next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 18th October 2018
venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council delegate meeting starts 7-15pm
@8pm, speaker - UNITE Coventry FTO to give feedback on the current situation and discuss the issuing of Uber taxi licences by Wolverhampton Council
- all trade union supporters welcome -
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Wolverhampton Branch plans the following events during the autumn. Publicity about each will follow:
Saturday 20th October 10am-noon Action outside HSBC Bank to Protest the Arms Trade with Israel
Friday 9th November Film Night
Saturday 8th December Plant-an-Olive-Tree themed Christmas Social. Several local supporters are planning autumn visits so we hope to hear from them too.
PSC National £100,000 Fundraising Appeal £1,100 from Wolverhampton so far.
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.
TUC Brexit position
Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC delegates viewed the video by Frances O'Grady TUC General Secretary (https://www.facebook.com/tradesunioncongress/videos/344853249595371/) on the TUC's position currently on Brexit and after discussion came up with the following conclusions which we will be expressing to the TUC General Secretary.
The TUC's expressed opinion is unclear and a fudge.
The Magic Money Tree
the latest video by Musicians Union delegate to Wolverhampton TUC, Tim Martin
TUC Midlands Equalities Conference
Saturday 27 October 11am TUC Midlands, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH
We all deserve respect and fair treatment at work. When everyone can make the most of their hard work and talents, we’re all better off.
But too many working people still face prejudice and discrimination.
Birmingham UNISON Home Care Workers
UNISON have over 280 members still in dispute with Birmingham City Council and are calling on support from across the movement.
UNISON have now had several days of strike action over the past eight months and more dates are planned.
strike rallies have been held in September 2018 latest news https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2018/09/birmingham-city-council-cutting-care-workers-hours-expense-local-people/
Protest the Tory Conference in Birmingham 2018
President's Report 2018
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
Worcester TUC anti fascist event
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:
Don't lose your right to vote
register ready for the next elections
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
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network
activity on the buses in Wolverhampton to Skegness around English bus pass 10th anniversary keep as universal benefit oppose rural bus cuts
+Report to Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council of latest meeting