Save Wolverhampton's Elderly Care
Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Show Israeli racism the red card in Cardiff!
Don't Play Israeli Apartheid
Wales has drawn Israel in the qualifying round of the 2015/16 UEFA Championships.
If you are thinking of joining the protest contact Wolverhampton PSC right now to find out about local transport arrangements
live gig to celebrate our 150 years anniversary
tickets on sale now, limited capacity at venue
150 years anniversary badges
150 limited edition numbered anniversary (40mm) badges to this design of our banner have been produced, soon to be available in special presentation box with insert card
Right to strike under threat
The right to strike is under threat. Here's a quick video explaining why...
How to vote for Labour Party leader
Votes must be received by 12pm on Thursday 10 September for them to count
Voting ballots will be sent out on Friday 14 August. You’ll be able to vote by post or online.
next Leader and Deputy Leader will be announced on 12 September
Action For Rail
Take Action Now: Ask your MP to support an affordable railway under public ownership
Rail fares are going up again in January, yet season tickets and other regulated fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis by Action for Rail.
The government plans to cap rises in regulated rail fares at inflation for this parliament, but you’re still paying for this through your taxes. The cost of the cap to taxpayers is £700m, according to Department for Transport figures.
Yet your season ticket could be 10 per cent cheaper by 2017 if rail lines up for renewal in this parliament were run by the public sector, as this would save £1.5bn – according to independent research. £520m of this saving would come from recouping the money that private train companies pay in shareholder dividends.
Please support our call for an affordable national railway under public ownership, that puts people before profit!
Burston Strike School Rally
Sunday 6 September 2015
Annual rally to celebrate the longest strike in history: Schoolchildren ‘went on strike’ in 1914 to support their teachers, sacked by the rural squirearchy for organising agricultural workers.
Jeremy Corbyn MP to speak
coach from Coventry - 3 free places sponsored by Wolves TUC
Trade union courses in Wolverhampton 2015
next WB&DTUC meeting
Rob Marris MP, Vice-President WB&DTUC
Lee Barron, Midlands TUC Secretary
Where: The Birmingham Midlands Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham
When: Thursday 17th September at 7pm
Organised by The People’s NHS West Midlands - a panel of experts, campaigners and politicians as we discuss the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This EU-US ‘free’ trade agreement has been making the headlines and there is a need to share our concerns and our understanding of what it could mean for the shape of our economy and our rights at work. We anticipate this to be a very popular event so make sure you book your seat.
Demonstrate at 2015 Tory conference
tens of thousands to demonstrate at the Tory party conference
Sunday 4 October 2015
Workers and community organisations from across the country will join the demonstration, which will be the first the TUC has organised since the Conservative government came to power.
Wolverhampton coaches - contact us now for places
Black Country People’s Assembly
TUC Midlands Equality Conference
The TUC in the Midlands is proud to announce its first Midlands Equality Conference for activists and representatives from across the region.
The conference is taking place on Saturday 31st October 2015 and is being held at the CWU Offices, Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3TH and will begin at 11am.
National Minimum Wage rates increase
Next rise is due October 2015
from 1st October 2015:
- adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage increases from current rate of £6.50 to £6.70
- development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) goes from £5.13 to £5.30
- rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will rise by 2% from £3.79 to £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 will rise up from £2.73 to £3.30 per hour
and from 1st April 2016:
- hourly rate of the national minimum wage for those of 25 years and over, will increase from £6.70 to £7.20
'In the Shadow of Elisabeth' project, exploring the union fight to save Bilston Steelworks
The project, coordinated by Bilston Community Association, is looking to source potential interviewees who remember the 'battle for Bilston.' This may be former steelworkers themselves or union members who may have witnessed or took part in the community action against the Government and British Steel.