February 2004

Feb 2004 Secretary’s Report Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC www.wolvestuc.org.uk wolves.tuc@unisonfree.net

TU branches affiliated for 2004: Amicus Bilston, Amicus 13/D Craft, Amicus 0758, ASLEF, CWU (W.Mids&Worcs.), CYWU, FBU, GPMU, NASUWT, NUT, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General

Elected President Marie Taylor (CYWU)
Officers: Secretary Nick Kelleher (UNISON)
Treasurer John Grant (NATFHE)
Minutes Secretary Dave Joynson (UNISON)
Executive Committee: Satwant Sagoo, Paul Davis & Don Ash all UNISON 

Stop the War Coalition has called another national demo against the occupation of Iraq and in the wake of Hutton and the continued search for the reason for going to war.
Travel to London by train or coach depending on numbers,
early to enquire about booking. Looks like it will be another big demo.

Monday 8th March ’04, 7.30pm – next Wolverhampton Stop the War Coalition meeting, convened by WB&D TUC, Bagot Arms, next to Avion Centre, Whitmore Reans.

Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January – co-sponsored by the City Council and Inter-Faith Group.
Good speakers and poetry written especially for the evening.
We were very pleased with the way it went and the positive outcome of future activity. About 40 people signed up to help with the anti-fascist election campaign work that is being planned. The Holocaust Memorial Day Statement of Commitment was signed by over 75 organisations and individuals with more coming in. We mounted an information display in the Civic Centre for 3 weeks. There was a response from the appeal to schools – poems from Kings school were displayed at the Civic and pictures from the Girls High at the Light House. We had coverage on Radio Wolf.

Thursday 4th March ’04 Palestine Solidarity meeting, 7.30pm Dudley Road Community Centre. Next activity: Sat 20th March, leafleting Queens Sq, 12-2pm

Festival dates for 2004 – bar worker volunteers needed

14th March St Patrick’s Festival – London
29th May Homelands
24/27th June Glastonbury
16/18th July Tolpuddle festival – Dorset.
17th July London Respect Festival
July National Adventure Sports
27/29th August Leeds
September UK pop-shows 

• Workers` Memorial Day, Wed 28th April 2004

• 10th Wolverhampton annual May Day Festival, Saturday 1st May 2004 – help needed on Committee

• International Women’s Day 2004 TUC Women’s Committee event postponed to Sat 8th MAY, B’ham

• Trades Union Council`s Conference 2004 is in Birmingham – do you want to attend as a visitor?
Friday 21st May, anti-fascist evening rally,
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd May – conference Copthorne Hotel Birmingham


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