October 2000

W’ton, Bilston & District TUC Secretary’s Report October ’00
2000 affiliations: ASLEF, CWU(W.Midlands), CYWU, FBU, GMB(W70/Willenhall), GPMU, ISTC(Monmore Tubes), MSF Craft 13/D, MSF 0558, NASUWT, NATFHE(Bilston), NULMW, NUT, POA, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON Health, UNISON Healthcare, USDAW. Affiliated membership: 12,129


McXXXX demo, Sat 14th October, B’ham noon Virgin Megastore off Corporation St, S26 Collective. World day against McDonalds and against capitalism!

European Health & Safety week 16th-21st October

British Pensioners TU Action Assoc. Justice & Rights conference, Leicester Town hall 10-30 to 3-30-pm Sat 21st October.

Bro.Kamaljit Singh will be in Cuba in early November at the World Solidarity Conference. He will be taking solidarity with him in the form of cash and goods. Ring him if you can help 01902 xxxxx

Socialist Beer & Skittles Sat 9th December Selly Pk Tavern, Pershore Rd, B’ham £7.50/£5 inc.food details B’ham Morning Star / Socialist Campaign Group Paul Birkett 0121 627 3550(w)

BAR STAFF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Radio 1 all-night dance event at Alexander Palace, London on New Year’s Eve. We will get £10.50/hour for every worker we bring and they will get free entry. Deadline for places is 22 November. Ring me for details.

Friends of former HASAC – I attended the inaugural meeting of the new West Midlands Hazards Trust. Made up largely of people formerly involved with HASAC, though only Birmingham was circulated with details of the meeting. Best Safety Services had already been set up which will be a commercial H&S venture offering training, consultancy, tests etc to TUs and employers. Surplus money will be channelled into W.M.H.T. which would offer a service similar to HASAC. Possible location S.Birmingham College. Certainly as yet entirely Brum-centric. Cash pledged from Hazards Campaign. Next meeting 4th Dec 7.30pm, TGWU B’ham tbc.

Dudley Group of Hospital strikers – after 5 strikes since August of increasing severity support is still solid and morale seems high. Substantial money has now come from UNISON. Our affiliates have sent over £4,000 so far.

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