February 2013

Secretary’s Report for February 2013

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


13 branches still to re-affiliate; UNITE branches have reported delays due to re-structures.

Thanks to branches that have re-affiliated for 2013: 

ASLEF        Community 17000      Community (W’ton Craft)    Community Hall Palm                         Community (West Midlands)       CWU (W’ton)     NUT             PCS(West Mercia)              UCATT       UCU University    UNISON Acute       UNISON General        UNISON Police Staff                       UNISON University            UNITE (Finance &Legal)


Elections to be taken at next delegate meeting Thursday 21 Feb:

Nominations from branches are sought for following Vacancies:

  •  Vice-President, Minutes Secretary, Green Officer, Publicity Officer and Executive Committee
  • TUC LGBT conference observer TUC Thurs 4 & Fri 5 July @Congress House
  • our delegate Trades Union Councils conference @Congress House Sat 1st & Sun 2nd June


  • 2013 WB&DTUC officers elected are: President : Marie Taylor; Secretary: Nick Kelleher;

Treasurer:  John Grant; other EC: Sylva Sharkey & Jane Ceresa



First day of strike action at Halesowen college (last month’s speakers) is 14 Feb picket from 7am


LGBT History Month films -Saturday 16th February 7pm @the Hive, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE

 see www.wolvestuc.org.uk


Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign  are putting on a free film evening on 

Friday 22nd February 7.15pm for 7.45pm start  Friends’ Meeting House, 8b Summerfield Road.

The film is ‘Little Town of Bethlehem’, promoting the non-violent struggle for peace with justice for the Palestinian people.


UNITE the union’s social, curry, quiz & disco – all trade unionists welcome

Friday 1st March 2013 @6:30pm Curry  @8pm Quiz  @10pm Disco

Red Mango Restaurant, 157a New Birmingham Road, Oldbury, B69 1QP

Prize for most creative team name £1.50 per head for the Quiz only. All proceeds to local Food Banks in the region  Contact Marie Taylor via  mjtfairyfield@icloud.com


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Event Saturday 9th March 11am until 4pm– Lunch Provided

Asbestos and Women’s Health, an Ongoing Health and Safety Disaster

Venue: The Unison Birmingham Branch, The McLaren Building, 46 the Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR.   Speakers: Laurie Kazan-Allen, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, Hilda Palmer, Hazards Campaign and Families Against Corporate Killers.  Plus a rare chance to see the film Alice A Fight for Life


Saturday 13 March NetrootsUK skills day – using the internet to run an effective campaign



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