September 2023

Secretary’s Report + Wolverhampton Strike News

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District T.U.Council’s next delegate meeting

Thursday 21st September

starts @ 7-15pm visitors welcome – report from T.U.Congress

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Minutes of last meeting

Secretary report


University strikes

Five days of strikes planned by UCU members at Wolverhampton University: 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 September

pickets 8-30am to 2pm on Mon 25 & Tues 26 September at the Wolverhampton City campus


Rail strikes

ASLEF Train drivers’ union said its members at sixteen train companies in England will walk out on 30 September and 4 October.

Picket lines will be at the railway station.

Plus an overtime ban on 29 September and for five days from 2 to 6 October.

The industrial action coincides with the Tory Party conference, in Manchester from 1 to 4 October.


Protest the Tory Conference in Manchester

Sunday 1st Oct

coaches organised by Unite Community Black Country branch in association with local Trades Councils – FREE for UNITE members; else £5 unwaged, £10 waged [WB&DTUC can reimburse seat costs for any of our delegates.]

must book in advance via

Likely Coach pick up locations: Wolverhampton

Walsall. Cannock, Birmingham, Worcester. Stourbridge. Stafford & Stoke


open to other trade union activists as well as UNISON members

  • rsvp to by 10 Oct


Since our last meeting members of all teaching unions have voted to accept an increased offer of a 6.5% pay rise after the NEU’s campaign of industrial action.

NEU said 86% of members in England who participated in the ballot had voted to accept the deal and end the wave of industrial action, (60% turnout); 78% of NASUWT and 85% of NAHT members who voted also supported the pay award.