February 2011 Secretary report


Secretary’s Report    February 2011

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC         www.wolvestuc.org.uk  info@wolvestuc.org.uk


election at delegate meeting:further WB&DTUC officer nominations 2011

Executive Committee – Dave Cole NUT, Brian Clarke POA

Treasurer – John Grant UCU

Assistant Secretary(minutes) – Marion Halfpenny NUT

Publicity Officer – Bobbie Petford & Sindu Sebastian UNITE 0758M


A rally is to be staged in Shrewsbury in protest at cuts to public sector services and jobs.

Saturday February 19th organisers: Shropshire &Telford TUC & Shropshire Fights Back

   11.30am – march will start from the Shirehall car park

   12.15pm – rally assembling in the Square

speakers: Peter Murray, President of the National Union of Journalists; Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary  UNISON’ Tony Conway PCS national executive member 


Lobby of budget-setting council meeting

Wednesday 2nd March from 4.45pm until 5.45pm

meet outside the council chamber on level 4 of Wolverhampton Civic Centre to protest against cuts to jobs and servicesorganised by UNISON

the public gallery is open if anyone wants to attend the meeting which begins at 5.45pm


Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership invites you to “Fairtrade – Digging Deeper”

Friday 4th March6.30pm Fairtrade refreshments      7pm Presentation, followed by Q&A

speakers: Paul Spray of Traidcraft  & a representative of Wolverhampton Waitrose

Venue:  University of Wolverhampton Student Union Centre,  MD Building. Access via Wulfruna Street / Courtyard


March 26th anti-government demo– flyers enclosed, more available if you ask soon. 10,000 printed less than 1000 left. Must book your places soon all 3 coaches are well over half full already. Need to pay £5 deposits asap

Thursday 28th April Workers’ Memorial Day12.30pm at WMDay tree, St Peters Sq. 2,500 A4 colour flyers being printed now – please make requests now for copies to circulate to your members

Sunday 1st May Pegasus, Whitmore Reans, Workers’ Day celebration


CWU Keep Post Public rally in Birmingham – a number of our delegates attended a well organised event

Anti-cuts street stall in Wednesfield surpassed the success at Bilston. Over 300 people sent letters to MPs from the two stalls.

Branches that have affiliated for 2011: 

ASLEF, ATL, CWU(W’ton), CWU(Worcs&WMids), Community Hall Palm & Community 17000 (formerly 4333) NUT, PCS(West Mercia) , PCS(CPS West Mids), POA, UCU College, UNISON University, UNITE 5/836, UNITE 5/998, UNITE 0758M, CYWU-UNITE

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