venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 16th November 2017
Delegate Meeting starts at 7-15pm
Public meeting at 8pm
TUC Midlands Equality Conference
28th October 2017
@ TUC Offices, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3TH 11 am, with registration from 10.30 am.
The conference is a great opportunity to network with other unions, to discuss and debate equality issues you face in the world of work and in society. It will also be an opportunity to hear from some of the country’s leading equalities activists and politicians. Full agenda finalised
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
leaves 8.00am sharp Saturday 4th November - back in Wolves 8.30-9.30pm
£10 or what you can afford. Pay on the coach
TUC MIDLANDS SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERCLASS
This first event will be held on Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 10.30am in the training room at the TUC Offices, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH.
Applications are expected to be high so please register as soon as you can for this event
Unionlearn Supporting Learners Event
Tuesday 21 November 2017, 10.30 – 3.30
CWU, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network
next meeting: 22nd November 2017– 12.30 for 1pm – at Unite, Pride Park, Derby.
+ Report to Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council of latest meeting
Wolverhampton Amnesty International
Write for Rights event 7-30pm Sunday December 10th 2017, United Reform Church, Lea Road WV3 0LW
Trade union courses locally 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from Jan 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm 10 x Tuesdays from Jan 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley,Stoke on Trent
courses will take place in Wolverhampton if sufficient demand
These are available for all courses from Trade Union Studies at Shrewsbury College, London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6PR
no to fascists in Wolves
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017: Fascist Britain First group (the group linked to the murder of Jo Cox MP) tweeted about a national mobilisation of a ' Day of Action' which Wolves TUC found out about with less than 24hrs notice but called an anti-fascist mobilisation along with Black Country UAF and passers by joined to to make it know they were not welcome.
National Conversation on Immigration
We held a structured discussion – the results of which fed into the national debate
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TACKLING ONLINE Hate crime
Wolverhampton support for victims of Honour-Based Violence
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
National Minimum Wage rates increase
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £7.20. From 1st April 2017, the hourly rate of the national minimum wage for those of 25 years and over increased to £7.50. It will rise again 1st April 2018 to £8.05, followed by a £8.50 hourly rate in April 2019.
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.05
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.60
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.05/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 is £3.50 per hour
Don't lose your right to vote
register ready for the next elections
Real wages down in the West Midlands still
1 in 7 workers in the Midlands are skipping meals to make ends meet, TUC mega poll finds, September 2017