February 2017

Secretary’s Report February 2017

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


2017 WB&DTUC officers nominations received

President (Chairperson) Marie Taylor – CYW-Unite

Vice-President Rob Marris UNITE WM/6150

Secretary Nick Kelleher UNISON General

Treasurer John Grant UCU


National Festival of LGBT History, Shrewsbury 17-19 February 2017 see www.wolvestuc.org.uk


25th February 2017     12-5pm Venue: Tan Bank Mosque, King Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1NZ

Telford Unites against fascism, we say no to Britain first coming to spread their poison in Telford and trying to divide our community.

NHS demo – Saturday 4 March 2017 contact info@wolvestuc.org.uk

 to get subsidised train tickets from Wolverhampton @£10 for waged

return leave 10am ret 5.23pm

“The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it” Nye Bevan, Founder of the NHS

The People’s Assembly is be teaming up with Health Campaigns Together to organise a major national demonstration in defence of our National Health Service.



The MAC, Birmingham 12th March called ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ by Neil Gore.  It’s about 1930’s famous speedway and wall of death star, Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett.   He fought for better wages in his sport and joined the International Brigade to help the people of Spain fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War.


Midlands TUC’s 2017 Mary Macarthur lecture on Friday 17 March 7pmat St Michael’s School, Curral Rd, Rowley Regis. B65 9AN Campaigning journalist Ros Wynne-Jones will be giving the lecture this year. Places must be booked MKesterton@tuc.org.uk


Apply for bar places at music festivals working with us by 20th March 2017 see www.wolvestuc.org.uk


Free course date change – Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue? A free course designed for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be! now Friday 30th June and 7th July 2017 9am till 3 30pm


Thanks to branches that have re-affiliated for 2017:

ASLEF, Community W’ton Craft, FBU, NUT, RMT, UNISON Sandwell General, UNISON Police Staff, UNITE UNITE WM 6151 NULMW, UNITE Faith workers + Musicians Union donation

15 branches still to re-affiliate 

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