BRIEFING for FULL-TIME OFFICERS and SENIOR CONVENORS
Friday 21 June 2013
ORGANISING FOR THE FUTURE!
The Midlands TUC invites you to an essential briefing on young workers and their employment rights.
Cuts to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme were approved on Thursday 1 November by a Committee of MPs, although Labour MPs voted against the cuts.
Employment Law Changes
in 2013: A number of significant changes will be made to employment law this year. See the briefing from Thompsons Solicitors here.....
National Minimum Wage rates increase
from 1stOctober 2013:
3million workers set to lose rights
if Government plans to extend the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal from one year to two years go ahead
Millions benefit from extra holiday April 09
Minimum holiday entitlement has risen to 28 days
Two solid national strikes took place in July. The Company have announced the closure of 27 factories which if they have their way will close by end of August, this year. Disabled workers are being made to pay the price for bankers greed, with their jobs.
Trade union courses in Wolverhampton 2013
TUC courses will be delivered at: Bilston Campus, Wellington Road, Wolverhampton WV14 6BT sign up now.....
UNION REPRESENTATIVES STAGE 1
HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES STAGE 1
PCS, UCU & UNITE Health national strike with other unions across the civil service, health and education
Bombardier job cuts
Paul Uppal defeated in Tory attempt to effectively ban strikes
A Ten-minute Rule Bill in Parliament, attempting to prohibit strike action in emergency and transport service sectors unless a majority of employees in the unionised workforce has voted in favour of such action - not simply a majority of those voting-for strike action was defeated
Multinational companies have been illegally blacklisting trade-unionists for years, denying them employment. This film shares first hand experience from 12 blacklisted workers (including Ricky Tomlinson & Steve Acheson) about their fight for justice.
April 2012: Jobless queues in Wolverhampton are getting longer; across the West Midlands, unemployment fell by 3,000 to 239,000, while the national total dipped by 35,000 in the quarter to February, giving a jobless rate of 8.3 per cent.
The 33 Chilean Miners
article by Sergio Requena-Rueda Coventry TUC delegate, currently in Chile, followed by our letter to the Chilean PM
Support Fairness At Work
The Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill was debated on 22 October 2010 but ran out of time. It is on the Order Paper to resume its Second Reading debate on 17th June 2011 though won't get debated.
The Facts About Facility Time for Union Reps
New resource by the TUC on facility time can be accessed at the link below
Wolverhampton is not the 5th worst place in the world!!
The Express & Star has reported the backpackers' bible Lonley Planet as having described Wolverhampton as the 5th worst place in the entire world!
National TUC Strategy for the Defence of the TUC Unemployed Workers' Centres