On the 150th anniversary of the TUC, join a union and help create a future that works for the many

Jeremy Corbyn addressing a crowd at the TUC New Deal for Working People rally, May 2018. Photo: Francis Clarke

Today (2 June 2018) marks the 150th anniversary of the first Trades Union Congress (TUC). The congress brought the trade union movement together for the first time. Councillor Mary Locke describes the positive impact unions have had in our society and why they remain vitally important to creating a fairer future for us all.

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Labour Councillors Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod express anger that phone mast in Bournville Village will be installed

Cllr Liz Clements collecting signatures for Bournville Village phone mast petition

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Friday 25th May 2018, Birmingham, UK

Newly-elected Labour Councillors, Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod, have expressed their anger and dismay that a phone mast in Bournville Village will be installed as a result of an error in Birmingham City Council’s handling of the planning process.

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Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod elected as our Labour councillors for Bournville & Cotteridge

Cllr Fred Grindrod and Cllr Liz Clements holding a Labour poster saying 'For the many not the few' after receiving news that they'd been elected local councillors for Bournville & Cotteridge

Thank you to everyone who voted for Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod, who are now officially our new councillors for #Bournville & #Cotteridge .

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Bournville Labour candidates write to Mayor over shocking Tory comments

Cllr Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod standing on Bournville Lane

Labour candidates Fred Grindrod and Liz Clements have written to the Conservative West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street and the leader of the Conservative Group on Birmingham City Council, Robert Alden, asking them to condemn remarks made by the Conservative candidate for Bournville and Cotteridge at yesterday (Thursday 27th April) evening’s hustings in Bournville and Cotteridge.

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Cllr Mary Locke meets Cabinet Member for Transport to discuss ways of improving congestion in Cotteridge

Cllr Mary Locke and Cabinet Member for Transport Cllr Stewart Stacey standing next to bus stop in Cotteridge

Cllr Mary Locke recently met with Cllr Stewart Stacey, Cabinet Member for Transport and staff from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to discuss ways of improving traffic congestion in Cotteridge.

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Widespread concern over crime and public service cuts on the doorstep in Cotteridge and Bournville

Cllr Mary Locke (far left) and volunteers from Bournville Labour Party on Ashmore Road in Cotteridge

This week, Cllr Mary Locke (left in photo) and Bournville Labour Party volunteers have been out talking to people in Cotteridge and Bournville to better understand the issues – both local and national – that local people are most concerned about.

We’re planning to be out most weeks in the run up to Christmas so that we can gather feedback from local people in Bournville, Cotteridge and Stirchley. We’ll then use this feedback to set out our priorities for the local elections in May 2018, so that we’re focusing on the issues that really matter.

Here’s some of the things we’ve learned so far.

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Cllr Mary Locke’s response to bin strike being suspended

Three Birmingham City Council wheelie bins in a row

On Wednesday (16 August), the conciliation service Acas announced the bin strike had been suspended and Birmingham City Council were in negotiations to bring the seven-week dispute to an end. Here is Cllr Mary Locke’s response to the news.

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Have your say on the future of bus services in South Birmingham

National Express West Midlands is currently consulting on possible changes to bus services in South Birmingham and there are real concerns bus services, including the 27, could be reduced or cancelled altogether.

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Bournville Labour Party donates over £1,000 of food to B30 Foodbank

On Sunday , Cllr Mary Locke, Cllr Karen McCarthy and a team of volunteers from Bournville Labour Party bought just over £1,000 pounds worth of food from Stirchley Co-op and donated it to B30 foodbank.

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