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Council partners with Trade Unions to improve Health and Safety standards 

11 May 18

City of Wolverhampton Council has signed an agreement to mark a new partnership with Trade Unions to encourage the importance of health and safety in the workplace.


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An Evening with Dennis Skinner 

10 May 18

Socialist, Trade Unionist Labour Member of Parliament Saturday 23rd June @Lightouse cinema tickets on sale now…


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TUC Women in Leadership Course 

7 May 18

Completed applications must be received by 12 noon, Thursday 31 May .


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Walsall TUC event 

11 Apr 18

Rise Like Lions! Banner Theatre Chuckery Club April 17th 7.30pm £5.00 (2.00 concessions) Banner Theatre presents ‘Rise, Like Lions!’: a stirring, stomping, roaring celebration of grassroots resistance to those who plot to tear apart our welfare state, …


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Tuesday 1st May 2017 Wolverhampton Workers’ Day – May Day 

16 Mar 18

doors open 6-45pm venue: Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Jackson Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ…


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Bus Pass – on tour 

5 Mar 18

Celebrate the Bus – Help Keep the Bus Pass April 2018 sees the tenth anniversary of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, a long-fought–for benefit that brings financial, health and social benefits to older people and disabled people, …


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Scrap the Pay Gap – PCS/UNITE public meeting 

5 Mar 18

Thursday 15th March 2018 venue Britannia Hotel ( Regency Suite) , Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DD starts at 6pm open public meeting organised by PCS and Unite Scrap the Pay Gap Guest speakers will include Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary …


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Wolverhampton exhibitions to celebrate women partially winning right to vote 

7 Feb 18

Thurs March 8th lecture 11-12noon £2 Running until Saturday, March 24 , Votes for Women, is on at the City Archives, Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SF admission to the exhibition is free.


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Wolverhampton mosques open day 

31 Jan 18

Sunday 18 February 2018…


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We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ Grunwick strike play 

30 Jan 18

the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike Mon 5 March 7.30pm Midlands Arts Centre £ 12 / £10…


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Birmingham UNISON Home Care Workers 

19 Jan 18

will be striking Saturday 20th Jan between 11am and 2.30 pm.


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WM economy strategy conference 

16 Jan 18

Sat 10 March , Birmingham 1-30 to 4-30pm…


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TUC calls for national task force on Carillion 

16 Jan 18

TUC calls for national task force on Carillion Union group calls for risk assessments of other large outsourcing firms TUC to convene crunch talks between unions The TUC has called for the government to assemble a national task force to deal with the…


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A New Deal for Working People – TUC March and Rally 

10 Jan 18

The TUC is holding a national march and rally on Saturday 12 May 2018 in central London.


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Peaky Blinders & The Real Jessie Eden 

21 Dec 17

Saturday, 13 January 2018 The Cherry Reds Cafe-Bar in Birmingham…


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TUC Education free webinars 

24 Nov 17

Watch live or after on replay – you can register easily to watch How to write effective emails for organising : 6th December at 2:30pm Register here: https://www.


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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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