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Battle to keep Remploy factories open

20 September 2011
Remploy workers joined the march against the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham last Sunday (see page 4). They were protesting against plans to close 54 Remploy factories.

Birmingham council workers to strike during Lib Dem conference

13 September 2011
Council workers across Birmingham will strike next Wednesday, embarrassing the Lib Dems as they hold their national party conference in the city.

Get ready to rage at Clegg's coalition of cutters

13 September 2011
Trade unionists, anti-cuts activists and campaigners are preparing to protest in their thousands outside the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on Sunday.

Chief exec isn't feeling the pinch

13 September 2011
Birmingham council chief executive Stephen Hughes is driving the campaign to force through what he has called "painful" cuts.

Birmingham prepares to battle the Lib Dems

09 September 2011
Trade unionists who are set to strike during the Lib Dems’ conference came together with activists organising a march on it at a rally on Thursday.

Brum strike to hit Lib Dems

06 September 2011
Council workers across Birmingham are to strike during the Lib Dems’ party conference in the city later this month.

Birmingham comes together

16 August 2011
In Birmingham, where three young Muslim men died after being hit by a car during the riots, there were fears that it might stir up animosity between Asian and African‑Caribbean people.

Protests at Tory and Lib Dem conference will show our strength

26 July 2011
Several months ago Right to Work initiated marches on the Tory party conference in Manchester on 2 October and the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on 18 September.

Councils - from Birmingham to Doncaster, we can win

05 July 2011
One picket line in Birmingham summed up the 30 June spirit of unity and solidarity—even though there were only two people on it.

More than 1,000 on Birmingham march for justice

05 July 2011
Over 1,000 people marched in Birmingham last Saturday calling for justice for those who have died in police custody.

From Birmingham to Glasgow: we’re ready to resist

29 June 2011
Birmingham kicked off the battle for the 30 June strikes last night with a Unite the Resistance rally for unions striking across the city.

Council strike shows unity that can win

28 June 2011
More than 10,000 Birmingham council workers were set to strike on Thursday of this week—joining the 30 June revolt across the public sector.

Deaths in police custody: How did Demetre Fraser die?

28 June 2011
The family of a 21-year old black man want answers from police after he fell to his death from a Birmingham tower block.

Protests on 30 June

21 June 2011
Birmingham: 12 noon, Victoria SquareBristol: 11am from College GreenBrighton: 10.30am, the LevelCambridge: 12noon, Parkers Piece lCardiff: 12noon, City HallGlasgow: 12noon, George SquareLeeds: 12noon, City SquareLeicester: 11.30am, New Walk CentreLiverpool: 12 noon, St George’s PlateauLondon: 11.30am, Lincoln’s Inn FieldManchester: 11am All Saints ParkNewcastle: 1pm, MonumentNorwich:

Birmingham council workers may strike too

21 June 2011
Some 10,000 workers at Birmingham City Council, Britain’s biggest council, have voted by 76  percent for strikes.

Join protests for justice

21 June 2011
Campaigners are set to protest against recent deaths in police custody next weekend. The March for Truth and Justice, called by the Campaign for Justice for Kingsley Burrell Brown, will take place in Birmingham next Saturday.

Vote yes in Birmingham and Doncaster council ballots

07 June 2011
Over 17,000 council workers in Birmingham and Doncaster are voting on whether to strike against the cuts.

Tens of thousands march in Birmingham for LGBT rights

31 May 2011
Thousands of people lined the streets of Birmingham as the largest Pride parade for years weaved its way through the city centre last weekend.

Disabled people beat a council

24 May 2011
Four severely disabled people have struck a blow to Birmingham City Council’s plans to slash its adult social care budget.

Striking for youth services

10 May 2011
Hundreds of Connexions workers in Birmingham struck on Wednesday of last week.

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