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.
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.
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.
Hopefully by the time you read this you will have received the latest Labour in the Community newspaper. In the paper you can find out about the positive contribution Mary Locke is already having as our newly-elected councillor and how you can get in touch with her.