protest against UC cut
Opposing the racist offensive: Building unity
TUC Midlands annual Nita Sanghera anti-racism conference
Saturday 18 September 11am
- Diane Abbott MP
- Dr Patrick Roach, NASUWT
- Shaka Hislop, Show Racism The Red Card
- Claudia Webbe MP
- Salma Yaqoob
- Dr Weyman Bennet, SUTR
- Lee Barron, TUC
UNISON Sandwell Leisure Trust dispute
UNISON intends to increase this pressure by leafletting the ward of the Sandwell's Labour Council Leader 3 times in 4 weeks on the following dates:-
• Monday 20th September
• Friday 1st October
• Friday 15th October
It would be great if you could help us by meeting up at the car park of Barnford Hill Park, Moat Road, B68 8EE at 10:30am each morning. (The entrance is a road by the Day Nursery)
Saturday 25 September @ 12noon Victoria Square, Birmingham
Join fellow trade unionists and march at Birmingham Pride together in the TUC block.
next WB&DTUC meeting
online Zoom delegate Meeting
Thursday 21st October 2021
starts 7-15pm visitors welcome as observers
Join Zoom Meeting
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
Right to Food
Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of BFAWU, the Bakers' Union spoke at our July 2021 meeting
BFAWU Right to Food reporthttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1h_FU55hhDyVrCiocEsoJDklb1DYvqAkM/view
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Chapel Ash protest Mon 14 June against UK arms sales used by Israel to kill Palestinians
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
research into Wolverhampton/Staffordshire connection to slavery and the slave trade
Aug21 we have appointed a researcher Angelina Osbourne to the
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.
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.
Year 7 students Nobelo Phuthi, Landis Osagiede and Anamika Tura receive Colton Hills Community School's copy of 100 Great Black Britons from Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Nick Kelleher, Secretary of the Wolverhampton, Bilston and District Trades Union Council.
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.
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.
Trades Union Councils' Online Conference Report – June 2021
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.
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
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