NOVEMBER 26TH, BIRMINGHAM
Wolves Pride 2016
Saturday 1st October
@1pm March leaves Fold Street car park, WV1 4LP
@2pm -Official opening by the Mayor approx. at: LGBT Centre, School Street, Wolverhampton. WV1 4LJ
officicial celebration continues to 9pm
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC will join the march and also have a stall.
Unwelcome the Tory Conference to Birmingham 2016
Sunday 2nd October, the day the Tory Conference starts, TUC demo/rally
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/906366306124903/
Protest at the 2016 Tory party conference
JC4PM - at the Tory Conference
Sunday 2 October at 7:30pm–10pm
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2EP Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1126552190757467
Attila the Stockbroker, Grace Petrie, Jeremy Hardy + more, speakers include Dave Ward CWU Gen Sec
May Day venue under threat
Save and Support The Pegasus Pub, our May Day venue from closure and losing Licence
Whitmore Reans is a diverse and vibrant community lacking many resources. Whitmore Reans cannot afford to lose the Pegasus Pub, an important community resource.
WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK
Thu 6 October 2016
Bilston Art Gallery exhibition on now until Sat 8 October 2016
On 5th October 1980, Elisabeth, fondly nick-named as Lizzie, the last blast furnace to grace the skyline of the Black Country, was torn down. The demolition of ‘Lizzie’ signalled the end of over 200 years of iron and steelmaking in the industrial heartlands of Britain. This exhibition documents the battle the local steel men of Bilston fought for 2 years to keep ‘Lizzie’ open as well as the resilience of the townsfolk in the face of adversity.
Dudley TUC music event - We Shall Overcome SATURDAY
event sponsors The Labour Party https://www.facebook.com/stour
Dudley TUC music event - We Shall Overcome SUNDAY
next WB&DTUC meeting
Attendance Allowance campaign
Campaign by Midlands TUC Pensioners Network - see report below.
+ Letter to copy to your MP
National Minimum Wage rates increase
Next rise is due 1st October 2016: 25+yrs £7.20 (no rise) 21-24yrs £6.95 18-20yrs £5.30 16-17yrs £4.00 apprentice rate £3.40
from 1st April 2016: hourly rate of the national minimum wage for those of 25 years and over, increased from £6.70 to £7.20. Two million under-25s are not be covered.
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £6.70
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.30
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £3.87/hour
- 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 £3.30 per hour
TUC Midlands Equality Conference
Saturday 29th October 2016
The second annual Equalities Conference of the TUC in the Midlands
The venue for the conference is the CWU Offices, Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3TH and will commence at 11am.
Trade union courses in Wolverhampton 2016
TUC courses sign up now....for September 2016 start Trade Union Studies Representatives’ Programme - Wolverhampton
Union Reps Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9 am – 4 pm on Mondays
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm on Tuesdays
Stop government taking control over local government pensions
5 million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to pay their pensions.
The Government wants powers over LGPS investment funds; but they could gamble away members’ money on infrastructure projects.
This is not allowed in any other UK scheme, including the MPs'.
The LGPS must be invested in members’ best interests. Sign the union-backed petition
Stop Arming Saudi
UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia's devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.
The UK's continued supply of arms to Saudi Arabia during its bombing campaign in Yemen is a flagrant breach of UK arms export regulation.
The UK government admits that Saudi Arabia is using UK weapons in its attacks on Yemen: warplanes, bombs and missiles – but it has repeatedly ignored and denied evidence of violations of international law.
The government consistently puts arms sale sales promotion before human lives and has stopped at nothing to keep the weapons flowing to Saudi Arabia. We have supplied Saudi Arabia with over £3.3billion of arms sales since Saudi-led attacks started on Yemen in March 2015 backed by UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Egypt.