Birmingham City Council must stop burying its head in the sand, says UNISON

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Hundreds of Birmingham care workers are taking further strike action over the weekend and into next week after talks with the City Council over plans to cut their hours broke down.

Birmingham City Council says it needs to save around £2 million and plans to do this by slashing the hours of care staff working for its enablement service.

UNISON met with Council leaders, including chief executive Dawn Baxendale, earlier this week but the talks were unable to break the deadlock.

The carers will be on strike from today (Friday) until Tuesday.

During this time they will leaflet the wards of Dawn…

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