Media Watch – Dec 14(pm)

By on 14/12/2009 in News

Top Birmingham City Council Stories:

Female workers take to the stand (Birmingham Mail)
First of 50 female workers taking legal action against BCC for pay discrimination. They point out that they did not get any overtime payments or special allowances of the type male workers in certain jobs were routinely benefiting from.

OAP home scheme is named
(Birmingham Mail)
£10M Pensioners' village due to open next year to be called Westhall Court. Scheme is joint venture between BCC and Housing 21 to provide 87 apartments for people over 55.

Regional Headlines:

Battle for Cadbury stepped up (Birmingham Mail)
Cadbury chairman issues warning to shareholders as fight to fend off hostile takeover by Kraft is stepped up. Double page spread follows discussing the subject with public opinion urging company to stay local.

New coach station has bright future (Birmingham Mail)
Digbeth Coach Station re-opens following £15 million makeover. Members of the public generally quoted giving a positive reception to a building which is more accessible, attractive and better equipped than previously.

National Headlines:

Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing nations withdrew their co-operation

Silvio Berlusconi will stay in hospital for a second night after having his nose broken by an attacker

British Airways cabin crew vote to strike from 22 December

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