next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 17th October
venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council Delegate Meeting starts 7-15pm
speaker at 8pm: all trade union supporters welcome, from UNITE:
HS2 union busting
Unite are becoming further frustrated by the HS2 project, the company and its major contractor group in not adhering to the agreement signed off by the TUC, Government & HS2.
Unite national officer Jerry Swain said: “Costain and Skanska are guilty of union busting and HS2 has acted as their conduit.
UNITE has started demonstrations in Birmingham already.
TUC Midlands Equalities Conference
Saturday 19 October 11am TUC Midlands, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH
We all deserve respect and fair treatment at work. When everyone can make the most of their hard work and talents, we’re all better off.
But too many working people still face prejudice and discrimination.
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
Friends of Women Chainmakers present an evening with Cathy Hunt
Tuesday 22 October
18:30 - 21:00
Cradley Heath, B64 6DR
The TUC are pleased to support this Friends of the Women Chainmakers event as they present an evening with historian and author Cathy Hunt as she launches her new biography of Mary Macarthur.
About this Event - booking necessary
In her new biography, Cathy uncovers the previously unreported history of the fascinating woman that was Mary Macarthur and her pivotal role in the improving the lives of British women. Cathy seeks to understand what motivated this extraordinary individual and why she chose the path that she did, particularly at a time when it was still far from common for a middle-class woman to appear on public platforms.
Tom Mann Memorial Lecture 2019
The future of work
Speaker: Len McCluskey (General Secretary, Unite)
Weds 30th Oct
Doors open 7pm
Methodist Central Hall
Coventry CV1 2HA
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
to get involved in local activity you can also contact the Wolves PSC directly:
- join Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wolverhampton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/167943526632859/
Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Pickets
A speaker from the campaign will address our meeting
at 8pm on postponed fom September to THURS 19 November 2019
unite office Wolverhampton WV1 1LD
all trade union supporters welcome
The Campaign fights for justice for the wrongful prosecution of 24 building workers following their strike in 1972.
“We were not guilty of any crime... Any fair-minded person looking at the evidence would conclude there has been a miscarriage of justice.” Terry Renshaw
The Shrewsbury 24 were not guilty of conspiracy. They were the victims of one
Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Don't lose your right to vote
register ready for the next elections
Trade union courses locally 2020
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays 9 am – 4 pm
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten Tuesdays
National Minimum Wage rates increase
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £8.21
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.70
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £6.15
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.20/hour. From 1st April 2019 is £4.35
- 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 £3.90 per hour.
Low Pay Commission showed that 439,000 people were paid below their legal entitlement in April 2018, 2% higher than in the previous year, and continuing a trend of law-breaking that has been ongoing since 2016.
LPC Chair, Bryan Sanderson, said that "it is essential that people receive what they are entitled to. It is also vital for businesses to be able to operate on a level playing field and not be illegally undercut on wages".
Around 700 people came to Wodenstock, a WB&DTUC organised free Sunday afternoon entertainment for families in and around Wednesfield on Black Country Day
2019 national Trades Union Councils Conference report
Wolverhampton's Universal Credit workers strike
Coal and Communities project
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network
Report to Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council of latest meeting
petition in support of local UCU branch Sec
Dave Muritu has accepted a financial settlement after a failed vote for strike action at the college.
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