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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.

Birmingham council workers strike against cuts

06 January 2011
A strike by workers across the Birmingham Connexions service, which assists young and vulnerable people to access work and training opportunities, was called off at the last minute today.

Birmingham rubbish bosses are in the dumps

04 January 2011
Industrial action by refuse workers in Birmingham, combined with recent bad weather, is hitting hard.

Birmingham refuse workers strike against pay cuts

20 December 2010
Street cleaners were in upbeat mood on the Lifford Lane depot picket line today during the strike by refuse workers in Birmingham. No workers crossed the picket line and reports from other areas confirm that the strike by Unite, GMB, Ucatt and Unison union members was solid across the city.

Birmingham refuse workers' work to rule postponed

07 December 2010
A work to rule by hundreds of Birmingham refuse workers has been postponed for two weeks for talks between the unions and the council.

Disabled People Against Cuts launched

09 November 2010
Disabled activists and their allies have launched Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) to fight the Tories’ austerity plans. It was formed after the protest at the Tory conference in Birmingham—which was led by disabled people.

Meeting challenges racism in Birmingham

02 November 2010
Some 120 students and school pupils packed out the council chambers in Birmingham for a Question Time-style debate about how to tackle racism in the city, on Tuesday of last week.

Routes to Revolution: Women Mapping Birmingham

02 November 2010
Routes to Revolution showcases the creative responses of a group of refugee and newly arrived women towards Birmingham’s industrial and craft-based heritage.

Birmingham's Tory council leads new attack on asylum seekers

12 October 2010
At the same time as attacking the workforce, Birmingham’s Tory housing chief is throwing the city’s asylum seekers out of their homes—to make room for "our people".


12 October 2010

UAF launches anti-racist tour

05 October 2010
UAF is hosting a series of meetings across the country in the coming months. These include ones in Glasgow on 13 October, Birmingham on 16 October, London Metropolitan University on 28 October and Cambridge on 2 November.

An appeal for unity in the campaign against Tory cuts

05 October 2010
The Birmingham demonstration was a very welcome boost to the resistance against the Tories.

Photos from the Birmingham Right to Work march

05 October 2010

7,000 join Right to Work march on Tory conference

05 October 2010
Thousands of trade unionists, students and campaigners filled the streets of central Birmingham last Sunday, defying pouring rain to join the Right to Work march on the Tory party conference.

Reach out to Socialist Worker supporters

05 October 2010
Donations from Sunday’s Right to Work demonstration in Birmingham helped to push the Socialist Worker financial appeal up to £81,869 so far.

Right to Work protest at the Tory Party conference as it happens

03 October 2010
Socialist Worker will be providing news and pictures of the protest at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham today (see below). Please check regularly for the latest from our team of reporters and photographers.

Protest planned over Birmingham sack threat

28 September 2010
Management through terror. That’s the Tory council’s strategy in Birmingham, where the Conservative conference begins this weekend.

March on the Tories

21 September 2010
Thousands of people will be taking to the streets of Birmingham on Sunday 3 October to protest against the Tories’ crazed slashing of jobs and public services. And there couldn’t be a better city to protest in.

Backing grows for Birmingham march

21 September 2010
With just over a week to go to the protest in Birmingham, support is flooding in from across Britain.

Birmingham prepares to defy council job threats

21 September 2010
Birmingham’s Tory council has issued redundancy notices to 26,000 council workers, telling them that they have to accept massive wage cuts or face the sack.

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