Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC Report for OCTOBER 2020
next Wolverhampton TUC Delegate meeting Thurs 15th October 7-15pm speaker at 8-15pm all welcome via Zoom Meeting ID: 897 2189 2131 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89721892131
TUC research – Wolverhampton’s social care spending has been cut by £18.9million a 22% cut in spend per capita since 2010, that is £113 per person; Walsall had a 25% per capita cut whilst Shropshire had a 17% increase. See wolvestuc.org.uk
TUCJCC report on or website – progress being made already.
USDAW petition against abuse of shop workers https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/328621
Usdaw still needs 33,000 signatures by 24th January to trigger a parliamentary debate.
From last month’s meeting with Simon Foster Police & Crime Commissioner candidate re #BLM: Would mandatory use of body cams make the police more likely to treat the public decently and equitably?
Police body cams used in 66% of stop and searches(when mandatory) and 77% of use of force incidents (when discretionary) in 2020; 98% stop and search reports are signed off as adequate despite a third not having mandatory body cam footage.
Asbestos conference, 27 November, 9.30am Despite the banning of asbestos in the UK, in 1999, the latest statistics continue to show that the dangers of asbestos are still with us and are likely to be for the foreseeable future. Today, asbestos is still used in large quantities in many parts of Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, while controlled use is still permitted in the USA and Canada https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asbestos-real-and-present-danger-tickets-120991084591
2020 Women Chainmakers’ festival virtual event can now be viewed at https://youtu.be/rFpIGsT2UB0