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Refuse workers' strike calls out the council's trash in Birmingham

04 July 2017
Refuse workers struck across Birmingham for almost five hours last Friday and for two hours on Monday.

The racist ‘Trojan Horse’ lie hits the rocks after case is thrown out

06 June 2017
An Islamophobic scheme to accuse Muslims of taking over Birmingham schools was further exposed as a lie last week. Sadie Robinson says the scandal is how Muslims were demonised

Thousands in Birmingham rally to hear Jeremy Corbyn

23 May 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has held one of his largest rallies of the general election campaign so far

Fury against Philip Green on DHL warehouse strikers' picket line

04 April 2017
Workers at distribution firm DHL’s warehouse in Solihull near Birmingham struck on Friday and Sunday. of last week.

DHL strikes stick a spanner in Philip Green's profit machine

28 February 2017
Warehouse workers in Solihull and Leeds struck back against disgraced tycoon Sir Philip Green today, Friday.

Striking back just in time—meet the workers taking on Sir Philip Green

13 December 2016
Workers in Solihull near Birmingham are facing down the super-rich and super-hated BHS boss Philip Green. They work on the minimum wage filling orders for his Arcadia Group. For years they accepted poor pay and conditions. But not any more...

Protesters occupy CPS lobby demanding justice for Kingsley Burrell

26 August 2016
The Justice for Kingsley Burrell campaign occupied the building that houses Birmingham’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offices today,Friday.

New ballot to back Simon O'Hara

12 April 2016
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham are preparing to hold an indicative ballot for strikes

Small Heath teachers need support as they step up fight to save their rep Simon O'Hara

08 March 2016
Victimised union rep Simon O'Hara (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Labour MP under fire for betrayal of teachers at Small Heath School

16 February 2016
Support is growing for Small Heath strikers and their rep—but not from the local MP, says Sadie Robinson

Singing pickets in Small Heath defend their school and their rep

19 January 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath school began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, to stop their school becoming an academy.

‘Muslim plot’ school probe slammed

24 March 2015
A parliamentary report has criticised recent investigations into Birmingham schools.

Protest confronts EDL in Birmingham city centre

14 October 2014
Some 300 people joined a demo against the racist EDL in Birmingham called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

News in-brief

24 June 2014
Student killed in Colchester, Swansea mine bosses cleared, Governors quit in Birmingham, Mental health cuts slammed

A warning from Birmingham - Muslims speak out against racist witch hunt in schools

17 June 2014
Could the ‘Trojan Horse’ witch hunt be just the start of a new period of worsening racism in our schools? Muslim parents, teachers and governors talked to Adam Cochrane and Sadie Robinson about why they are angry—and afraid

Birmingham protest rejects 'Trojan Horse' scapegoating

17 June 2014

Witch hunt against Muslims in Birmingham - Get racist Tories out of schools

10 June 2014
A Tory clampdown on schools in Birmingham has unleashed a torrent of racist filth.

Birmingham pupils and parents denounce racist lies around 'Trojan Horse'

20 May 2014
The anti-Muslim scare stories over Birmingham schools are falling apart, reports Sadie Robinson

Defiant pride march in Birmingham

28 May 2013
About 1,000 joined Birmingham’s LGBT Pride parade, watched by a crowd of about 70,000. 

How to close the gender pay gap

30 October 2012
Women who used to work for Birmingham City Council last week won a step forward in their claim for equal pay.

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