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Message from Midlands TUC Regional Secretary:
In the Midlands region we have some really brilliant Trades Councils who are doing some amazing “cuts” work and community campaigning against the cuts.
We are the fastest growing region in terms of Trades Councils and new ones in particular. We also have some Trades Councils being re-established which is also brilliant news.
I have been asked to ask you directly if you would please encourage all Branches within your Union/region to affiliate to their nearest Trades Council- this would be of enormous help to the Trades Councils within the region and allow them to further develop their plans to ensure that we build community alliances and protect our Members, their jobs and our communities and services.
Thanks in anticipation of your kind support and cooperation in what I appreciate is an extremely busy time for all.
This Trades Union Council has for over 150 years provided a forum for all trade union branches in the Wolverhampton and Bilston area. It brings together trade unionists to exchange views and develop strategies to tackle local problems of joint concern. We perform vital work in helping unions in their campaigns, mobilising support and generating publicity as well as promoting the concept of trade unionism in the local community.
Council meets every 3rd Thursday of the month 7.15pm and any trade unionist can attend as an observer. We have a speaker each month who begins at 8pm, meetings finish at 8.45pm
If your trade union branch would like to affiliate to the trades council please get in touch. We would be willing to send a speaker to your next branch meeting to discuss the our work.
To see what campaigning and solidarity work we have done recently look at our Secretary's Reports .
Branches are allowed one delegate for each 50 branch members or part thereof up to 200 members, and then one delegate for each additional 100 members or part thereof, up to a maximum of 11 delegates. Affiliation is 12p per member of your branch living or working in the area (min £10).