July 2004

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC JULY 2004 Secretary’s Report  www.wolvestuc.org.uk wolves.tuc@unisonfree.net

17/18th July Tolpuddle weekend

Workers Beer Company:
We have raised over £1000 this year by sending teams to work on the bars and enjoy Homelands and Glastonbury festivals. Glastonbury was great but we had real problems at the other festival. I was unable to attend, but two of our regular workers were in charge and did very well. However the other 8 workers were new and caused a lot of problems and can’t be used again. Due to the fact that WB&DTUC has worked the festivals for the last 6 years without problem, WBC accepted our apologies. But if it was to happen again we could lose the festivals as a source of funding. Problems are arising due to the lack of new workers that we have. We are not receiving interest from members of our affiliated trade unions and are having to rely on other volunteers with less recommendations.
Would delegates please approach people who would want to go to future festivals.

LEEDS Festival dates for 2004 – urgently needed trade unionists willing to become bar worker volunteers in our teams for 27/29th August. Deadline to apply 20th July

Next EC Thurs 9th September next delegate meeting Thurs 16th September

From Birmingham TUC: Troops Out Movement 2004 Delegation to Belfast Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th August
The delegation will : Attend discussion workshops, Meet with campaign and community groups, Visit an area under attack from Loyalists, Participate in the West Belfast Community Festival, Take part in the annual march and rally
Costs :-Registration (£60 unwaged, £75 waged, £90 high waged) includes hostel accommodation, breakfast, supper and a sandwich lunch Fare to Belfast – (e.g. £55 from B’Ham if booked now on the internet, returning Mon)
Interested ? Contact Troops Out Movement 0121 773 8683 mob: 0797 017 4167 email: TOM@sparkle123.freeserve.co.uk

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