Wednesday, October 26

Wednesday, October 19

Birmingham and Coventry branch - NUJ

Calling notice - October Branch Meeting

Tuesday 25th October
Red Pepper's
117 Wharfside Street
The Mailbox
B1 1RF
6:00 for 6:30


1) Introduction by chair/those attending / apologies

2) Any matters arising from September meeting. (No minutes available as meeting was not quorate).

3) Secretary/Treasurers reports

4) Branch reports/national reports

5) Talk by Charles Atangana, a leading Cameroonian journalist who overcame attempts to deport him.

6) Proposed job cuts at the BBC in Birmingham and Coventry

7) Update on NUJ Deputy General Secretary elections

8) Newsquest Cheshire/Merseyside strike. Brother Morley to propose donation of £350.

9) Any other business

Disabled people, their friends, family and supporters from across the region will gather in Birmingham city centre on 22 October 2011 to protest against cuts to disability benefits and services. We need you to join us and help make our voice heard.
We will gather in Birmingham city centre to protest against Government cuts to disability benefits and services. This is one year on from the comprehensive spending review, which revealed the Government’s intention to slash public spending.
Venue: Victoria Square, outside the council house for the rally.
WHEN: 22 October 2011, at 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start.

Disabled people, those with long-term conditions and their families are being hit the hardest by cuts to the benefits and services they need to live their lives.
Many are living in fear of cuts to essential benefits including Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The total cuts will mean an estimated £9billion loss to disabled people and their families’ incomes in the UK over the next four years, on top of cuts to many local care and support services.

Sign up for the campaign at: Email

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