Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2018?
The deadline for submitting your name to volunteer is 28th March.
The Workers Beer Company working in partnership with the Labour Party at the
Labour Live https://action.labour.org.uk/page/content/labour-live-main event
Saturday 16th Jun at White Hart Lane Recreation Ground
This is a brand new one-day festival of music, art and politics that brings together our incredible movement with a great line up of bands, speakers from across literature and politics, campaign training, food and drink, kids' entertainment – and hopefully a bit of sunshine too.
Corbyn, McDonnell, Magic Numbers, Rev & the Makers - We should get as many places as we request.
Tolpuddle Dorset http://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/festival 20-22nd July 2018 we worked before only small crew excellent trade union festival – camping and near beaches travel 19-23rd July
other 2018 festivals available for us to work at if any volunteers
Finsbury Park, north London - 29th/30th June &1st July -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
Bus Pass - on tour
Celebrate the Bus - Help Keep the Bus Pass
April 2018 sees the tenth anniversary of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, a long-fought–for benefit that brings financial, health and social benefits to older people and disabled people, helps keep bus services viable and reduces congestion and pollution.
But a bus pass is no use unless there are some buses. England saw 500 bus routes withdrawn or reduced in 2016/17. English councils have cut funding for buses by a third since 2010.
TUC Midlands Pensioners’ Network will celebrate this anniversary with a tour of the Midlands by bus from 7th to 21st April. The tour goes from Hereford to Skegness.
Everywhere we go, we’ll campaign to keep the bus pass as a universal non-means-tested benefit and for bus services that meet people’s needs.
Wolverhampton’s day will be Wednesday 11th April.
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 exhibitions to celebrate women partially winning right to vote
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
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- join Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wolverhampton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/167943526632859/
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
TUC’s Great Jobs Campaign/Heart Unions week
#HeartUnions - come and join 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.
TUC’s Great Jobs Campaign/Heart Unions week 2018:
Sunday 11th February Bilston Market stall
Saturday 10th February Wednesfield High St stall
2017 Report of Work and 2018 Plan of Action WB&DTUC
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
Birmingham UNISON Home Care Workers
strike action on Saturday 20th Jan and Tuesday 6th February
A New Deal for Working People - TUC March and Rally
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. 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.
TUC calls for national task force on Carillion
TUC calls for national task force on construction and outsourcing firm, Carillion - government sets one up in response
- Union group calls for risk assessments of other large outsourcing firms
- TUC to convene crunch talks between unions
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary
Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary https://wolverhampton.cityofsanctuary.org/ seeks to help and support asylum seekers and refugees in and around Wolverhampton, and encouraged Wolverhampton City Council to make a public commitment to Wolverhampton becoming a place of welcome and safety by adopting the title of ‘City of Sanctuary’.