May 2002

W’ton, Bilston & District TUC  Secretary’s Report May 2002

2002Affiliations Affiliated membership: 11,726
amicus-MSF 0558, amicus-MSF Craft 13/D, ASLEF, CWU(W.Mids&Worcs), CYWU, FBU, GPMU, ISTC(Hall Palm), ISTC(Monmore Tubes), NASUWT, NULMW, NUT, POA, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON Healthcare, UNISON South Staffs
GMB, NATFHE, RMT & UNISON Health branch affiliations are overdue.

The position of President is vacant, we are seeking nominations from branches

Justice for Palestine demo London Sat May 18th – we’ve organised a coach
leaving 8.30am Faulkland St £3 unwaged £8 waged tickets limited.
Kamaljit Singh 07763 100831

Friction Dynamics demo is now Sat June 8th and not Sat May 25th Bill Morris is speaking. Contact me asap for a place on the minibus to Caernarfon. Check out latest info on

Music Festivals – need names for the following events by May 18th:
27-30 June Glastonbury, Somerset & 5-7 July Finsbury Pk, Oasis

also for dance event, God’s Kitchen, Stratford 27/8 July (need to know by 8 June)

May Day Festival – 8th year went very well with over 200 again attending the event. Speakers from W’ton TUC, IWA Derek Robinson(opp.) and Rob Marris MP, who missed the Wolves play-off for it! All the entertainment went smoothly. £117 was raised from a collection and from the bar which we will present on the demo and £117 for the Gujarat Earthquake Appeal.

Workers’ Memorial Day Sunday 28th April
Biggest turnout ever in the 11 years that we have commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day with 50 people in attendance. Speeches were made by W’ton TUC, T&G, FBU & Dennis Turner and the Industrial Chaplain gave a service.
6 wreaths were laid and a WMDay hymn was sung to the tune of the red flag. Civic flags were flown at half mast as a mark of respect.

Tolpuddle festival Sunday July 21st
Coventry TUC have organised a coach which is likely to leave at 8.30am.
Contact me asap as they may be able to start the coach from Wolves we have enough.

The West Midland County Association of Trades Union Councils is planning a seminar in the evening of Wednesday 11 September 2002 in Birmingham. The theme will be the impact that 11 September 2001 had on the TUC campaigning priorities against privatisation and racism. There will be a local and national speaker on each issue followed by discussion.

Next W’ton TUC delegate meetings: Committee Room 1, Civic Centre, 7-15pm:
Thursday 16th May & Thursday 20th June
Next Executive Meeting: Briefing Room 1, 7-30pm Thursday 13th June

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