‘You gave us a voice’ – human cost is key to #BirminghamBinStrike


bham workers.pngThe SKWAWKBOX has run a number of articles over the past few weeks about the Birmingham bin strike, Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) atrocious treatment of its employees and its bad faith in attempting to renege on a firm, authorised and Cabinet-approved deal with union Unite.

This blog’s revelations resulted in the resignation of the council leader – and Unite won a vital victory on Wednesday, gaining an injunction preventing the council from proceeding with the redundancy notices it issued to staff with whom it had agreed a fair deal.

On the evening of the same day, the SKWAWKBOX received the following message from a Unite official:

beddowsThere is no hyperbole in admitting that this simple message was deeply moving – in the idea that this blog had been of help to people being appallingly treated by their employer, but even more so in the thought that they had felt…

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