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Council Leader Clancy visits us.

On Wednesday 27th July John Clancy, Birmingham's Council leader paid a rare visit to Birmingham Unison . He spoke to a packed room and was welcomed by Branch leaders.

In a 45 minute session he spoke about his thoughts on Austerity as a Political choice and the effect it was having on Birmingham. He went on to talk about the need for economic re-generation of the City .He stated that the City had about £5 billion of asssets at the moment.  He said there was a need to engange with the Government during the forthcoming Tory Party conference in October in the City, to ask for a better deal, after he was asked to attend a march to un-welcolme the Tories.

He also touched on his days as a Union rep for the N.U.T. (National Union of Teachers) and admitted that the Equal Pay Award should go into the pockets of the low paid, that would in turn he hoped , be spent locally helping the local economy to grow.

 

On the subject of housing he said that all brownfield sites in the City had been identified and perhaps controversially he hoped that other counties and local authorites would allocate land,which perhaps may mean even Greenbelt for housing. He estimated there was a need for about 80-90,000 new houses to be built. Birmingham Council would build houses, even if other authorities didn't, he stated.

He was asked some questions on support for Jeremy Corbyn ,Adult Care and the tone of some of the e-mails and letters to Council employees. But there wasn't time for all the questions the audience wanted to ask. He was invited to come back and judging by the welcome he got he probably will.

We  look forward to it!

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