Homecare strike update
Last week members of the ruling Birmingham Council Labour group voted to walk out of ACAS talks with Unison and impose their new working conditions on the low paid moslty women workers who work in Home Care services.
By all accounts it was a controversial and not at all overwhelming vote to do this.The results were 21 to 28. Several council members including Olly Armstrong, Labour Councillor Northfield, came out to the crowd of homecare workers who gathered outside the Council House to voice their appreciation and support of the workers.
Councillor Mahmood resigned his post over the descion and here's the video of him speaking outside.
He also tweeted:
The next step is a TUC organised rally on Tuesday 29th January and a leafleting campaign in the wards of the three most senior Council cabinet members, to bring the public's attention to the Home care workers and also to the actions of the Labour group.