next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 21st November
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 7-30pm: all trade union supporters welcome,
Shrewsbury 24 Campaign speaker Eileen Turnbill (was unavailable in September so re-booked)
Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Pickets
A speaker from the campaign will address our meeting
at 8pm on postponed fom September to THURS 21st 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
Solidarity with Palestine : Next Steps for the UK Trade Union Movement
Report Solidarity with Palestine : Next Steps for the UK Trade Union Movement
Palestine Solidarity Campaign Trade Union Conference, London, 12th October 2019
Sponsored by eleven national unions, TUC and Thompsons. Attendance about 110.
Don't lose your right to vote
register ready for the next elections
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
The next planning meeting for the 2020 TUC Women Chainmakers Festival will take place at Midlands TUC office at 10.30am on 3rd December
Trade union courses locally 2020
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays 9 am – 4 pm
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten Tuesdays
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/
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
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network
Report to Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council of latest meeting
Wolverhampton's Universal Credit workers strike
Coal and Communities project
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.
Birmingham UNISON Home Care Workers
Victory for UNISON's 280 members who had been in dispute with Birmingham City Council , taking strike actoion over 17 months. They will keep their original jobs!
Why is this dispute so important?
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
We re-affiliated after discussing speach of Dr Francisco Domínguez National Secretary Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
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