January 2016


Secretary’s Supplementary Report for AGM January 2016


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


  • 2016 WB&DTUC officer nominations received from UNISON General:


President (Chairperson) Marie Taylor – CYW-Unite

Vice-President Rob Marris UNITE WM/6150

Secretary Nick Kelleher UNISON General

Treasurer John Grant UCU

Minutes Secretary Marion Halfpenny NUT

Auditor Adrian Turner UNISON General


  • Elections to be taken at AGM for 2016 TUC Equality conference observers:


Black Workers’ TUC Fri 15th – Sun 17th April [deadline 4-3-15]

Disability TUC Thurs 19 & Fri 20 May [deadline 10-4-15]

LGBT TUC Thurs 23 & Fri 24 June [deadline 29-4-15]

All of these conferences are taking place at Congress House, London.


Trades Union Councils Conference Sat 4 and 5 June Sheffield


Thanks to branches that have re-affiliated for 2016:

Community W’ton Craft, CWU W’ton, FBU, GMB X13, PCS Midlands Valuation, UCATT, UCU University, UNISON Police Staff, UNITE Faith workers

13 branches still to re-affiliate


DIARY DATES: 8-14th February TUC Love Unions week – local activity planned


TUC Women at Work Week:

1st March 2016 – Celebrating Women’s Potential – Frances O’Grady A one day seminar being held at the Y Theatre in Leicester The event starts at 10.30am and concludes at 3.30pm. Those wishing to attend should register at mkesterton@tuc.org.uk

3rd March – Meeting with the Regional Agent of the Bank of England – How Austerity Disproportionately Impacts on Women Workers –  Regional Secretaries and Senior Union Officers meeting with the Bank of England in the Midlands to present TUC research into the disproportionate impact austerity has on Women Workers

4th March – The 2nd Mary Macarthur Lecture with Polly Toynbee at the Blackheath Coronation Club, George Avenue, Rowley Regis, B65 9BD, please book to attend at mkesterton@tuc.org.uk


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