September 2011

What’s on September 2011
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC
Secretary’s Report

Fri 2nd September in the Library Theatre, Birmingham.
new production of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'. £10 union sponsored

new venue: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Saturday 15October,Pattingham WV6 7BB

Defending the NHS – Stop the Health & Social Care Bill
Saturday 3rd September 2011
10am till 1pm
Queens Square Wolverhampton
stall organised by Labour Party and its Trade Union and Labour Organisation (made up of the fifteen trade unions that are affiliated to the Labour Party).


Bombardier job cuts UNITE, RMT, TSSA, GMB representing the Bombardier workforce in Derby mobilised 10,000 in a mass demonstration this summer. Over 50,000 have signed a petition in protest.

 Sign the e-petition

Saturday 17th September 10-5pm

TUC’s 7th annual Chainmakers festival

@ Bearmore Mound playing fields, Cradley Heath, B64.

£5 entry, free under 16 & unwaged


Birmingham’s March for The Alternative,  organised by Midlands TUC

tens of thousands expected@ Lib Dem conference  demo

Sunday 18th September

assemble 11am Granville Streetcentral Birmingham B1 1JW

we have 1000 copies of the TUC's flyer – available to local branches for distribution – please contact us for copies


Mark Serwotka PCS, Christine Blower NUT, Billy Hayes CWU, Paul Kenny GMB & John MacDonnell MP to speak

Train from Wolverhampton 10.05am


`ARNA'S CHILDREN' 6 pm  Thursday 22nd September @ Light House  WV1 1HT 

Film showing in collaboration with West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign & Birmingham-Ramallah Twinning Committee, introduced by Chris Khamis, cousin of the director.


Grace Petrie who was the best act at Tolpuddle this year

(a more tuneful version of Billy Bragg). Love Music Hate Racism benefit

Sunday 25th September 7.30pm    tickets£5    07876 250871

River Rooms, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge DY8 1JN    + punk support acts Huffy & Crossfire


thanks to the volunteers raised over £1000 for our campaigns by working on the bars at Glastonbury and Leeds festivals this summer.

UCU University branch and RMT Wolverhampton branch have both rejoined us this summer, with a full list of new delegates from the RMT – welcome back.


Branches affiliated for 2011:  ASLEF, ASPECT, ATL, Community (Hall Palm),  Community 17000,CWU(Worcs&WMids), CWU(W’ton), CYWU-UNITE , FBU, GMBx13, NASUWT, NUT, PCS(West Mercia) , PCS(CPS West Mids), POA, RMT, UCU College, UCU(University), UNISON General, UNISON University, UNITE 5/748, UNITE 5/836, UNITE 5/998, UNITE 3120M, UNITE 0758M

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