Birmingham anti-cuts coalition formed
The anti-budget cuts movement in Birmingham is hoping to speak with a stronger voice
now that a coalition has been formed called “Birmingham Against the Cuts”.
The coalition held an organizational meeting last week that was attended by 25 representatives from a variety of groups including Labour, Unison, PCS, NUT, Respect, Alliance Against Birmingham Academies and the People’s Charter.
“People want to defend their services and jobs and they want to see a united campaign because they know we’re stronger when we work together”, said Richard Hatcher, secretary of Alliance Against Birmingham Academies.
Hatcher said the coalition has a long list of affiliated organizations. The coalition’s first event will be a meeting Dec. 6th at the Council House, Committee Room 1 at 7:30pm.
A large public meeting is also planned for late January or early February when Birmingham Council will be drafting its next budget.