May 2015


WB&DTUC Secretary’s Report May 2015

full details of all information below on


Congratulations to Rob Marris, the Vice-President of Wolverhampton, Bilston and District Trades Union Council on his election as Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West; and to Emma Reynolds MP in Wolverhampton North East and Pat McFadden MP in Wolverhampton South East, who both increased their majorities.

Labour won 2 extra seat and held all others in the council elections giving them 48 of the 60 seats.

There will be a discussion on the future ahead post-general election at the delegate meeting.


Wolverhampton Workers’ Memorial Day also had Angela Eagle MP speak. Video and report in Ex & Star (on website). 55 attended the theme for the day was “removing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace”.


1st May Wolverhampton Workers’ Day. Another successful event with between 200 and 300 attendeed including a Norweigian union delegation from Industri Energie. The Secretary, Bro.Kelleher was awarded with his TUC Silver Badge for Long Service


On same night as our delegate meeting, Thurs 21 May 8pm Film We are Many

@ LIGHT HOUSE cinema. The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th Feb 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.

On Saturday 20 June 2015, the Peoples’ Assembly will be organising a major national demonstration to tell the new government: END AUSTERITY NOW


local coaches from Wolverhampton

Falkland Street or 07932797139 to book a seat


Women Chainmakers’ festival will be on SUNDAY 12th July 2015 organised by Midlands TUC, along Cradley High Street


2015 affiliation to WB&DTUC, more received, so far from:

ASLEF, Community (Wolverhampton Craft), Community (Region 4 associates), Community 17000, CWU, FBU, GMB, NUT, PCS (Central Valuation), UCATT UE191, UCU (W’ton College), UNISON General, UNISON (Sandwell), UNISON (Police Staff), UNISON University,UNITE-CYW WM7697, UNITE WM6150, UNITE WM6151 please send in other branch affiliations asap.


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