International Workers Memorial Day Birmingham

BTUC May Day Rally 2nd May 2020 Birmingham

BTUC May Day Public Meeting(Zoom) Saturday 2nd May 2 pm

Birmingham Trades Union Congress is holding a zoom meeting on Saturday the 2nd of May 2 pm

The meeting is held under unprecedented circumstances with most of the country under lock down. Over 27000 deaths attributed to the corona virus over a month. Our health services unable to cope and health workers workers life threatening conditions because of lack of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

Main speakers will discuss our social and health care services and their dire state as a consequence of a decade of austerity and how we should help rebuild these services post corona crisis.

Please join us to discuss how the Trade Union and Labour movements should respond to these conditions.

You can join the meeting by following instructions below.

To join the meeting click here

Alternatively use the Meeting ID: 881 7606 4453 and Password: 022130 within zoom to join the meeting.

Alternatively, ring one of the numbers below

0203 481 5240 and use the meeting credentials below to join (note you will not have any video available
Meeting ID: 881 7606 4453
Password: 022130

Workers Memorial Day Tuesday 28th April

We invite you to join an IWMD rally by Zoom at 12.30 on Tues, 28 April, hosted by Birmingham TUC, can join via www.btuc.org or by clinking this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83966793999?pwd=TGpnSzhyOXl4Z3pTa01udEtYSldlUT0:

Alternatively, from your phone (mobile or landline) Dial one of the numbers below and enter meeting id(839 6679 1196) and password(
030016) when requested.
+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 839 6679 3999
Password: 030016

Please send IWMD pictures to your TU, #IWMD20, #MidsIWMD, & local Facebook pages for MidsIWMD; Midlands TUC Health & Safety Forum; & Birmingham Trades Council & West Midlands Coronavirus Action Group

please send pictures & videos locally to the following Facebook pages MidsIWMD or Twitter #MidsIWMD, nationally to #IWMD20 and to your unions & to Birmingham Trades Council at btucsec@hotmail.com

Placard for Workers Memorial 1

BTUC Delegate Meeting(zoom) Thursday 16th April 5 pm

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic all further delegates meeting will be online and not at our usual venue at the Council House.

This Thursday’s meeting will start with tribute to the front line workers in our National Health and Social care services.

The meeting will start at 5:00 pm

This will be an opportunity for us to share and discuss what we feel our governments should do now to ensure we remain safe through this crisis and that those providing us the services we are equipped with all the safety gear they need to help the sick among us without compromising their own safety.

Follow this link to join the meeting and share it widely.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81242712562?pwd=eWhONnN6MUJ0R1hqNjltZ0ZEL3I1dz09
However, if you cannot join using the link above on your smart devices, including laptops and computers, you can also join by ringing from your mobile or landline from one of the following numbers
0203 481 5237 United Kingdom
0203 481 5240 United Kingdom
0131 460 1196 United Kingdom
0203 051 2874 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 812 4271 2562 and Password 013532
When you need to speak press * followed by 6 you will be un-muted and can speak when you are not speaking press * followed by 6 to mute avoiding unnecessary sounds into the meeting. 

Birmingham Climate Change Protest 14th Feb 2020

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

May Day 2019 Celebrations in Birmingham

Birmingham Trade Union Council organised a day of speeches and performances marking May Day in Birmingham.

May Day Celebrations in Birmingham 2019
May Day Celebration WASPI speaker
May Day Celebration UNISON Care Worker speaking
May Day Celebrations Orgreave campaigner speaking
May Day Celebration 2019
May Day Celebrations 2019
May Day Celebration 2019

Care Workers Dispute BTUC Press Release

The Birmingham TUC (BTUC) along with Birmingham Against The Cuts (BATC) say enough is enough of the continuing disgraceful treatment meted out to the City’s care-workers of whom 95% are women on low pay.

 Their dispute has gone on for some 15 months unresolved along with 60 days of strike action, whilst the Labour controlled council resolved the Bin workers dispute but has allowed the debacle of care-workers who also suffer changes in their work contracts with cuts in pay to continue.

These care-workers need the fullest public and trade union support to assist in their just claim of returning to their original terms and conditions in order to provide a service to this city’s needy who will be unable to afford private assistance.

The BTUC and BATC call upon Birmingham City Council to resolve this dispute as quickly as possible.

25 March 2019

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.

The West Midlands Economy: Why we need a Strategy for Inclusive Growth

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