Protest the Tory Conference in Birmingham 2018
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Wolverhampton Branch plans the following events during the autumn. Publicity about each will follow:
Friday 5th October 7pm Public Meeting - local supporters who visited Jerusalem for first time, will recount their experience - St Andrew's Church Hall WV6 0QZ
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
In June, after losing its pension fund investment case in the court of appeal, PSC launched a £100,000 fundraising campaign. After two months it has raised £86,000 bringing our target within sight.
Wolverhampton PSC can be proud of its contribution towards this total. Our garden party raised £500, Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council has given £100, City of Wolverhampton Branch UNISON donated £200, and we are aware of individual donations exceeding £300. Well done everybody and thanks for your generosity.
Donations can still be made to Unity Trust Branch, Sort Code 60-83-01, Account number 20333702 or post a cheque to Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Box BM PSA, London, WC1N 3XX.
It is vital the appeal reaches its target so PSC can stabilise its work after paying the legal costs and so it can consider taking its case to the Supreme Court.
- join Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wolverhampton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/167943526632859/
President's Report 2018
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.
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 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:
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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
A New Deal for Working People - TUC March and Rally
The TUC held a national march and rally on Saturday 12 May 2018 in central London.
Tuesday 1st May 2018 Wolverhampton Workers' Day - May Day
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
The next Wolverhampton Workers' memorial Day will be Sunday 28th April 2019
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2018?
2018 festivals - The deadline for submitting your name to volunteer for these festivals was 18th May