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Striking home care workers take to the streets in Birmingham

Striking home care workers take to the streets in Birmingham Striking homecare workers in Birmingham are taking their fight against the Labour-run council to the city’s residents.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

Reports round-up - Birmingham care workers overwhelmingly back more action

Reports round-up - Birmingham care workers overwhelmingly back more action Home care workers in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed more strikes in their fight against job cuts and privatisation.

Birmingham care workers can strike a blow against council cuts

Birmingham care workers can strike a blow against council cuts Care workers in Birmingham are keeping up their fight against brutal council cuts.

Birmingham care workers keep up fight

Birmingham care workers keep up fight Homecare workers at Birmingham City Council are set for a five-day strike. More solidarity from other workers can help them to win, says Sarah Bates

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Local government round up: Birmingham home care workers plan more action

09 October 2018
Birmingham home care workers are preparing to unleash another programme of strikes in their long-running battle against redundancies, cuts and privatisation.

Birmingham home care workers keep up the fight

02 October 2018
Birmingham home care workers are continuing their nine-month battle to beat off attacks on their jobs and the service

Strikers lead anti-Tory march in Birmingham

29 September 2018
Chants of “Tory scum, get out of Brum” rang out in Birmingham on Saturday as around 1,200 people joined a march ahead of the Tory party conference.

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham

15 September 2018
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

11 September 2018
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

04 September 2018
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

28 August 2018
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

21 August 2018
Care workers in Birmingham have thrown themselves into the fight

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

16 August 2018
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

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