W’ton, Bilston & District TUC
Secretary’s Report June ’01
General election – CONGRATULATIONS to our President Rob Marris who is now Wolverhampton SW Labour MP. His campaign team did him proud and brought in a lot of volunteers and kept up the vote. We wish him every success and expect him to do a good job and continue in the vein of his victory speech calling for a more radical approach from the new Labour government. I am sure that our delegates will be too!
As part of a worrying trend of increased fascist activity, the NF stood in W’ton SE and got over 550 votes seemingly without a leaflet drop or campaign, which makes their vote even worse. Did anyone come across any fascist activity?
Homelands all-nighter raised £280. Fleadh weekend in London is happening this week.
There maybe some places left for Sports &Adventure Show X-treme sports festival with Run DMC headlining near Glastonbury June 21st weekend.
Still seeking places for Leeds Festival 3days at end of August on bank holiday weekend. Camping, entry, some food and drink all free for 6hrs/day not bar work experience needed, likely to be working on backstage bar agaign.
Iraqi sanctions petition not one constituency petitions was returned. We had previously had a discussion and made a agreement to circulate these petitions which I eventually did but nobody else dd as they had agreed. The bombing and deaths continue.
CWU(W.Midlands&Worcs), CYWU, ISTC (Wednesfield No.2), ISTC (Monmore Tubes), ISTC (Hall Palm), FBU, GMB, GPMU, NASUWT, NATFHE (Bilston), NATFHE (Wulfrun), NUT, MSF Craft 13/D, MSF 558, POA, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON Health, UNISON Healthcare. TGWU 5/748 to pay still
There are vacancies on the Executive.