December 2008

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council Secretary's Report December 2008 23 affiliated branches 18,700 trade unionists


We will organise a mass leafleting operation to ensure the fascists are stopped by urging voters to come out and vote for other parties if they dare stand in Heath Town in the new year by-election.
Walsall by-election – anti fascist leafleting helped slash the fash vote to just 90.

The Hope Not Hate dayschool Sat. 7th Feb'09.

Reclaim the Night women-only walk highlighted the campaign against rape and male violence against women.
Our delegates were also involved in the balloon launch at this week's Wolves home game to mark the White Ribbon Campaign.

Union party night (£3 ticket-only entry).
It's directly after the December 18th trades council meeting. Contact for tickets

Several delegates got up early to help the RMT distribute postcards to passengers about its campaign to save the Wolverhampton-Walsall rail link.

Wed 17th Dec. 3-30pm sharp, UNISON lobby of council meeting in civic centre regarding council cuts announced. Council service users welcome.

TUC Education
Stewards Stage 1 course will start on Tuesday 27th January 09 and run over 10 weeks
H&S Reps course will start on Wednesday 28th January 09 and run over 10 weeks
in the Community Room City College, Wellington Road site, Bilston.
ENQUIRIES: WEA: West Midlands Regional Office, 4th Floor, Lancaster House, 67 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1NQ   0121 237 8120 (9am-4.30pm)

WB&DTUC's 145th AGM
Thurs 15th January ‘09

PCS(Midlands) and CWU(WMids&Worcs) branches have affiliated for 2009.
Affiliations are due from all other branches. Nominations for 2009 officers also due.

Please note change of venue for delegate meeting and earlier 7pm start & 8pm finish

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