The national Annual Conference is organised by the Trades Union Councils’ Joint Consultative Committee (TUCJCC). The TUCJCC acts as an advisory and consultative committee on all matters concerning trades union councils.
The Conference discusses resolutions and amendments submitted by County Associations, Bristol is a County Association in it’s own right, and draws up a programme of work outlining key priorities and campaigning objects for trades union councils.
This year’s Conference was held in Crewe at the Crewe Alexandra FC between 13th and 14th June 2015. The agenda for the conference can be found here Trades Union Council Annual Conference – 2015
The main debates at Conference centered around the governments attacks on PCS and TU Organisation including the extension of Anti-Trade Union Laws. The conference also elevated the importance of fighting to defend welfare and the fight against austerity and the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP). One of Bristol’s delegates has written a fill report which can be found here – Trades Union Council Annual Conference – 2015
At the conference a presentation was made to Andy Robertson, Secretary of Bristol Trades Union Council, who was standing down after 18 consecutive years on the Trades Union Councils’ Joint Consultative Committee. Well done Andy – See you on the next demo, protest picket line!
Full coverage of the Conference was given in the Morning Star
An article by Tom Mellish, secretary of the Trade Union Councils Joint Consultative Committee, appeared in the Morning Star on 13th June 2015 highlighting the importance of Trades Union Councils by describing them as
the trade union voice in the community is as important as ever. The capacity of trade union councils to provide a local response and to organise trade unionists into coalitions with other progressive forces is crucial.
They do this by providing services which keep local trade unionists up to date with developments within the wider trade union movement, and by taking up relevant local industrial and community issues.
Trade union councils bring together unions to campaign around issues affecting working people in their workplaces and local communities. Today trade union councils campaign as part of the TUC’s A Future That Works campaign.
The full article can be read here The lifeblood of all resistance