Secretary’s Report April 2019 07538 045376
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Thursday 18th April speaker at 8pm: Dr Francisco Domínguez National Secretary Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Unite Office, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD Delegate Meeting starts 7-15pm
Wolverhampton Workers’ Memorial Day Sunday 28th April 12.30pm at the Workers’ Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS everyone welcome, wreaths and trade union banners too. We have a limited supply of flyers left
Wednesday 1st May doors open 6-45pm (25th event) Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Craddock Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ Headline act: Attila the Stockbroker, political punk poet. £1,025 raised so far. 7,500 flyers have arrived.
Leafleting of Whitmore Reans for May Day – help needed, ring 07538045376 for lift or if you can do daytimes or other times
Sat 13th April + Sunday 14th April meet at Pegasus 10-30am
Tuesday 16th + Wednesday 17th April meet at Pegasus 7pm
Sat 20th April + Sunday 21st April meet at Pegasus 10-30am
Tuesday 23rd + Wednesday 24th + Thursday 25th April meet at Pegasus 7pm
Sat 27th April meet at Pegasus 10-30am tbc
https://www.spacehive.com/wodenstock Free Sunday afternoon entertainment for families in and around Wednesfield at start of school holidays on Black Country Day organised by WB&DTUC. Sunday 14th July music event with Banner Theatre’s First of May Band and others tbc at Wednesfield Amphitheatre, next to Sainsburys from 3pm.
Please visit the site https://www.spacehive.com/wodenstock and if you can pledge £2 or more to help fund – if we get lots of small contributors it will encourage more. Please ask your union branch to pledge some funds too thanks. £406 pledged of £2,124 so far
We’ll be sending a team of four to Topluddle festival to work on the bar for the Workers Beer Company again this July to raise funds for our campaigning.
22% of W.Midlands working age people are living in poverty, according to new figures (2017/18) from the Office for National Statistics, (24% in 2010/11), despite higher employment.
Thanks to branches that have re-affiliated so far for 2019: ASLEF, Community W’ton Craft, Musicians Union, NEU, RMT, PCS (B’ham DSS), UNISON Wolverhampton City, UNITE WM6150, UNITE WM7085 (W’ton Homes). Urgent request for branches to re-affiliate asap, thanks