Trickett promises no job losses, but do we trust another Labour promise?

Picket tonight organised by CPGB-ML. For the second time local residents have attended Tricketts surgery to voice our support for the bin men. Unite told bin men not to support this action for a second time and that men risked losing their jobs if they did. But burying your head in the sand isn’t a … Continue reading Trickett promises no job losses, but do we trust another Labour promise?

Join us at Councillor Trickett’s surgery this Thursday 6pm (cpgb-ml)

The Birmingham bin strike is far from over. The ballot of industrial action is valid from Monday, although bin men won’t be taking strike action as they are relying on the Union lawyers and officials to come to some sort of agreement with the Council else see the matter settled in their favour in the … Continue reading Join us at Councillor Trickett’s surgery this Thursday 6pm (cpgb-ml)

Picket Councillor Trickett

Labour Cllr Trickett has a surgery every second Thursday of the month, where constituents have the chance to raise any problems. Unfortunately for these residents, Cllr Trickett hasn’t been at the Moseley Exchange since July. A spirited group of local workers attended the surgery tonight to register their total dissatisfaction with the Labour attacks on … Continue reading Picket Councillor Trickett

Huge queues at the tip today thanks to Kennedy and Trickett

Jacqui Kennedy, having helped to cause the mess on Birmingham’s streets, then helpfully told Birmingham residents to take their own rubbish to the tip! Councillor Trickett, Labour cabinet member responsible for bins thinks that it’s okay to support £5,000 pay cuts and cause all this disruption so long as she sticks up CCTV camera images … Continue reading Huge queues at the tip today thanks to Kennedy and Trickett

Cllr Majid Mahmood resignation as Labour wages war on the bin men.

Confirmed reports today are that Cllr Mahmood has resigned as Cabinet member for waste and that the Labour led city-council plan to seek a court order against industrial action by both Unite and Unison in an attempt to batter the workers into submission. Cllr Mahmood today tweeted: If indeed he has stepped down, it will … Continue reading Cllr Majid Mahmood resignation as Labour wages war on the bin men.

Three cheers for Unison bin workers out on strike! What next for the bin men?

The Birmingham Mail has reported that Unison have today announced that their members will join with Unite members currently in dispute with the city’s waste services. Whats happening with the dispute? Is there a difference between Ian Ward and John Clancy? Is there any difference between Lisa Trickett and Majid Mahmood? Is there a difference … Continue reading Three cheers for Unison bin workers out on strike! What next for the bin men?

The Labour party in the trade unions: a wolf in sheeps clothing

When the bin men went up against the council this year, it was in defence of terms and conditions. The workers had to fight a Labour council, every bit as bad as any Tory council. Unions try to prevent strikes against Labour councils, they prefer to make deals with Labour councils because unions are full … Continue reading The Labour party in the trade unions: a wolf in sheeps clothing

“new” bin deal – what they give with one hand they will take with the other

The Labour party today brought it’s “new” proposals to the city cabinet for resolution of the Birmingham bin strike. The “new” report was kept secret and not even the councillors favourite journalists were allowed sight until this morning when Kathryn Stanczyszyn of the BBC began to tweet photographs of text that appeared to propose many … Continue reading “new” bin deal – what they give with one hand they will take with the other