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Birmingham home care workers keep up the fight

Birmingham home care workers keep up the fight Birmingham home care workers are continuing their nine-month battle to beat off attacks on their jobs and the service

Strikers lead anti-Tory march in Birmingham

Strikers lead anti-Tory march in Birmingham Chants of “Tory scum, get out of Brum” rang out in Birmingham on Saturday as around 1,200 people joined a march ahead of the Tory party conference.

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham

Home care strikers rally in Birmingham Over 100 striking home care workers and supporters rallied in Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday—their 21st day of industrial action

Birmingham care workers call more strikes in battle to save service

Birmingham care workers call more strikes in battle to save service Birmingham home care workers rounded off their latest week of strikes by securing a promise of total support from Unison union general secretary Dave Prentis.

Birmingham home care strikers defy bosses’ scheming

Birmingham home care strikers defy bosses’ scheming Care workers in Birmingham have thrown themselves into the fight

Hundreds of home care strikers and supporters join march in Birmingham

Hundreds of home care strikers and supporters join march in Birmingham Around 400 home care workers and their supporters staged a lively march through the centre of Birmingham last Saturday.

Birmingham care strikers standing solid

07 August 2018
Birmingham’s heroic home carers are gearing up for a fresh week of action that will see them strike, picket and protest.

'We're striking to save care' say Birmingham home care workers

31 July 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham began a two-day strike today to stop the total destruction of their service.

Care workers set to start escalating strikes against slasher bosses in Birmingham

24 July 2018
Carers in Birmingham are getting ready to strike back at council bosses who want to force through redundancies and huge cuts.

Care workers lose wages after court ruling as bosses blame them for crisis

17 July 2018
A legal decision is set to rob thousands of pounds from care workers’ wages.

Sirona care workers strike against pay cuts

10 July 2018
Care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are striking against pay cuts.

Carers won’t work for free

03 July 2018
Care workers in Bath and North East Somerset (BNES) have concluded a programme of action that saw them strike for two hours every other day for most of June.

New battle by care workers in Bath and Somerset against pay attack

26 June 2018
Some 120 care workers are striking against plans to wipe up to £1,200 from their pay packets

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash

25 June 2018
The NHS was launched 70 years ago but it now faces multiple challenges from Tories and bosses. Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at the attacks that threaten the service

Birmingham home carers could return to picket lines

12 June 2018
Home Care workers in Birmingham could launch a fresh wave of strikes in their fight to halt the imposition of harsh new shift patterns.

Care workers won’t shift under bosses’ pressure

12 June 2018
Workers at seven care homes in Bath and North East Somerset struck over pay on Wednesday of last week.

Care workers back walkout against pay cut

29 May 2018
Around 120 care workers in the Bath and North East Somerset area have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over pay.

Bosses’ care home selloffs cause crisis for older people

22 May 2018
One of Britain’s biggest providers of care homes is up for sale—exposing the problems with privatisation, says Sarah Bates

Care for 13,500 at risk as outsourcer faces collapse

24 April 2018
Care for many elderly and vulnerable people has been thrown into chaos. Only a few months after the Carillion crash, another giant of outsourcing was on the brink of financial collapse at the start of this week.

Fighting back because we care - Birmingham home care workers speak out

19 March 2018
Women workers in Birmingham spoke to Sarah Bates about their battle to stop a Labour council attacking a key service in the city

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