A determined group of workers, with solid support from their union, has achieved a rare victory which is also helping to bring the long period of right-wing dominance in West Midlands Labour to an end.
By Andrew Williams
Islamophobia is back on the rise in Britain. Just in the last few weeks the tabloid media has been raving about halal food. The only Muslim directly-elected Mayor – Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets – has been subject to a witch-hunting Panorama programme and trumped up allegations of misallocation of funds. Muslim school governors in Birmingham have been accused of plotting an Islamist takeover. Plus the government is considering repressing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
By Mark Holland
The so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot to take over Birmingham schools should have been treated with extreme scepticism from the start. Instead, it has been the catalyst for a new witch hunt against Muslims.
7pm Thursday 24th October
Second City Suite, at the bottom of Hurst Street – 100 Sherlock St, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 6LT
Len McCluskey, general secretary UNITE
Paul Nowak, assistant general secretary TUC