Stop Trident National Demo, Jeremy Corbyn to speak
Saturday 27th February, 12 noon, London.
March to Trafalgar Square Rally with contributions from a range of political & celebrity speakers.
pickup Wolves at 7.45am, Falkland St
Real wages down £2,000 in the West Midlands still
January 2016 - Real wages in the West Midlands still worth nearly £2,000 less than in 2008, according to new TUC analysis
Average pay (median) in the West Midlands is still worth £1,981 less in real terms than it was in 2008 – a shortfall of £38 a week or 8.5% – according to new analysis published by the TUC.
Dudley TUC open meeting
Tuesday 1st March doors open 7pm,
Dave Smith, Blacklisting Support Group Secretary, activist and co-author of "Blacklisted - the secret war between big business and union activists".
then music from Tim Martin
The Lamp Tavern, 116 High Street Dudley DY1 1QT
WOMEN AT WORK WEEK
MIDLANDS TUC ANNOUNCES ITS SECOND WOMEN AT WORK WEEK
The TUC in the Midlands is delighted to announce its second Women at Work Week, designed to highlight women workers in the run up to International Women’s Day on 8th March.
events on 1st, 3rd and 4th March
Annual Report of Work 2015 and 2016 Plan of Action
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council's Annual Report of Work 2015
and Plan of Action for 2016
Fancy free entry to music festivals - volunteer 2016?
Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council organises teams of local trade unionists to work on bars at music festivals to raise our funds for our campaigning work. Our volunteers have raised £35,000 over the last 17 summers at festivals at around sixty festivals; £2,000 was raised last summer.
We have to apply for places at festivals in March 2016 - so not too early to apply for Glastonbury and Latitude 2016.
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
Friday 4th March
Blackheath Coronation Club, George Avenue, Rowley Regis, B65 9BD
Polly Toynbee, writer and Guardian columnist will be giving the 2016 Mary Macarthur lecture.
Action For Rail
Wolves TUC co-ordinated ASLEF, RMT, UNISON & UNITE members in another Action for Rail event at Wolverhampton Station as rail fares rose again, calling for an affordable railway under public ownership. 1,000 commuters leafleted with postcards for MPs on 4th January 2016 from 7am. We were joined by Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris, himself a UNITE member.
Rail fares rose again on 2 January, yet the cost of living doesn’t get any cheaper.
Commuters in the UK are spending up to 6x as much of their wages on rail fares than passengers using publicly-owned railways in France, Germany, Spain and Italy – according to new analysis published by Action for Rail.
150 years anniversary badges
150 limited edition, numbered, anniversary (40mm) badges to this design of our banner have been produced, NOW available with special presentation card plus free copy of our history 1865-1990
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
This year's event will be Thursday 28th April 2016
12.30pm at the Workers' Memorial Day Tree, Cenotaph, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS
Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living.
1st May 2016 Wolverhampton Workers' Day
Sunday 1st May 2016
Trades Union Councils Programme of Work 2015 - 2016
Shrewsbury 24 debate
Parliamentary debate on the Shrewsbury 24 documents 9 -12-15 in which Rob Marris MP took part which called the government to release all the files relating to the charges, trials, and convictions of the the Shrewsbury Pickets in 1973/4. The debate was called in response to the cabinet ‘s decision to withhold documents. The next scheduled review will be in 2021.