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Home care strikers rally in Birmingham

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham Over 100 striking home care workers and supporters rallied in Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday—their 21st day of industrial action

Birmingham care strikers need support

Birmingham care strikers need support Home care workers in Birmingham are determined to win their battle to defend services, as their dispute should become a focus for the trade union movement.

Birmingham care workers call more strikes in battle to save service

Birmingham care workers call more strikes in battle to save service Birmingham home care workers rounded off their latest week of strikes by securing a promise of total support from Unison union general secretary Dave Prentis.

Solidarity boosts Birmingham home care strikers

Solidarity boosts Birmingham home care strikers The long-running battle to save a vital social care service in Birmingham from privatisation and collapse is at a critical moment.

Birmingham home care strikers defy bosses’ scheming

Birmingham home care strikers defy bosses’ scheming Care workers in Birmingham have thrown themselves into the fight

Attack on two Birmingham mosques shows the need to take on state Islamophobia

Attack on two Birmingham mosques shows the need to take on state Islamophobia Two mosques in Birmingham were attacked on Wednesday night in a sign of the rising racism against Muslims.

Hundreds of home care strikers and supporters join march in Birmingham

14 August 2018
Around 400 home care workers and their supporters staged a lively march through the centre of Birmingham last Saturday.

'We're striking to save care' say Birmingham home care workers

31 July 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham began a two-day strike today to stop the total destruction of their service.

Care workers set to start escalating strikes against slasher bosses in Birmingham

24 July 2018
Carers in Birmingham are getting ready to strike back at council bosses who want to force through redundancies and huge cuts.

Vanley Burke’s iconic images of Birmingham

14 May 2018
It’s an iconic image. Winford Fagan in Handsworth, Birmingham, 1970.

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

19 March 2018
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

06 March 2018
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

15 February 2018
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

30 January 2018
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

20 January 2018
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

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