TUC’s Great Jobs Campaign/Heart Unions week
#HeartUnions - come and join Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC's campaigning in Wednesfield and Bilston to hand out Valentine flowers spread the trade union message as part of a national campaigning week.
TUC’s Great Jobs Campaign/Heart Unions week 2018:
Sunday 11th February Bilston Market stall
Saturday 10th February Wednesfield High St stall
2017 Report of Work and 2018 Plan of Action WB&DTUC
Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary
Tues 20 and 27 February 10-4pm Wolverhampton free training for asylum seekers and those supporting them
We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ Grunwick strike play
the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike
Mon 5 March 7.30pm Midlands Arts Centre £ 12 / £10
Wolverhampton exhibitions to celebrate women partially winning right to vote
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
British arms exports to Israel
Saturday 17 March 10am-12noon protest outside HSBC, Queens Sq Wolverhampton
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2018?
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council organises teams of local trade unionists to work on bars at music festivals to raise our funds for our campaigning work. Our volunteers have raised £38,000 over the last 19 summers at festivals at around sixty festivals; £2,000 was raised last summer.
apply for 2018 now
Birmingham UNISON Home Care Workers
strike action on Saturday 20th Jan and Tuesday 6th February
WOMEN AT WORK WEEK
The TUC Midlands hosts it's 4th annual ‘Women at Work Week’ where activity is focussed to shine a spotlight on the issues facing women in the world of work today.
- 5th March 2018 – Social Media Masterclass
- 6th March – TUC Women’s Delegation to meet Midlands Parliamentary Labour Party
- 8th March – Calling Time on Women’s Wasted Potential
- 9th March – the fourth Mary Macarthur Lecture – Jess Phillips MP 7-10pm Quarry Bank Labour Club, 153 High Street, Quarry Bank DY5 2AF
WM economy strategy conference
Sat 10 March, Birmingham 1-30 to 4-30pm
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
Saturday 28th April 2018
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
Andrew Scattergood Fire Brigades Union Brigade Chair
Eleanor Smith MP Wolverhampton South West
Chris Cooper UNISON Safety Rep of the Year
Marie Taylor Wolverhampton TUC President
Industrial chaplain Black Country Urban Industrial Mission
In 2018 the theme for the day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces and will focus the huge difference that unions make in preventing deaths in the workplace.
It is 40 years since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations came into force.
TUC calls for national task force on Carillion
TUC calls for national task force on construction and outsourcing firm, Carillion - government sets one up in response
- Union group calls for risk assessments of other large outsourcing firms
- TUC to convene crunch talks between unions
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
Trade union courses locally 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from April 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm 10 x Tuesdays from April 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
corses also run at South & City College Birmingham
2018 is the NHS 70th Anniversary
Over 60,000 (Feb 2018) braved the rain and cold during the worst winter crisis to hit the NHS in it's history. Wolverhampton TUC were marching to defend our greatest achievement, a free at the point of service, publicly owned and publicly run universal NHS for all.
"The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it" Nye Bevan, Founder of the NHS
(photo by Luke Dray)
A New Deal for Working People - TUC March and Rally
The TUC is holding a national march and rally on Saturday 12 May 2018 in central London.
All workers deserve a great job so everyone has a chance to progress and get on in life.