December 2014

WB&DTUC Secretary’s Report December 2014

full details of all information below on


Wolverhampton Amnesty International Sunday December 14th from 7.30pm at the United Reform Church on Lea Road WV3 0LW to participate in annual greetings card campaign.


Midlands TUC has organised Decent Jobs Week 15 – 19 December, though there are no events planned in Wolverhampton currently.


TUC’s Action for Rail & Peoples AssemblyRailway protests on Monday January 5th, calling for Public Ownership and Sustainable transport days after train fares increase again above the rate of inflation.

We already have some of the most expensive fares in Europe. We also have the most fragmented service, and it is the case that the government is now subsiding railways (and the franchises) MORE than when British Rail was de-nationalised.

leafleting of commuters at Wolves railway station – need volunteers before we agree activity so please make contact thanks

UNISON & GMB pickets at New Cross striking over pay 24-11-14


latest Midlands TUC newsletter see: 2014.pdf


2015 Trade Union Studies Wolverhampton, Beckminster House, Birches Barn Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7RJ)Mike Edwards01743 342 531

Union Reps Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9am – 4pm Monday 12 January 2015

Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9am – 4 pm Tuesday 13 January 2015

Union Reps Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9am – 4 pm Monday 20 April 2015

Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9am – 4 pm Tuesday 21 April 2015


‘In the Shadow of Elisabeth’ project, exploring the union fight to save Bilston Steelworks is looking to source potential interviewees whom remember the ‘battle for Bilston.’ This may be former steelworkers themselves or union activists whom may have witnessed or took part in the community action against the Government and British Steel. In the New Year ITSOE will be looking for volunteers to be trained in a range of heritage skills including archival research, reminiscence and oral history interviewing. If you are able to help please contact Greig Campbell


West Midlands workers would be over £80 a week better off had pay risen at pre-recession rate. This is the seventh year that average weekly earnings have been falling – the longest period since records began in the 1850s, says the TUC.

2015 affiliation to WB&DTUC received so far from:

UCATT, UNISON University and Community 17000

many thanks please send in other branch affiliations asap

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