Birmingham People's Assembly Report

Following the national launch of the People’s Assembly campaigners and trade unionists met to begin to plan a Birmingham People’s Assembly launch.

We compiled a list of local trade union leaders, campaigners and cultural figures who supported the call for the People’s Assembly.

Over the summer we distributed 10,000 local People’s Assembly leaflets advertising the TUC NHS demo.

Our launch rally was held on October 24th. Headline speakers were Paul Novak from the TUC, Steve Hart (replacing Len McCluskey) from UNITE, Salma Yaqoob. We had a combination of local trade unionists and campaigners on the platform. 250 people attended the launch with significant contingents of UNITE members and a large group of Bedroom Tax campaigners.

On November 5th around 100 people attended a rally in the city centre with a large group going off with Anonymous campaigners to occupy 2 shark shops for a while.

On December 14th we are planning to work alongside the West Midlands Pensioners group to protest at proposed cuts in free access to trams and trains in the city.

In the New Year we are looking at holding a day of workshops alongside campaigning groups on the Bedroom Tax, Library cuts etc. We are supporting a Birmingham

Trades Council conference on the NHS in February. We are discussing a major event in the summer.

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  • Mani Mk
    commented 2017-07-01 15:11:36 +0100
    Steve designs I would to discuss this homeless issues. Can we link? Look for Mani Kongo mk on Facebook.
  • Steves Designs
    commented 2017-01-08 15:09:50 +0000
    seems a great idea that doesnt reallt need any leadership . recently ive been trying to help a few homeless people off my own bat ,theres so many homeless now though it would be great to some sort of help and a small group organised
  • john smyth
    commented 2015-09-24 12:54:50 +0100
    you never seem to give any information on Transport to Manchester! either you are or are not but at least tell people so they know whats going on and can make their own arrangements. COME ON!
  • Sheila Searle
    commented 2015-09-15 04:07:21 +0100
    is there transport to manchester from w midlands in october?
  • Sheila Searle
    commented 2015-09-15 04:07:21 +0100
    is there transport to manchester from w midlands in october?
  • Zarina Bhatia
    commented 2015-09-05 17:39:19 +0100
    I still have to hear about Transport to Manchester from Birmingham Left Unity Group.
  • Sheila Searle
    commented 2015-06-20 13:48:45 +0100
    is this group still active? want to join!
  • Zarina Bhatia
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-17 00:15:45 +0100
    Birmingham People's Assembly Report
  • Jackie Manton
    commented 2015-05-13 10:51:54 +0100
    When are you meeting? Is there a group going to demo in London? Is there a demo in West Midlands?
  • Sam Fairbairn
    followed this page 2014-07-31 17:54:24 +0100
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    followed this page 2014-06-27 19:00:16 +0100
  • dave smith
    commented 2014-06-24 05:25:40 +0100
    help!! let me in!!! whens your next meeting??

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