next WB&DTUC meeting
online Zoom delegate Meeting
Thursday 17th June 2021
starts 7-15pm visitors welcome as observers
at 8pm:public meeting Sarah Woolley General Secretary BFAWU will speak on the Bakers' union Right to Food campaign
Midlands TUC has been working with bus unions and the TUC Pensioners Network over recent months around campaigning for better buses.
This has led to us producing our bus activist campaign pack. https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-05/Bus%20Activist%20campaign%20pack_0.pdf
We will be launching this at an event on Thursday June 17th 2021 at 2pm.
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
British arms exports to Israel
Latest UK exports to Israel include:
aerial target equipment, high power RF weapon systems, sniper rifles, and components for for targeting equipment, artillery ammunition, combat aircraft, combat helicopters. Any of which could be being used currently against Palestinians.
Government figures for arms exports to Israel and all countries (are released six months or so behind)
October-December 2020 Britain exported £3,562,765 direct arms sales to Israel and £342,539 for re-export
July-September 2020 Britain exported £9,798,264 direct arms sales to Israel and £353,887 for re-export
Apr-June 2020 Britain exported £5,623,205 direct arms sales to Israel and £495,188 for re-export
Jan-Mar 2020 Britain exported £8,795,749 direct arms sales to Israel and £1,959,211 for re-export
seeking a Researcher
applications now closed - further announcements to follow
The Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council is seeking a researcher to undertake some initial research into Wolverhampton/Staffordshire connection to slavery and the slave trade. This project stems from the Black Lives Matter movement.
UNISON Sandwell Leisure Trust dispute
A new strike date has been called by UNISON in the fight against Sandwell Leisure Trust's totally unjust fire and rehire of staff to remove them from national NJC pay, terms and conditions.
Check out the stories on the Branch website
Join the socially distanced Protest Rally outside the construction site of the new Aquatic Centre
1:30pm-2:30pm, Tuesday 22nd June, Londonderry Road, Smethwick. It would be great to see as many as possible on the Protest Rally
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
2021 virtual Chainmakers festival will be Sat 3rd July 10.30 - 13.00
The 2021 TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival will again be online this year.
The event will involve two panel sessions focussing on leading women in the movement and from women who've been on the front line fighting for workers this year.
NATIONAL STRIKE BY GMB MEMBERS AT BRITISH GAS
OVER ‘FIRE & REHIRE’ CUTS IN PAY
Already 43 days strike action over 9 months
Loyal workers have been provoked into this strike by CEO of profitable company and now they will make their voices heard, says GMB Union
Black History in schools
following Patrick Vernon's talk to Wolverhampton TUC, we worked with Wolverhampton Council to get a copy in each of Wolverhampton's 110 schools and libraries.
TUC-Morning Star post-pandemic conference
Trade unionists: Let's vaccinate Britain
Let's vaccinate Britain - time for trade union members to step up.
The way we get out of this pandemic is to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. That’s how we make sure workplaces are safe and get the chance to start rebuilding our country.
Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Pickets - after 50 years
Further details on https://www.
This is a victory for all trade unionists.
We never gave up.
Black Lives Matter
Your legal right to a safe place of work
Your employer is obliged under the law to provide you with a safe place of work.
current national lockdown rules in force across the UK: You may only leave your home for work if you cannot reasonably work from home.
Employers expected to "take every possible step"to make this happen.
Is your workplace COVID-Secure? Help test a new TUC risk assessment website
Can you help us test and develop a new TUC website to keep workers safe as our workplaces start up again after lockdown?
Union campaigning won a new government duty on employers to conduct Covid-Secure risk assessments if they have more than 5 staff. The guidance says they should also publish these on their websites if they have 50 staff.
But as there’s no central directory reporting on them, very few employers so far are publishing them, and we fear many are ignoring their duties altogether.
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial 2021
live from 12-30pm Wednesday 28th April 2021
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
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