WB&DTUC July 2009 Secretary’s Report
ANTI-BNP campaign – discussion following report of Hope Not Hate meeting in Birmingham on Sat 11th July, at delegate meeting. Supporters of the fascist "English Defence League" converged on Birmingham on Saturday July 4th They marched through a crowded Bull Ring chanting racist and, in particular, islamophobic slogans and intimidating Black and Asian people. They were surrounded by Police near the entrance to the Bull Ring and then after about 25 minutes, dispersed, though not before a large and hostile crowd had gathered. There will be a counter march 3pm B’ham Bull ring Sat 11th.
Saturday August 15th (not 8th as printed in the paper mailing sent out, if you receive it) anti-fascist demo called again in Codnor against Bnp annual Red, White & Blue festival. Contact secretary if you are going. Unsure if local involvement in organisation yet
relax after the demo at the annual
Cuba Garden Party 18th July 2pm til late at Mayfield, off Taylor rd, Parkfields WV4 6HR real ale, Cuban cocktails, good food and Cuban guests tickets £2 available at delegate meeting
Main Tolpuddle day is Sunday 19th July – leaflets circulated
Troops Out Movement -Campaigning for British Withdrawal from Ireland
Annual Delegation to Belfast Thurs 6th – Sun 9th August 2009. You will have chance to:-attend political talks / discussion workshops, visit community groups, join in the West Belfast Community Festival, take part in the Annual March and Rally.
Further information: Tel: 0121 773 8683 Mob: 07970 174167
Chainmakers’ festival Saturday 12th September at Black Country Museum – all day
– contact your branch or union’s regional office for tickets.
www.wolvestuc.org.uk was hacked, but back up and fully functioning now.
We are now on Face Book – join Wolverhampton TUC as a friend – we are already getting new people signed up so hopefully we’ll be able to use it for campaigning.
Shrewsbury 24 Pickets Justice Campaign -see separate report
Midlands Shop Stewards Network – response was copied to email list and will be available at meeting.
Asbestos Support Group have agreed to hold a public meeting and film show in the Lighthouse later this year, jointly hosting it with us.
2009 affiliated branches: ASLEF, ASPECT, ATL, Community(Hall Palm), CWU (Wolverhampton), CWU (W.Mids & Worcs), FBU, GMB X13, NASUWT, NUT, POA, PCS (Midlands CPS), UCU City College, UNISON General, UNISON PCT, UNISON University and Unite branches 0758M, 3210M, CYWU, 5/748, 5/836 and 5/998