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Vanley Burke’s iconic images of Birmingham

Vanley Burke’s iconic images of Birmingham It’s an iconic image. Winford Fagan in Handsworth, Birmingham, 1970.

Fighting back because we care - Birmingham home care workers speak out

Fighting back because we care - Birmingham home care workers speak out Women workers in Birmingham spoke to Sarah Bates about their battle to stop a Labour council attacking a key service in the city

Hull strikers refuse to be treated like trash

Hull strikers refuse to be treated like trash Drivers at a Wilmington FCC waste management depot in Hull began a seven-day strike last Friday.

Service users fight Labour council's plans to close their adult day care centre

Service users fight Labour councils plans to close their adult day care centre Service users and their families are fighting to save their vital adult day care centre from the brutal cuts of Birmingham council.

Birmingham home care workers plan strikes to save the service

Birmingham home care workers plan strikes to save the service Home care workers in Birmingham were set to strike for a second time between 12 noon and 2.30pm on Tuesday of next week.

Birmingham home care workers strike for jobs, the service and against brutal shift changes

Birmingham home care workers strike for jobs, the service and against brutal shift changes Hundreds of striking home care workers marched through snow in Birmingham declaring they would fight to defend the service they provide.

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers set to strike over cuts and rotas

16 January 2018
Hundreds of vital workers in Birmingham are striking to save a home care service from cuts.

Ruling in case of Tahir Alam relating to the Trojan Horse hoax to be withheld

02 January 2018
A tribunal ruling relating to a man embroiled in the Trojan Horse hoax in Birmingham will not be published—even though the hearing was public.

Birmingham bin workers’ strikes win big concessions from Labour council

28 November 2017
Birmingham bin workers have defeated the Labour-run council’s attack on their jobs—but at a cost.

The great ‘Trojan Horse’ hoax

24 November 2017
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

21 November 2017
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

07 November 2017
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

10 October 2017
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

26 September 2017
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.

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