July 2015

WB&DTUC Secretary’s Report July 2015

full details of all information below on www.wolvestuc.org.uk


new contact number for Secretary is 07538 045376 

old number temporarily out of use, sorry if anyone tried to contact me in last fe weeks and not had a reply

UNISON is urging all probation members to take part in a two-hour strike next Tuesday, 14 July, in support of our campaign for fair pay.


latest Midlands TUC newsletter available: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/June%202015%20newsletter.pdf


Over £1,600 was raised for our campaigning and for the Morning Star, by 8 volunteers at the Glastonbury festival where we worked 29 hours each over 5 days on the bars.

We have a team of 8 at this month’s Latitude festival.

Delegate meeting Thursday 16 July is last one until Thurs 17 September

London is creating jobs at three times the rate of the West Midlands according to new analysis published by the TUC.


The analysis shows that between 2010 and 2014 jobs growth in London (11.5 percent) was more than twice as fast as the UK as a whole (5.1 per cent) and three times as fast as the West Midlands (3.7 per cent).


In 2013 economic activity in the West Midlands accounted for 7.2 per cent of the value of the entire UK economy, which is the same as in 2010 but down from 8 per cent in 1997.


In 2014 the West Midlands accounted for 8.4. per cent of UK jobs, down from 8.5 per cent in 2010 and 9 per cent in 1997.

2015 affiliation to WB&DTUC: ASLEF, Community (Wolverhampton Craft), Community (Region 4 associates), Community 17000, CWU, FBU, GMB, NASUWT, NUT, PCS (Central Valuation), UCATT UE191, UCU (W’ton College), UNISON General, UNISON (Sandwell), UNISON (Police Staff), UNISON University, UNITE-CYW WM7697, UNITE WM6150, UNITE WM6151

please send in other branch affiliations asap – LAST CHANCE


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