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Mass Rally Against School Cuts

Thursday, April 26, 2018

GMB JOINS PARENTS AND TEACHERS FOR MASS RALLY AGAINST BIRMINGHAM’S 1,887 SCHOOL CUTS

Schools all over the UK are feeling the harsh bite of Tory cuts – and nowhere are the cuts biting deeper than Birmingham says GMB.

GMB, the union for support staff, is joining parents, teachers and MPs from across the West Midlands to protest at the cuts facing 1,887 of the region’s schools.

Thousands are expected to attend the Birmingham Rally against School Cuts as follows:

1pm, Saturday April 28

1 Victoria Square

Birmingham

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GMB encourages people to bring banners and homemade signs to this family friendly event.

Speakers include Karen Leonard, GMB National Officer for Schools, Jack Dromley, MP for Birmingham Erdington and Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council.

Karen Leonard, GMB National Officer, said:

“Schools all over the UK are feeling the harsh bit of Tory cuts – and nowhere are the cuts biting deeper than Birmingham.

“Our second city deserves better than this – and I’m looking forward to seeing the people of the West Midlands sending a message to the Government loud and clear – hands off our schools.”

Gil Ogilvie, GMB Organiser, said:

“Across the West Midlands, 1,887 of our schools still facing Government cuts.

“This is simply not acceptable and today we need to create a noise so loud that no one can ignore what's happening to our schools and children's education.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

 

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