April 2016

Secretary’s Report April 2016 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC


www.wolvestuc.org.uk info@wolvestuc.org.uk 07538 045376

Wolverhampton teachers strike victory – 22-3-16


Teachers on strike at St Peter’s Collegiate School during the first walkout last week staged the first of six one-day strikes.

In a letter to the union, Colin Hopkins, the chair of directors, said: “As a result of ongoing discussions we have now secured funding which enables the school to meet the pay rises and progression payments. It is therefore possible to confirm that all entitlements and back pay will be received in April salaries.”


Protect our Steel Industry campaigning

Saturday 16th April 10am-1pm Wednesfield High Street

Hundreds of jobs could be at risk from the steel closures around Wednesfield.

LP and WB&DTUC will be petitioning local people; contact Greg Brackenridge 07552 211600



Sat 16th April in London

Wolverhampton coach organised by UNITE the union – free to UNITE members and People’s Assembly supporters; contact Andy Taylor, 01902 426 434 Michelle.Cregeen@unitetheunion.org ASAP


An evening with Jeremy Corbyn, meet the Leader of the Labour Party. Tickets £25

Drinks reception, two-course Indian meal, at the Royale, Wolverhampton. a band will accompany your meal, leading up to our speaker the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP. All proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle will go directly to the general election fund. https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/49019/chk/2a78


Workers’ Memorial Day Thursday 28th April www.facebook.com/events/171489779900607

12.30pm at the WMD Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS

speakers: Stuart Baker, UCATT, Warinder Juss, Thompsons; Black Country Urban Industrial Mission Chaplain; Nick Kelleher, Wolverhampton TUC + wreath laying ceremony ~ everyone welcome

colour A4 flyers now available for branches to circulate ~Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living


Sunday 1st May 2016 from 7pm@Pegasus, Whitmore Reans WV6 0QQ


Workers’ Day speakers: Frances O’ Grady, TUC General Secretary video link, Phil Goalby, Fire Brigades Union, Joginder Bains Indian Workers’ Association, Jim Reekie Communist Party

performers Trademark Blud – Midlands Hip Hop Act of the year ; Transit Trix breakers ; Gary O’Dea + special guest Alex Vann plus One Love International reggae sound system


CHAINMAKERS’ FESTIVAL:SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 Cradley Heath High Street see www.wolvestuc.org.uk

Thanks to branches that have re-affiliated and newly affiliated for 2016:

ASLEF, Community W’ton Craft, Community Region 4 Associates, CWU W’ton, FBU, GMB X13, Musicians Union, NUT, NASUWT. PCS Midlands Valuation, PCS West Mercia, RMT, UCATT, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON Black Country Health, UNISON Police Staff, UNISON Sandwell General, UNITE Faith workers, UNITE WM6150, UNITE WM6151

21 branches affiliated; 3 branches still to re-affiliate


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