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The Life and Legacy of Claudia Jones
Claudia Jones was a towering figure in politics in the second half of the twentieth century in the USA, UK and beyond. She was born in Trinidad. As a child she migrated with her family to the USA, where she became a political activist, Black nationalist and campaigner for freedom, through her communist beliefs. As a result of her political activities, she was deported from the USA in 1955 and she subsequently lived in the UK. She founded Britain's first Black newspaper, The West Indian...
06 March 2015
Mary Macarthur lecture
Mary Macarthur, female trade unionist led the historic 10 week strike which led to a minimum wage. Her achievements are celebrated every year at the Chainmakers Festival in Cradley Heath. The Midlands TUC has now established an annual lecture to be given in her name to look at the challenges and opportunities facing women in the world of work today. The inaugural lecture will be given by the TUC General Secretary, Frances O'Grady
06 March 2015
TUC Women's Conference
Annual TUC Women's Conference will be held at TUC, Congress House, London WC1B 3LS during 1 - 13 March 2015 It is attended by delegations sent by trade unions affiliated to the TUC.
11 March 2015 to 13 March 2015
SERTUC Creative and Leisure Industries Committee Conference, Saturday 14 March 2015
The Future of Arts & Culture CONFERENCE Saturday 14 March 12pm – 8pm Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1V 8HA Draft Programme A conference aiming to explore the impact of budget cuts on arts & culture and start a inclusive campaign to propose an Alternative Vision for the sector. Organised by SERTUC’s (Southern & Eastern Region TUC) Creative & Leisure Industries Committee and the PCS union in...
14 March 2015
Midlands TUC Pensioners Network AGM
The Midlands Region TUC Retired Members Network will be holding its annual general meeting at Unite the Union East Midlands Regional Office on 18th March. Guest speakers include the Midlands TUC Regional Secretary Lee Barron. The event starts at 12.30 pm
18 March 2015
WOODY GUTHRIE - The Long Road to Peekskill
Free Concert and Political Narration - Performed by Will Kaufman WOODY GUTHRIE- The Long Road to Peekskill Wednesday 18 March 2015 Doors open 6.30pm, refreshments provided and exhibition area for campaign stalls, for 7.30pm start Woody Guthrie is best known as a political singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical and political legacies are enormous and inseparable. Guthrie travelled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned traditional folk and...
18 March 2015
2015 TUC Young Workers Conference
The 2015 TUC Young Workers Conference will take place over the weekend of March 21 and 22 at the TUC, Congress House. Unions can register delegates according to the number of members they affiliate to the TUC and are also entitled to submit ONE motion. Unions should use the forms in the attached Conference Pack for the registration of delegates and submission of motions. Submission deadlines for the Conference are as follows; Deadline for receipt of...
21 March 2015 to 22 March 2015
Apprentices: Your Business – Their Future
TUC, Unionlearn and the Trade Union movement have long been involved with apprenticeships, supporting employers and their businesses to develop skills that create a sustainable future. Creating common goals and developing working partnerships are essential to successful business opportunities. We are inviting Employers and their Union Representatives to our FREE conference: The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL Monday 23 March 2015 10am to 1.30pm...
23 March 2015
Hate Crime and Austerity Seminar
The government’s austerity programme is reshaping the welfare state through cuts in benefits and the privatisation of public services including health, education and drastically reduced state support. The impact of benefit cuts and of the associated campaign of demonisation of disabled people, the unemployed, migrants, asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups has been catastrophic. Crimes motivated by hate have wider and deeper roots, but austerity has made the problems worse....
27 March 2015
Midlands TUC Trades Councils Conference
The 16 Trades Union Councils that are part of the Midlands Region TUC are holding their annual conference on Saturday 28th March 2015 at the Unite East Midlands Regional Office in Pride Park Derby. Debates, workshops and campaigning will be discussed as will the work plan for Trades Councils in the Midlands. Each Trades Council can send 2 delegates and visitors are more than welcome so do join us on 28th March in Derby.
28 March 2015