April 2012

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        Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC   Secretary’s ReportAPRIL 2012



BNP threaten Wolverhampton & Bilston

Fascist candidates standing in Bushbury North, Bilston North and Springvale.

We need to leaflet 15,000 homes with our new anti-bnp ward leaflets.


Bushbury leafleting 11am  and 5.30pm Saturday 14th April and same times Sunday 15th April

Meeting Co-op car park/Labour Party office on Stafford Road      [joint leafleting with LP]

In the evenings in the week from Monday 15th meet same place 5.30pm until we run out


Saturday 21st April 10.30am Bilston leafleting, 

Sunday 22nd April 10.30am  Bilston leafleting 

Plus following week-nights ring 07932797139


Saturday 28th April  2pm  Springvale leafleting  ring 07932 797139 to confirm

Sunday 29th April 10.30am  Springvale leafleting  ring 07932 797139 to confirm


·      Wolverhampton Workers’ Memorial Day         21st annual commemoration Saturday 28th April 

12.30pm at the Cenotaph in front of the Civic Centre and St Peters’ church. WV1 1TS 


·      Tuesday 1st May 2012 18th annual Workers Day Wolverhampton

@Pegasus, Jackson St, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ from 7pm

HELP NEEDED leafleting local homes

– meet 5.30pm@Pegasus on Monday 23rd April & Tues 24th April


·      TUC Chainmakers’ festival will take place on Saturday June 9th 2012 again at                       Bearmore Mound Playing Fields, Cradley Heath, B64 6DU.

·      Tolpuddle Martyr`s festival – Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July

·      Sunday 7th October demo @ Tory conference, central Birmingham organised by Midlands TUC


Wolverhampton to lose an MP in Boundary Commission changes 2013?




Progress on 1819 transported Wolverhampton Tinplate workers’ history

We were contacted by John Tully a Psychology Lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne who saw the article on our website.  There has been a flurry of emails across the world and he has got a number of other people involved and keen to help including: Tasmanian State Secretary of the Amalgamated Manufacturing Workers’ Union, a retired Supreme Court judge in Hobart, Prof from University of Tasmania History department, former Labor Tasmanian State Premier and the head of the Tasmanian archives and heritage dept.  They now have a list of all those transported in1819 and access to a database listing fuller details of transportees to find names of the Wolverhampton 5

They are keen to establish a permanent memorial in Tasmania. It is the 200th anniversary in 2019


21 Branches that have affiliated for 2012:  ASLEF, ASPECT, ATL, Community (Hall Palm), Community 17000, CWU (West Midlands), CWU (Wolverhampton), FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, PCS(West Mercia) , POA, UCATT, UNISON General, UNISON Police Staff, UNISON University, UNITE 5/836, UNITE 5/998, UNITE 3120M, UNITE 0758M                                                

6 still to re-affiliate: PCS (Midlands CPS), RMT, UCU City College, UCU University, UNITE-CYWU, UNITE 5/748

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