W’ton, Bilston & District TUC Secretary’s Report July ’00
2000 affiliations: ASLEF, CWU(W.Midlands), CYWU, FBU, GMB(W70/Willenhall), GPMU, ISTC(Monmore Tubes), MSF Craft 13/D, MSF 0558, NASUWT, NATFHE(Bilston), NUT, POA, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON Health, UNISON Healthcare, USDAW. Affiliated membership: 11,524
Fete de L’Humanite(Paris) trip organised by B’ham TUC, some places left £150.
14-18 September, (Mick Rice 0121 249 5250 or www.btuc.org.uk
Justice for Jason and Errol McGowan demo – we took the banner and joined the 400+ who braved the rain and marched around a deserted Telford
Justice for the Jhumat family, noon Sat 5th August 13 Booth St, Handsworth to B’ham city centre. Mr Jhumat is being charged with affray for defending his daughter and grandmother after racists attacked their market stall. As with the Satpal Ram case, it is in stark contrast to the treatment of postmaster Richard Watkins and the tabloid support of Tony Martin.
European Health & Safety week 16th-21st October
October 10th/11th, NATO leaders are meeting at the ICC, Birmingham – an ideal opportunity to raise the issue of the role of NATO overseeing the ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Kosovo. CND are planning events.