Labour Research (October 2016)

Union news

Partnership on economy

Trade unionists have been invited to work with local authorities, employers and educationalists in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area on developing a Strategic Economic Plan for the region.

The Midlands TUC and its affiliated unions last month met with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Economic Partnership (GBSLEP) to discuss “the challenges faced in driving forward the economy of the city-region through to 2030”, and have committed to working together.

Midlands TUC regional secretary Lee Barron welcomed the move, saying: “For years we have been saying that to deliver the improvements to skills, productivity and investment requires the involvement of all social partners, in particular the workforce as represented by trade unions.”

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