Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC Secretary's Report This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.wolvestuc.org.uk December 2007

Affiliation forms have been sent to all branches for 2008,
along with WB&DTUC officer nomination forms - please raise with your branches.

On our border the fascists lost heavily in Princes End council by-election, their vote dropping from 38% to 19%. We helped in the ward which was heavily leafleted by anti-fascists. The election (caused by the former BNP Councillor failing to attend a single meeting in six months) has produced the biggest set back for the BNP in Sandwell so far.


TUC shop stewards courses Stage 1, ten Tuesdays from 22 January 08, Stage 2, ten Thursdays from 24 January Local venue 0121 666 6101 to book

On behalf of WB&DTUC, I attended a presentation by the Inland Revenue for migrant workers, to give feedback before it was rolled out nationally. Unfortunately no one from Midlands TUC or B'ham TUC Unemployed Centre was able to attend and I was the only TU representative there. They were grateful of the information that I drew their attention to provided by the TUC in various languages and they seemed very receptive to providing such employment rights and H&S info. They intend to take to workplaces and community groups.

DON'T FORGET THE WB&DTUC UNION XMAS PARTY NITE WED 19TH Dec @ Revolution Bar
8-3am £3 ticket advance only 07932797139
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Motion to be taken at December delegate meeting proposed by NUT:

Wolverhampton Teachers' Association condemns the victimisation of Karen Reissmann by Manchester Health and Social Care Trust for speaking out against cuts in the health service.
Wolverhampton Teachers' Association views the actions of the Manchester Health and Social Care Trust as an attack on Trade Unions and their members.
We call for the reinstatement of Karen Reissmann without prejudice and with full compensation for loss of earnings.
We call upon the Labour Government :
• to take greater control of the National Health Service and put an end to the poor management practices shown by some Health Care Trusts ;
• to give more say in the running of health services to the professionals who actually deliver, such as nurses and doctors ;
• to take strident steps to protect trade unionists from victimisation by their employers, particularly when speaking out in the interests of both their members and the general public.

(further info on www.reinstate-karen.org her fellow workers are on indefinite strike in her defence)

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC
Secretary's Report October 2007
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22 TU branches affiliated for 2007 (18,500 trade unionists), our largest affiliation for 7 years: ASLEF, ASPECT, ATL, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON Health, UNISON PCT, UNISON University and Unite branches: Amicus 0558, Amicus 3210M, CYWU, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, TGWU 5/998,

Wolverhampton Together draft Statement of Purpose:
We are united against fascist and racist political parties. We shall strive to ensure that such parties do not gain any foothold or credibility in our city. We will work to encourage people to vote, because low turnouts favour extremist parties. We aim to expose those who wish to divide us. Our principal target is the British National Party. We must not allow people to believe BNP propaganda that it is a normal, respectable political party. It is not. It is a fascist organisation, run by hard-line Nazis. The BNP continues to believe in all the main tenets of Nazism, including a belief in racial hierarchy, anti-semitism, and Holocaust denial. The BNP wants an all-white Britain. The BNP constitution says that anyone who cannot prove a link to Britain before 1948 can never be considered British, and that it is "wholly opposed to any form of racial integration between British and non-European peoples." Its 2005 General Election manifesto called for white British people to be given preference in jobs, housing, and education. Black and ethnic minorities would become second-class citizens under the law. We pledge to act in a non-partisan manner, across the political spectrum, bringing together supporters of all the mainstream political parties, and supporters of no particular party; bringing together adherents of all the faiths, and adherents of none; bringing together all ethnic and racial groups, excluding none. We stand for the great British traditions of tolerance, equality, and compassion.

The fascists lost heavily in Worcester & Birmingham council by-elections but were 2nd in Nuneaton. The BNP cited the anti-fascist leafleting as their downfall.


TUC shop stewards courses Stage 1, ten Tuesdays from 2 October, H&S Stage 1, ten Tuesdays from 3 October,
At City of Wolverhampton College, Wellington Road 0121 666 6101

Sat 20th October Latin America conference 9.45am-5pm Midlands Arts Centre, B'ham. Workshops: Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, Bolivia, Women's Network sponsored by UNISON, TUC, CSC, VSC  07931 316743

Sat 3rd November, National NHS demo London, UNISON coach being booked contact Secretary to enquire re places

STOP PRESS: If concerted strike action takes place between UNISON, PCS, CYWU in November along with continued strike action by CWU,
WE WILL ORGANISE A PUBLIC CITY CENTRE RALLY DURING STRIKE DAYS

Secretary's Report September 2007
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Welcome to UNISON Health which affiliated this summer. 21 TU branches affiliated for 2007 (18,500 trade unionists), our largest affiliation for 7 years:
Amicus 0558, Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, ASPECT, ATL, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), CYWU-TGWU, FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, TGWU 5/998, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON Health, UNISON PCT, UNISON University

£1150 was raised by our volunteers at Leeds festival. this year we have doubled our TU affiliation income by these festivals - we always need new volunteers.

Activity dates for your diaries and to publicise in your branches:

If you would like to help stop the BNP, please come and help with leafleting.
(for transport from the Black Country please ring 07941 834125)
Worcester, St Clement Ward Sunday 16th September, 2:30 p.m. at the rear entrance of Worcester University, Hylton Rd, Worcester.
Nuneaton and Bedworth, Abbey Ward Sunday 16th September, 11:00 a.m., in the car park of Nuneaton railway station.
Birmingham, Brandwood Ward Tuesday 18th September, 7:00 p.m. at the junction of Brandwood Rd/Brandwood Park Rd,

Sunday 23rd SEPTEMBER - demonstration at Labour Party conference - Unite-Amicus coach leaving West Brom early morning for Bournemouth, free, likely to be places for other TUists if quick. CONTACT Secretary IMMEDIATELY TO BOOK PLACE - DON'T WAIT AS NUMBERS NEEDED EARLY.

Faslane 365, Big Blockade - local overnight CND transport (30 Sept ret. 1st Oct) to demo to commemorate a year's blockade of the nuclear submarine base 0845 458 8365

TUC shop stewards courses Stage 1, ten Tuesdays from 2 October, H&S Stage 1, ten Tuesdays from 3 October, City of Wolverhampton College, Wellington Road 0121 666 6101

STOP THE WAR - Demonstrate Monday 8 October, Central London the day Parliament reassembles contact Secretary for local coach details or check www.wolvestuc.org.uk for latest info

Sat 20th October Latin America conference 9.45am-5pm Midlands Arts Centre, B'ham open but organised by UNISON details 07931 316743

Sat 3rd November, National NHS demo London, UNISON coach being booked contact Secretary or ring UNISON 554095 to enquire re places

Secretary's Report July 2007
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Welcome to the ATL which affiliated this month for the first time. 20 TU branches affiliated for 2007 (16,000 trade unionists), our largest affiliation for 7 years:
Amicus 0558, Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, ASPECT, ATL, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), CYWU-TGWU, FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, TGWU 5/998, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON PCT, UNISON University

Belfast Delegation Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th August, unique opportunity to see the reality of life post-opening of the new Northern Ireland Assembly. Judge, free from media interference, the views of nationalist people living in Belfast, visit community and cultural groups, West Belfast Community Festival, Annual March and Rally.
 Troops Out Movement  0121 773 8683 or 0797 017 4167


Thurs July 19th WB&DTUC delegate/PSC meeting, 8pm Civic Centre speaker Dr Andrew Rouse on medical tour of Gaza & Hebron

annual Cuba garden party this year is;
SATURDAY 21st JULY 2pm till late
REAL ALE - CUBAN COCKTAILS - GOOD FOOD you'll need money to buy drinks.

Sunday 2nd September Burston Strike School Rally longest strike in British history - in Norfolk to - commemorate the Burston School Strike. www.burstonstrikeschool.org Coach from Coventry

Sat. 15th Sept Chainmakers' Festival, Black Country Living Museum - cheap entry for trade unionists.
TONY BENN TO SPEAK
http://midlandsorganisers.blogspot.com/ aims to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and campaign stories for trade unionists and community campaigners in the midlands. TUC Regional Secretary's blog: http://rogermckenzie.blogspot.com/

War on Democracy A Film by John Pilger
Fri 20 - Tues 24 July 7.45pm, Wed 25 July 2.15pm & 7.45pm, Thurs 26 July 7.45pm with a debate led by the Venuezuela Solidarity Campaign after the screening on Thurs 26 July

Secretary's Report June 2007
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Welcome to the new branches that affiliated this month. 20 TU branches affiliated for 2007 (15,550 trade unionists), our largest affiliation for 7 years:
Amicus 0558, Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, ASPECT, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), CYWU-TGWU, FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, TGWU 5/998, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON PCT, UNISON University

RALLY AND DEMO Saturday 23 June 2007, 12 noon until 2.30pm
JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS! AMNESTY FOR ALL! NO DEPORTATIONS! Outside Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham

Stop the War demonstration in Manchester on Sunday 24 June must ensure that the anti-war voice of the vast majority in Britain is not excluded on the day Gordon Brown becomes party leader at a special Labour conference. In the latest poll, only 11 percent of people in this country support the war in Iraq and a debate is clearly happening within the Labour Party over the question of bringing the troops home. Birmingham TUC Coach, £12 waged £6 unwaged,  0777 594 2841 to book a seat.
8.15 am Sutton Coldfield bus terminus, 8.30 am St Barnabas Church High St Erdington,. 8.45 am Handsworth College Soho Road Handsworth,. 9.00 am Carrs Lane Church City Centre. Return from Manchester at 5 pm

Sat.7th July, London National Shop Stewards Network founding conference, called by RMT, supported by most major unions., follows on from 2 previous national gatherings see www.shopstewards.net for details.

annual Troops Out Movement Delegation Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th August
is a unique opportunity for people to see for themselves the reality of life in Belfast. This year's visit will be three months after the opening of the new Northern Ireland Assembly. What are the changes and views of the people whose lives are directly affected? You will be able to judge, free from media interference, the views of nationalist people living in Belfast. Visit community and cultural groups, participate in the West Belfast Community Festival, take part in the Annual March and Rally. If you are interested in going to Belfast 0121 773 8683 or 0797 017 4167

Tolpuddle 14/15 July, Dorset, annual TU festival excellent Sunday line-up camping available

Thurs July 19th WB&DTUC delegate/PSC meeting, 8pm Civic Centre speaker Dr Andrew Rouse on medical tour of Gaza & Hebron

Burston Strike School Rally longest strike in British history - Sunday September 2nd in Norfolk to - commemorate the Burston School Strike. In 1914, schoolteachers, Tom and Kitty Higdon were sacked and the schoolchildren 66 out 72 went on strike, refused to attend the state school and started their own independent school, which continued until 1939. www.burstonstrikeschool.org Coach from Coventry

Chainmakers' Festival Sat. 15th Sept, Black Country Living Museum - cheap entry for trade unionists, TONY BENN TO SPEAK

TUC is calling on people who have experienced exploitation at work to call a freephone number (0800 072 0010) open from 31 May to 6 June to tell their story, or to report their experiences by post or via the web: www.vulnerableworkers.org.uk
http://www.snc.ac.uk/ballstopoverty/ amicus footballs to South Africa campaign
www.wolvestuc.org.uk our website is getting 30 visitors a day on average

Secretary's Report May 2007
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TU branches already affiliated for 2007 (13,000 trade unionists):
Amicus 0558, Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), CYWU-TGWU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON PCT, UNISON University

Hope Not Hate - Wolverhampton & Bilston Trades Union Council run an anti-fascist election campaign. 37 volunteers distributed 21,000 leaflets in under 3 weeks, using national Searchlight as well as locally produced leaflets. (17 UNISON, 4 NUT, 2 UCU, Amicus, CYWU, 12 retired unemployed or students. Of these 21 were women, 16 men. 12 were regular delegates to our TUC, 6 were LGBT, 3 were black workers but just one was a LP member).
The local LP asked us not to leaflet areas where the BNP were expected to get votes - we ignored this, targeting those areas. We got full trade union support for this action which was deemed to be an outdated, failed strategy. Follow up meetings are planned.
The fascist BNP stood in Wolverhampton Council election in one ward in 2006, coming third with over 26%. In 2007 it was 6 wards, losing all. Their vote dropped to 22% in that ward but got 22% in another - both of these had ex-Tories standing, showing their true colours. Other wards got 18%, 13%, 11% and 6%. They were 3rd or 4th in each ward.
There were no fascist gains in Walsall, Dudley or Sandwell where anti-fascists campaigned heavily - all the votes dropped significantly.

Sat. June 9th PSC demo London - Faulkland St coach leaves 9am £15, concessions 450640

Sat.7th July, London National Shop Stewards Network founding conference, called by RMT, supported by most major unions., follows on from 2 previous national gatherings see www.shopstewards.net for details.

Thurs July 19th WB&DTUC delegate/PSC meeting, speaker Dr Andrew Rouse on medical tour of Gaza & Hebron

Chainmakers' Festival Sat. 15th Sept 2007
at the Black Country Living Museum - cheap entry for trade unionists, TONY BENN TO SPEAK

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 28TH April almost 40 people attended. • speakers: Nick Kelleher, secretary WB&DTUC, Rob Marris, Ken Purchase & Pat McFadden the local Labour MPs
• wreaths were laid by WB&DTUC, UNISON, TGWU, MPs, CYWU
• Industrial Chaplain Rev. Benson Headley led a service dedicated to those killed at work.
Please sign: 'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Declare International Workers Memorial Day on 28th April a National day of mourning.' http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/workersmemorial

1st May Workers' Day Festival - Most agreed it was one of the best May Days ever held, with 250 enjoying the evening. The £1200 cost was covered by generous union donations.
For new Attila the Stockbroker fans, he's playing 8pm Sunday 20 May Library Theatre B'ham £5

Secretary's Report April 2007
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TU branches already affiliated for 2007 (13,000 trade unionists):
Amicus 0558, Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), CYWU-TGWU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON PCT, UNISON University
Welcome to CWU (Wolverhampton) and UNISON University are two new affiliations as thanks to the re-affiliated branches.

Hope Not Hate -Wolverhampton's anti-fascist election campaign.
WB&DTUC has launched a campaign against the BNP who are standing candidates in 6 wards: Wednesfield N&S, Bushbury N & S, Fallings Park & Tettenhall Wightwick.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR APRIL Leafleting Sessions:
Saturday 14th 10-30am Sunday 15th 10-30am
(meet 3 Tuns Island car park, Stafford road), then:
Monday 16th 7pm Wednesday 18th 7pm
Saturday 21st 10-30am Sunday 22nd 10-30am
Tuesday 24th 7pm Thursday 26th 7pm
Saturday 28th 12- 30pm Sunday 29th 10-30am

Tues. May 1st - Keep Wolverhampton a Fascist-Free Zone theme of May Day festival Pegasus, Craddock St 7-11pm
Wed. 2nd May eve of poll - to be confirmed
Thurs. May 3rd election

There was a good turnout on the first session and a sizeable portion of Fallings Park has already been done.
 Nick 07932797139 for meeting point for each session
We initially have 10,000 Searchlight leaflets and will be ordering more up to 30,000. Despite criticism by some Labour Party councillors, who have made contact for first time, but only during the election campaign. We are organising along the lines of the Searchlight campaign "with a decreasing pool of activists, political parties now commonly ignore those people who do not vote regularly and concentrate on those who vote in every election.. While this might often be a sensible strategy, it is not the right approach when confronting the BNP" - Searchlight latest issue.

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY SAT 28TH April - 11am, flyer enclosed
1st May Workers' Day (Tuesday) Festival Pegasus 7-11pm featuring Attila the Stockbroker NOT TO BE MISSED - event has cost £1350 so far so donations welcome from any trade union branches that have not already made their very generous donations.
Advance notice:
- National Shop Stewards Network founding conference, called by RMT but supported by most major unions., following on from 2 previous national gatherings see www.shopstewards.net for details Sat.7th July, Euston , London.
- this year's Chainmakers' Festival is to be held Sat. 15th Sept 2007
at the Black Country Living Museum - cheap entry for trade unionists, TONY BENN TO SPEAK

Secretary's Report March 2007
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TU branches already affiliated for 2007 (11,500 trade unionists):
Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, Community(Hall Palm), CWU(W.Mids & Worcs), NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON PCT.
Other branches have been contacted more than once please follow up your branch if it is not on this list.


`Justice for Palestine Peace in the Middle East` PUBLIC MEETING Friday 23rd March 2007
Speakers: Husam Zomlot, Political Counselor, Palestine General Delegation to the UK
& Ken Purchase M.P. W`ton North East, a member of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee and has travelled widely in the Middle East including Palestine
St. Andrews Church Hall Avion Centre, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. Refreshments from 6.30pm
2007 marks the 40-year anniversary of the Six Day War, in which the Israeli army took military control of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Since that time the government of Israel has built `settlements` in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and assisted its citizens in setting up homes and businesses using land and resources stolen from the Palestinian people. This situation has continued to the current day despite Israel being in violation of international humanitarian law and over 60 UN resolutions.


Dudley - Saturday 10 March
10:30am Methodist Church, Bayer Street, Coseley
Leafleting in the morning, lunch, followed by afternoon leafleting session.

24 March to 7 April is Anti-Fascist Fortnight www.hopenothate.org.uk

Sandwell - Sunday 1 April
10:30am till 5pm West Bromwich Caribbean Centre, Thomas St.
Lunch provided Billy Bragg to perform Call Tony on 07743 244 344


Something to watch: `The Last Slave` - Channel 4 8pm Sunday March 11th

The EU - 50 years of attacks on our rights, jobs and way of life - Campaign Against Euro Federalism Rally at United Services Club, Gough St. Birmingham Saturday 24 March 1.30 till 4pm.
Food and drink available 12 noon till 1.30pm

The government has announced that a debate on Trident replacement will take place in the House of Commons on Wednesday 14 March until 7 pm, with a vote coming immediately after the debate, even though the government promised there would be a consultation on the issue.
Mass non-violent blockade of Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston, on 10th April 2007 (Easter Tuesday), organised by www.tridentploughshares.org/aldermaston contact WM CND for local transport

Leeds music festival 22-26 August - need names, photo, tel no., address, of all volunteer bar workers by April 12th

Advance notice - this year's Chainmakers' Festival is to be held Sat. 15th Sept 2007
at the Black Country Living Museum - cheap entry for trade unionists, TONY BENN TO SPEAK

Secretary's Report February 2007
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TU branches already affiliated for 2007 (11,500 trade unionists):
Amicus 3210M, ASLEF, Community(Hall Palm), CWU(W.Mids & Worcs), NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UCU City College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON PCT. Other branches have been contacted more than once
- please follow up your branch if it is not on this list.


Vic Dunthorne anti-fascist veteran of 1936 Battle of Cable Street, injected some welcome political reality into this year's Wolverhampton Holocaust Memorial Day, (85 attended, WB&DTUC laid a wreath)


2007 WB&DTUC officers elected at AGM: President: Dave Cole (NUT) Secretary: Nick Kelleher (UNISON)
Vice-President: Marie Taylor (TGWU-CYWU), Treasurer: John Grant (UCU) Assistant Secretary: Marion Halfpenny (NUT) Auditor: Ade Turner (UNISON) there are a number of vacancies on the EC.

CND and Stop the War Coalition National Demonstration, Saturday 24th February central London, assemble 12 noon

coach leaves Falkland Street Coach Park 8am tickets £10/£5 07952647479
It is vital that all groups mobilise for this demonstration; the timing has been determined by the parliamentary agenda set by Blair. The vote on Trident takes place in early March.

At February's delegate meeting we will be electing a delegate to the 2007 Trades Union Councils' Conference in Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
Saturday 19 May, finishing at 2.30pm on Sunday 20 May 2007.
As Secretary, I have attended for a number of years. I announced at the AGM that I thought it time for someone else to go, perhaps someone who hasn't been to a conference? But whoever it is as I said in my annual report, when people go to conferences we need good report backs with action for our trades council arising from the conferences identified where appropriate.
Childcare available
Open to WB&DTUC delegates - there are reports of previous conferences on our website which should explain a bit about what it is about. It is a good opportunity to meet people from other trades councils and see what they do and how they organise. There are motions and debate and workshops to decide the priorities for trades councils in the coming year (TUCJCC Programme of Work). Don't be daunted it's fairly informal and welcoming and should be good up in Newcastle. WB&DTUC pays travel and hotel costs from our funds.

NHS Together National Day of Action Saturday 3rd March 2007
Birmingham 12 noon, Victoria Square, outside Council House
highlighting privatisation, fragmentation and redundancies will be a set of regional events.
Make your voice heard!! Supported by all unions

2007 Festivals: volunteer bar workers: Glastonbury - names already submitted.
Leeds 22-26 August need names by April 12th

Secretary's Supplementary Report January 2007
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TU branches already affiliated for 2007: ASLEF, Community(Hall Palm), CWU(W.Mids & Worcs), UCU University

Nominations by UNISON:

President: Dave Cole (NUT)
Vice-President: Marie Taylor (TGWU-CYWU)
 Secretary: Nick Kelleher (UNISON)
 Treasurer: John Grant (UCU)
Assistant Secretary: Marion Halfpenny (NUT)
No nominations for Publicity Officer and there are a number of vacancies on the EC.

Thurs 18th January - WB&D TUC AGM 7.15pm Civic Centre speaker on:
Join the Big Trident Debate - A broad coalition of individuals and organisations has launched a campaign to secure a full public and parliamentary debate on the replacement of Britain's nuclear weapons system. The website www.bigtridentdebate.org.uk contains a statement calling for a full debate which individuals and organisations are encouraged to sign. Join the debate!
A June 2006 ICM poll shows that 81% of the British public believe that a decision on Trident replacement should be made by a vote in Parliament, not by the Prime Minister alone. Opposition to Trident Replacement has increased from 54% last autumn to 59%.
CND encourages you to contact Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, encouraging her to initiate and facilitate the public and parliamentary debate on Trident Replacement. Please ask your MP to sign EDMs 2702 and 2703, which call for a full debate on the issue of Trident replacement.
FILL IN & SEND THE ENCLOSED NO TO TRIDENT POSTCARD www.faslane365.org

 

In this mailing is a model letter from the TUC LGBT Network, which can be filled in and sent to your MP regarding the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations. Some religious groups have been campaigning against the regs that are due to be enforced in Britain outlawing discrimination in the provision of goods and services.