date: 30 July 2012
embargo: For immediate release
Campaigning for an alternative to austerity, tackling Britain's youth jobs crisis and promoting fair and just taxation are just some of the issues contained in the preliminary agenda for this year's TUC Congress, published today (Monday).
Other topics among the 82 motions to be debated in Brighton during the 144th Congress include concern over 'hidden courts', standing up for vulnerable workers, protecting public services, tackling homophobic bullying in schools, securing Stephen Lawrence's legacy, support for clean coal technology and the need for more social housing.
TUC President Paul Kenny, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) General Secretary Bernadette Segol are among the speakers addressing delegates at Congress in the recently refurbished Brighton Centre, which takes place between Sunday 9 and Wednesday 12 September 2012.
Congress starts at 4pm on Sunday with an address from TUC President Paul Kenny and continues until Wednesday afternoon.
All applications for media passes must be received no later than noon on Wednesday 29 August. Any applications received after this date will be processed in Brighton and subject to a £50 administration fee. The Brighton Centre requires 60 days' notice for telephone line facilities. The form for media credentials, plus information on how to book wireless internet access and a phone line can be accessed at www.tuc.org.uk/mediacredentials
The full text of all the motions for the 144th Congress can be found at:
Congress 2012 timetable (draft - subject to change)
Sunday 9 September
am Brendan Barber photo op and press conference
pm Union press conferences
Address from TUC President Paul Kenny
Employment rights and health and safety debates
Monday 10 September
am Brendan Barber's speech to Congress
Economy and anti-austerity campaigning debates
pm Address by Michael Cashman MEP, Labour Party fraternal delegate
Public services, transport, arts, media and culture debates
Address from Guy Ryder*, Director-General Elect of the International Labour Organisation
Tuesday 11 September
am Presentation of awards to union reps
Address by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP
International affairs, education and energy policy and the environment debates
Address by ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Segol*
pm Equal rights, health and justice debates
Wednesday 12 September
am Education, pensions, welfare and social affairs debates
pm Organising debate
Any remaining business
* the timing of these speeches may be swapped around.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
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Press release (500 words) issued 30 Jul 2012
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