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Workers’ Memorial Day Reception
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on the 28th April each year. This special day commemorates the many thousands of people who have died as a result of their work. Workers’ Memorial Day is when workers around the world remember the dead and campaign for improved workplace safety to protect the living. To mark Workers’ Memorial Day the Wales TUC would like to invite you to attend a reception in remembrance of those who have lost...
28 April 2014
London Labour Film Festival
The London Labour Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2014 festival programme. The festival’s director Anna Burton said: “The range of films that we are screening this year are all completely different, but share a common theme: how labour issues affect us as society, as well as on a more personal and emotional level, the individual. “Film is the perfect medium to provoke thought about serious issues, but also to entertain – to make us...
28 April 2014 to 02 May 2014
Apprenticeships and Equality: A call to action
"Apprenticeships and Equality: A call to action" is a joint conference hosted by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, the National Apprenticeship Service and the TUC. The conference will look at apprenticeships and equality in light of the recent unionlearn/National Apprenticeship Service research on "under-representation in Apprenticeships" and discuss what needs to be done to make sure apprenticeships are accessible and achievable by all. The...
29 April 2014
International Workers’ Day: Wales in a Social Europe
Kindly hosted by Mick Antoniw AM: International Workers’ Day: Wales in a Social Europe Thursday 1st May 2014 National Assembly for Wales Conference Room C & D 12:45pm – 1:30pm A buffet will be provided Social Europe has provided working people with more equality, more protection from redundancy, more information about what's happening at their workplace, as well as a shorter working week and paid holidays. In Wales alone, more than 95,700...
01 May 2014
Tribute to Tony Benn
Tony Benn was the Labour MP for Bristol South East for over thirty years. During his time in the city he fought for his right to stay in Parliament, he championed many progressive causes and opposed racism. He ensured that Concorde was built in Bristol and helped many individuals with their issues. He was a towering figure of British politics and inspired thousands through his speeches and books. The Tribute to Tony Benn will hear people talk about Tony Benn...
01 May 2014
What Can Public Policy Do To Encourage (Or Discourage) Social Mobility?
Alan Milburn, the chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, has kindly agreed to be the keynote speaker and Kay Carberry, the TUC’s Assistant General Secretary will speak for the TUC. Governments, media commentators and academics all agree that more social mobility would be a good thing and that Britain does not have enough of it. International comparisons suggest that more unequal countries have less social mobility – a controversial point, as Britain seems...
13 May 2014
Benefits Advice for people affected by Cancer
Benefits Advice for people affected by Cancer In conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support we are offering this bite size briefing which will give an overview of the work being undertaken by the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group. The briefing will also give an insight into the benefit entitlements for those affected by cancer, including both patients and carers. The briefing will include: An outline of the service the ASCG provides Who can claim Industrial...
20 May 2014
Friday Night at the Chainmakers
Friday Night at the Chainmakers is our pre festival night of fun and music held in the Leftfield Marquee on Bearmore Park. Why not join us to hear the best of local Black Country music and sample some fine local beers - but only if you are 18 or over! Licensed bar operates a Challenge 25 policy.
06 June 2014
Women Chainmakers Festival 2014
The Women Chainmakers’ Festival will return this June for the tenth successive celebration of the historic dispute. In 1910 some 800 women Chainmakers from Cradley Heath withdrew their labour to fight for the minimum wage set for their sector. Led by the charismatic figure of Mary Macarthur, the women embarked on a ten week dispute which was ultimately successful – despite the underhand tactics of the employers who exploited low literacy levels to get the women to sign away their...
07 June 2014
Greening the workplace – building the “union effect” 11th July 2014
TUC conference Greening the workplace – building the “union effect” Congress House, London, Friday 11 July 2014 10.00-13.00 The TUC has invited Labour’s shadow energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP to open this national conference, which focuses on the rights and responsibilities of trade union reps in building sustainable workplaces. We will launch new findings from the Labour Research Department’s study of the “union effect...
11 July 2014