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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.

Move to Birmingham or get the push

03 May 2011
Workers who look after the financial affairs of vulnerable people struck on Tuesday against plans to relocate their jobs.

Connexions workers set up mass pickets

12 April 2011
Workers at the Connexions youth service in Birmingham struck on Wednesday of last week.The half-day strike was to defend the service from attacks by the Tory-Lib Dem council.

How did Birmingham man die?

05 April 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating West Midlands police after the death of a man who had "dealings" with the police.

Connexions workers strike in Birmingham

05 April 2011
Connexions careers advice workers across Birmingham were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.

Birmingham council workers ask for a ballot

29 March 2011
Workers in Birmingham council are moving towards a strike against the cuts. Unison union reps have requested that their union start a ballot on 3 May. They told some 1,000 members the news on the coaches home from Saturday’s TUC protest.

UB40 speaks out against injustice of Tory cuts

24 March 2011
UB40 band members Brian Travers and Jimmy Brown spoke out against unemployment at a Birmingham Against the Cuts press conference on Wednesday.

Birmingham bin workers accept deal

15 March 2011
Birmingham refuse workers voted to end their six-month dispute with Birmingham City Council last week.

Birmingham council backs off over anti-social hours

01 March 2011
Workers in Birmingham have forced the council to climb down over plans to cut anti-social hours payments.

Birmingham bin workers keep fighting

15 February 2011
Birmingham refuse workers reacted with fury to a poor deal put forward by management last week. They overwhelmingly rejected it and demanded a return to industrial action.

Birmingham workers vow to strike to save jobs

08 February 2011
More than 3,000 council workers voted unanimously for a strike ballot at four mass meetings in Birmingham on Tuesday of last week.

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