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Birmingham City Council has refused to answer a Freedom of Information request to name the companies that have submitted bids to run the new Library of Birmingham. In December 2012 Birmingham Council’s Cabinet decided to hand over the running of the prestigious Library of Birmingham to a private organisation and started a procurement process to […]
A new community democratic anti-cuts alliance is being built. On March 16th, a conference of over 100 people voted to set up a new federated alliance and to work out broad democratic agreement by September 2013. On Sunday the 12th of May an initial planning meeting was held with over 16 groups and 38 people […]
Our next meeting is on Saturday 1st June, location TBC. Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/153909298122508 Our first meeting, held on 11th May, was a great success. It was well attended by members of Birmingham Fems, Women’s Networking Hub, Birmingham DPAC, Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts, University of Birmingham Women’s Association – alongside a number of independent […]
Just for the record, on Saturday we held a good leaflet and petitioning session outside the old Central Library, informing people about Birmingham Labour’s plans to privatise the running of this £188 million public asset. To say that there was surprise and concern about this would be an understatement. Not one person we met supported […]
A unionisation drive by University of Birmingham Unison & the threat of mass mobilisation for a national demonstration by students from the University of Birmingham Defend Education has recently forced the University of Birmingham bosses to back down from its plans to restructure support staff. http://www.defendeducationbrum.org/second-letter-to-david-eastwood/ The plans would have put 361 staff members at risk […]
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