September 2010

WB&DTUC September 2010 Secretary’s Report

next WB&DTUC meeting Thurs 16th September 7-15pm Civic Centre

Our latest range of stylish anti-fascist t-shirts, May Day polo shirts, hats, anti-Thatcher CD and 2 new mugs – a Workers’ Memorial Day/H&S mug and a trades council design will be on sale.
 Or visit if you can’t wait!

Cradley Women Chainmakers’ centenary festival
 Saturday Sept 18th 10am-8pm
Black Country Living Museum

IF you are unable to obtain them FREE from your regional union office, our trades council has been sent some tickets:
 07932 797139 We have also been offered some tickets for the pre-event on the Friday evening but tickets are extremely limited (150 in total) and will go soon, but ring us.

Sat 25th Sept National Pensioners’ Convention meeting Carr’s Lane Church Centre central Birmingham

Sunday 3rd October assemble 12 noon, after a rally, the march will set off 1pm central Birmingham Demo @Tory party conference supported by PCS, UCU, NUJ speakers Jeremy Corbyn MP & John McDonnell MP, Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS

Wed 27th October National Pensioners Convention lobby of Parliament

What we’ve been doing this summer:

launch of Keep the Post Public @ Tettenhall Post Office, organised by Wolverhampton Communication Workers Union

14 attended our anti-bnp organising workshop this month(see separate report).
This followed the superb result in our anti-bnp by-election campaign this summer in Bilston N which involved 24 volunteers.
The fascists recorded their lowest ever vote in the borough and lost almost 80% of the votes that they’d received 2 months earlier.
We also run a stall at Phoenix festival and took part in the anti-EDL demo in Dudley.

£300 TUC Development grant has been received for our May Day work

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