Firefighters to strike
Firefighters in England announced a significant escalation of strike action, with four days of strikes
The strike will begin at 6pm Friday 31st October until 6pm Tuesday 4th November
This follows a refusal from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to bring any new offer to the table over pensions, despite two months of talks.
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Boycott Israeli Goods
Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Pickets
United we Stand is a new Townsend Productions play about the injustice served on 24 building workers in 1973.
Thu, 30 October, 7.30pm
Fri, 31 October, 2pm & 7.30pm
Sat, 1 November, 7.30pm
Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury
Miners' Strike 30th anniversary
STILL THE ENEMY WITHIN
Monday 3rd November, 7.45pm Lighthouse cinema, Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Council - NO cuts NO privatisation
Remember, remember the 5th of November; stop councillors giving workers the chop.
lobby of full council will take place outside council chamber level 4 civic centre Wolverhampton
from 5pm to 5.30pm on Wednesday 5th November 2014 led by UNISON members from the Neighbourhood Warden Service who collected over 4,000 signatures from local council tax payers to force the council to debate the issue. They will do this immediately after this lobby. Spaces in the public gallery of the council chamber will be available.
They are expected to be joined by other workers under threat including disabled workers from Old Tree Nursery.
next WB&DTUC meeting
Thursday 20th November 2014
7.15pm delegates & interested trades unionists and those interested in joining a union are invited @Civic Centre
Wolverhampton homes 5 times salaries
Fewer than a quarter of West Midlands local authority areas have affordable house prices for local people, according to new analysis published by the TUC. (2-9-14)
Trade union courses in Wolverhampton 2015
TUC courses sign up now....January 2015
Britain needs a pay rise – TUC mass demonstration
Saturday 18 October 2014 TUC mass demonstration in London under the banner of Britain Needs a Pay Rise.
13 & 15 October mass national strikes
Health workers went on strike on Monday 13th October 2014 for the first time in 30 years over pay.
National Minimum Wage rates increase
from 1stOctober 2014:
The Living Wage is £7.65/hour outside London.; this will be updated in November 2014
Paying the living wage would mean a £254 million boost to public finances from the West Midlands
Local Govt. Pay Claim LATEST
Unions suspend strike over pay due Tuesday 14th October
The three unions which represent more than 1.5 million workers in local government and schools – UNISON, GMB and UNITE – have today decided to suspend strike action planned for 14 October and consult their members on new proposals put forward by the Local Government Association as the best achievable by negotiation.
NUT Stand up for education –
The NUT has published a “Manifesto For Our Children’s Education” which it will be using in the run up to the General Election next year. It can be read online at:
Action For Rail
Wolverhampton TUC, Unison, NUT and PCS members helped.
Action for Rail and rail campaigners organised a day of action on the day when the inflation figure used to calculate increases in regulated fares, like Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets, were announced.
Announced: Rail fares will rise 3.5% well ahead of wage rises
ACT NOW to protect your medical confidentiality
As of 18th February, care.data uploads have been delayed for a further 6 months until September 2014, except for a number of ‘pilot’ practices