Heart Unions Week, 8 to 14 February 2016
This government is determined to get the Trade Union Bill through Parliament with as little scrutiny as possible. We must not let them get away with it.
It is essential that we keep up the pressure as the Bill enters its critical House of Lords stage.
The House of Lords committee and report stages (which started Monday 10 January 2016)) are the best chance to secure changes to the Trade union bill.
We need to keep the Bill at the front of politicians and journalists’ minds and to remind people why unions are so important.
From the 8th to 14th of February the GMB will run a special week of activities throughout region to showcase the amazing work we do. This will provide a way to increase the involvement of you as union members in the campaign, build awareness of the Trade Union Bill and tell positive union stories to the wider public.
More information will be provided over the coming weeks and we want our members to get involved as The Trade Union Bill has no place in a modern democracy. Only through coming together and showing our united strength will we be able defend our vital right to strike.
GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region Activities.
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Big Workplace Meeting — 12.30pm
The Big Workplace Meeting will take place across the country, with as many union branch meetings as possible taking place simultaneously at 12.30pm on Tuesday 9 February.
It is a key opportunity for you as union members to be updated on the progress of the trade union bill and to ask questions.
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and a special guest will broadcast live to your branch meeting at 12.45pm. Frances will give an update on progress of the trade union bill and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can watch the broadcast (via YouTube)
Thursday 11 February 2016
Leaflet 3 train stations between 8am and 10am
Th region will then be in Victoria Square, Birmingham to talk to members of the public regards to the Trade Union Bill, and encourage you to talk about what your union has done for you.
Friday 12th February 2016
We will be presenting Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the President of the Board of Trade with a Valentines Card.
If you are interesting in attending or getting involved with any of these events across the region or would like to hold your own Workplace Meeting please do get in contact with the region on 0121 550 4888.