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Childcare costs up nearly five times faster than West Midlands wages 

9 Nov 17

TUC highlights ‘childcare gap’ for parents with one-year-olds The cost of childcare for young children has risen 4.8 times faster than wages in the West Midlands since 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC.


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PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TACKLING ONLINE Hate crime 

12 Oct 17

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Unionlearn Supporting Learners Event 

12 Oct 17

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 10.30 – 3.30 CWU, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH…


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TUC MIDLANDS SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERCLASS 

12 Oct 17

This first event will be held on Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 10.30am in the training room at the TUC Offices, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH.


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TUC Workshop on Organising Migrant Workers and Tackling Discrimination at Work 

12 Oct 17

This workshop, being held in Birmingham, will explore the discrimination and exploitation that migrants and BME workers frequently face which lowers conditions for all workers.


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Black History public lecture 

12 Oct 17

Rivers of Blood in Wolverhampton? Enoch Powell, Racism and Resistance Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 Time: 5.30pm to 7pm Venue: MH002, Ground Floor, Mary Seacole Building, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1AD Please book your place via Eventbrite…


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Birmingham Bin Strike demo 

12 Sep 17

Sunday 17 Sept 11am Victoria Sq Birmingham B1 1DB…


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Scrap the Pay Gap 

12 Sep 17

Wed 20 Sept B’ham 6pm UNITE + PCS public meeting with Mark Sewotka and Len McClusky…


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National Conversation on Immigration 

19 Aug 17

We held a structured discussion – the results of which fed into the national debate…


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no to fascists in Wolves 

11 Aug 17

Gather Queens Sq 11am Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 – join Wolves TUC/ Black Country UAF in opposition to fascist group coming to Wolverhampton.


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Demonstrate at Tory conference 2017 

11 Aug 17

National Demonstration – Sunday 1 October 2017 Tories Out | No More Austerity | Scrap the Pay Cap For Decent Health, Homes, Jobs Education Assemble: 12:00pm, Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester – March to the Conference Centre This is the …


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President’s Report 2017 

15 Jun 17

WBDTUC President’s Report The President’s report tends to focus on the political situation of the previous year whilst the secretary will report on the many and varied meetings, activities and campaigns of the Trades Union Council In previous years …


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Workers’ Rights – manifestos analysed 

28 May 17

The Institute of Employment Rights (to which WBDTUC is affiliated) has analysed the parties’ manifesto effects on your rights at work if Tories or Labour are elected at the general election – use your vote wisely to protect and improve your rights.


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Refugee Week 

28 May 17

Monday 19 June 6pm Wolverhampton Amnesty are putting on the film Fire at Sea.


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500 Wolverhampton jobs threatened by Tory cuts 

28 May 17

The Conservative government announced that it was closing 150 Tax Offices, including the Wolverhampton office at Crown house, which employs over 500 staff.


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WASPI 

19 May 17

Women Against State Pension Inequality WASPI fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the state pension law (1995/2011 acts) riasing pension age for women from 60 to 68 and to achieve fair transitional …


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Don’t lose your right to vote 

13 May 17

Apply to register to vote https://www.


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UNISON/Fairtrade meeting 

1 May 17

all welcome…


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Out of the Darkness 

29 Apr 17

Out of the Darkness – new exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery .


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TUC Midlands Region Annual Conference 

10 Apr 17

AGM report 25 February 2017…


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Stand Up to Racism demo 

16 Mar 17

National March against Racism this Saturday, March 18th , in London supported by TUC, Unison, Unite, PCS, NUT, CWU still some coach seats from Wolverhampton…


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Liberating Arts Festival 

7 Mar 17

Film, poetry, visual arts, performance, music, song, dance, theatre.


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march for Education 

7 Mar 17

Sat 11 March 10am Shrewsbury Castle Lawn, the Quarry union March for Education…


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‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ anti-fascist play 

7 Mar 17

The MAC, Birmingham (Tel: 0121 446 3232 https://macbirmingham.


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Abortion is a Workplace Issue 

6 Mar 17

Abortion is a Workplace Issue (by West Midlands UCU) Saturday 25 March at 1:30pm Birmingham and Midland Institute in Birmingham…


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Funky Fridays 

2 Feb 17

First Friday of every month.


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Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary 

2 Feb 17

Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary https://wolverhampton.


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NHS demo 

14 Jan 17

“The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it” Nye Bevan, Founder of the NHS On Saturday 4 March 2017 The People’s Assembly is be teaming up with Health Campaigns Together to organise a major national demonstration in …


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Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness free course 

14 Jan 17

Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue? A free course designed for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be! Friday 3rd and 10th February 2017 9am till …


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Heart Unions week 

13 Jan 17

campaign 2017 Join us to hand out flowers and union recruitment cards in Valentines’s week Saturday 11th February Wednesfield High St stall 10.30am Sunday 12th February Bilston Market stall 10.30am…


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Long commutes in the West Midlands up by a quarter 

8 Dec 16

The number of employees in the West Midlands with daily commutes of two hours or more has shot up by a quarter (25.6%) over the past five years, according to new analysis published by the TUC.


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Midlands TUC Pensioners’ Network 

7 Dec 16

Future Meetings 22nd March 2017 Speaker on Buses Bill, Election of Executive Committee 12th July 12.30 for 1pm at Unite, Pride Park, Derby.


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The Wolverhampton Worker 

17 Nov 16

monthly newspaper of Wolverhampton Trades and Labour Council (now known as Wolverhampton, Bilston District Trades Union Council), circulation 17,000.


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people working night shifts in the West Midlands up by 22,000 

6 Nov 16

New analysis published by the TUC 31 October 2016, shows that the number of people who work night shifts in the West Midlands increased by 22,000 (9%) between 2011 and 2016 to 267,000.


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fees cause Midlands 90% drop in sex discrimination ET claims 

6 Nov 16

  Discrimination at work allowed to “flourish unchecked” as employment tribunal claims fall sharply in the Midlands, says TUC    4 November 2016 TUC condemns steep fees which allow bad bosses to get away with discrimination and unfair …


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Quaker Quiz 

6 Nov 16

Fri 18 Novemb e r , Friends Meeting House 7-15pm, fundraising for refugee support groups…


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Battle of Orgreave exhibition 

6 Nov 16

now until – 26th November 2016 2016 Jeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave @ Worcester City Art Gallery Museum.


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Birmingham TUC 150 years celebration 

6 Nov 16

John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor is now a  Confirmed speaker @ Birmingham Trades Union Council 150th Anniversary Event Saturday 12th November 2016 Less than 30 places are left; tickets are £5 waged and £2.50 unwaged and are available from i.


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Social Care SOS 

3 Nov 16

SOS DAY –  Wednesday 16th NOVEMBER QUEEN SQUARE, Wolverhampton 12noon-1pm £1.95 billion has been cut from social care budgets over the last ten years;  At present funding levels, 37,000 care beds will be lost over the next five years; Spending on…


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International Asbestos Trade Today 

9 Oct 16

Annual General Meeting of West Midlands Hazards Trust will take place on Tuesday 11 th  October 2016, 6.15pm in the offices of Irwin Mitchell, Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, B2 5DB.


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THE LUCAS PLAN 

27 Sep 16

CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUCAS PLAN NOVEMBER 26TH, BIRMINGHAM…


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WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK 

26 Sep 16

WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK by UNISON West Midlands   Free Thu 6 October 2016 19:00 – 21:30…


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Ken Purchase 

15 Sep 16

Monday 19th September  Ken Purchase’s funeral…


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Ken Purchase 

15 Sep 16

Monday 19th September  Ken Purchase’s funeral…


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Working in the UK – a guide to your rights 

12 Sep 16

Free online TUC Employment Rights guide – ‘Working in the UK – a guide to your rights’ The TUC’s ‘Working in the UK – a guide to your rights’ is now available in 21 languages altogether and contains information on subjects such as minimum …


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Dudley TUC music event – We Shall Overcome SATURDAY 

12 Sep 16

“‘We Shall Overcome’ was launched as a reaction to the 2015 election.


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Dudley TUC music event – We Shall Overcome SUNDAY 

12 Sep 16

SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER @ Scary Canary ,  108A Stourbridge High Street, DY8 1DT   https://www.


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JC4PM – at the Tory Conference 

9 Sep 16

Sunday 2 October at 7:30pm–10pm Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2EP  Facebook event  https://www.


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May Day venue under threat 

8 Sep 16

Save and Support The Pegasus Pub, our May Day venue from closure and losing Licence Whitmore Reans is a diverse and vibrant community lacking many resources.


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Attendance Allowance campaign 

8 Sep 16

Campaign by Midlands TUC Pensioners Network – see report below.







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