May 2011


Secretary’s Report       MAY 2011      Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC


Thurs 19th May 11am

What Future for our NHS? speaker Eleanor Smith UNISON national Vice-President

Britannia Hotel WV1 4DB (optional lunch £5) organised by UNISONall welcome


See separate report re anti-fascist campaign success


 28th April Workers’ Memorial Day  50-60 in attendance, bigger than Birmingham & Chesterfield’s events this year.


1st May 2012 (Tuesday) next year’s Workers’ Day event planning meeting

7pm Thursday 26th May 2011  @ Pegasus WV6 0QQ

– around 300 came to this year’s event. Offer received for dedicated PA next year for speakers.

We are appealing to the local trade union movement for financial support to cover the costs; £717 raised so far; spent £1800 this year

We would be very grateful if your branch saw it fit to make a donation this year (to “Wolverhampton May Day Committee”).

Could anyone who took pics of either events please email some to  thanks.


31st  May 8.20pm, & 1st  June 6pm Battleship Potemkin–  one of the most influential propaganda films of all time, and was named the greatest film of all time @ Lighthouse


9th-25th June exhibition @ Lighthouse W’ton – Bhopal – 25 years on from the world’s worst industrial disaster at the Union Carbide plant – free


Shrewsbury24the 3rd annual March and Rally due to be held on

Saturday July 2nd 2011. However Shropshire & Telford TUC are still in discussion with the campaign and instead of a march & rally this year there may be a social event in the UNISON Club at the Shirehall,  showing the Shrewsbury 24 film and inviting speakers including Ricky Tomlinson.


2nd Septemberin the Library Theatre,Birmingham.

new production of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'by Townsends productions.

The FBU have assisted in supporting this production – along with several other unions.


Midlands TUC backing demo @ Lib Dem conference Sunday 18th September


Branches that have affiliated for 2011: 

ASLEF, ATL, CWU(W’ton), CWU(Worcs&WMids), Community (Hall Palm),  Community 17000 (formerly 4333) FBU, GMBx13, NASUWT, NUT, PCS(West Mercia) , PCS(CPS West Mids), POA, UCU College, UNISON General, UNISON University, UNITE 5/748, UNITE 5/836, UNITE 5/998, UNITE 3120M, UNITE 0758M, CYWU-UNITE

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