September 2022

Wolverhampton TUC Secretary’s report

SEPTEMBER 2022 Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC

CWU strike

mass rally for all the CWU strikers Thurs 8 Sept 12.30pm at Sun St Mail mail centre WV1A 1AA
Wolverhampton TUC will be there showing solidarity 115,000 postal workers will strike again for a proper pay rise from 4am Thursday 8th September, through Fri 9th Sept to 4am Saturday 10th September; (postponed) pickets at Wolverhampton’s NW Midlands Mail Centre at Sun St

Rail strikes

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union represents 96% of drivers, will be on strike on Thursday 15 September in their dispute over pay.
the railworkers’ union will also strike on Thurs 15 September as well as Saturday 17 September
supporters welcome at pickets
both have been postponed

A number of our delegates supported further RMT strikes on 27 July, 18 and 20 August; ASLEF on 30 July and 13 August.

next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 15th September @7-15pm speaker @ 8pm
via zoom – link on

Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign 7pm Friday 23rd September Friends Meeting House Wolverhampton WV1 4PR ‘ISRAEL’S APARTHEID AGAINST PALESTINIANS

UCU rally/demo against the 500 job cuts at Wolverhampton University
2-4pm on Saturday 24th September in the pedestrian area between the university Harrison library and the Civic Centre (awaiting council permission)
President of UCU has agreed to speak.

Protest the Tory Conference in Birmingham 2022

Sunday 2 October, 1pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham organised by Midlands TUC and Peoples Assembly Against Austerity

annual Silk Mill march & rally in Derby Saturday 17th September no trains there though

TUC Webinar: Sickness absence – worker’s rights Wed, 21 Sept 2-3pm How can reps ensure their employer is managing sickness absence in a clear and fair way that is consistent with their equality responsibilities? read full event

TUC Webinar: Right to work checks – how to support migrant members new guidance to help reps better understand the new right to work checks process, to inform and support their migrant members 2-3pm Wed 12 Oct Read the full event.

TUC Webinar: Supporting workers with Long Covid Thursday 27 October – discussion where we’ll talk reps through the legal responsibilities their employer should have in place for supporting members with Long Covid, including introducing reasonable adjustments so members with Long Covid don’t face discrimination at work. Read the full event.