The annual TUC Midlands Equalities Conference will be held this year on 21 October 2023, 11.00 - 14.00, at the Unite the Union, 30 Jennens Rd, Birmingham, B7 4EH
We know from previous TUC research that:
Safety reps are the most powerful union rep role, but we know they’re not yet representative of our wider membership. We also know women and Black workers often face more risk at work.
Derby Silk Mill Festival Saturday 17th September March starts at 11am Derby City Centre to Rally at Silk Mill
At the East Midlands NPC meeting on 17th August it was agreed to take their banner and a contingent to the Derby Silk Mill Festival on Saturday 17th September.
This a major labour movement event in the East Midlands, find out more about Derby Silk Mill Festival 2022 here
TUC Midlands will be holding a Festival of Learning Event on the 2nd SEPTEMBER 2022 in Birmingham
This free event will be held on Friday 2 September 2022 at the CWU Offices, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH. It will be an excellent event with a buffet lunch provided so please sign up and encourage any of your members, friends or activists to come along too.
More information about this TUC Festival of Learning Event here
Here is the link to the Eventbrite page for this event: TUC Midlands Festival of Learning Tickets, Fri 2 Sep 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
Corby Trades Council once played a key role in the area's industrial relations and it would be good to connect with trade unionists to support their campaigns again.
In recent weeks Corby CLP have been in touch with Lee Barron, TUC's Regional Secretary, and agreed to hold a re-launch meeting of the Corby Trades Council, the details are below:
The TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival is being held on Saturday July 2nd 2022
Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment.
GMB Northants is proud to help promote TUC's Pride campaign, by sharing their petition.
Register FREE for TUC Women’s Conference to discuss, debate and learn about wins for women at work and the unfinished agenda of women’s equality
Please find below details regarding the TUC LGBT+ Conference which will be a virtual, online event this year, with no delegate system, and is open to LGBT+ trade unionists and allies.
Commenting on today’s (Monday) Living Wage Foundation figures which show that there are 423,000 workers in the East Midlands earning under the real Living Wage.
TUC Midlands Regional Secretary Lee Barron said:
“People who work for a living ought to earn a decent living. It’s not right that so many people here in the East Midlands don’t earn enough to cover basic living costs like food for their families or money for rent and bills.
“And many of those struggling to get by will be the key workers getting us through this crisis – such as carers, supermarket staff and delivery drivers.
“The prime minister promised to ‘level up’ Britain. Ministers must start by working with unions to ‘level up’ pay and conditions across the country, including here in the East Midlands.”
Nationally, the Foundation revealed that there are over 5.5 million workers living below the real Living Wage.
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