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6 July 2011
In Birmingham on 30 June, striking teachers, lecturers and civil servants were joined by thousands of local government workers who are fighting brutal attacks on their terms and conditions
6 July 2011
The 30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions was a historic event
8 June 2011
Birmingham has been hit hard by the ongoing capitalist crisis. Unemployment stands at 11.6% and the city is now facing brutal council led cuts
11 May 2011
In April, Elaine McDonald, a former prima ballerina with the Scottish Ballet, took her fight to maintain her dignity and stop cuts to her care package to the Supreme Court, an Independent Living Fund user writes.
11 May 2011
Connexions: Connexions staff, members of Unison employed by Birmingham city council, staged a half day strike on 4 May, writes Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party.
4 April 2011
Prison officers in the POA union at Winson Green prison in Birmingham held a protest meeting on Friday 1 April in response to the vicious privatisation plan for the prison. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist.
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.
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