...
12 January 2011
COUNCILS ARE massively increasing charges to residents - aside from hefty council tax increases - for providing local services...
12 January 2011
London Underground: Rail union RMT has demanded an end to the cuts programme being forced through by London Underground. The union has exposed plans by tube management to allow more than 30% of tube stations to be unstaffed...
5 January 2011
On 20 December a determined body of 30 bin workers beefed up the picket at the Holford Drive, Perry Barr, depot...
8 December 2010
Council cuts put most vulnerable at risk: The Tory/Liberal-led Birmingham council is preparing to trim £300 million from its budget by 2014 by cutting 10,000 jobs and devastating services, a Unison member writes.
1 December 2010
On 24 November 130,000 school, college and university students walked out in the biggest education action for 25 years...
30 November 2010
Updated 1/12/10 Thousands of students marched again today, 30th November, to protest as tuition fees were to be debated in parliament...
25 November 2010
Last updated 29 Nov Throughout the day students across the country demonstrated, occupied and walked out against the government's attacks on further and higher education, many initiated by Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students.
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3 November 2010
On 28 October people walking home through Birmingham city centre were met by the sight of young people with banners and placards reading "no to cuts - fund our future" and "Cameron: on your bike!", writes Nich Brook-Hart, Birmingham Socialist Students.
27 October 2010
Birmingham protest against university fees and cuts!: Assemble 12 noon, Victoria Park, London Road, Leicester - near the cafe...
22 September 2010
Sometimes the bosses hesitate before attacking workers. Sometimes they proceed slowly. And sometimes they rush to strike a devastating blow, Birmingham Socialist Party members write.
21 September 2010
Sometimes the bosses hesitate before attacking workers. Sometimes they proceed slowly. And sometimes they rush to strike a devastating blow. Birmingham City Council struck just such a blow last week...
18 August 2010
On 3 August an overwhelming majority of participants in a public meeting of over 300 people condemned the installation of a network of police spy cameras around two predominantly Muslim suburbs of Birmingham, writes Tom Bower, Birmingham Socialist Party.
9 August 2010
On Wednesday 3 August an overwhelming majority of participants in a public meeting of over 300 people condemned the installation of a network of police spy cameras around two predominantly Muslim suburbs of Birmingham...
23 June 2010
Feature The Independent and Independent on Sunday were sold in March to Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev for just £1, a tycoon who similarly bought London's Evening Standard for the same price in 2009...
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