April 2005

Secretary’s Report April 2005 www.wolvestuc.org.uk Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC info@wolvestuc.org.uk

TU branches affiliated for 2005: 11,100 affiliated trade unionists
Amicus-GPM, Amicus 13/D Craft, Amicus 0758, ASLEF, Community (Hall Palm), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs.), CYWU, FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NATFHE(Wulfrun), NUT, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON PCT
Previously affiliated branches still to affiliate this year:
Amicus (Bilston), CWU (W’ton), GMB (Rover), GMB(Bilston), NATFHE (Bilston), NATFHE (University), POA, RMT, TGWU(NULMW), UNISON Health, UNISON University

The next delegate meeting is Thurs 21st April 2005. Roger McKenzie, new Midlands TUC Secretary will speak on the future role and structures of the Regional TUC and where do trades union councils fit in?

No to the Occupation of Iraq (19-3-05), demonstration against the occupation of Iraqcoach from Wolves worked -bigger than expected turnout up to 200,000 quoted in the press.

National Pensions Strike VICTORY Negotiations have secured a victory for the unions in the face of massive strike threat of over 1.4million public sector workers. The Government agreed to shelve ALL proposed changes to the local Government Pension Scheme.
Further negotiations will take place with all the affected trade unions.

save our railways G L A S G O W T O L O N D O N M O B I L E D E M O N S T R A T I O N
For more information phone 0800 376 3706 e-mail info@rmt.org.uk www.rmt.org.uk
Privatisation has been a disaster for our railways. The network has been fragmented and services have deteriorated, yet the private train companies have received billions of pounds in subsidy and banked billons of pounds in profits. In the run up to the general election, RMT rail workers have embarked on a national mobile demonstration visiting major towns and cities in the UK.
Wednesday April 27 – Birmingham 1pm – Leafleting of Chamberlain Square
6pm – Public meeting. Birmingham & Midlands Institute, Margaret Street.
All welcome. Speakers include, Pat Sikorski – RMT Assistant General Secretary, Lynne Jones – Labour candidate for Birmingham Selly Oak, Roger McKenzie, – Midlands TUC Regional Secretary.

If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and live, work or play in Wolverhampton, be part of the LGBT Census! The Census is the largest ever, independent survey of the LGBT communities in Wolverhampton. Taking part only takes a few minutes, is anonymous and completely confidential but it could make a huge difference to services far our communities into the future.
Getting your LGBT Census form is easy: Visit www.LGBTWolverhampton.org.uk,
get a copy in local venues or libraries, or 0121 3732747

Workers Memorial Day Thursday 28th April – 12.30pm St Peter’s Square Wolverhampton at the WMDay tree.

11th Wolverhampton annual May Day Festival,
Sunday 1st May 2004 – 3-30pm-7pm Dunstall Hill Community Centre
Main speaker: Rodney Bickerstaffe has confirmed
Volunteers needed on day – make contact if available.

NEED NAMES FOR LEEDS FESTIVAL (26-28 Aug) BAR VOLUNTEERS as deadline has been brought forward  Nick 01902 686613

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