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A snapshot of activities from Trades Union Councils, East of England Trade Union Network and South East Trade Union Network.

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Trade Union Council

There are nearly 60 trades councils in the London, East & South East (LESE) region with new ones being formed. The relentless work offered by Trade Union Council members and supporters can never be underestimated.

TUC LESE themed Trades Council Conference is held annually and promotes the voice of workers and the value of trade unions.

SERTUC - Trades Union Congress

TUC LESE Trades Council Campaigning and Events   

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* Medway Trades Council Knife Crime Summit and Charter

Medway Trades Council brought together trade unionists and local community campaigners who share a common interest and concern surrounding agenda relating to criminal justice. Report download HERE   

* Norwich & District Trades Council support Norfolk Against Universal Credit  (NAUC)

Universal Credit is a monthly benefit payment. it replaces child tax credit, housing benefit, income support, income-based jobseeker's allowance, income-related employment and support allowance and working tax credit. If you receive any of these benefits, and you are working, unemployed, disabled or self employed it will affect you. Please also note London Unemployed Strategies for information.        

LESE Trades Councils support:

Brent Trades Council - opposes the proposed closure of Wembley Ambulance Station

NHS Workers Say NO! to Public Sector pay inequality

Support the Early Day Motion to call for Funding for Universities  

GMB, UNISON campaign to secure better future for key workers

Unite - BAbetrayal   



* If you wish to attend any County Association / Trades Council online meeting please contact:   

December 2020

South East Kent Trades Council online meeting, Tuesday 1 December 2020 @ 6.30pm   

Waltham Forest Trades Council  online meeting, Tuesday 1 December  2020 @ 7pm

Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council online meeting, Guest Speaker: Lauren Townsend, CWU Policy Officer, Wednesday 2 December 2020 @ 7.30pm 

Ealing Trades Council online meeting, Wednesday 2 December 2020 @ 7.30pm 

Oxfordshire & District Trades Council online meeting, Thursday 3 December 2020 @ 7pm  

Kings Lynnn and District Trades Council online meeting, Monday 7 December 2020 @ 7.30pm  

Reading Trades Council online meeting, Wednesday  9 December 2020 @ 7pm 

Southampton & SW Hampshire Trades Council online meeting, Thursday 10 December 2020 @ 7.30pm 

Newham Trades Council online meeting, Tuesday 15 December 2020 @ 7.30pm 

Medway Trades Council online meeting, Wednesday 16 December 2020 @ 7.30pm


January 2021

Oxfordshire & District Trades Council online meeting, Thursday 7 January 2021 @ 7pm  

Lewes Trades Council online meeting, Monday 18 January 2021 @ 8pm  

Newham Trades Council online meeting, Tuesday 19 January 2021 @ 7.30pm

February 2021

Newham Trades Council online meeting, Tuesday 16 February 2021 @ 7.30pm

March 2021  

Newham Trades Council online meeting, Tuesday 16  March 2021 @ 7.30pm 

April 2021

Workers' Memorial Day, Wednesday 28 April 2021

May 2021

London, May Day and Rally, Saturday 1 May 2021

Ipswich Trades Council, May Day Festival - Sunday 2 May 2021


East of England Trade Union Network (EETUN)

Existing since January 1999 after the merger of the Eastern Region of the TUC with London & SE. The CWU, UNISON and PCS re-launched in 2011 as a reaction to the austerity agenda of the Coalition Government formed in 2010.

Opened out to individual Trades Councils and to anti-cuts campaigns and agreed to meet at weekends to facilitate lay rep attendance

Alternate meetings held between Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.

EETUN Meeting Calendar


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South East Trade Union Network (SETUN)

SETUN Officers

A Durrant (Hampshire CATC) - SETUN Coordinator 

M Moore (UNISON) - SETUN Chair 

M Nobbs (Isle of Wight CATC) - SETUN Vice Chair 

Established over 12 years, SETUN aims to invite appropriate representatives in governance/decision making bodies e.g. Councillors, MPs, MEPs, but not necessarily to every meeting, to discuss issues in the region affecting trade unions and their members and communities. This includes public and private sectors, education, NHS, jobs in the region, transport, housing, environment, business, etc. Lobbying group to meet with MPs and highlight issues of concern.

SETUN Meeting Calendar

Tuesday 8 December 2020 @ 11am, online meeting 

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