Secretary's Report December 2016   Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC

 

Tim Martin is booked to entertain us at our December 15th meeting from 7-15pm Civic centre, where there will be seasonal refreshments too, all welcome.

Action For Rail - Are you tired of paying extortionate rail fares?

Tired of delayed or cancelled trains?

Tired of the overcrowding and not being able to get help when you need it – while private train companies make bigger and bigger profits?

THEN JOIN OUR NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, AFFORDABLE FARES AND FOR A PROPERLY STAFFED RAILWAY

7-9am on Tuesday 3 JANUARY 2017, @ Wolverhampton Rail Station Bridge.

https://www.facebook.com/events/698694450306877/

 

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council and UNISON have called on Wolverhampton Council to sign up and incorporate the TUC Dying to Work campaign's recommendations into it's employment practice to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’. An employee with a terminal illness would enjoy a ‘protected period’ where they could not be dismissed as a result of their condition. . A report is going to Cabinet in January 2017 and so far seems very positive.  Birmingham Council has joined Sandwell Council locally already in signing up.

 

In the Shadow of Elisabeth new short film exploring the final years of Elisabeth - the last of the great blast furnaces to grace the skyline of  Bilston. View on www.wolvestuc.org.uk or search Youtube for “Elisabeth: 1979” For those that missed out last time we will have more copies of 'Battle for Bilston Works' booklets at our December meeting.

The Wolverhampton Worker NOW ONLINE www.wolvestuc.org.uk

This new archive provides a unique and interesting portrait of the lives and struggles of working class people in Wolverhampton in the lead up and into the First World War and the fledgling local Labour Party, trade union and housing campaigns, Womens' Labour League

monthly newspaper of Wolverhampton Trades and Labour Council (now known as Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council), circulation 17,000 first published May 1913, ceased April 1915 due to First World War efforts.

 

TUC courses sign up now....for JANUARY 2017 start Trade Union Studies Representatives’ Programme Wolverhampton @Beckminster House, Birches Barn Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7RJ Tel: 01743 342531 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Union Reps Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9 am – 4 pm on Mondays

Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks  9 am – 4 pm on Tuesdays

 

Wolverhampton TUC Affiliation Forms for 2017 have been sent out again to branch secretaries, could delegates please raise at next meetings, thanks