Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
Tuesday 1st May 2018 Wolverhampton Workers' Day - May Day
doors open 6-45pm Tuesday 1st May 2018
venue: Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- join Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wolverhampton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/167943526632859/
A New Deal for Working People - TUC March and Rally
BOOK NOW- The TUC is holding a national march and rally on Saturday 12 May 2018 in central London.
Wolverhampton TUC and UNISON City of Wolverhampton have bought a quantity of train tickets depart 7-45am; return from London at 4-45pm arr 6-30pm
We are offering our tickets at subsidised rate £10 waged else what you can afford. 0753805376. UNISON members contact your branch offfice 554095 for free tickets
All workers deserve a great job so everyone has a chance to progress and get on in life.
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2018?
The deadline for submitting your name to volunteer for these festivals is now 26th April
2018 festivals available for us to work at if any volunteers
Liam Gallagher, Queens of The Stone Age and The Community Festival – Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st July Finsbury Park, north London -hostels not camping
Lovebox/Citadel west London Gunnersbury Park - 13th - 15th July-hostels not camping
@Malahide Castle 10mile north Dublin near beach and airport
LCD Soundsystem - Tuesday 5th June 2018
Kodaline - Friday 8th June
Gorillaz - Saturday 9th June 2018
Liam Gallagher - Friday 15th June 2018
Nile Rogers/CHIC – Freak out!!Saturday 16th June
Electric Picnic, Co. Laois, Ireland -60miles SW Dublin - Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd September
next WB&DTUC meeting
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council - all trade union supporters welcome -
Thursday 17th May 2018
venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Don't lose your right to vote
register ready for the next elections
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
The annual Midlands TUC Chainmakers Festival, is held in
Cradley Heath High Street on Saturday 7th July 2018,
is the largest celebration in Britain of women's political history.
Tired of working day and night for starvation wages, the Women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country in 1910, downed their hammers and stood up for their right to earn a living wage.
Led by the founder of the National Federation of Women Workers, Mary Macarthur, their ten week strike successfully established the right to a minimum wage.
Trade union courses locally 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from 23 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 24 April 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
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
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.
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
TUC’s Great Jobs Campaign/Heart Unions week
#HeartUnions - TUC’s Great Jobs Campaign/Heart Unions week 2018: 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.
British arms exports to Israel
Government figures for arms exports to Israel and all countries (are released six months or so behind)
July - Sept 2017 Britain exported £1,037,059 of direct arms to Israel including equipment for the use of targeting equipment, weapon sights, military aircraft parts, military equipment for initiating explosives and technology for multi-role missiles. £93,356 of arms exports was also sold to Israel for them to re-export to Rwanda and other countries.
April - June 2017 Britain exported £4,369,688 of direct arms to Israel and £1,074,052 for re-export
Jan - March 2017 Britain exported second highest quartley figure of £24,848,053 of direct arms to Israel and £2,452,215 for re-export