2016 Annual Report & 2017 Plan of Action
Love Music Hate Racism
27 January 7-11pm
evening of live music in aid of LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM.
The Newhampton, Riches St, Wolverhampton
Headlining is the legendary Roddy Radiation, formerly guitarist with legendary 2-Tone band Specials as well as The Tearjerkers and The Skabilly Rebels.
Heart Unions week
Join us to hand out flowers and union recruitment cards in Valentines's week
Saturday 11th February Wednesfield High St stall 10.30am
Sunday 12th February Bilston Market stall 10.30am
Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness free course
Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue?
A free course designed for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be!
Friday 3rd and 10th February 2017 9am till 3 30pm
"The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it" Nye Bevan, Founder of the NHS
On Saturday 4 March 2017 The People's Assembly is be teaming up with Health Campaigns Together to organise a major national demonstration in defence of our National Health Service.
Dying to Work campaign
The Midlands TUC's Dying to Work Campaign is being taken up nationally.
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council and UNISON have called on Wolverhampton Council to sign up and incorporate the campaign's recomendations into it's employment practice. A report is going to Cabinet in January 2017 and so far seems very positive. Birmingham Council has joined Sandwell Council locally already in signing up.
Action For Rail
Under the Tories, rail fares have risen by a third. Fares are rising three times faster than wages and West Midland commuters have been hit with price increases of up to £840 for their annual season tickets. Virgin Train’s Birmingham to London route has seen the fifth highest rise of any in the country over the period, going up 27% from £8,028 to £10,200.
videos of interviews of Rob Marris MP & Nick Kelleher Sec, Wolverhampton Bilston & District Trades Union Council
Long commutes in the West Midlands up by a quarter
The number of employees in the West Midlands with daily commutes of two hours or more has shot up by a quarter (25.6%) over the past five years, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
The Wolverhampton Worker
This new archive provides a unique and interesting portrait of the lives and struggles of working class people in Wolverhampton in the lead up and into the First World War.
monthly newspaper of Wolverhampton Trades and Labour Council (now known as Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council), circulation 17,000.
Working class newspaper first published May 1913, ceased April 1915 due to First World War efforts.
Organising newspaper of trade union and housing campaigns and the fledgling local Labour Party and promoted the Womens' Labour League and Daily Citizen newspaper.
Attendance Allowance campaign
Campaign by Midlands TUC Pensioners Network - see report below.
+ Letter to copy to your MP
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network
22nd March 2017 – Speaker on Buses Bill, Election of Executive Committee
12th July 2017 – 12.30 for 1pm – at Unite, Pride Park, Derby.
22nd November 2017– 12.30 for 1pm – at Unite, Pride Park, Derby.
+ Report to Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council of latest meeting
Trade union courses in Wolverhampton 2017
TUC courses sign up now....for JANUARY 2017 start Trade Union Studies Representatives’ Programme
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from 9 Jan 2017 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm 10 x Tuesdays from 10 Jan 2017 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley,Stoke on Trent
TRADES UNION COUNCILS 2016-2017 Programme of Work
- a short film exploring the final years of Bilston's Elisabeth - the last of the great blast furnaces to grace the skyline of the Black Country.