125 years of Usdaw
exhibiting at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre
until 30 June 2016
A pop-up exhibition ‘Usdaw: 125 Years Strong’ will open to the public, free of charge, from at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre.
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Stop government taking control over local government pensions
5 million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to pay their pensions.
The Government wants powers over LGPS investment funds; but they could gamble away members’ money on infrastructure projects.
This is not allowed in any other UK scheme, including the MPs'.
The LGPS must be invested in members’ best interests. Sign the union-backed petition
Campaign against Housing & Planning Bill
The Housing Bill passed in parliament on 12th May. It will not come into effect before April 2017: there are still lots of ways to challenge and fight it, spelt out in the Kill the Housing Bill statement below
annual conference of Trade Union Councils 2016 – delegate report
The 85th annual conference of Trade Union Councils
Midlands TUC Regional Council - delegate's report
21 May 2016, Derby - WB&DTUC delegate's report
There’s a deal being decided in secret between America and the EU that could threaten our way of life.
The deal is called TTIP - short for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its like a wish list for big corporations.
But most people still don’t know what TTIP is - or how much is at stake.
Tolpuddle Martyr`s festival
2016 Festival and Rally Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July
Unwelcome the Tory Conference to Birmingham 2016
Saturday 1st October Counter Conference
Sunday 2nd October, the day the Tory Conference starts, TUC demo/rally with Victoria Square and Colmore Row booked. Owen Jones has already agreed to speak plus other national and local speakers.
there are likely to be events running through the week of the Tory Conference with organisations running their own protests, meetings and events.
Trade union courses in Wolverhampton 2016
TUC courses sign up now....
- Diploma in Employment Law Wednesday 13th July 2016
- Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 14th July 2016
Union Reps Stage 1 ten weeks Wolverhampton 9 am – 4 pm on Mondays
Health & Safety Stage 1 ten weeks 9 am – 4 pm on Tuesdays
Right to strike under threat
In response to the TU Bill campaign by the TUC and trade unions, Government minister Nick Boles has announced concessions to:
ABANDON plans to ban union subscriptions via payroll (check-off), provided the union pays payment processing costs (as many already do).
CONCEDE safeguards against politicisation of the union regulator (Certification Officer) and reduce its costs to unions.
WATER DOWN plans to restrict union political funds. Changes will no longer apply to existing members, and costs and effort will be much reduced.
AGREE TO a review of online methods for strike ballots. This would help increase turnouts.
ADD SAFEGUARDS to a new power to cap union facility time. This could happen now only after at least 3 years research and negotiation.
People's Post Campaign
In the wake of an announcement by the Post Office of 600 job losses in its cash handling operation, Supply Chain, the CWU and Unite are calling for the Post Office management to resign in protest at the government’s funding cuts to the service.
The job losses come on top of an expected loss of up to 500 frontline jobs from the franchising of thirty nine of its flagship Crown post offices and the loss of over fifty dedicated financial service experts selling products in branches through a further savings programme.
West Midlands Combined Authority
latest Wolverhampton unemployment briefing can be downloaded here http://www.wolverhamptoninprofile.org.uk/news/item?itemId=34
Unemployment statistics can be found here http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Labour+Market