WB&DTUC Secretary’s report February 2014-02-03
Black Country People’s Assembly launch went very well with 100 attending and 85 new signups.
UCU and UNISON have continued university and higher education strikes.
A number of union branches are still to affiliate to us for 2014.
Wednesday 19th February 8am @ Atos, Wolverhampton Assessment Centre, Ground Floor and First Floor, 15-17 Pearl Assurance House, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4DJ. Read more: anti-Atos protest 10,600 disabled people died within 6 weeks of their disability benefits being stopped by Atos/DWP between January and November 2011, and then they stopped counting. There will be 144 simultaneous demonstrations outside Atos centres all over Britain called by the group Anonymous https://www.facebook.com/ATOSNationalDemo
Thursday 20th February next WB&DTUC meeting interested trades unionists and those interested in joining a union are invited 7.15pm Wolverhampton Civic Centre (Wulfruna Street entrance) 3rd floor room 2 Read more: next WB&DTUC meeting
Saturday 22 February Crisis in the NHS conference on the dangers of Privatisation 11.30am to 4pm Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF Read more: NHS conference
Saturday 22 February 10am-5pm Women’s Assembly Against Austerity, Conway Hall, Red Lion St, London
Wednesday 26th February Walsall Against Cuts meeting 6.30pm Royal Hotel WS1 2EL Read more
Thursday 27th February 5pm protest against budget cuts, Walsall Council House, Leicester Street, Walsall Read more
Tuesday March 4th @7pm Fords Dagenham speaker Lamp Tavern, High Street, Dudley DY1 1QT Read more: Fords Dagenham speaker
Saturday 15th March National People’s Assembly conference London
Wednesday 19th March Budget Day protest ‘Britain needs a pay rise’
Thursday 20th March WB&DTUC meeting interested trades unionists and those interested in joining a union are invited 7.15pm Wolverhampton Civic Centre (Wulfruna Street entrance) 3rd floor room 2 Read more: WB&DTUC meeting
Saturday 22nd March national demonstration against racism & fascism
Wednesday 26th March Walsall Against Cuts meeting 6.30pm Royal Hotel WS1 2EL Read more
TUC courses sign up now…..for April 2014 Read more: Trade union courses in Wolverhampton
Saturday 26th April Love Music Hate Racism festival Dudley Town Hall
Monday 28th April 12.30pm Cenotaph Wolverhampton – Workers Memorial day
Thursday 1st May 7pm annual International Workers day celebrations Pegasus, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ
Saturday 7th June 2014 is the date for the tenth Midlands TUC Cradley Women’s Chainmakers’ festival will be in Bearmore Mound Playing Fields, Cradley Heath, B64 6DU
Saturday 21st June People’s Assembly national demonstration London