February 2010

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC                                      February 2010

Secretary’s Report                                                     info@wolvestuc.org.uk


Officers elected at AGM:   Treasurer: John Grant (UCU)          Auditor Ade Turner (UNISON)

President: Dave Cole (NUT)                      Vice-President: Marie Taylor (CYWU-Unite)

Secretary: Nick Kelleher (UNISON)          Assistant Secretary: Marion Halfpenny (NUT)

Executive Committee: Brian Clarke (POA), Vera Kelsey (CWU), John Thomas (Community 4333)




Fri Feb 26th 7.30pm  Defend Jobs& Services Support People’s Charter

B’ham Council House room3/4 – speakers Jeremy Corbyn MP, Joe Morgan GMB, Salma Yaqoob Respect, Dot Gibson NPC – organised by Birm TUC


speaker confirmed @WB&DTUC March 18th  – Chris Smiles, Enterprise on workplace recycling


Pensioners TU Action Assoc. National day of action Thurs 1st April – We’re No Fools



London Contact us if you wish to join Wolverhampton UNISON or Dudley TUC coaches for the day


ASLEF, BECTU, CWU, FBU, GMB, NUJ, NUT, PCS, POA, RMT, TSSA, UCATT, UCU, UNISON, UNITE and USDAW are taking part. www.10410demo.co.uk 


This will be a major event either just before or just after the general election.

Either way it will put down a marker to the next government that the welfare state and public services are important to all of us and must not become a casualty of the economic crisis. 


Workers’ Memorial Day 28th April – we ordered 2,500 flyers and have 1,300 spare for branches to use – copies in mailing and on website – contact Secretary. Consultation outcome – see separate report


Hope Not Hate anti-fascist timetable:

6 March event aimed at women to coincide with International Women’s Day????

26/27 March – there will be another Weekend of Action in Wolverhampton

Sunday 4th April – UAF counter-demo against ‘English Defence League’ march in Dudley 

17 April – National Day of Action – encourage our activists to support an event in Stoke-on-Trent, a priority area. 

26 April – Union Monday, encourage trade unions to do some campaigning


Sat. 1 May Wolverhampton May Day annual event anti-fascist theme


Thurs 6 May council elections

Can anyone offer to help with any of the above?

Report on update of our history – a digital version of the current history first 125 years has been produced which needs proof-reading.

Contact Dave Cole NUT to volunteer to help complete the 150years edition.


Affiliations received:            

ATL, Community Hall Palm & 4333 branches, CWU W’ton, CWU WMids& Worcs, NASUWT, NUT, POA, UNISON General, UNISON Healthcare, UNITE 3120M, 5/748, 5/998, 5/836 & 0758M


###other 2010 branch affiliations to the Trades Council are now overdue####


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