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Fair Pay Fortnight
From 16 February to 1 March 2015 the TUC is running Fair Pay Fortnight, a series of events across the country that will raise awareness about Britain’s cost of living crisis. Working people in the UK are seeing their living standards squeezed harder and harder every year. The cost of energy, food and housing is soaring but wages aren’t keeping up. People have lost over £4,000 since 2009 and while jobs may be returning to the economy they’re increasingly low paid,...
16 February 2015 to 01 March 2015
Equality – Still on the Horizon
This FREE one day workshop is for women members who would like to understand more about women at Work, in Society and in Trade Unions.      What is it about? This new one day course will be held during International Women’s Week and is exclusive to women.  It will help you identify issues or barriers that contribute to the inequality women still experience.        This course is for you… it doesn’t matter what job...
05 March 2015
Midlands TUC Book Launch: "Calling Time on Women's Wasted Potential"
Come and join us to launch "Calling Time on Women's Wasted Potential" by our late colleague Mary Alys.  The evening will have speakers, food and entertainment.  
05 March 2015
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
Money to Burn? A South West unionlearn seminar looking at workplace energy saving
This year Bristol throws its arms open to Europe as the 2015 European Green Capital. To tie in with this, and build on earlier work that unions have done around the Green Agenda and Resource Efficiency at work, unionlearn has organised this seminar for trade unionists, employers and local community groups to hear from organisations working on the Bristol Green Capital project and share ideas about ways to improve energy use in workplaces. It will also see the regional launch of the TUC...
10 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 11.00am
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

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