next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 20th December 2018
venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council delegate meeting starts 7-15pm
@8pm, seasonal refreshments + entertainment Tim Martin
- all trade union supporters welcome -
The Magic Money Tree
the latest video by Musicians Union delegate to Wolverhampton TUC, Tim Martin
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Saturday 19th January 2019 - Protest against the UK-Israel Arms Trade HSBC Bank, Queen Square, 10am-12noon
Friday 8th February - Public Meeting with Beverly Momenabadi, Labour City Councillor, on her recent trip to the West Bank
Amazon protest - GMB
Wolverhampton TUC delegates joined the Rugeley protest led by GMB against conditions at Amazon. Other events took place around the country on Friday, 23rd November 2018 in support of workers being exploited and being put at risk of serious injury by Amazon
UNITE strike at WZ Packaging
For the past three years workers at WZ Packaging (Halesfield 18, Telford, TF7 4JS) had not received a pay increase.
This year the Managing Director informed them that, yet again, the company wasn’t in a position to give them a pay rise but at the same time has been able to give himself an additional £60,000 a year which has, in effect, doubled his salary.
In response to this ongoing attack to their terms and conditions, Unite members at WZ Packaging gave the union a mandate for industrial action.
They have now won a pay rise plus a future inflation-proof pay structure.
Taxi drivers' protest
Motion passed by WBDTUC October 2018 in support of UNITE taxi drivers after Alan Lewis spoke at our delegate meeting. It is to be discussed by the Midlands TUC Executive Committee and it has been sent to Wolverhampton Council Leader.
TUC Brexit position
Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC delegates viewed the video by Frances O'Grady TUC General Secretary (https://www.facebook.com/tradesunioncongress/videos/344853249595371/) on the TUC's position currently on Brexit and after discussion came up with the following conclusions which we will be expressing to the TUC General Secretary.
The TUC's expressed opinion is unclear and a fudge.
Trade union courses locally 2019
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from Jan 2019 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm 10 x Tuesdays from Jan 2019 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Rouse, Ye Women!
- A new folk ballad about Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers
Midlands TUC Regional Council - delegate's report
TUC Midland Regional Council 22/09/18
National Minimum Wage rates increase
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £7.83. From 1st April 2019 it will be £8.21
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.38. From 1st April 2019 it will be £7.70
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.90. From 1st April 2019 it will be £6.15
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.20/hour. From 1st April 2019 it will be £4.35
- for apprentices under the age of 19 and those aged 19 and over in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship, the apprentice minimum wage rate is £3.70 per hour. From 1st April 2019 it will be £3.90.
Don't lose your right to vote
register ready for the next elections
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2019?
2019 festivals - The deadline for submitting your name to volunteer for these festivals is March 2019
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
The next Wolverhampton Workers' memorial Day will be Sunday 28th April 2019
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
A new folk ballad about Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers APR 9th 2019 - 7.30PM - NEWHAMPTON ARTS WOLVERHAMPTON http://wolvestuc.org.uk/index.php/6-articles/general-documents/932-rouse-ye-women
The next annual Midlands TUC Chainmakers Festival, is
Cradley Heath High Street on Saturday 6th July 2019, the largest celebration in Britain of women's political history.