July 2020

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC Report for JULY 2020

info@wolvestuc.org.uk Wolverhampton TUC on Facebook www.wolvestuc.org.uk

next Wolverhampton TUC Delegate meeting via Zoom Thurs 16 July 7-15pm, request link from info@wolvestuc.org.uk

Tolpuddle Radical free Film Festival will be taking place ONLINE this year from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July https://tolpuddleradicalfilm.org.uk/

National trades union councils zoom meeting 6-7.30pm Tuesday 28th July. The TUCJCC will be organising a Zoom event for all trades councils, where we can discuss the campaigning work of trades councils that has taken place this year and look ahead to the economic, social and political challenges in front of us.

Any trades council delegate who would like to participate email tradescouncils@tuc.org.uk by noon Friday 24th July.

National trade union membership up 90,000, third annual increase.

PSC has defeated the UK Government in the Supreme Court, wiping out regulations that restricted the right of Local Government Pension Funds (LGPS) to take ethical investment decisions, such as to withdraw money from companies complicit in Israel’s grave human rights violations. Wolves PSC is asking West Midlands LGPS pension holders to fill out this form

Our Wolverhampton TUC discussion around #BlackLivesMatter identified that WMP officers have access to the latest body worn video cameras but only use them when they feel the need for the camera to be in use https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/node/3621

We believe that body cams should be on at all times or at least during all interactions with the public and not at the discretion of officers. We feel that this would make the police more likely to treat the public decently and equitably. It would also be evidence if any officers mistreat or act in a racially biased way.

Research due to be published Sept 2020 by University of Warwick In collaboration with West Midlands Police, may evidence our claims .

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