next WB&DTUC meeting

Thursday 15th September 2022 @7-15pm,

speaker @ 8pm 

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Minutes of last delegate meeting here…
starts 7-15pm, visitors welcome as observers


  1. Welcome & introductions to delegates & visitors + apologies

  2. Minutes of last Delegate Meeting (July) & Matters Arising

  3. EC Report, urgent correspondence

  4. Reports and discussion:

    • UCU/UNISON Wolverhampton University

    • RMT – Wolverhampton Cleaners’ strike and national rail strikes

    • UNITE – HGV bin drivers’ strike, Coventry

    • Secretary report – NIck Kelleher
    • TUC Pensioners Network – Bob Deacon
    • Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign

5. any other business

  1. at 8pm speaker: tbc


future DELEGATE MEETINGS and EVENTS in 2022, we meet the 3rd Thursday each month @7pm on Zoom until safe, usual venue Unite Office, 6 Victoria Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1LD (next to Sainsbury’s Local at bus station, over bridge from train station)

WB&DTUC Executive Committee meetings 2021 (all dates are Wednesdays at 7.30pm, eight days before delegate meeting)

 rules agreed AGM 2020: see

Previous activities


21 July – Enslavement links project, discussion on way forward, led by Di Weaver

16 June – Dr Catherine Lamond, on the 500 job cuts threatened at Wolverhampton University

19 May – Tony Barnsley branch Sec Sandwell UNISON and Barry Gardiner MP  – Campaigning against Fire and Re-hire

21 April speaker: John Dunn Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign

17 March – Dr Caitlin Adams, Branch President, UCU at the Open University on the UCU’s ongoing campaign of industrial action

17 February – speaker Haydn Jones of UNITE HGV bin drivers, Coventry

20 Jan AGM -speaker Tony Barnsley UNISON Sandwell Leisure Trust strikes


16 December – speaker Joginder Bains, National Secretary of the Indian Workers’ Association on the Indian Farmers victory

18 November – speaker Mick Rice on Union Shop App

21 October – speaker at 8pm from ACORN, The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now

16 Sept delegate meeting

15 July – speaker Ali Rahimi on the current industrial disputes in Iran

17 June – speaker Sarah Woolley General Secretary BFAWU on the Right to Food campaign

20 May – speaker Simon Dubbins the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Liaison Officer at UNITE the Union -Current situation in Palestine and what trade unionists can do?

1 May – online May Day with speakers, live music and prize quiz

28 April Workers Memorial Day

15 April – speaker Tony Barnsley, Sec UNISON (Sandwell) on the Sandwell Leisure Trust fire and re-hire dispute

18 March – speaker: Harsev Bains, national Vice President of Indian Workers’ Association(GB)  Indian Farmers’ Struggle

18 Feb – speaker on British Gas dispute

January 2021 – AGM speaker  Patrick Vernon, social commentator, campaigner, cultural historian and Wolverhampton-born author of  “100 Great Black Britons” 

17 December 2020, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting Freedom for Ӧcalan campaign. Abdullah Ӧcalan is the imprisoned leader of the Kurdish liberation movement and the campaign is in solidarity with both his and the Kurdish people’s struggle for freedom from over a century of brutal repression and genocide.
19 November, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting In the Face of Decline: a critique of institutional labour movement responses to the world steel crisis, 1973-1980 and de-industrialisation of the Black Country Paul Barnsley and Dr. Greig Campbell
15 October, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting Social Media and the Law by Dr Grace Millar UCU
17 September, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting #BLM: Would mandatory use of  body cams make the police more likely to treat the public decently and equitably? with Simon Foster Police & Crime commissioner candidate

There is no August Delegate meeting of WB&DTUC

16th July  speakers: Will Cooling – unionisation & #metoo in the professional wrestling industry; Simon Cardy Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign;  Rob Miller, Director of Cuba Solidarity Campaign Zoom meeting online

18 June, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting #BlackLivesMatter discussion Zoom meeting online

21 May, WB&DTUC Delegate Zoom meeting online
 1 May,  Workers’ Day,
28 April, 12:30pm  Workers’ Memorial Day
16 April, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting CANCELLED
19 March, 7:15pm WB&DTUC Delegate meeting CANCELLED
 20 February, WB&DTUC Delegate meeting – How to have an organising conversation TUC Education ♥UNIONS webinar
TUC ♥Unions week:
14 February, Wolverhampton market
9 February, Bilston Market stall

8 February,  Wednesfield High St

16 January 2020, Annual General Meeting WB&DTUC speaker on India’s anti-muslim laws


Thurs 19 Dec Delegate meeting and social

Thursday  21st November WB&DTUC Delegate meeting speaker Eileen Turnbill Shrewsbury 24 campaign

Thursday 17th October WB&DTUC Delegate meeting – UNITE speaker on HS2

Thursday 19th September WB&DTUC Delegate meeting

Thursday 18th July WB&DTUC Delegate meeting

 Sunday 14th July WODENSTOCK  3-6pm Amphitheatre Wednesfield
 Thursday 20th June WB&DTUC Delegate meeting  speaker on national Trades Union Council Conference by our delegate, Bob Simm PCS

Thursday 16th May WB&DTUC Delegate meeting with speaker Grace Millar UCU on her research into British Mining post nationalisation

Wednesday 1st May, 7pm Workers’ Day @ Pegasus WV6 0QQ

Sunday 28th April Workers’ Memorial Day 12.30pm @cenotaph/Workers’ Memorial Day Tree, W’ton

Thursday 18th April WB&DTUC Delegate meeting with speaker Dr Francisco Domínguez National Secretary Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

 Thursday 21st March WB&DTUC Delegate meeting with speaker Lee Barron Secretary Midlands TUC; presentation of TUC Silver Badge of Merit for long service to our President Marie Taylor and Vice  President Rob Marris

Thursday 21st February WB&DTUC Delegate meeting  with speaker from Police Spies Out of Lives, a campaigning support group working to achieve an end to the sexual and psychological abuse of campaigners and others by undercover police officers.

Heart unions week 9/10 Feb campaigning with flowers in Wednesfield & Bilston

AGM 17 Jan 2019 we showed The Plan 30min film of the pioneering effort by workers at the arms-related company Lucas Aerospace, to defend their jobs by proposing alternative, socially-useful applications of the company’s technology and their own skills.

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