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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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Unionlearn Learning and Skills Event 

21 Aug 16

  Thursday 15 September 2016  from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm and include lunch.


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Occupational cancers conference 

21 Aug 16

Sat 17 September , Birmingham 11am-3.30pm free but booking needed…


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Stop Arming Saudi 

21 Aug 16

UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia’s devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.


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Challenging NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans 

21 Aug 16

National Conference – Challenging the “Sustainability and Transformation Plans (  STPs ) Birmingham, Saturday September 17th 11-4pm Carrs Lane Conference Centre, BIRMINGHAM B4 7SX (opposite Moor St Station…


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Angela Eagle coming to Wolves 

14 Jul 16

Angela Eagle will be at Chubb buildings (Lighthouse) Friday 15 July @6pm for a women only meeting and @7pm for all LP meeting.


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annual conference of Trade Union Councils 2016 – delegate report 

16 Jun 16

The 85th annual conference of Trade Union Councils…


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Midlands TUC Regional Council – delegate’s report 

15 Jun 16

21 May 2016, Derby  – WBDTUC delegate’s report…


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Stop government taking control over local government pensions 

15 Jun 16

5 million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to pay their pensions.


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June 2016 

8 Jun 16

Secretary’s Report June 2016 Wolverhampton, Bilston District TUC   www.


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125 years of Usdaw 

8 Jun 16

exhibiting at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre until 30 June 2016 A pop-up exhibition ‘Usdaw: 125 Years Strong’ will open to the public, free of charge, from  at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre.


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Unwelcome the Tory Conference to Birmingham 2016 

2 Jun 16

Saturday 1st October  Counter Conference  Sunday 2nd October, the day the Tory Conference starts, TUC demo/rally with Victoria Square and Colmore Row booked.


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Do we vote to stay in europe or leave? 

2 Jun 16

Dudley Trades Union Council have organised a public meeting and debate to discuss this vital question.


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Do we vote to stay in europe or leave? 

2 Jun 16

  Dudley Trades Union Council have organised a public meeting and debate to discuss this vital question.


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People’s Post Campaign 

19 May 16

Stop the privatisation of our public services – Birmingham Saturday June 4t h,  5-7pm Speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of the Labour Party…


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West Midlands Combined Authority 

14 Apr 16

  Midlands TUC   Combined Authorities meeting for West Midlands Trades Union Councils.







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