Trade unions nominate delegates to the Regional Council, which meets quarterly to discuss both how to achieve policy determined at the annual Trades Union Congress, and to make specific policies on regional issues.
TUC London, East and South East (LESE) has a number of sub-groups (to which unions and county associations of trades councils send delegates) that advise the Regional Council. Each sub-group determines its own agenda and activities. Sub-groups are:
Every union is entitled to nominate delegates (the exact number relates to the union's size) to these sub-groups.
These sub-groups are either equality or industry based and are a great opportunity for trade union officials and lay members to involve themselves in both policy and leadership positions within the TUC.
Sub Groups Meeting Calendar
September 2019 Release
This excellent new film is supported by LESE Construction Campaigns Task Group, affiliates and campaigning groups.
SOLIDARITY is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. In the film blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles.
Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled 'troublemakers' for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity attentively follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film, revealing the determination of a community working together to find a route to justice.
The debut feature length film by artist filmmaker Lucy Parker it has been made alongside and features members of Blacklist Support Group, core participants in Undercover Policing Inquiry, and members of other campaigning groups including Justice For Domestic Workers, Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union, Independent Workers of Great Britain, Unite the Union, Police Spies Out of Lives, GWB, RMT, Unite British Airways Mixed Fleet, County Durham Teaching Assistants, Bakers And Food Alliance Workers Union, BECTU Picturehouse and many individual trade unionists.
Wednesday 4 September 2019, Race Relations Committee
Friday 6 September 2019, Construction Campaigns Task Group
Thursday 12 September 2019, International Affairs Committee
Tuesday 17 September 2019, Creative and Leisure Industries Committee
Tuesday 17 September 2019, Women’s Rights Committee (re: Women’s Safety on Public Transport)
Thursday 19 September 2019, Transport Industries Network
Monday 23 September 2019, LGBT+ Network
Tuesday 24 September 2019, Public Services Committee
Tuesday 24 September 2019, Young Workers Network
Tuesday 5 November 2019, Pensioners' Working Party
Monday 11 November 2019, Women’s Rights Committee (re:Sexism and Harassment in the Workplace)
Tuesday 3 December 2019, Pensioners' Network
Tuesday 3 December 2019, Public Services Committee
Wednesday 4 December 2019, Race Relations Committee
Thursday 5 December 2019, International Affairs Committee
Thursday 5 December 2019, Transport Industries Network
Friday 6 December 2019, Construction Campaigns Task Group
Monday 9 December 2019, LGBT+ Network
Tuesday 10 December 2019, Creative and Leisure Industries Committee - TO BE CONFIRMED
Tuesday 10 December 2019, Disabled Members Network
Thursday 9 January 2020, Women’s Rights Committee (re: Sylvia Pankhurst Statue fundraiser)
Tuesday 28 January 2020, Young Workers Network
Tuesday 4 February 2020, Pensioners' Working Party
Monday 2 March 2020, LGBT+ Network
Wednesday 4 March 2020, Race Relations Committee
Friday 6 March 2020, Construction Campaigns Task Group
Tuesday 10 March 2020, Disabled Members Network
Thursday 12 March 2020, International Affairs Committee
Friday 13 March 2020, Women’s Rights Committee (re: Move over brother …… Women leading their Union)
Tuesday 17 March 2020, Creative and Leisure Industries Committee
Tuesday 17 March 2020, Pensioners' Network
Thursday 19 March 2020, Transport Industries Network
Tuesday 24 March 2020, Public Services Committee
Tuesday 24 March 2020, Young Workers Network
Tuesday 12 May 2020, Pensioners' Working Party
Thursday 14 May 2020, Women’s Rights Committee AGM (re: Women's Health)
Monday 1 June 2020, LGBT+ Network AGM
Wednesday 3 June 2020, Race Relations Committee AGM
Friday 5 June 2020, Construction Campaigns Task Group AGM
Tuesday 9 June 2020, Public Services Committee AGM
Thursday 11 June 2020, International Affairs Committee AGM
Tuesday 16 June 2020, Creative and Leisure Industries Committee AGM
Tuesday 16 June 2020, Pensioners' Network AGM