As the trade union movement celebrates is 150th birthday in the UK, this conference takes the opportunity to look back and the role and influence of the TUC on significant industrial, political and legal developments over the years, and seeks to explore and define what the future role of the UK’s trades union centre will be.
Speakers are drawn from a range of backgrounds and will form 4 panels focusing on different aspects of trades unionism in the UK.
The conference has been organised by TUC North West in conjunction with the Manchester Industrial Relations Society, and is supported by Thompsons Solicitors and UCU – The University and College Union
9am – 10am Registration
10am Opening remarks
10.15am – 11.30am Panel Session 1 chaired by Lynne Morris, UNISON / TUC North West Chair
The role of the TUC in significant disputes
11.30am – 12.45pm Panel session 2 Chaired by Lynn Collins , TUC North West
TUC Relations with Labour in Government and opposition
12.45pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm – 3.00pm Panel Session 3 chaired by Paula Wood, PCS / TUC North West
TUC Framing Laws and Changing Laws
3.00pm – 4.15pm Panel session 4 chaired by Peter Middleman NEU/TUC North West
The Organising Academy and beyond
4.15pm – 6.30pm Closing Remarks followed by a Beer and sandwiches reception, hosted by Thompsons Solicitors