Photos from week 5 of the bin strike

Here’s a few photos from week 5 of the strike. The workers heard from Unite’s Howard Beckett this week, and progress is anticipated next. Here’s hoping the Council is starting to see sense. Red salute to Unite Convenor Richard Beddows and all the Shop Stewards who have stood tall, and of course to all the striking workers who are fighting to protect the services for all of Birmingham.


Despite all the hoo haa the wheelie bins help keep the streets pretty clean


Howard Beckett addresses striking workers at Montague Street


Perry Barr bin men await the arrival of the Unite Assistant General Secretary on Tuesday


The “Bearded Broz” who are loved by the Council, and media. The “Broz” didn’t think much about the families of the bin men who stand to lose £5,000 a year when they decided to stage this pathetic media circus on Wednesday.


Unite Convenor and Assistant General Secretary


In good spirits


Workers unbowed


Workers at Tyseley as the Union gets used to its now regular afternoon stoppages


More passing cars and pedestrians at 12.30pm than at 6am means more people are getting to see and hear the bin men and their message



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