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The TUC’s free festival of ideas in union organising – Organise 2020 – will take place from July 9-11 as a series of digital events.

The TUC’s free festival of ideas in union organising – Organise 2020 – will take place from July 9-11 as a series of digital events.  

Organise 2020 is aimed at trade union members, reps and organisers across the UK and is also open to attendance from interested members of the public. 

It will showcase union organising stories from around the world, host debates on major trends in organising, and offer online training sessions in key organising topics and new digital technologies. 

Speakers and contributors include Angela Rayner (Deputy Leader, Labour Party), Tefere Gebre (AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations), Sharan Burrow (International Trade Union Confederation), Christy Hoffman (UNI Global), Carmen Foro (Brazilian United Workers’ Centre). 

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:  

"Organising is at the heart of everything that trade unions do. But the way we organise needs to move with the times. 

“Our festival of ideas will build on three solid years of growth in union membership by looking at the best ideas from around the world for union organising in the 21st Century.” 

TUC Deputy General Secretary, Paul Nowak, added:  

“We’ve got a packed programme of more than 30 events, with brilliant speakers, stimulating debates, training sessions and some entertainment too.  

“Winning fair pay and conditions for key workers, defeating the far right, and reaching zero carbon in a fair way for workers. Organise 2020 will help unions win in the workplace and beyond.” 

Media attendance 

Organise 2020 is a free public festival, so is open to media attendance through the public registration links (see below). 

The TUC media team is happy to assist journalists with requests for further information on any of the sessions, and related interview requests. 

Editors note

- Organise 2020 website: Full information about Organise 2020 is here: 

- Organise 2020 programme and registration: The full list of Organise 2020 events, with registration link, is here: 

- About the TUC: The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 


Tim Nichols  
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TUC press office   
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