June 2016


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


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


16 June International union delegation from Nicaragua to visit Wolverhampton TUC meeting


Derby Silk Mill workers festival Sat. 18th June

Market place Derby assembling at 10:00am, leaving at 10:55am

for the round Derby march ending at the silk Mill museum with the laying of

the commemorative chaplet and/ or the music, entertainment and community

stalls 1pm on Cathedral Green and continues to 4:30pm


Thurs 23 June – voting in/out EU referendum


A pop-up exhibition ‘Usdaw: 125 Years Strong’ will open to the public, free of charge,

now until 30 June 2016 at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre.


The Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers is celebrating its 125th anniversary at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre throughout June. The union’s pop-up exhibition reviews Usdaw’s social history and showcases campaigns then and now in the areas of safer workplaces, better conditions, improved pay and fairness at work. The exhibition is free, open to all and offers a fascinating insight into the rights of shopworkers through the years.


Amnesty Garden Party Sunday 26 June 2 – 5pm Admission free – bring cash to spend!! Children welcome

music by Vintage Rhythms at 23 Newbridge Street, Wolverhampton WV6 0EE roadside parking

books cds toys food drinks raffle prizes games bric-a- brac


our volunteeers will be working on the bars at Glastonbury and Tolpuddle festivals this summer to raise funds for Wolves TUC/Morning Star


latest Wolverhampton unemployment rose to 6,570 (4.1 per cent)



Cradley Heath High Street 11am-5pm, banner procession at 3-15pm, followed by bring-you-own-picnic see www.wolvestuc.org.uk volunteers needed to help staff our stall


TUC courses sign up now…. Diploma in Employment Law Wednesday 13th July 2016

  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 14th July 2016

for September 2016 start Trade Union Studies Representatives’ Programme – Wolverhampton

@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.


Thanks to branches that have re-affiliated and newly affiliated for 2016:

ASLEF, Community W’ton Craft, Community Region 4 Associates, CWU W’ton, FBU, GMB X13, Musicians Union, NUT, NASUWT. PCS Midlands Valuation, PCS West Mercia, RMT, UCATT, UCU College, UCU University, UNISON General, UNISON Black Country Health, UNISON Police Staff, UNISON Sandwell General, UNITE Faith workers, UNITE WM6150, UNITE WM6151 , UNITE-CYW; 23 branches affiliated


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