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BMW workers have already held industrial action at Hams Hall

BMW pension offer rejected by trade union

Unite held consultative ballot over car maker's proposals to close final salary scheme

2 Sisters staff protest in Birmingham

Hundreds of jobs lost at 2 Sisters plant

Food and poultry group confirms closure of processing factory in the Black Country

CGI of plans for 418 student bedrooms in Selly Oak which have been bought by Unite

Unite snaps up Selly Oak flats

Student accommodation group expands its footprint in Birmingham with buyout of halls of residence on Battery Park site

BMW workers strike outside the Hams Hall plant last month

BMW workers suspend strike action after pension offer

Members of the Unite trade union are now considering the revised offer from the luxury car manufacturer following a series of walkouts

BMW workers stage industrial action outside the Hams Hall plant in Coleshill

BMW workers at Hams Hall to stage 24-walkout

Members of trade union Unite plough on with plans to hold first of up to five days of industrial action in pensions row

Lloyds to close Birmingham city centre branch in 200 jobs cull

Colmore Row branch one of several across the West Midlands to go as bank continues its programme of closures

BMW workers at Hams Hall will strike later this month and in May

BMW workers at Hams Hall to strike for five days

  • BMW

Manufacturing plant in Coleshill is one of four to take part in eight days of action as trade union members fight back over pension plan

No surprise that UK auto industry backs staying in Europe

Professor David Bailey gives a run through of what firms and unions have been saying, and what employers have said in letters to workers regarding the referendum.

Jobs threat as dozens of Midland Royal Bank of Scotland branches to close or cut hours

  • RBS

A total of 600 jobs are expected to go with 32 branches closed and opening hours cut at others in the latest jobs cull at the state-backed lender

Cadbury in Bournville

Unions hit out at Chancellor after Cadbury avoids corporation tax

The Unite union claims George Osborne should be doing more after Cadbury's US owners paid no corporation tax in this country last year

Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich production line

The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK's auto industry.

The steel industry is in crisis, with thousands of jobs announced at Redcar on Teesside

Firms call for ban on Chinese steel imports

Trade body UK Steel said Business Secretary Sajid Javid should spearhead immediate European action on anti-dumping measures

Caparo loses 323 staff across the Black Country

Administrator PwC confirms 452 job losses UK wide and the closure of plants in the West Midlands as the steel industry continues to suffer

The GMB demonstrate outside the Caparo plant in Rood End Road, Oldbury. Pictured is West Bromwich West MP Adrian Bailey

MP confident Midland Caparo Industries jobs can be saved

More than 1,700 Midland jobs remain in the balance after the engineering group collapsed

Gerry Coyne, of the Unite union, pictured outside Caparo Tube Components in Oldbury

Union calls for Government to step-in following collapse of Caparo Industries

More than 1,700 jobs, most of which are in the Black Country, remain in the balance after the engineering group, which comprises 13 firms in the region among others, confirmed PwC as administrator

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

Union warning over plans for 300 Aston Martin job cuts

Unite says there would be an impact on the world famous brand if workers were forced to leave the luxury car-maker

Business Secretary urged to act on Goodyear plant closure

Unite, the country’s largest union, has called on the Bromsgrove MP to put pressure on the firm’s US bosses to hold “genuine” consultations

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Commons publishes allowances and interests

Strike action at Pilkington Automotive called off

Trade union and management agree to enter ACAS Conciliation discussions over the current pay proposal amid claims of discrepancies between two sites


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