Wolverhampton TUC Report for delegates March 2021
2021 WB&DTUC Executive Committee – there are vacancies
Thanks to branches that have so far re-affiliated for 2021:
received: ASLEF, FBU, GMB X13, Musicians’ Union, NEU, UNISON City of Wolverhampton, UNISON Sandwell, UNITE WM6150, UNITE WM/5203 (Ret Mem) and UNITE W’ton Homes several other branches have been in contact to say they will re-affiliate shortly.
Invitation to this year’s TUC Equality Conferences www.tuc.org.uk/TUCconferences
Black Workers Conference (19-21 March) Young Workers Conference (27-28 March)
Our 100 Great Black Britons in each Wolverhampton school and library Campaign arising from our AGM – we have been offered £1000 from Wolverhampton City Council towards the £1,457.50 cost to buy a book & poster (110 to be bought: 107 schools & libraries). Discount was negotiated. £457.50 to raise/allocate. Still to arrange distribution with council/NEU and publicity.
Indian Farmers’ strike This is a massive battle against the neo-liberal onslaught on farmers, agricultural workers and their families by the nationalist BJP party and their current prime minister, Narendra Modi. Their objective is to move farming out of the hands of Indian farmers and into the hands of giant transnational corporations like Reliance, Adani and Monsanto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la4ZW3vg0EM
Over 8,000 working age people in Wolverhampton saw our Join a union adverts during #HeartUnions week 8-14 Feb,with 79 clicking link to join a union . We spent about £26 on Facebook (70% of people reached and 86% clicks were from paid adverts.)
Midlands TUC/Morning Star event Sat 24 April Post-Pandemic, a new deal for workers
Request to branches to send messages of support to workers’ in dispute especially now due to limited contact on picket lines.