October 2005

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC Secretary’s Report October 2005 www.wolvestuc.org.uk info@wolvestuc.org.uk

The next delegate meeting is Thursday 20th October – details in mailing

TU FESTIVAL Saturday, October 22nd, Black Country Living museum, celebration of women chainmakers’ strike – bring your banners £5 in -details in mailing.

BANNER THEATRE presents Wild Geese, Friday 28th October
Arena Theatre Wolverhampton £8/£6 Box Office 01902 321321 sponsored by UNISON
This new production by trade union activists Banner Theatre explores the real-life experiences of asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants and migrant workers in twenty-first century Britain.

“Iraq – the way forward”, WB&DTUC & STW public meeting
Wednesday 2nd November
7-30-9pm, Lighthouse small cinema, Wolverhampton
Speakers: Andrew Murray (National Chair, Stop The War), Youth CND

The Trade Justice Movement is organising a mass lobby of Parliament on 2nd November, to press the UK government to ensure action is agreed at the World Trade Organisation summit in Hong Kong in December.
Wolverhampton Trade Justice Group is arranging coaches to Westminster on 2nd November, together with a briefing meeting on the evening of 21st October. The meeting will be of interest to all, whether or not they are going to Westminster. Bookings for the coach can only be made by post to: Tim Fyffe, 40 Glentworth Gardens, Dunstall, Wolverhampton, WV6 0SG. Further details  01902 716510 (Tim Fyffe)

Saturday 19th November. TU meeting on Venezuela – Friends Meeting House (Priory Rooms)
40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 (www.theprioryrooms.co.uk)- close to Snow Hill Station.
10.30am showing of “The Revolution will not be Televised” followed by discussion with Venezuelan speaker noon-1.30pm
To book place  Andy 0121 288 1388 or Dave Auger 01902 554093 (organised by UNISON & VSUK)
Agenda item 5 Resolution:
“Combined TU Pensions Campaign”
At the recent TUC Conference a motion was passed calling for a Public Sector demonstration in support of Public Sector Pensions.

In light of information being received that Government proposals being made to unions on pensions are worse than the ones put to us at the beginning of the year which led to a successful strike vote.

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC calls on the TUC JCC to support calls for the immediate setting of a date for the demonstration in order that the strength of feeling and opposition to Government attacks on our pension can be known to the Government and that ant attacks will be met by united action by Public Sector unions.

We further support the call for the setting up of a Wolverhampton Public Sector TU Campaign Committee by the Trades Union Council
Proposed by: Wolverhampton General UNISON

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