April 2011


Secretary’s Report    April 2011

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC         www.wolvestuc.org.uk  info@wolvestuc.org.uk


 The fascists are standing in 3 wards: council elections are THURSDAY 5th MAY


BUSHBURY NORTH – Simon Patten, nephew of Tory Leader lives, stands and loses here; after we leaflet the ward. Last election result here, when he got 621 votes and was last.

BILSTON NORTH – we leafleted here in April & July 2009 a postcard then purpose-written A4 newssheet. They had their worst vote ever 131, in last July's by-election.

SPRINGVALE -sole Lib Dem stronghold in the borough, not stood here before. Last election result here. Sadly it is not the Lib Dem mayor seeking re-election; who was recently arrested in relation to a cannabis farm.


Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC's anti-Bnp council election campaign timetable;

there will also be some weekday/night sessions – let me know if you are available 07932 797139.

Leaflets have been designed for each ward: 5000 A4 colour newletters. These are not just an anti-Bnp message, but a positive union ALTERNATIVE to the cuts crisis

9th&10th April leafleting Bushbury 60% of ward leafleted – 5 fascists were out leafleting were out together leafleting, near the home of the candidate using leftover national leaflets


Saturday 16th April Hope not Hate National Weekend of Action Stoke-on-Trent transport provided from Wolverhampton free

SATURDAY 16th April local leafleting if you haven't got a full day available to go to Stoke – text  07932 797139 for details

SUNDAY 17th April 10.30am Bushbury/Bilston/Springvale

Thursday 21st April WB&DTUC meeting 7.15pm Civic Centre

SATURDAY 23rd April & SUNDAY 24th April 10.30am Bilston/Springvale


Thursday 28th April Workers’ Memorial Day12.30pm at WMDay tree, St Peters Sq. 1,000 A4 colour flyers being printed now – please make requests now for copies to circulate to your members

FRIDAY 29th April – unless you are at your street party!

SATURDAY 30th April 10.30amBilston/Springvale


Sunday 1st May NorSCARF/ Hope not Hate Day of Action.

Sunday 1st May 6pm setup  for helpers for Workers Day Pegasus, Whitmore Reans, Workers’ Day celebration Attila the Stockbroker, Fargo band and Transit Trix breakers all confirmed to perform

We are appealing to the local trade union movement for financial support to cover the costs; about £2,000 annually.

We would be very grateful if your branch saw it fit to make a donation this year (to “Wolverhampton May Day Committee”).




March 26th anti-government demo – over half a million of us there including ten coaches from Wolverhampton


Branches that have affiliated for 2011: 

ASLEF, ATL, CWU(W’ton), CWU(Worcs&WMids), Community (Hall Palm),  Community 17000 (formerly 4333) FBU, GMBx13, NASUWT, NUT, PCS(West Mercia) , PCS(CPS West Mids), POA, UCU College, UNISON General, UNISON University, UNITE 5/748, UNITE 5/836, UNITE 5/998, UNITE 3120M, UNITE 0758M, CYWU-UNITE


Non-affiliated branchesUNITE(Banks), UCU University,  both agreed to affiliate but have not since responded.

ASPECT, GMB Springvale, UNISON Health, USDAW, RMT, TSSA & UCATT have not replied

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