October 2017

Secretary’s Report OCTOBER 2017 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC

TUC Workshop on Organising Migrant Workers and Tackling Discrimination at Work
This workshop, being held in Birmingham, will explore the discrimination and exploitation that migrants and BME workers frequently face which lowers conditions for all workers.  It will develop strategies with reps and activists to organise migrant and BME workers and build solidarity to improve pay and conditions for all.
Who is it for: Trade union reps, officials and activists from trade unions who are interested in encouraging those in their workplace to organise migrant and BME workers.
Thursday 19 October light lunch will be served from 1-2 pm. The workshop 2-5pm.
——-Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Rd, Wolverhampton WV10 0RA have set up free ESOL classes
Thursday 9.45 – 1.15pm Friday 9.45 – 1.15pm turn up on Thursday morning for registration main focus is Entry 3 to Entry level 1.

Black History public lecture Thursday 19 October 5.30pm to 7pm (prior to our meeting)
Rivers of Blood in Wolverhampton? Enoch Powell, Racism & Resistance
Venue: MH002, Ground Floor, Mary Seacole Building, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1AD
Please book your place via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rivers-of-blood-in-wolverhampton-enoch-powell-racism-and-resistance-tickets-37304209896
third annual TUC Midlands Equalities Conference Saturday 28th October
@ TUC Offices, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3TH 11 am, registration from 10.30 am, buffet lunch will be provided at the end
–          Frances Ryan – Guardian columnist & disability activist
–          MPs Jess Phillips & Eleanor Smith
–          Former TUC head of equalities and LGBT life-long activist Peter Purton
–          Former right-wing extremist and now government consultant on preventing far-right extremism Nigel Bromage
–          Hear from the TUC Regional leaders from the Regional Women’s Committee, the Young Members Network, our Pensioners Network and the newly formed Midlands Inclusion Committee
 To book your place at this event please register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuc-midlands-equalities-conference-tickets-38538726368
Ashley Riley, CWU member and the Managing Director of Ashley Riley Communications will deliver a trade union focused workshop that looks at the theory of why social media works and will give practical and easy to use tips and advice on what works. Including video postings, practical support on delivering social media through facebook, twitter, linkedin and Instagram.
This first event will be held on Thursday 2nd November from 10.30am in the training room at the TUC Offices, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH. Applications are expected to be high so please register as soon as you can for this event on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-masterclass-tickets-37994452430 A lunch will be provided for this free event.
Unionlearn Supporting Learners Event
Tuesday 21 November 10.30 – 3.30 CWU, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH

50,000 took part with Unite coach taking people from Wolverhampton in October’s National Demonstration in Manchester. Tories Out | No More Austerity | Scrap the Pay Cap

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