Trades Union Councils’ Programme of Work – 2019 -2020

The programme of work is developed by the TUC Joint Consultative Committee (TUCJCC)  each year based on the decisions made at the most recent Trades Union Councils conference.

The theme for 2019-2020 is  to Protect Jobs, Defend Living Standards and to stand up for equality and fair treatment at work for women, BME workers, LGBT workers, disabled workers and young workers. The programme sets out a positive vision of trade unions as we know them to be: a democratic force for fairness in the modern workplace. The Programme  highlights the role that trades union councils play in developing and promoting trades unions and in campaigning on the core values of the TUC and the trade union movement.

In it’s introductory statement to the Trades Union Councils’ Programme of Work for 2019-2020 the TUCJCC explains that

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Trades Union Councils’ Programme of Work – 2016 – 2017

The theme for the Trades Union Councils Programme of Work for 2016 to 2017 is ‘Protect Jobs, Defend Living Standards’. It sets out a positive vision of trade unions as we know them to be: a democratic force for fairness in the modern workplace. It highlights the role that trades union councils play in developing and promoting trades unions and in campaigning on the core values of the TUC and the union movement.

The key areas of campaigning for the year are:

  1. protecting workers’ rights to strike, promoting trade unionism and building union organisation;
  2. setting out the case for a high investment, high productivity economy with great jobs and skills at its heart;
  3. making devolution and decentralisation work for people;
  4. reaching out to young workers;
  5. support and campaigning for the Welfare Charter
  6. fighting racism and fascism

This programme of work has developed by the Trades Union Councils’ Joint Consultative Committee (TUCJCC) to ensure that trades union councils can identify their part in TUC campaigns and help implement the resolutions passed at the 2016 trades union councils conference.

The Trades Union Councils’ Programme of Work – 2016 – 2017 can be found here

Trade Union Bill – Labour Party Conference 2015

As reported elsewhere Programme of Work the key area of campaigning for Trades Union Councils during 2015-2016 will be to oppose the Tory Trade Union Bill currently being debated in Parliament.

This post is one in a series of posts that is aimed at keeping trade unionists informed  of where we are with the campaign opposing this attack on workers.

Bristol Trades Union Council have recently reported on the debate at the 2015 TUC conference Kill the Trade Union Bill and are supporting the National Demonstration at the Tory Party Conference on Sunday 4th October 2015 End Austerity Now which is calling for the protection of trade union rights.

We urge readers to continue below in reading what’s been happening in and around the 2015 Labour Party Conference in opposition to the Tory Trade Union Bill.

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