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BTUC Delegate Meeting Councillor Julien Pritchard (Druids Heath) speaking on environment

Councillor Julien Pritchard (Druids Heath) speaking on environment
Councillor Julien Pritchard (Druids Heath) in Q&A with BTUC delegates on environment

Birmingham Climate Change Protest 14th Feb 2020

Young protesters marching against Climate Change 14th Feb 2020
A young protester speaking on climate change

BTUC Delegate Meeting 2019 General Election Results why and their consequences

Michael Roberts speaking on the General Election results and its consequences on the Trade Union, Labour and Working classes
Continuation – Michael Roberts on General Election Results
Continuation Michael Roberts – General Election 2019

New year message from President BTUC Ian Scott

BTUC Panel Discussion on Diversity and Equality education in Birmingham Schools

Panelists included, Head Teacher from Anderton Park Primary School, representatives from National Education Union, Birmingham City Councillors and community organisations including LGBT groups

BTUC Panel Discussion Khakan Qureshi
Birmingham South Asians LGBT

Councillor Martin Straker-Welds

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, Headteacher, Anderton Park School

Ann Sawyer, Supporting Education of Equality and Diversity in Schools (SEEDS)

BTUC Delegate Meeting Panel Discussion on Relationship Education in Birmingham Schools

Representatives from Trade Unions and community activists discussing the controversy surrounding relationship education in Birmingham schools. 

Panelists include:

Khakan Qureshi, Birmingham South Asians LGBT 

Ann Sawyer, Supporting Education of Equality and Diversity in Schools (SEEDS)

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, Headteacher, Anderton Park School

Councillor Martin Straker-Welds, member, Learning, Culture and Physical Activity Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Doug Morgan, Assistant Secretary, Birmingham District of the National Education Union

Venue:

Council House, Victoria Square Birmingham  B1  1BB

BTUC Delegate Meeting Guest speakers 4th april 2019

Young environmental activists speaking about their actions to protect the environment

Councillor Waseem Zafar Cabinet member for Transport & Environment
Councillor Waseem Zafar in Q&A Birmingham TUC 4th April 2019

Spirit of 1868 – 150 years of union struggles

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BTUC Conference on Brexit and its impact in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Jack Dromey speaking on the impact of Brexit in Birmingham and the West Midlands
Jack Dromey in Q&A on Brexit and its impact in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Councillor Fred Grindrod speaking on Brexit and its impact in Birmingham and the West Midlands



David Hearne researcher, Centre for Brexit Birmingham City University

Q&A with David Herne and Fred Grindrod on Brexit and its impact in Birmingham and the West Midlands
Graham Stevenson leading local Trade Unionist speaking on Brexit and its impact in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Tackling the Climate Emergency Presentation Outline for Birmingham TUC 7/Feb/2019

What is the “Climate Emergency” and how can organised labour help to tackle it?  This short presentation by a member of Climate Action Network West Midlands will explain the issues, evidence and consequences of “global warming”.  Some of the approaches and initiatives of labour organisations in the UK and globally will be outlined.  The meeting will then discuss how we can organise at city / regional level to tackle the problem.

The scientific evidence is very clear – our industrial society is damaging the natural systems we depend on to survive.  If we carry on burning fossil fuels, generating vast quantities of waste and ruining our soil and water, then millions of lives are at risk.  Poor and vulnerable people world-wide are already suffering.  Ultimately, there is a risk our civilisation could collapse as all previous civilisations have done.

This dystopian future is avoidable, if we act quickly and decisively.  Organised labour has always worked towards a fairer, healthier and safer society.  Collective action to tackle the Climate Emergency and other threats to our environment will also support our broader goals.