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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.

Video of support for anti-Tory march in Birmingham

17 September 2010
Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham Council Labour Group and Caroline Johnson, assistant secretary Birmingham Unison, 16 September 2010

Birmingham Labour councillors and trade unionists back Right to Work march

17 September 2010
Right to Work—supported by local trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners and the Birmingham Council Labour Group—held a press conference yesterday to demand the right to march past the Tory Party conference in the city on 3 October.

Birmingham council threatens to sack 26,000 workers

14 September 2010
Birmingham council bosses have sent some 26,000 council workers official letters threatening them with the sack.

Activists ready to march on Tories’ conference

14 September 2010
Support for the right of anti-cuts protesters to march past the Tory Party conference on Sunday 3 October in Birmingham is growing by the day.


14 September 2010

Sandwell bins walkout over pay

14 September 2010
Bin workers in Sandwell, near Birmingham, struck on Wednesday of last week in a long-running dispute over pay.

Don't let Tory cuts wreck lives

07 September 2010
Anger is growing at West Midlands police over their decision to prevent demonstrators marching past the Tory Party conference in Birmingham on Sunday 3 October.

Protesters launch statement to reinstate route for October 3 demo outside Tory conference

02 September 2010
A statement of protest against police changes to the route for the 3 October anti-cuts demonstration outside the Tory party conference has been launched by Birmingham Right to Work.

Take on the Tories on 3 October in Birmingham

31 August 2010
Ben Sprung, FBU

Anti-Tory conference protest is a focus for resistance

17 August 2010
Significant meetings of anti-cuts activists took place in Birmingham and Glasgow last week to prepare for the protest at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham on 3 October.

Anti-Tory anger feeds 3 Oct demo support

10 August 2010
Anger at the Tories’ assault on public services and the welfare state is fuelling support for the 3 October demonstration outside the Tory Party conference in Birmingham.

Jaguar veneer workers reject deal

10 August 2010
A group of Jaguar workers have voted for industrial action and rejected a £1,000 transfer bonus to move from Coventry to Birmingham.

Council cuts around the country

03 August 2010
Darlington: £22.6 million cuts from its £107 million budgetBirmingham: cutting £75 million and planning to axe up to 2,000 jobs and shut care homesDudley: revised its cuts up from £30 million to £70 millionCroydon: pushing through £1.7 million cuts in staff costs. Planning to cut funding to ten projects for voluntary groups that support disabled and young peopleAndover: announced £30 million worth of cuts to children’s services, which will slash 185 jobsSheffield: announced an immediate £6.5 million cutsJersey:

Get to Birmingham on 3 October

03 August 2010
Everyone who wants to be part of the battle against the cuts needs to be in Birmingham at 12 noon on Sunday 3 October for the demonstration at the Tory Party conference.

Anti-Tory demo gaining support

27 July 2010
The biggest region of the Unite union, the London & Eastern Region, last week voted to back the protest at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham on 3 October.

Turning the focus on the police

27 July 2010
Police have been placing bags over dozens of recently-installed surveillance cameras in Birmingham following their humiliation at an outraged public meeting in Sparkbrook three weeks ago.

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