April 2018

Secretary’s Report for APRIL 2018
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC www.wolvestuc.org.uk info@wolvestuc.org.uk

TUC Midlands Pensioners’ Network on the tenth anniversary, campaign to keep the bus pass as a universal non-means-tested benefit and for bus services that meet people’s needs with a Hereford to Skegness bus tour 7th to 21st April. English councils have cut funding for buses by a third since 2010 and 500 bus routes were withdrawn or reduced last year. In Wolverhampton Wednesday 11th April arriving from Walsall on a 529. Then campaigning in Queen Square from 12 noon till 1pm. Then all aboard a 126 and off to lunch at The Pie Factory at Tipton.

Union Reps Stage 1 Mondays from 23rd April; Health & Safety Stage 1 Tuesdays from 24th April ten weeks 9am–4pm 10 weeks at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Saturday 28th April 2018 12.30pm at the Workers’ Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS please help with publicity by sending out info on social media – plenty of flyers left.

Tuesday 1st May Pegasus Wolverhampton May Day festival doors open 6-45pm please help with publicity by sending out info to friends and helping us leaflet Whitmore Reans. Sat 14, Sun 15, Sat 21, Sun 22 meet at Pegasus 10-15am ring 07538 045376 for other times
Trade union donations being sought by Wolverhampton May Day Committee towards £1850 expected total bill, donations received from Labour Party, ASLEF, FBU, City of Wolverhampton UNISON so far.

Thurs 3rd May – don’t forget to VOTE in council elections, several of our delegates are candidates for Labour and would also appreciate help with leafleting etc from now til election

A New Deal for Working People – TUC March and Rally on Saturday 12th May 2018 in central London – contact us about local subsidised train travel
– WB&DTUC & UNISON have 41 tickets all leaving 7-45am returning by 6-30pm cost £10 each return 07538045376

The deadline for submitting your name to volunteer for these festivals is now 26th April. Festivals available for us to work at if any volunteers
Liam Gallagher, Queens of The Stone Age and The Community Festival – Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st July Finsbury Park, north London -hostels not camping
Lovebox/Citadel west London Gunnersbury Park – 13th – 15th July -hostels not camping
@Malahide Castle 10mile north Dublin near beach and airport
LCD Soundsystem – Tuesday 5th June 2018
Kodaline – Friday 8th June
Gorillaz – Saturday 9th June 2018
Liam Gallagher – Friday 15th June 2018 
Nile Rogers/CHIC – Freak out!!Saturday 16th June
Electric Picnic, Co. Laois, Ireland -60miles SW Dublin – Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September

Still only 11 Branch re-affiliations received for 2018: ASLEF, Community W’ton Craft, CWU, FBU, Musicians Union, NEU-NUT, City of Wolverhampton UNISON, UNISON Acute (New Cross), UNISON Sandwell General, UNITE Faith workers, UNITE WM6150
Awaiting re-affiliations from GMB, NASUWT, PCS, RMT, UCU, other UNISON and UNITE branches

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