WB&DTUC April 2009 Secretary’s Report
2009 affiliated branches: ASLEF, ATL, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, POA, PCS (Midlands CPS), UCU City College, UNISON General, UNISON PCT, UNISON University and Unite branches 0758M, 3210M, CYWU, 5/748, 5/836 and 5/998. Branches NOT yet affiliated who affiliated last year: ASPECT, UNISON Health.
CWU national demo last month – 1000 protesters brought Bilston to a halt with their message to our MP.
Friday 24th April 7.30 pm
Wolverhampton World Poverty Action – How the poor world misses out on tax revenues from big corporations
Lea Road United Reformed Church Penn Fields WV3 0LW All welcome
details: Malcolm 01902 714793 firstname.lastname@example.org Speaker: Andy Wilson, Christian Aid
Sat 25th April TUC demo from Kings Cross for the 175th anniversary of the Grand Demonstration in 1834 when 100,000 people marched from Copenhagen Fields to Parliament and on to Kennington Common to demand the release of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Tues 28th April Workers’ Memorial day 12.30pm Asbestos Support speaker WMDay Tree outside Civic/St.Peters
Friday 1st May -15th annual workers’ day festival to be held at Pegasus WV6 0QQ – ring now to book stalls or offer help (07932 797139
Generate activity for your younger members – Festivals 2009 –flyers available for our Workers Beer Company fundraising – these can be supplied with your union branch logo, ready for distribution to your branch – contact Secretary immediately if you require copies for distribution to your branch members. This work funds the bulk of our activity – more volunteers always needed.
TUC Stewards Stage1 course will start on Tuesday 12th May 09 and run 10 weeks
H&S Reps course will start on Wednesday 13th May 09 and run over 10 weeks. Courses will run in the Community Room City College, Wellington Road site, Bilston. ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE COURSES (0121 237 8120