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BTUC International Workers Memorial Day

Zoom meeting 12.30pm Wed, 28 April 2021

BTUC Delegates meeting Thursday 1st of April 7 pm (Zoom)

BTUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

The agenda for the meeting includes workplace reports, resolutions on Palestine, Indian Farmers action in Delhi, Jobs emergency in Britain and Birmingham, EU citizens Settled status and Peace & justice movement.

Topic: BTUC Delegate Meeting
Time: 7 pm Thursday the 1st of April 2021

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BTUC Delegates Meeting 7 pm Thursday 4th March 2021

The next Delegate meeting of Birmingham Trades Council will be 7 pm Thursday the 4th March over zoom

Birmingham Trades Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BTUC Delegate Meeting
Time: 7pm Thursday 4th March 2021

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INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021 Film Screening and Q&A

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Birmingham Trades Union Council (BTUC) invites you to our International Women’s Day (IWD) event. For this event, we aim to reflect on the origins of IWD by commemorating working women and their important role within the labour movement. We will also be discussing the importance of women not only as key organizers of the movement but their role in providing the bulk of reproductive labour for society. We invite you all to join the discussion.The event will first show the film ‘Norma Rae’ (1979) to later continue with a Q&A with key local speakers (TBC)The event will be on Sunday 7th March 2021 at 4pmJoin Zoom Meeting
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BTUC Budget Rally 7 pm Monday 1st March 2021

Birmingham Trades Council has organised a public meeting to discuss budget and the implications it could have for working people and our communities in Birmingham.

A range of speakers are invited to speak and anticipate what the Chancellor is likely to announce on the 3rd of March 2021.

The speakers include:

Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group Mary-Ann has worked for women’s equality and human rights for over twenty years as a campaigner, researcher and trainer. She was previously Director of the Fawcett Society and a Commissioner on the Women’s National Commission. She is a founder member of Coventry Women’s Voices and a board member at Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. She has a PhD in Law from the University of Warwick.

Howard Beckett Unite Assist. General Secretary for Politics & Legal. Howard is well known in Trade Union circles and particularly in the Midlands having led key struggles to preserve his members jobs and their earnings.

Michael Roberts Economist. He has worked in the City of London as an economist for over 40 years. He has closely observed the machinations of the global capitalism from within the dragon’s den. Since retiring, he has written several books. The Great Recession – a n Crisis (2018). He has published numerous papers in various academic economic journals and articles in leftist publications.

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Topic: BTUC Meeting on Budget March 2021

Time: Mar 1, 2021 07:00 PM

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BTUC UNISON porters at Heartlands Solidarity Event 4pm Sunday, 21st February 2021

Porters at Heartlands are fighting to protect their working conditions support them by joining Banner in celebrating their actions so far.

UNSION members who are Heartland Hospital Porters are currently taking strike action about the proposed imposition of a new rota. This will result in them working detrimental rotating 8 shifts pattern.

The proposed rota impacts on our members health and well being; their caring responsibilities; their work/life balance and results in a significant cut in wages for many.

Banner have recorded some of the actions and comments from some of the porters and others engaged in fighting to protect their working conditions. This will also be an opportunity to discuss how we in Birmingham can support the porters and to hear from those engaged in the dispute. Please join us and give the porters much needed encouragement. Following video is a short preview that was shared at the BTUC meeting on Education in January.

Alternatively, join us on the BTUC Banner Solidarity Event with Heartland Porters Sunday the 21st Feb, 2021 04:00 PM

Meeting ID: 896 2838 8575 Passcode: 831143

If the Zoom meeting is full you can watch us live on Youtube by clicking the button below

BTUC LGBT History Month 21: Rainbow Coalitions

Birmingham Trades Union Council invites you to our LGBT History Month 2021 event.In this event, we will aim to discuss radical solidarities between communities and worker struggles.

Before their corporate co-option, History Months were designed to teach about the movements for freedom to ensure we continue the struggle. This event will shed light on past and current struggles, demonstrating the Rainbow Coalitions necessary for the movement.

Speakers:

Gethin Roberts – one of the founding members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, a group which forged links with miners based in South Wales during the 1984 Miner’s strike (these actions have been immortalised in the 2014 film, Pride). Gethin continues as a gay rights activist today

Diarmaid Kelliher – is a historical geographer at the University of Glasgow, focused on the history of social movements and organised labour. He is the author of ‘Making cultures of solidarity: London and the 1984-5 miners’ strike’ (2021), which explores the solidarity campaign around the Miner’s Strike, including groups such as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

Ida Picard – founding member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants. The organisation was formed to challenge xenophobia and borders, stand in solidarity with migrants against state violence, and fight back against attempts by the far right to present migrants as a threat to LGBT+ liberation.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021
7pm
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BTUC zoom meeting on Education and the pandemic 7 pm Thursday the 21st January 2021

BTUC zoom meeting on Education and the pandemic

Thursday January 21st at 7pm over zoom

You can book your ticket by following the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crisis-in-education-and-the-pandemic-tickets-134256981245?keep_tld=1

If you have any questions before or during the meeting please email it to btucchatline@yahoo.com as the zoom chat would be switched off. Zoom chat interferes with some of the voice over that some of the audience would be using during the meeting. We will try and get to as many questions as possible during the meeting.

If the zoom meeting is full on the day you can join us live on youtube with the following link

Naeem Malik is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Education Meeting Hosted by BTUC
Time: Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM London

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The Birmingham City University branch of UCU are soon going on strike to get all non-essential activity to be moved online for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. To help BCU staff in their action please follow the link below to contribute to their fund raiser. Please also circulate among friends and colleagues and on your social media.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/bcu-ucu-strike-2021

The pandemic and its appalling mismanagement by this government and other agencies is having a terrible impact on education: staff, students and learning; in schools, communities, colleges and universities.

In all sectors of education, students are facing disruption to their learning, uncertainty about their future, risks to health and wellbeing and many struggles with economic hardship.

Staff in all sectors, in teaching, admin and support roles, are battling with unsafe working conditions, increased workload, threats to job security and hugely raised stress and anxiety.

These are just come of the challenges. Union branches and activists are doing a lot, often behind the scenes, to protect education workers and students. Come to the meeting to find out what’s happening. Join in the discussion and be part of plans to resist the attacks.

Main speakers will talk about action in schools, colleges and universities. They come from UCU, NEU and UNISON. A parent will address the impact on students and parents, and campaigns to resist. There will be other contributions from the floor, and you will have time to ask questions and join in the discussion.

Together we can defend everyone who learns or works in education. Join us on January 21.

BTUC Emergency Rally supporting UNISON Heartlands porters Sunday 20th December 5 pm

BTUC Emergency Rally Sunday 20th December 2020 supporting the porters in dispute at Heartlands in Birmingham

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Birmingham TUC is inviting you to an emergency zoom rally in support of Unison members who are porters at Birmingham Heartlands hospital. They have been taking industrial action for a number of weeks to protect their terms and conditions. These key workers, who were there for us all during the Covid pandemic ensuring one of our local hospitals delivered care to everyone who needed it, will disgracefully heard last week that they will be sent “fire and hire” letters by management over Christmas.

Key speakers will include:
Claire Breeze (speaking on behalf of the Heartlands porters)
Mandey Buckley
Ravi Subramanian (UNISON)
Howard Beckett (UNITE)

As a trade union movement across the city and region we have to come together to show University Hospitals Birmingham management that they cannot behave like this and that the workers have our full support.

Please join us on Sunday at 5pm at this link:

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Birmingham Trades Council Delegates Meeting 7 pm Thursday 3rd of December 7 pm

Birmingham Trades Council delegates will meet on Thursday the 3rd of December 2020.

Key speakers will include representatives of the various Trade Unions. This will include include speakers from NEU, UCU and UNISON.

Howard Beckett from UNITE will be speaking on Jeremy’s suspension and the withdrawal of the Labour whip.

There will be two resolutions put to the delegates.

  1. The resolution demanding restoring Jeremy Corbyn’s membership of the Labour Party including restoration of the Whip that was withdrawn when Jeremy’s suspension was withdrawn
  2. The resolution in support of the UNISON workers at the Heartlands hospital involved submitted by the UNITE LE/975 Brsanch.

Details of the zoom meeting:

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Topic: BTUC Delegate Meeting
Time: TThe meeting is due to take place 7 pm Thursday the 3rd of December 2020

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