May 2018

Secretary’s Report for MAY 2018   Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC for details of local labour movement events



The TUC is holding a national march and rally on Saturday 12 May in London. Wolverhampton TUC has a quantity of train tickets depart 7-45am; return from London at 4-45pm arr 6-30pm at subsidised rate £10 waged else what you can afford. 07538 05376. UNISON City of Wolverhampton members contact your branch office 554095 for free tickets

All workers deserve a great job so everyone has a chance to progress and get on in life.


Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council meeting – all trade union supporters welcome –

Thursday 17th May 2018  venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD next to bus station, over bridge from train station

speaker @8pm


Fancy free entry to music festivals – by volunteering to work on bars for Wolverhampton TUC?

Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st July Liam Gallagher, Queens of The Stone Age & The Community Festival, Finsbury Pk, London

13th – 15th July Lovebox/Citadel Gunnersbury Park, west London

transport to London and hostel accommodation will be arranged at no charge to volunteers

details: deadline for submitting your name to volunteer 18th May


TUC Women in Leadership Course Completed applications must be received by 12 noon,Thursday 31 May. See To celebrate our 150th anniversary, the TUC Midlands is launching a Women in Leadership course that will run during 2018. From public speaking and leadership styles to communication skills and research projects looking at equality in the workplace, this course will involve five days of classroom learning, as well as project work in between classes. 

NHS crisis conference Saturday May 19, How did the NHS get to be like this? St Lukes Birmingham, Great Colmore Street – Birmingham 13:30–16:00 organised by Socialist Health Association

free course Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue? for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be! Friday 22nd June and 29th June 2018 9am till 3 30pm Trade Union Studies at Shrewsbury College London Shrewsbury SY2 6PR For details contact Mike Edwards.

An Evening with Dennis Skinner, Socialist, Trade Unionist & Labour Member of Parliament
Saturday 23rd June@Lighthouse cinema tickets on sale now

The annual Midlands TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival, held in Cradley Heath High Street on Saturday 7th July 2018, is the largest celebration in Britain of women’s political history, we have a stall.

PSC garden party is still to be decided, but keep note of the date Sunday July 8th 2018, 2-5pm

City of Wolverhampton Council has signed an agreement to mark a new partnership with Trade Unions to encourage the importance of health and safety in the workplace. In developing the agreement, the council recognises the benefits of having trained trade union safety representatives to promote good health and safety practice in the workplace, reduce injury and illness.

Adrian Turner, Unison Branch Secretary of the Unison City of Wolverhampton Branch said: Unison welcomes the new Health and Safety partnership agreement with the City of Wolverhampton Council. With the ever-changing nature of work there are no grounds for complacency because the changes often present new dangers and challenges. It is in the interest of employees and the employer to make all workplaces safe and to follow good Health and Safety practises, including regular inspections and risk assessments. Unison’s trained Health and Safety representatives look forward to working in partnership with the Council in achieving this aim.”

Workers memorial day over 60 came out in the rain. The theme of this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day was union workplaces are safer workplaceshighlighting the important role of trade union H&S reps in the workplace.

1st May Wolverhampton May Day festival over 300 came, excellent eveningIf you are interested in helping with the 2019 May Day festival ring 07538 045376


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