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Birmingham lollipop campaign success

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Birmingham Council listens and takes action to save our Lollipop Wardens. 

Trade Unions GMB, Unison along with local MP's, road safety campaigners and with the backing from Birmingham Mail have welcomed the announcement by Birmingham City Council's deputy leader Ian Ward. The council have confirmed this morning that in light of late representations they have decided not to proceed with this saving. Lollipop Wardens across Birmingham will also work further with trade unions and campaigners on this issue to improve children’s road safety. 

Gillian Whittaker, GMB Organiser said “It has been widely accepted that the council have some difficult decisions to make as a result of government cutbacks, however it also shows that when faced with a positive campaign on an essential service they have listened and provided the extra support that is vitally needed.” 

“Whilst the campaign has been a success we still recognise that there may be some sites that will lose this service and we urge the schools to work with the council, their trade union and campaigners to try to prevent this.” 

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Contact: Gillian Whittaker, GMB Organiser on 07850 768351 or Samantha Jones, GMB Media Officer on 07939 874272

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