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March 2006 Secretary's Report WB&DTUC

WMCATUC (2 delegates are needed still, election at delegate meeting - only 3 meetings left this year)

TU branches affiliated for 2006: Amicus-GPM, Amicus 3120M (Craft), Amicus 0758, ASLEF, Community(Hall Palm), CWU(W.Mids & Worcs), CYWU, FBU, NASUWT, NATFHE (University), NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON PCT 11,800 affiliated trade unionists

Troops Home from Iraq, Don't Attack Iran national demo Saturday 18th March 2006
Assemble noon Parliament Square

RAHIMI FAMILY MUST STAY! CAMPAIGN PUBLIC MEETING
CANCELLED - due to be re-arranged at later date
Newhampton Arts Centre
Newhampton Road, Wolverhampton
Speakers:
The Rahimi Family, Fr Eamonn Corduff
Ken Purchase MP, Save The Children
Anti-Racist Campaign, Chaired by Wolverhampton, Bilston and District Trades Council
The Rahimi Family, Zorieh, Alirezah and their six-year old son Navid, are facing immanent deportation back to Iran where they face imprisonment, torture and possible execution. The family are living in Wolverhampton with Navid attending the local St. Mary's Roman Catholic School.
In Iran, Zorieh and Alireza were both political activists. Alirezah had been imprisoned and tortured for his beliefs. On being conditionally released, Alirezah received death threats from his employers. Consequently the family fled Iran, and in August 2004, they claimed asylum in the UK.
We are calling for the Minister of State for Immigration Tony McNulty MP and the Children's minister Beverley Hughes to grant full refugee status to the family.
For further information contact Arash Shakib tel:07973 xxxxxx

TRADE JUSTICE - WHERE NOW? MAKE POVERTY HISTORY public meeting
FRIDAY, 24th MARCH 7.30pm UNITED REFORM CHURCH, Lea Road, Wolverhampton
Speakers: Judith Cavanagh, Christian Aid, Rob Marris MP. Refreshments & literature ALL WELCOME

Contact WB&DTUC with any info or if you want to get involved in local anti-fascist activity in the run up to the local elections.

Security challenges of today - Climate change, terrorism - is building new nuclear weapons the answer?
Sat 1st April, 2-4pm, CLARE SHORT MP, Council House Birmingham. Public meeting hosted by West Midlands CND