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NEWS ROUNDUP: Birmingham Crown Court staff may take industrial action and a new 4.5 million square foot factory in Coventry

 

Staff at Birmingham Crown Court have been balloted over industrial action. Those based at the second city's top court are among five hundred workers in England and Wales considering strike action because of fears around covid nineteen. They will decide in the coming weeks on whether to take action. PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said, “Court staff have been working incredibly hard in this pandemic keeping the justice system running but they are deeply concerned for their safety.”

Birmingham City Council have approved a four point five million square foot factory that will build car batteries. It is to be built in Coventry and West Midlands mayor Andy Street said the West Midlands Combined Authority back the plan as it will protect tens of thousands of jobs in the manufacturing industry.

Finally, Birmingham City Council have been awarded £4.5 million to deliver further walking and cycling improvements. An engagement programme with residents and businesses on how they would like to see the


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