July 2003

www.wolvestuc.org.uk Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC
wolves.tuc@unisonfree.net Secretary’s Report JULY 2003

Wolverhampton Stop the War Coalition, convened by WB&D TUC – next meeting MONDAY 21st JULY
7.30pm, Newhampton Pub, Riches St, Whitmore Reans. They are open to all supporters. Anti-landmine/cluster bomb activity to be planned. Apologies for not attending planned meeting of 30th June, just came back from Glastonbury.

TOLPUDDLE Coventry TUC has organised a coach Sunday 20th July – coach leaves 8am from Pool Meadow, central Coventry nominal charge 0247 649 1933 or email coventrytuc@union.org.za

TUC Courses – Jennie Lee Centre, Lichfield Road, Wednesfield WV11 3HT applications to:
Sandwell College, Trade Union Studies Dept, Pound Road, Oldbury, Warley B68 8NA 0121 253 6874 9am-4pm
Core union representative skills- a supporting skills programme will be made available alongside TUC 10-day courses. This is intended to allow union representatives to concentrate on the written communication skills and use of numbers associated with the union representative role. This will also provide an ideal opportunity to fill the ‘qualifications gaps’ that so any people have.

M155 & M166

Leeds Festival bar volunteers need to join our teams 29-31st August apply immediately.
Linkin Park, Placebo, Doves, Blur, White Stripes, Metallica, Primal Scream & System of a Down all play. Please pass on any names, as this is where most of our money comes from for WB&D TUC
£940 was raised by a team of seven, working at Glastonbury festival this month.

WM County Assoc of TUCs next meeting Sat 30th August

4 nights in Paris £160 11th-15th September B’ham TUC Fete de L’Humanite annual trip join other TUists on this excellent trip and very good value. 0121 685 1070 or www.btuc.org.uk – book early

WM County Assoc of TUCs autumn seminar Wednesday 17th September details to follow B’ham venue

Wolves CSC Thurs 25th September, Graiseley Centre 7-30pm
QUIZ 4 CUBA Wednesday 22nd October 7.30pm Newhampton Inn Live music from the Doyle Band Tickets £2

Send messages of support to George Galloway MP gallowayg@parliament.uk
The attack on George Galloway is a general attack on the biggest anti war movement that this country has ever seen and that is why it is vitally important that we to all that we can to defend him.
Write to David Triesman , The Labour Party, 16 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP demanding that Mr Galloway’s suspension is lifted immediately: david_triesman@new.labour.org.uk

UNISON General branch’s motion calling on Rob Marris to resign as Vice-President of WB&D TUC due to his vote in Parliament in support of war, was defeated at last month’s delegate meeting.

2003 Affiliates: ASLEF, Amicus-MSF 0758, Amicus-MSF 13/D Craft, CWU (W.Mids & Worcs.), CYWU, FBU, GMB 223 Rover, GMB (X13 B’ham General), GPMU, NASUWT, NATFHE (Bilston), NATFHE (University), NATFHE (Wulfrun), NUT, POA, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON Healthcare
11,600 trades unionists affiliated – if your branch isn’t listed, it’s not affiliated yet.

Wm Cooks, friction dynamics & WBTUC, in Bradford on a march against racism June 03



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