People's Post Campaign
Stop the privatisation of our public services
- Birmingham Saturday June 4th, 5-7pm
Speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn - Leader of the Labour Party
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.
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Speaker: Marwan Darweish, (Principal lecturer in Peace Studies at Coventry University)
Date: Tuesday 7th June
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm
Venue: University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, WV1 1LY, Millennium City Building (Room MC001)
This event is open to members of the public, no booking required, just turn up.
next WB&DTUC meeting
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
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
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.
West Midlands Combined Authority
Protect our Steel Industry
575 jobs could be at risk from the steel closures at the Tata Steel Park, Wednesfield.
1st May 2016 Wolverhampton Workers' Day
Wolverhampton Workers' Memorial Day
National Minimum Wage rates increase
Next rise is due 1 October 2016
from 1st April 2016:
- hourly rate of the national minimum wage for those of 25 years and over, increased from £6.70 to £7.20. Two million under-25s will not be covered.
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage 21-24 years is £6.70
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) is £5.30
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds is £3.87/hour
- for apprentices under the age of 19 and those aged 19 and over in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship, the apprentice minimum wage rate £3.30 per hour
Black Country People’s Assembly
- Get involved in your local group join us on Facebook at Black Country Peoples Assembly
People's Assembly national site
False economy website
TUC General Secretary support for Wolves TUC
Letter of support and solidarity with Wolverhampton TUC received from Frances O'Grady TUC General Secretary
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