next WB&DTUC meeting
online Zoom delegate meeting
Thursday 19th November 2020
speaker at 8pm
Should police body cams be compulsory?
from our earlier discussion around Black Lives matter, we identified a possible campaign around the police's use of Body Worn Video.
Wolverhampton's social care spending has been cut 22% per capita.
Wolverhampton & Walsall hit hardest in West Midlands
USDAW petition against abuse of shop workers
Shopworkers’ trade union has launched a petition to protect retail staff from violence and abuse
In response to continued growing assaults, threats and abuse against shopworkers and the doubling of such incidents during the coronavirus emergency, Usdaw has launched a House of Commons petition calling on the Government to legislate to protect shopworkers.
The petition can be signed until 24th Jan 2021 at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/328621
Your legal right to a safe place of work
Your employer is obliged under the law to provide you with a safe place of work.
TUC Congress 2020
Friday 27 November, 9.30am-12.30
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
2020 Women Chainmakers' festival
West Midlands TUC Green recovery plan
TUC plan would mean more than 46,000 new green jobs for the West Midlands over next 2 years
TUC report sets out opportunities for a net zero carbon economy in the West Midlands A new TUC report sets out the potential for regional strategy with direct input from workers to create new high-quality jobs on the path to net zero carbon emissions.
national Trades Union Councils meeting 2020
report of 28/7/20 national Trades Union Councils meeting
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Now these regulations have been defeated, pension funds must live up to their moral duty, and commit to divest from any company or financial institution complicit in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people.
PSC is asking LGPS pension holders to help
Is your workplace COVID-Secure? Help test a new TUC risk assessment website
Can you help us test and develop a new TUC website to keep workers safe as our workplaces start up again after lockdown?
Union campaigning won a new government duty on employers to conduct Covid-Secure risk assessments if they have more than 5 staff. The guidance says they should also publish these on their websites if they have 50 staff.
But as there’s no central directory reporting on them, very few employers so far are publishing them, and we fear many are ignoring their duties altogether.
Trade union courses locally 2020
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays 9 am – 4 pm
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten Tuesdays
Construction Safety Campaign
A crane collapse at a construction site in Bow, East London (July 2020) has led to the death of a women 85-year-old woman, June Harvey, with a construction worker remaining critically ill in hospital. The victim was described as a "very caring woman" who was "loyal to her family" by her great nephew, Sam Atkinson, 28, who lived with her, alongside his mother. Our thoughts are with the families and all those affected by this tragic accident.
Construction Safety campaign demands an urgent, full, and complete investigation into the circumstances that led to this accident without there being any delay. The CSC calls for the lessons to be learned and followed up by changes in health and safety law to ensure that similar accidents don’t take place in the future.
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