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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.      

Ealing Trades Council Newsletter (March 2020)     


* London Workers' Memorial Day, Tuesday 28 April 2020 

* London, May Day and Rally, Friday 1 May 2020

* Southampton & South West Hampshire Trades Council, May Day Celebration 2020, DATE TO BE CONFIRMED    

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

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Rally - Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July 2020

Every year in July, thousands of people to enjoy the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival. It is a weekend of family entertainment, stalls, political debate, comedy, music and a grand procession through the village.

Please submit available coaches and locations throughout the LESE region (contact:

LESE Regional Coaches for Tolpuddle 2020 Listings

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)

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

AGM Tuesday 19 May 2020, TUC Congress House 

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