October 2003

Secretary’s Report October 2003 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC

Wm. Cooks strikers – as feared on the last possible day the employer filed an appeal against the strikers’ E.T. victory – but this was rejected by the court as it made no new point of law. A higher level appeal has been made by Cooks but an outcome is expected shortly.

Wolverhampton Stop the War Coalition, convened by WB&D TUC – next meeting MONDAY 20th October 7.30pm, Newhampton Pub, Riches St, Whitmore Reans.
They are open to all supporters. George Bush is making a state visit in mid-November to see the Queen, the group is hoping to meet him too!

STW/CND national demo against the Occupation of Iraq September 27th
London had its fifth major protest yesterday against the war in Iraq, with organisers claiming that as many as 100,000 people attended the march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square – it was enough to turn Trafalgar Square into a noisy sea of waving placards and banners, with leading figures in the Stop the War Coalition Our block train booking worked well and we sold all the seats, and minimised our losses. The march contained many of the most vocal anti-war activists including George Galloway, the Labour MP suspended by the party for comparing Mr Blair and George Bush to wolves. He said: “It is vital that we call Tony Blair to account, because if a crime and a blunder on this scale goes unpunished, it will happen again and again.”


Quiz 4 CUBA Wednesday 22nd October Tickets £2 from Nick/Dave Cole
7.30pm Newhampton Inn Live music from the Doyle Band

Palestine Solidarity meeting Thursday 6th November, 7.30pm Dudley Road Community Centre, next to Gudwara at top of Dudley Road and opposite Billa’s Bar.

TUC Courses at Jennie Lee Centre, Lichfield Road, Wednesfield WV11 3HT applications to:
Sandwell College, Trade Union Studies Dept, Pound Road, Oldbury, Warley B68 8NA 0121 253 6874 9am-4pm

Birmingham TUC’s new social club: Bread and Roses, Paradise Circus, between Central Library and Rep Theatre

We have obtained a late night hour’s license for music and liquor for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Open until 1 am. Parties and trade union functions can book the facility for exclusive use. Please contact the bar staff on 0121 233 9977.
Birmingham TUC News 4th October 2003
SUNDAY LUNCH: From this Sunday 5th October, Bread and Roses will open from 12 noon. Sunday lunch will be served until 4.00 pm. We now have a Children’s Licence so families are welcome.
SUNDAY JAZZ:Again from this Sunday 5th October we are running a Sunday Evening Jazz session. This starts at 8.00 pm and all Jazz musicians who want to join in are welcome. FREE ENTRANCE
TUESDAY QUIZ: From Tuesday 7th October we are running a weekly quiz night. This starts at 8.30 pm. Teams of 4, Entrance £5 per team.
Conservatoire Music Ensemble: From Thursday evening the 16th October and every Thursday thereafter we will hold a music night. Music is from 9 pm until 12 midnight and features bands and songs from Conservatoire students. FREE ENTRANCE.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH:From Monday 1st December until Christmas we are a presenting special Christmas Lunch. This is aimed at workplace bookings. Booking forms are available at the Bar.

2003 Affiliates: ASLEF, Amicus-MSF 0758, Amicus-MSF 13/D Craft, CWU (W.Mids & Worcs.), CYWU, FBU, GMB 223 Rover, GMB (X13 B’ham General), GPMU, NASUWT, NATFHE (Bilston), NATFHE (University), NATFHE (Wulfrun), NUT, POA, TGWU 5/748, TGWU 5/836, UNISON General, UNISON Healthcare 11,600 trades unionists affiliated


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