July 2016

Secretary’s Report JULY 2016 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC


www.wolvestuc.org.uk info@wolvestuc.org.uk 07538 045376



Action for Rail day of action on 16 August for an affordable railway under public ownership.

On 16 August the government will announce yet another hike in our rail fares, but services are often late, overcrowded and under-staffed. Passengers and taxpayers are being asked to pay an ever increasing price for the failures of rail privatisation. While fares keep rising, cuts to services and staffing are taking place across the network – with more ticket offices closing, removal of guards from trains, extension of driver only operated trains and fewer staff at stations to provide help when we need it. We’re paying more, but getting less.


CHAINMAKERS’ FESTIVAL 2016: succesful event and our stall did well £35 of WB&DTUC merchandise sold.


TUC courses sign up now…. Diploma in Employment Law & Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety


@Beckminster House, Birches Barn Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7RJ

Union Reps Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9 am – 4 pm on Mondays

Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm on Tuesdays see www.wolvestuc.org.uk


Unwelcome the Tory Conference to Birmingham 2016

Saturday 1st October Counter Conference

Sunday 2nd October, the day the Tory Conference starts, TUC demo/rally with Victoria Square and Colmore Row booked. Owen Jones has already agreed to speak plus other national and local speakers.

there are likely to be events running through the week of the Tory Conference with organisations running their own protests, meetings and events.


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