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The policy making body of the TUC is the annual Congress which meets for four days each year during September. Each affiliated union can send delegates to Congress - the larger the union, the more it can send. At Congress 'motions' (resolutions for debate) are proposed and discussed. These form the basis of the TUC's work for the next year.

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TUC Congress rules and standing orders

Congress 2017

The 149th annual TUC Congress 2017 will take place at The Brighton Centre during 10-13 September. More information will be published on the Congress 2017 webpage

Brighton Centre, Brighton Sunday 10 September to Wednesday 13 September This form is for visitors wanting to attend Congress as: students; individual trade union members; and/or on behalf of non-union organisations. There is a separate form held by unions if you are applying through them. Tickets are £70 for students...
01 August 2017
Please read this page carefully before proceeding to the application. The 149 th Congress will be held at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 10 September to Wednesday 13 September 2017. Applications for media passes must be completed no later than noon on Tuesday 29 August. Any applications...
05 July 2017
The full text of the Congress resolutions, General Council statements and keynote speeches from Brighton, together with statistical information on the unions and their delegates can be purchased from our online shop. Purchase your copy Report of Congress 2016 from the online shop . A full verbatim report of the...
11 May 2017
The TUC is working in partnership with Trust Reservations Limited who have secured accommodation allocations at preferential rates throughout. Please email them with your accommodation requests including number of rooms, and arrival and departure dates at and reference it TUC. Please mention when emailing any specific requirements. Alternatively, if...
11 March 2017
The Exhibition is an integral part of our annual Congress and frequently figures in media coverage. As regular participants know, the TUC Exhibition area provides the principal setting where the 600 delegates and several thousand visitors and media representatives conduct important business out of the conference hall. You can be...
20 January 2017
Unedited verbatim report for TUC Congress 2016 which took place at the Brighton Centre 11 - 14 September 2016. This is a record of everything that was said from the podium in the formal business of Congress 2016. ​This is an unedited version, as transcribed by our verbatim reporters Martin...
26 October 2016
Those elected are Ged Nichols, Simon Weller, Dave Penman, Eddie Saville, Mark Dickinson, Nick Cusack and Manuel Cortes.
15 September 2016
Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has today (Wednesday) been elected as the new President of the TUC.
14 September 2016
E7 Turkey and solidarity with the Kurdish population Congress notes with the utmost concern the state of emergency decree imposed on 1 September 2016 which, together with other actions in the weeks following the failed attempted coup on 15 July, deliberately targets Turkey’s trade unionists and public officials, including teachers...
14 September 2016
Congress notes with deep concern and is appalled by the announcement by the government on 2 September that Susan Johnson, former Chief Executive of Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, who does not appear to have any history of worker representation, had been appointed to the executive board of...
14 September 2016