Secretary’s Report DECEMBER 2017 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC
Branch affiliations to us for 2018 along with nominations for officers are due by 1st January.
Commuters from the West Midlands now face an average 51-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 24 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released, an extra 3 minutes a day compared with a decade ago spent on congested roads and packed trains. This is however the least increase in Britain.
The TUC blames growing commutes on three main factors:
low government spending on transport infrastructure;
employers not offering flexible and home working;
real wages falling while property prices soar, making it hard to move closer to work.
Union Reps Stage 1 ten Mondays from Jan 2018
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten Tuesdays from Jan 2018 at Shrewsbury College, GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent and at South & City College Birmingham.
TUC Education have been running live webinars, eg. Tackling Stress in the workplace, Sexual harassment in the workplace, How to write effective emails for organising.
If you missed them they can all be viewed at https://www.crowdcast.io/tuc or via our website