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Birmingham bin workers’ strikes win big concessions from Labour council

Birmingham bin workers’ strikes win big concessions from Labour council Birmingham bin workers have defeated the Labour-run council’s attack on their jobs—but at a cost.

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax A new book uncovers how the Tories used the Birmingham schools Trojan Horse ‘scandal’ to push an Islamophobic agenda

Murder, intrigue and politics make Peaky Blinders great

Murder, intrigue and politics make Peaky Blinders great Hit series gets its dramatic power from looking at world events. It doesn’t sugar-coat politics and it takes its audience seriously, argues Hope Ryan

Meeting says no to Trojan Horse lies

Meeting says no to Trojan Horse lies Hundreds of people joined a meeting in Birmingham last week about the Trojan Horse allegations—despite attempts to stop it.

Birmingham bin workers solidarity campaign launched

Up to 60 people—including ten bin workers—attended a meeting in support of the Birmingham bin workers on Tuesday of last week.

Birmingham bin workers shouldn’t take any rubbish from council during pause

Birmingham bin workers shouldn’t take any rubbish from council during pause Birmingham bin workers suspended their programme of industrial action after the High Court ruled against council bosses last week.

Birmingham bin strikers call for Jeremy Corbyn's support

19 September 2017
A summer of strikes by bin workers in Birmingham has caused a political crisis for the Labour-run council.

Birmingham bin workers rally ahead of strike ballot

17 September 2017
 Hundreds of strikers and their supporters demanded the Labour council stops cuts and backs workers

Birmingham council leader resigns under pressure over bin workers' dispute

11 September 2017
The political crisis caused by the Birmingham bin strike came to a head on Monday night.

‘We will not be bullied. We will win this dispute,’ says defiant Birmingham bin worker

09 September 2017
Birmingham city council sent me a letter last week saying I was being made redundant. It came like a bolt from the blue.

Bin workers strike again in Birmingham after council betrayal

01 September 2017
Birmingham bin workers returned to the picket line at short notice this morning, Friday, after the council reneged on a deal

Council chiefs ‘outdone’ as workers score victory in Birmingham bins dispute

16 August 2017
Through a sustained and escalating series of strikes, refuse workers in Birmingham have stopped the Labour council’s attack on their terms and conditions.

No bin collections in eight weeks for some as Birmingham strike escalates

11 August 2017
Refuse workers in Birmingham are stepping up their action today, Friday, with a new strike timetable that even bosses say will bring bin collections to a halt.

Birmingham refuse workers need solidarity in fight against cuts and in defence of union

03 August 2017
Refuse collectors in Birmingham are on strike for the fifth week against a Labour council's plan to tear up their agreed working conditions.

Strikers in Brum refuse to be trashed by council

01 August 2017
Bin workers in Birmingham are waging a heroic fight against the Labour council’s funding cuts. Labour councils often condemn Tory austerity while passing it on.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

25 July 2017
Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

Refuse workers' strike calls out the council's trash in Birmingham

04 July 2017
Refuse workers struck across Birmingham for almost five hours last Friday and for two hours on Monday.

The racist ‘Trojan Horse’ lie hits the rocks after case is thrown out

06 June 2017
An Islamophobic scheme to accuse Muslims of taking over Birmingham schools was further exposed as a lie last week. Sadie Robinson says the scandal is how Muslims were demonised

Thousands in Birmingham rally to hear Jeremy Corbyn

23 May 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has held one of his largest rallies of the general election campaign so far

Fury against Philip Green on DHL warehouse strikers' picket line

04 April 2017
Workers at distribution firm DHL’s warehouse in Solihull near Birmingham struck on Friday and Sunday. of last week.

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