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The Institute of Employment Rights (to which WB&DTUC is affiliated) has analysed the parties' manifesto effects on your rights at work if Tories or Labour  are elected at the general election - use your vote wisely to protect and improve your rights.

 Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary seeks to help and support asylum seekers and refugees in and around Wolverhampton, and encouraged Wolverhampton City Council to make a public commitment to Wolverhampton becoming a place of welcome and safety by adopting the title of ‘City of Sanctuary’.

 in 2013: A number of significant changes will be made to employment law this year. See the briefing from Thompsons Solicitors here.....


  • adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 25 years+ is £7.83.  From 1st April 2019 it will be £8.21
  • adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £7.38 From 1st April 2019 it will be £7.70
  • development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.90.  From 1st April 2019 it will be £6.15
  • rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £4.20/hour. From 1st April 2019 it will be £4.35
  • 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 £3.70 per hour.  From 1st April 2019 it will be £3.90.
The real Living Wage is £9/hour outside London, updated November 2018. It is calculated according to the cost of living by the Living Wage Foundation, calculated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy and not to be confused with the Tory use of the term referring to the increase of minimum wage for 25 years+

Minimum holiday entitlement has risen to 28 days


TUC courses sign up now....for April 2019 start 
Trade Union Studies Representatives’ Programme  at Shrewsbury College & GMB Offices, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Union Reps Stage 1  10 x Mondays 9 am – 4 pm 

Health & Safety Stage 1 ten Tuesdays 

Free online TUC Employment Rights guide - ‘Working in the UK - a guide to your rights’

The TUC’s ‘Working in the UK - a guide to your rights’ is now available in 21 languages altogether and contains information on subjects such as minimum wages, health and safety and how to join a union.
This resource is available to view for free and guides in a selection of the languages are available in PDF downloadable form.  


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