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Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care Around 50,000 children rely on care from councils whose services are inadequate, according to a study published last week.

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Liverpool care workers won’t take night pay attack lying down

Liverpool care workers won’t take night pay attack lying down Hundreds of care ­workers in north west England staged a seven?day sleep-in ban—a night shift strike—in a fight for the national minimum wage

Carers round up—Birmingham home care keep up fight + AFG strikes

Carers round up—Birmingham home care keep up fight + AFG strikes Care workers in Birmingham struck last Saturday against council bosses’ plans to slash jobs and run down the service.

Striking care workers in North West England win support from service users

Striking care workers in North West England win support from service users 660 care workers began a 48-hour strike against attacks on their pay on Saturday.

Two struggles by workers in Birmingham trigger a crisis for Labour council

Two struggles by workers in Birmingham trigger a crisis for Labour council Birmingham saw hundreds of workers strike together last week against attacks from their Labour council.

Home care workers put pressure on councillors in Birmingham

22 January 2019
Birmingham home carers are striking back against a Labour council that refuses to back off from attacks on workers.

Striking home care workers take to the streets in Birmingham

15 January 2019
Striking homecare workers in Birmingham are taking their fight against the Labour-run council to the city’s residents.

Reports round-up - Birmingham care workers overwhelmingly back more action

11 December 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed more strikes in their fight against job cuts and privatisation.

No care from fat cats

27 November 2018
Thousands of elderly and vulnerable adults face an uncertain Christmas as their care provider rushes to sell off its council contracts.

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

12 November 2018
Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Birmingham care strike to save services

06 November 2018
Care workers are unleashing a huge wave of strikes at Birmingham City Council after a successful five-day strike from last Friday.

Somerset care workers plan walkouts to stop Sirona bosses’ pay cut plan

06 November 2018
Low-paid care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are preparing to strike to head off attempts to slash their pay.

Birmingham home care workers keep up the fight

02 October 2018
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

29 September 2018
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

15 September 2018
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

04 September 2018
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

21 August 2018
Care workers in Birmingham have thrown themselves into the fight

Hundreds of home care strikers and supporters join march in Birmingham

14 August 2018
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.

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