Millions go on strike

Teachers, nurses, bin collectors and airport staff are just some of those who joined the strike over pensions on the 30th of November

Unions organised various rallies and marches across the region here's an example of some of them:

In Birmingham UNISON President, Eleanor Smith, a theatre nurse from the city, lead nurses, paramedics, hospital cleaners, porters, receptionists, and admin staff out on strike from midnight on Tuesday 29 November, at Birmingham Women’s hospital.

strike in birminghamGeneral Secretary, Dave Prentis, addressed strikers at the major national rally, taking place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

A massive march also made its way through the city centre with thousands of people from more than 30 Unions, marching to indoor rally at NIA.

Other rallies that happened in the area:

  • At Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, City Hospital site on Dudley Road between 12 pm and 1pm, NHS workers posed as elderly masked health workers, struggling to care for patients as they are forced to work into their late sixties.
  • In Coventry at 10 am  at Coventry Cathedral union members marched to a rally outside the Council House, Speakers’ Corner, with TU speakers.
  • In Dudley at 10.15am people met at Coronation Gardens on Priory Road before marching to Station Hotel.
  • In Wolverhampton the met started at 11am at Wolverhampton Civic Centre with live music, short speeches, demo and a rally.