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Protest planned over Birmingham sack threat

Management through terror – that's the Tory council's strategy in Birmingham, where the Tory party conference begins this weekend.

Issue No. 2221

Management through terror. That’s the Tory council’s strategy in Birmingham, where the Conservative conference begins this weekend.

The Tory–Lib Dem coalition that runs Birmingham council is blazing a trail for its bigger version in Westminster.

The council has told 26,000 workers they will be sacked if they do not accept massively reduced terms and conditions.

A worker who currently earns £15,233 a year could see their wages slashed to £11,794—a loss of £3,439.

Unions were set to protest on Wednesday this week, including a rally in Victoria Square from 5.30pm.

The council is deadly serious about cutting a swathe through services and jobs. The union must organise swiftly for strikes to defend services and workers’ lives.

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Tue 28 Sep 2010, 18:03 BST
Issue No. 2221
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