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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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Congress 2016 will be taking place at The Brighton Centre 11-14 September

Congress 2016

The 148th annual TUC Congress 2016 will be at The Brighton Centre during 11-14 September. For more information visit Congress 2016 webpage.


The audit provides a rich resource of examples of the approaches unions have taken and the successes they have been able to achieve.
24 August 2016
At last year’s Congress we shared a determination to shape the public debate in this critical period. This report details the General Council’s work to deliver the mandate you set for us.
24 August 2016
A report of the TUC's activities over the Congress year 2015 - 2016.
24 August 2016
Motions and nominations for the 148th annual Trades Union Congress 11–14 September 2016, Brighton
16 August 2016
Please read this page carefully before proceeding to the application. The 148 th Congress will be held at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 11 September to Wednesday 14 September 2016. Applications for media passes must be completed no later than noon on Tuesday 23 August. Any applications...
06 July 2016
PLEASE APPLY FOR CREDENTIALS BEFORE 26 th AUGUST. ANY APPLICATIONS MADE AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ISSUED AT CONGRESS IN BRIGHTON ​ Download Visitor Credentials Form 2016 (Word document) Congress 2016 will be held in the Brighton Centre in Brighton between 11th September and 14th September. The pricing structure is...
26 April 2016
There are many opportunities for unions and other organisations to take part in this year's annual TUC Congress. This guide sets out the many and varied opportunities to network, to influence opinion formers, to educate and to raise the profile of an issue or organisation at Congress 2016. Book an...
12 April 2016
table {border-color: #3c559c; border-style: dotted; } 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 [email protected] and reference it TUC. Please mention when...
11 January 2016
Brighton Centre have provided helpful information on getting to and around the venue, accessibility information, medical assistance and emergency procedures. Much of Brighton is situated on hilly ground; some of the roads within the city are quite steep, Visit Brighton have provided information on getting around Brighton.
14 December 2015
Unedited verbatim report for TUC Congress 2015 which took place at the Brighton Centre 10 - 13 September 2015. This is a record of everything that was said from the podium in the formal business of Congress 2014. The files are organised by each of the six morning and afternoon...
15 October 2015