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Birmingham Trades Council Delegates Meeting 7 pm Thursday 3rd of December 7 pm

Birmingham Trades Council delegates will meet on Thursday the 3rd of December 2020.

Key speakers will include representatives of the various Trade Unions. This will include include speakers from NEU, UCU and UNISON.

Howard Beckett from UNITE will be speaking on Jeremy’s suspension and the withdrawal of the Labour whip.

There will be two resolutions put to the delegates.

  1. The resolution demanding restoring Jeremy Corbyn’s membership of the Labour Party including restoration of the Whip that was withdrawn when Jeremy’s suspension was withdrawn
  2. The resolution in support of the UNISON workers at the Heartlands hospital involved submitted by the UNITE LE/975 Brsanch.

Details of the zoom meeting:

Naeem Malik is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BTUC Delegate Meeting
Time: TThe meeting is due to take place 7 pm Thursday the 3rd of December 2020

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BTUC Meeting on Climate Emergency and Birmingham’s response held on 7 pm Thursday 12th November 2020

BTUC Climate Emergency Meeting to discuss Birmingham’s response with Councillor Lisa Trickett, Labour’s Mayoral Candidate Liam Byrne, Regional Secretary of UNISON Ravi Subramanian, Lamar Campbell President Aston University Labour Students and Jules Todd Climate Action Network West Midlands

BTUC Delegates Meeting Thursday 5th November 2020 7pm via zoom

Following is the recording of the delegates meeting took place on the 5th November 2020.

Invited speakers included:

  1. Dr Melany Cruz of the University of Birmingham and UCU will be speaking on our behalf. The speaker will be talking about the current corona virus crisis and its impact on the university sectors and on the university communities.
  2. Richie Venton of USDAW talking about the campaign to reinstate him after he was sacked by IKEA during the corona crisis while fighting cuts in working conditions.
  3. Alex Marshall from IWGB organizing couriers in Wolverhampton
  4. Ali Moosa from Communications Workers Union

The meeting also received nominations for the executive and officer positions for 2021. The nomination papers will be sent to delegates who have provided their email addresses. If you think you are a delegate to the BTUC and would like to forward a nomination for any of the posts or the executive positions please email the secretary btucsec@hotmail.com Please include your branch and union and in the subject of the email use Nominations. Include your name and the person nominated togather with their email union and branch. Nominations can be emailed during the meeting of the 7th November. Nominations will end by the end of the meeting. Where positions are contested ballots will be issued for the contested posts as per the constitution that is available on this link here. The elections for contested positions will take place in January 2021. http://btuc.org/wordpress2/?cat=33 If you have any questions on the process please email the secretary btucsec@hotmail.com

The positions available for nominations are:

Following positions are available for nomination.

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Equal Opportunities Officer
  6. Anti-Racist Officer
  7. Assistant Secretary
  8. 10 members to the Executive Committee.

Duties of the officers and the executive members are defined in the constitution available on thise website.

Zoom Details for the meeting are:

Topic: BTUC Delegate Meeting
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Birmingham Climate Emergency Conference


Time: Nov 12, 2020 07:00 PM to join the meeting follow the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83565647323?pwd=Wms3ZXV2OXRxb2xVSnFQd0cvdnBDQT09

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BTUC Delegates Meeting (ZOOM) Thursday 1st October 7 pm

October delegates meeting took place over zoom on Thursday the 1st October 7 pm. Following is the recording of the proceedings.

Climate Action

Waseem Zafar cabinet member of the Birmingham City Council responsible for the Environment and Transport was unable to attend. We are hoping to invite him again very soon to discuss Birmingham City’s response to the Climate Emergency.

Jules Todd, from Climate Action Network West Midlands made the presentation expanding on the the challenges Birmingham and region faces on Climate Emergency. He also elucidated the what is required of our city’s governing group to meet the challenges and the consequences of their failure.

Trade Union and other activists also talked about the corona crisis and how it impacts their members in the region.

Please join us using the zoom details below.

Topic: BTUC Delegate Meeting
Time: Thursday the 1st of October 7 pm
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Recording of the BTUC Delegates Meeting of 3rd of September 2020

Howard Beckett, UNITE Jess Phillips MP Birmingham Yardley Waseem Zafar Birmingham Councillor and Cabinet Member
Q&A following with speakers at the BTUC 3rd September 2020

BTUC Delegate Meeting 7 pm Thursday the 3rd Sept 2020

The next delegate meeting of the Birmingham Trades Council will take place over the zoom on Thursday the 3rd of September 7 pm.

The meeting is being held under exceptional circumstances where many of our affiliates are busy protecting jobs that are under threat as a consequence of the Corona crisis. If any of the delegates or their unions are engaged in a dispute please let us know and we will try and make roon on the agenda to discuss the dispute.

We have an impressive list of speakers and they include:

  1. Jess Phillips Member of Parliament for Yardley will be speaking Covid-19 and Domestic violence
  2. Councillor Waseem Zafar speaking on environment and clean air zone.
  3. Howard Beckett from UNIITE will be speaking on the BA dispute.

The meeting is being held over the zoom because of Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings.

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BTUC Delegate Meeting 6th August 2020 7 pm (Zoom)

Birmingham Trades Union Council is holding an extraordinary delegates meeting on the 6th August. The meeting is being held over the zoom. Under normal circumstances BTUC does not meet in August. However, because of unprecedented circumstances the Labour movement and the Trade Unionists face we have decided to hold the extra ordinary delegates meeting in August.

The meeting will be hearing from Trade Unionists who are currently engaged in disputes with their employers either to protect their jobs or protecting their conditions of employment. These include UNISON representatives from Tower Hamlets, PCS member talking about the victimisation of one of its members. Also, there will local trade unionists talking about what our affiliates and their members might soon face in Birmingham as Birmingham Council grapples with the deficit caused by the Corona virus and years of austerity. Joanne Shemmans who is actively engaged on the homeless issues will be talking about the housing situation in Birmingham and how it effects some of the most vulnerable families and individuals in the city.

Tower Hamlets UNISON assistant branch secretary Kerie Anne said: “It’s shocking that a Labour council would resort to sacking and re-engaging staff in order to force through unpopular and unfair contract changes.     

“It beggars belief that workers who’ve put their health on the line to deliver critical services throughout the pandemic are being treated in this way.”

Trade unionists are being urged to send solidarity messages to a PCS rep dismissed after whistleblowing at the Department of Work and Pensions.

Enrico La Rocca, who had worked for the DWP for more than 27 years, lost his job in May after highlighting serious concerns with management over a number of years. His complaints resulted in questions being asked about the department’s handling of Carer’s Allowance overpayments by the National Audit Office (NAO) and raised by in a Work and Pensions Select Committee report.

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BTUC Meeting (Zoom) on Racism and Black Lives Matter Thursday, the 16th July 2020 7 pm

The death of George Floyd while being arrested by the Police force in the US highlighted institutional racism within the police force and other state institutions. The accused police officer had previously been fifteen complaints of abuse over his twenty year career. This has resulted in demands de-funding the police force eradicating racism within institutions of the state.

Similar incidences, with multiple deaths in custody in this country, including in Birmingham suggest significant presence of institutional racism within our state institutions and in particular within the police and judicial services.

Birmingham Trades Union Council has organised a meeting the issues around racism and we can help combat racism in all its form and in particular within our institutions and societal structures.

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BTUC Meeting on Economic and Employment impact of Covid19 in the Midlands

Thursday the 9th of July 7 pm – via Zoom

The meeting is called to discuss the gravity of the looming economic crisis and its effect on employment in the region. Key union representatives have been invited to speak about how the unions propose to overcome the crisis which could see millions of workers being left unemployed across the country. After the key speakers have spoken there will be an opportunity for attandees to ask questions and discuss with the panel the impact of the covid 19 on employment in the region and how they can be circumvented. Please join us.

Asif Mohammed who will be speaking from a trade union perspective on the West Midlands manufacturing base, their concerns and policies for future developments. Asif is chair the UNITE’s regional committee.Stefan

Cholewka will be expressing concerns on the short & long term effects of covid-19 on the manufacturing base.Stefan is from the Manchester TUC

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