Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Stand Up to Racism
Saturday 17 November demo in London
Wolverhampton 8am Faulkland St Coach Park
RECLAIM Social Care Conference
Sat 17th November
Birmingham St Luke's Church Centre, B15 2AT
at Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
The latest film from veteran director Mike Leigh. In a moment when Britain’s working class began to fight for its right to representation. The film is a sobering look at the context and consequences of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre when British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. Starring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake.
Amazon protest - GMB
the event to take place on Friday, 23rd November 2018 in support of workers being exploited and being put at risk of serious injury by Amazon
The event is taking place outside the Amazon Warehouse in Rugeley from 5pm until 6pm followed by a short march to the Lea Hall Miners Welfare Centre and Social Club in the centre of Rugeley, where there will be speakers, food and music from Grace Petrie.
next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 20th December 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, seasonal refreshments + entertainment Tim Martin
- all trade union supporters welcome -
The Magic Money Tree
the latest video by Musicians Union delegate to Wolverhampton TUC, Tim Martin
UNITE strike at WZ Packaging
For the past three years workers at WZ Packaging (Halesfield 18, Telford, TF7 4JS) had not received a pay increase.
This year the Managing Director informed them that, yet again, the company wasn’t in a position to give them a pay rise but at the same time has been able to give himself an additional £60,000 a year which has, in effect, doubled his salary.
In response to this ongoing attack to their terms and conditions, Unite members at WZ Packaging gave the union a mandate for industrial action.
They have now won a pay rise plus a future inflation-proof pay structure.
Taxi drivers' protest
Motion passed by WBDTUC October 2018 in support of UNITE taxi drivers after Alan Lewis spoke at our delegate meeting. It is to be discussed by the Midlands TUC Executive Committee and it has been sent to Wolverhampton Council Leader.
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.
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
Midlands TUC Regional Council - delegate's report
TUC Midland Regional Council 22/09/18
Protest the Tory Conference in Birmingham 2018
President's Report 2018
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