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'Who got the power? We got the power!' say strikers at Montgomery school

25 January 2012
Around 100 people joined a picket line at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham today, Wednesday.

On strike against forced academies

24 January 2012
Three unions were set to strike together on Wednesday of this week at Birmingham’s Montgomery primary school.

BBC Birmingham workers strike against job cuts

24 January 2012
Around 100 angry BBC workers at Mailbox Birmingham began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday of last week.

Birmingham BBC workers vote for strike

10 January 2012
BBC workers in Birmingham have voted by 87 percent for strikes.

Wildcat strikes hit post over Christmas

03 January 2012
Agency post workers walked out unofficially at the Royal Mail sorting office in Birmingham after bosses failed to pay their Christmas wages on time.

Uni bosses ban Brum sit-ins

13 December 2011
Birmingham University has won a high court injunction against all occupation protests on its campus for the next 12 months.

Solid strike against academies in Birmingham

13 December 2011
Teachers and support staff at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham struck today, Tuesday, against their school becoming an academy.

John Hindmarch 1932–2011

22 November 2011
Born in Jarrow, South Shields, in the middle of the Great Depression, John Hindmarch was an extraordinary individual. He left South Shields to look for work at the end of the Second World War, and eventually landed up in Birmingham.

Student occupations round-up

08 November 2011
Birmingham Student activists occupied Birmingham university’s Corporate Conference Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Birmingham bin workers vote to strike

01 November 2011
Birmingham bin workers in the Unite and GMB unions have voted for industrial action against pay cuts and job losses. Stewards were set to meet this week to decide their next steps—up to and including strikes.

Anti-racists stand up to EDL in Birmingham

30 October 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a disastrous day this weekend, on Saturday.

Birmingham council strikers rain on Clegg’s parade

21 September 2011
Striking Birmingham council workers took their fight to the Liberal Democrats today (Wednesday)—on the day of Nick Clegg’s keynote speech defending cuts.

Battle to keep Remploy factories open

20 September 2011
Remploy workers joined the march against the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham last Sunday (see page 4). They were protesting against plans to close 54 Remploy factories.

Thousands march on Lib Dem conference

20 September 2011
Thousands of workers protested at the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham last Sunday. The march reflected a general mood that it’s time to ratchet up resistance to the government.

Chief exec isn't feeling the pinch

13 September 2011
Birmingham council chief executive Stephen Hughes is driving the campaign to force through what he has called "painful" cuts.

Get ready to rage at Clegg's coalition of cutters

13 September 2011
Trade unionists, anti-cuts activists and campaigners are preparing to protest in their thousands outside the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on Sunday.

Birmingham council workers to strike during Lib Dem conference

13 September 2011
Council workers across Birmingham will strike next Wednesday, embarrassing the Lib Dems as they hold their national party conference in the city.

Birmingham prepares to battle the Lib Dems

09 September 2011
Trade unionists who are set to strike during the Lib Dems’ conference came together with activists organising a march on it at a rally on Thursday.

Brum strike to hit Lib Dems

06 September 2011
Council workers across Birmingham are to strike during the Lib Dems’ party conference in the city later this month.

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