President's Report 2018
Taxi drivers' protest
Taxi drivers protest at Wolverhampton council over Uber licensing
Thursday 28 June 2018 - Taxi drivers from Coventry caused disruption in the centre of Wolverhampton to protest over the council’s issuing of Uber licences.
The drivers are alarmed that Wolverhampton council has issued thousands of licences to Uber drivers, allowing them to operate in Coventry, bypassing that council’s rules and licensing regime.
Trade union courses locally 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from Sept 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm 10 x Tuesdays from Sept 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- join Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wolverhampton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/167943526632859/
Council partners with Trade Unions to improve Health and Safety standards
City of Wolverhampton Council has signed an agreement to mark a new partnership with Trade Unions to encourage the importance of health and safety in the workplace.
In developing the agreement, the council recognises the benefits of having trained trade union safety representatives to promote good health and safety practice in the workplace, reduce injury and illness.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research shows that workplaces with Trade Union safety reps have up to 50% less injuries than those without.
Adrian Turner, Unison Branch Secretary of the Unison City of Wolverhampton Branch said:
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National Minimum Wage rates increase
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £7.83 from 1st April 2018
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.38 from 1st April 2018
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.90 from 1st April 2018
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.20/hour from 1st April 2018
- 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 2018
2017 Report of Work and 2018 Plan of Action WB&DTUC
A New Deal for Working People - TUC March and Rally
The TUC held a national march and rally on Saturday 12 May 2018 in central London.
Tuesday 1st May 2018 Wolverhampton Workers' Day - May Day
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
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2018?
2018 festivals - The deadline for submitting your name to volunteer for these festivals was 18th May
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
The annual Midlands TUC Chainmakers Festival, was held in
Cradley Heath High Street on Saturday 7th July 2018, is the largest celebration in Britain of women's political history.
Bus Pass - on tour
Celebrate the Bus - Help Keep the Bus Pass
April 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, a long-fought–for benefit that brings financial, health and social benefits to older people and disabled people, helps keep bus services viable and reduces congestion and pollution.
But a bus pass is no use unless there are some buses. England saw 500 bus routes withdrawn or reduced in 2016/17. English councils have cut funding for buses by a third since 2010.
Scrap the Pay Gap - PCS/UNITE public meeting
Union Leaders and Politicians unite to call a halt to HMRC closure in Wolverhampton
Mark Serwotka leader of the biggest civil service union, PCS, Howard Beckett Assistant General secretary of UK’s largest union, Unite, and Wolverhampton South West MP, Eleanor Smith addressed a public meeting in Wolverhampton, (15.3.2018) calling for the government to halt the proposed closure of Wolverhampton HMRC (Tax) office.
100 people attended the meeting held in the Britannia Hotel Wolverhampton. The meeting also heard from Vince Butler one of the employees from HMRC who face losing their job, if they do not accept a transfer to another site.