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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.

Connexions workers strike in Birmingham

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

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.

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.

Birmingham protest ruins cabinet minister's job centre visit

04 February 2011
Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s visit to a job centre in Birmingham today didn’t go as he’d planned it. He arrived at the Sparkhill job centre in Sparkbrook to find some 30 protesters blocking the road.

Birmingham council workers' mass meetings demand strikes

02 February 2011
More than 3,000 council workers voted unanimously for a strike ballot at four mass meetings in Birmingham yesterday (Tuesday).

Protest against post privatisation

01 February 2011
Over 450 postal workers and their supporters took to the streets of Birmingham last Saturday.

Council workers gear up to save their jobs and services

01 February 2011
Thousands of Birmingham council workers were holding mass meetings as Socialist Worker went to press—and looked likely to vote for an industrial action ballot.

Birmingham bin workers furious as council reneges on deal

25 January 2011
Bin workers in Birmingham are furious as they have discovered that council managers have reneged on a deal reached last week.

Let Mirfat stay here

18 January 2011
Mirfat Badallah is calling for solidarity to stop the Home Office deporting her to Yemen. She has lived in Birmingham for 11 years and has a British husband and British born children.

Birmingham refuse workers suspend strikes

18 January 2011
Some 480 refuse workers employed by Birmingham City Council suspended their planned two half-day strikes last week after management were forced to make concessions.

Unions suspend Birmingham bin strikes

13 January 2011
Unions have suspended two planned half-day strikes by some 480 bin workers that were due to start in Birmingham today.

Birmingham bin workers show their power

11 January 2011
Birmingham is becoming a festering trashheap as industrial action and snow has ground refuse collection to a near halt.

Students shut down Birmingham RBS bank

11 January 2011
Students protesting over cuts stormed a branch of the RBS bank in Birmingham today, angry over news of bankers’ obscene bonuses.

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