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Committee Meeting dates 2017-18
Regional Council The SWTUC Regional Council meets four times a year.  It is made up of delegates selected by each member trade union and trades union councils. Saturday 14 January, 10.30am - 1.00pm Quakers, Taunton 17 – 18th March 2017 (Annual Conference) Croyde Bay, Devon  Saturday 24th June, 10.30am - 1.00pm Unite, Bristol Saturday 7th October, 10.30am - 1.00pm  Guildhall, Plymouth   Executive Committee  The Executive...
01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Living on the Edge - The rise of job insecurity in Britain
From zero-hour contracts to the gig economy, insecure work will be a major challenge for the next government. Join us for a free one-day conference on how policymakers, unions and civil society organisations can deliver decent work for everyone. We’ve got a great range of speakers, a Dragon’s Den session to find the best organising ideas, and workshops on employment rights, digital organising, enforcement, and young workers. Speakers include: Matthew Taylor, ...
26 June 2017
Unionlearn Annual Conference
Unionlearn invite you to attend our eleventh annual conference on Monday 3rd July 2017. The event will be held at Congress House in London and is entitled "Apprenticeships are Union Business" showcasing all the achievements over the past year, including ULR awards. A broad agenda will focus on skills development through learning of individuals and communities, meeting the needs of a modern workforce, and supporting high quality apprenticeships to boost social justice, productivity and...
03 July 2017
unionlearn Annual Conference 2017
Apprenticeships are Union Business   The 11th annual conference will be held at Congress House in London and will showcase all the achievements from the past year, including Union Learn Rep (ULR) awards. There will be a broad agenda that will focus on: skills development that meet the needs of a modern workforce, and how to support high quality apprenticeships that boost social justice, productivity and the UK skills base.   Unionlearn is the learning and skills...
03 July 2017
Happy Birthday to the NHS
The NHS is 69 years old on Wednesday 5th July 2017 – we are supporting trade unions, trades union councils and other bodies, organisations and groups to thank each and every NHS worker for all the work they do.   Public sector pay has been capped for too long. This is despite rising inflation and increased living costs. Workers in the UK are on average £1200 worse off a year than in 2008. It's not OK that NHS staff like nurses are resorting to food banks to get...
05 July 2017
Tolpuddle Festival 2017
  A weekend to celebrate the rights of people to organise to make the world a better place.     Book your festival, parking and camping tickets here.   Be sure to book early as camping tickets always sell out!     A brief history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs   The Tolpuddle village has become a place of great importance to the labour movement. And it all started with six farm workers who organised and formed a union so that they could...
14 July 2017 to 16 July 2017
Britain STILL needs a payrise - Rally
SAVE THE DATE The TUC is organising a rally in Central London to loudly say Britain still needs a pay rise! Join us. Workers in the UK have endured the longest pay squeeze since Victorian times – and wages are still lower than they were in 2008. The government has inflicted a decade of pay restraint on public service workers. Years of pay freezes followed by a 1% limit means that wages have been cut 10% in real terms. Overstretched public service workers feel taken for...
17 July 2017
TUC Workshop: Organising Migrant Workers & Tackling Discrimination at Work
The TUC will be running a workshop in Southampton to equip trade union reps and activists with skills to organise migrant and BME workers in workplaces and tackle discrimination at work. This interactive session will explore how discrimination and exploitation that migrants and BME workers frequently face is bad for all workers and the importance of building solidarity to improve pay and conditions for all. The workshop, the first in a series of three, will examine the challenges to...
20 July 2017
TUC Workshop: Organising Migrant Workers & Tackling Discrimination at Work
The TUC will be running a workshop in Southampton to equip trade union reps and activists with skills to organise migrant and BME workers in workplaces and tackle discrimination at work. This interactive session will explore how discrimination and exploitation that migrants and BME workers frequently face is bad for all workers and the importance of building solidarity to improve pay and conditions for all. The workshop, the first in a series of three, will examine the challenges to...
20 July 2017

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