next WB&DTUC meeting
online Zoom delegate Meeting
Thursday 18th March 2021
starts 7-15pm visitors welcome as observers
at 8pm:public meeting
Don't lose your right to vote
If you don't think that the Tory advice to "bring your own pencil" is enough to keep you safe, don't miss out voting on Thursday May 6th 2021
or GET a POSTAL VOTE and STAY SAFE
register ready for the next elections
Black History in schools
Midlands TUC Inclusion Committee
Sign up now for TUC Equalities confereneces - online - all within the equality streams can join in
LGBT+ Conference (25-26 February)
Women’s Conference (3-5 March)
Disabled Workers Conference (10-11 March)
Black Workers Conference (19-21 March)
Young Workers Conference (27-28 March)
The Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In
Mary Senior STUC President
Prof. John Foster, co-author of the book “The politics of the UCS Work-In"
7pm Wednesday 10th March
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
The 2021 Mary Macarthur Lecture
Online 7pm Friday 12 March
Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, is now confirmed as the keynote speaker.
Tory attack on Wolverhampton Key Workers
New analysis published (5/2/21) by the TUC reveals the economic hit to Wolverhampton from government plans to cut pay rises for key workers in the public sector.
For the year April 2021 to March 2022:
Wolverhampton North East 6,560 public sector workers will lose £4.2million, the 27th hardest hit constituency in England (Conservative MP)
Wolverhampton South West 2,834 public sector workers will lose £1.8million (Conservative MP)
Wolverhampton South East 1,898 public sector workers will lose £1.2million (Labour MP)
NATIONAL STRIKE BY GMB MEMBERS AT BRITISH GAS
OVER ‘FIRE & REHIRE’ CUTS IN PAY
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 Lives Matter
TUC Women in Leadership Course
Women in Leadership - 2021 Programme
The 2021 TUC Midlands Women in Leadership course is now open to applications
WOMEN AT WORK WEEK
TUC Midlands Women in Leadership 2021 course
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.
- Dec 2020 16,795 are now claiming unemployment related benefits in Wolverhampton, 7,000 more people than at the start of the pandemic.
- 3,235 are18-24 years old, and 18% of males in this age group.
Heart Unions week
- showcasing the vital work unions do in the workplace and society,
- promoting recruitment to the trade union movement, support organising, and to help deliver lasting change in workplaces.
Annual Report & Plan of Action 2020-21 Wolverhampton TUC
analysis of UK Coronavirus response
New research from the TUC found that one in five people whose jobs can be done from home have unnecessarily returned to their workplaces and the biggest factor pushing them there was pressure from their bosses. Despite consistent findings throughout the crisis that employers are disobeying lockdown rules, no company has been prosecuted or fined, while plenty of individuals have hit the headlines when they were slapped with hefty penalties for the same wrongdoing.
Morning Star the left's daily paper, is co-operatively owned by it's readers and essential reading for all trade unionists