next WB&DTUC meeting - AGM
Annual General Meeting
Thursday 20th February 2020
venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council Delegate Meeting starts 7-15pm
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
on Friday 31st January:
to get involved in local activity you can also contact the Wolves PSC directly:
- join Palestine Solidarity Campaign Wolverhampton on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/167943526632859/
Heart Unions week
Our very popular activity, giving out flowers while having union conversations.
Sat 8th Feb 2020 11am-1pm Wednesfield market
Sun 9th Feb 2020 11am-1pm Bilston market
Fri 14th Feb 11am-1pm Wolverhampton market
We plan to make videos of public comments and feelings about unions.
affiliating to Wolverhampton TUC 2020
We've had some good attendances at meetings and participation in our events this year. However many who are involved are not delegates from their branches. Several branches failed to affiliate his year and several have been active with us for some years without their branches affiliating.
Please ask your branch to affiliate and to elect delegates this year or just promote our meetings to other trades unionists, better still bring someone along.
Our meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at the very accessible UNITE office in Wolverhampton and we have interesting guest speakers most months.
Bus Pass - on tour
Celebrate the Bus!
Between Saturdays 28th March and 4th April 2020,
Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network, supported by UNITE the union, will be off on its third annual bus tour.
The campaign’s aims:
Protect pensioners’ and disabled people’s bus pass
Invest and Expand Bus Services
Defend the workforce
We need partners to identify local issues, build local support and get media coverage.
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
The next Wolverhampton Workers' memorial Day will be Tuesday 28th April 2020
speakers on: Safe Mental Health at Work
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
everyone welcome, wreaths and trade union banners too
Waspi Women's Concessionary Travel Pass
65 and Still Waiting for your Bus Pass?
Action For Rail
£112 million taken by shareholders from key Midlands rail routes is a ‘modern-day train robbery’, says TUC
· Shareholder spoils in the Midlands amount to the same as two Great Train Robberies in last 5 years, according to TUC analysis
Trade union courses locally 2020
Union Reps Stage 1 10 x Mondays 9 am – 4 pm
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten Tuesdays
National Minimum Wage rates increase
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £8.21 and will rise to £8.72 on 1 April 2020
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.70 and will rise to £8.20 on 1 April 2020
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £6.15 and will rise to £6.45 on 1 April 2020
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.35 and will rise to £4.55 on 1 April 2020
- for apprentices under the age of 19 and those aged 19 and over in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship, the apprentice minimum wage rate is £3.90 per hour and will rise to £4.15 on 1 April 2020
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
Sat 4th July date for 2020 Women Chainmakers' festival - Mary Macarthur Gardens Cradley Heath High Street
General Election 2019 discussion
main points from General Election 2019 delegate discussion Wolverhampton TUC (Dec19)
Solidarity with Palestine : Next Steps for the UK Trade Union Movement
Report Solidarity with Palestine : Next Steps for the UK Trade Union Movement
Palestine Solidarity Campaign Trade Union Conference, London, 12th October 2019
Sponsored by eleven national unions, TUC and Thompsons. Attendance about 110.
Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Pickets
The Campaign fights for justice for the wrongful prosecution of 24 building workers following their strike in 1972.
“We were not guilty of any crime... Any fair-minded person looking at the evidence would conclude there has been a miscarriage of justice.” Terry Renshaw
The Shrewsbury 24 were not guilty of conspiracy. They were the victims of one
Around 700 people came to Wodenstock, a WB&DTUC organised free Sunday afternoon entertainment for families in and around Wednesfield on Black Country Day
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