June 2017


Secretary’s Report JUNE 2017 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC

Wolverhampton stays Red

wolvesmps2017juneWell done to UNISON activist Eleanor Smith who won Wolverhampton SW along with Pat McFadden & Emma Reynolds who were also returned for Labour at the General Election. Eleanor promoted Corbyn’s leadership in her social media and had a huge turnout in volunteers.


Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership the Labour Party has grown to half a million, the largest political party in western europe. His election campaign speeches were heard by mass crowds all over Britain and he got across political messages for a change and messages that engaged people to vote and overturned a massive poll deficit. He has inspired a new generation of potential activists despite the attacks from some of his own MPs, the Party machine and almost all forces of the media.

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Corbyn swamped by first time voters at Birmingham rally

Since last meeting:

  • PCS union members were joined by members of WB&DTUC executive committee to petition Wolverhampton

  • WB&DTUC delegates assisted Midlands TUC touring Wolverhampton and Dudley

  • Palestine Hunger Strike solidarity Protest Vigil, Queens Sq.1 IMG 20170519 172528

  • National, Local Waspi Demo’ Day held in Queen’s Square

    TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival of Cradley Heath Saturday 1st July 2017 Cradley Heath High Street from 11am We have a stall booked. Full details and lineup on www.wolvestuc.org.uk


    Thursday 21st September – Shrewsbury 24 campaign speaker reporting on trhe long awaited outcome of the Criminal Case Reveview Commission; organised by Wolverhampton TUC Civic centre Wolverhampton 7-15pm

    Funds are being sought payable to “Wolverhampton May Day Committee” c/o WB&DTUC £500 still needed to pay for 2017 event. Donations so far of £960 from ASLEF, UNISON Wolverhampton General, UNISON W Mids, UNITE West Midlands, WB&DTUC and £75 collection on night – costs of £1,454 see www.1stmaywolverhampton.org.uk

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