Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- Saturday 28th Nov - NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
- Sunday 29th Nov - ONLINE RALLY FOR PALESTINE
- Wednesday 2nd Dec - VIRTUAL LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT
Now these regulations have been defeated, pension funds must live up to their moral duty, and commit to divest from any company or financial institution complicit in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people.
PSC is asking LGPS pension holders to help
Friday 27 November, 9.30am-12.30
next WB&DTUC meeting
online Zoom delegate meeting
Thursday 17th December 2020
at 8pm: speaker from Freedom for Ӧcalan campaign. Abdullah Ӧcalan is the imprisoned leader of the Kurdish liberation movement and the campaign is in solidarity with both his and the Kurdish people’s struggle for freedom from over a century of brutal repression and genocide.
Freedom for Ӧcalan campaign meeting
Freedom for Ӧcalan campaign.
Abdullah Ӧcalan is the imprisoned leader of the Kurdish liberation movement and the campaign is in solidarity with both his and the Kurdish people’s struggle for freedom from over a century of brutal repression and genocide.
a speaker from the campaign will speak at Thursday 17th December Wolverhampton TUC zoom meeting at 8pm
The Tory government has decided to cut the £11m adult education scheme Union Learning Fund (ULF) funding at the end of the financial year in March 2021.
In response, Midlands TUC has launched the public campaign to #SaveUnionLearning.
Should police body cams be compulsory?
from our earlier discussion around Black Lives matter, we identified a possible campaign around the police's use of Body Worn Video.
- Oct 20 - 16,940 people in Wolverhampton are unemployment claimants = 10.4% (English average 6.3%) is the highest in the West Midlands and up from 5.9% (9,650) a year before.
- 3,350 young people 18-24 are unemployed here 15.7%, with male unemployment in this age group at 18.5% (it stood at 10%, a year before)
https://insight.wolverhampton.gov.uk/Home/Report/893f663a-737f-4295-b376-84241fbedbe7 then select claimant count in report section.
Wolverhampton's social care spending has been cut 22% per capita.
Wolverhampton & Walsall hit hardest in West Midlands
USDAW petition against abuse of shop workers
Shopworkers’ trade union has launched a petition to protect retail staff from violence and abuse
In response to continued growing assaults, threats and abuse against shopworkers and the doubling of such incidents during the coronavirus emergency, Usdaw has launched a House of Commons petition calling on the Government to legislate to protect shopworkers.
The petition can be signed until 24th Jan 2021 at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/328621
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.
TUC Congress 2020
West Midlands TUC Green recovery plan
TUC plan would mean more than 46,000 new green jobs for the West Midlands over next 2 years
TUC report sets out opportunities for a net zero carbon economy in the West Midlands A new TUC report sets out the potential for regional strategy with direct input from workers to create new high-quality jobs on the path to net zero carbon emissions.
national Trades Union Councils meeting 2020
report of 28/7/20 national Trades Union Councils meeting
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.
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