venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 21st December 2017
Delegate Meeting starts at 7-15pm
Public meeting at 8pm
Midlands TUC Health & Safety Forum
TUC Midlands Health & Safety Forum
The next TUC Midlands Health & Safety Forum will be taking place on Thursday 16 November 2017 and will be held at the TUC Midlands office, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH commencing at 10.30 am.
TUC Education free webinars
Watch live or after on replay - you can register easily to watch
How to write effective emails for organising: 6th December at 2:30pm Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/how-to-write-effective/register
Sexual harassment in the workplace: 14th December at 2:30pm Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sexual-harassment-in-the/register
Childcare costs up nearly five times faster than West Midlands wages
TUC highlights ‘childcare gap’ for parents with one-year-olds
The cost of childcare for young children has risen 4.8 times faster than wages in the West Midlands since 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
Trade union courses locally 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from 15 Jan 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm 10 x Tuesdays from 16 Jan 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
corses also run at South & City College Birmingham
Real wages down in the West Midlands still
Workers in the West Midlands still £30 a week worse off than before the crash, says TUC
New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in October 2017, for the year to April 2017, show that West Midlands workers are still £30 a week worse off than they were before the financial crash. Real wages in the West Midlands were 6.8% below their 2008 level.
Nationally, inflation has overtaken wage growth for the last 6 months, so the TUC is concerned that next year could be even worse.
Trades Union Councils Programme of Work 2017-18
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network
next meeting: 22nd November 2017– 12.30 for 1pm – at Unite, Pride Park, Derby.
+ Report to Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council of latest meeting
Wolverhampton Amnesty International
Write for Rights event 7-30pm Sunday December 10th 2017, United Reform Church, Lea Road WV3 0LW
National Minimum Wage rates increase
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £7.50. It will rise on 1st April 2018 to £7.83/hr
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.05, from 1st April 2018 it will be £7.38
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.60 from 1st April 2018 it will be £5.90
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.05/hour from 1st April 2018 it will be £4.20
- 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 £3.50 per hour, from 1st April 2018 it will be £3.70
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TACKLING ONLINE Hate crime
no to fascists in Wolves
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017: Fascist Britain First group (the group linked to the murder of Jo Cox MP) tweeted about a national mobilisation of a ' Day of Action' which Wolves TUC found out about with less than 24hrs notice but called an anti-fascist mobilisation along with Black Country UAF and passers by joined to to make it know they were not welcome.
National Conversation on Immigration
We held a structured discussion – the results of which fed into the national debate
Wolverhampton support for victims of Honour-Based Violence
500 Wolverhampton jobs threatened by Tory cuts
The Conservative government announced that it was closing 150 Tax Offices, including the Wolverhampton office at Crown house, which employs over 500 staff. Employees will inevitably face redundancy, this office could be closed within the next two years.
The impact on Wolverhampton will be huge with the loss of £millions from the local economy.
PCS union members were joined by members of WB&DTUC executive committee to petition Wolverhampton on 28-05-17