Been to the Waterfront picket this morning to bring support from UCU. Today’s budget will continue to hit the poor hard and disproportionately impact on women and minority groups, just like attacks on the public sector. Solidarity PCS!

Birmingham Against The Cuts

PCS 2013 budget day strike bannerThe civil service union, PCS, will be on strike on Wednesday 20th March, as the start of industrial action against cuts to pay, pensions and working conditions. There will be pickets and strike rallies across the region, with workers from Birmingham, Shropshire, Dudley, Worcester, Coventry and the surrounding area meeting at the Conservatiore in Birmingham for a lunchtime strike rally. The union has asked the government for talks on the key issues affecting the lives of civil servants and the services they are able to provide to the public, but the government has refused to negotiate.

Wednesday 20th March

In the morning: pickets at government and DWP offices, including job centres.

12:30pm Conservatoire (off Chamberlain Square). Directions

Wednesday 20th March is budget day 2013. It is the day that George Osborne will announce to no-ones surprise that he is continuing with the austerity agenda that is failing so…

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