venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
2017 Report of Work and 2018 Plan of Action WB&DTUC
The NHS is facing one of the worst winter crisis in it's history, but it's a crisis not caused by the weather alone, it's caused by this Governments deliberate underfunding, cuts and privatisation. Along with Health Campaigns Together The People's Assembly are calling a demonstration to demand that the Government fix the NHS crisis now.
Unite the Union coaches leave 8am from West Brom and Birmingham - please contact Sallie O’Prey 0121 647 4832 for reservations
NHS IN CRISIS - FIX IT NOW national demo
12pm, Saturday 3 February 2018
Assemble: Gower Street, London WC1
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:
Saturday 10th February Wednesfield High St stall 10.30am -12-30
Sunday 11th February Bilston Market stall 10.30am -12.30
also tbc activity outside McDonalds, W’ton as part of campaign with BFAWU
next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 15th February 2018
Delegate Meeting starts at 7-15pm
speaker at 8pm Mike Edwards (UCU) on West Park school class of 68 project West Park Welcomes the World to discuss the impact of racism over last 50 years.
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:
Birmingham UNISON Home Care Workers
further stike due on Tuesday 6th February after taking strike action on Saturday 20th Jan As there were no workplaces to picket Birmingham Unison held a strike rally in Victoria Square in the city centre. Banner Theatre will be playing at the rally and there will be speakers and a march.
British arms exports to Israel
10am-12noon protest outside HSBC, Queens Sq Wolverhampton
Saturday 17 February
Saturday 17 March
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2018?
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council organises teams of local trade unionists to work on bars at music festivals to raise our funds for our campaigning work. Our volunteers have raised £38,000 over the last 19 summers at festivals at around sixty festivals; £2,000 was raised last summer.
apply for 2018 now
WOMEN AT WORK WEEK
Mon 5 March to Fri 9 March 2018
The TUC Midlands host an annual ‘Women at Work Week’ where activity is focussed to shine a spotlight on the issues facing women in the world of work today.
Activities during this week include
Mary Macarthur Lecture: March 9th
Mary Alys ‘Women’s Wasted Potential’: March 7th
Health and Safety Forum
Social Media Masterclass for women – date to be confirmed
WM economy strategy conference
Sat 10 March, Birmingham 1-30 to 4-30pm
Trade union courses locally 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays from 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 April 2018 at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
corses also run at South & City College Birmingham
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
Saturday 28th April 2018
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree,
Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
In 2018 the theme for the day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces and will focus the huge difference that unions make in preventing deaths in the workplace.
It is 40 years since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations came into force.
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.
All workers deserve a great job so everyone has a chance to progress and get on in life.
Real wages down in the West Midlands still
West Midlands lowest household income – TUC calls on West Midlands Combined Authority to ‘rise to the challenge’
House of Commons library research published January 2018, has shown that the West Midlands is one of the poorest regions in the UK when it comes to household income.
Once housing costs have been stripped out, average household income in the West Midlands is £370, well below the £459 average in the South East, and the national average of £402.
TUC Midlands Regional Secretary Lee Barron said:
“These figures demonstrate what we have been saying for years, that the West Midlands has been getting a poor deal and we need to do far more for the people in our region.