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The London, East & South East Regional Council of the Trades Union Congress represents TUC affiliated trade unions in London, the East of England.and the South East

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

A new film SOLIDARITY by LUCY PARKER (Trailer)

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.

All screening and support enquiries please contact: City Projects on 0781 306 2595 or  

September 2019

Sunday 1 September 2019, Burston Strike School Rally

Tuesday 3 September 2019, Pensioners' Network Annual Seminar: I Care Because You Do (Loneliness and Isolation)  

Wednesday 4 September 2019, Race Relations Committee

Friday 6 September 2019, Construction Campaigns Task Group

Tuesday 10 September  2019, Disabled Members Network: open meeting with Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor 

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 

Friday 27 September 2019, Health & Safety Seminar - Mental Health and Wellbeing

November 2019

Friday 1 November 2019, Annual LESE / ACAS Conference

Tuesday 5 November 2019, Pensioners' Working Party 

Monday 11 November 2019, Women’s Rights Committee (re:Sexism and Harassment in the Workplace)

December 2019 

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 

January 2020

Thursday 9 January 2020, Women’s Rights Committee (re: Sylvia Pankhurst Statue fundraiser)

Tuesday 28 January 2020, Young Workers Network  

 February 2020 

Tuesday 4 February 2020, Pensioners' Working Party 

March 2020

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

May 2020 

Tuesday 12 May 2020, Pensioners' Working Party 

Thursday 14 May 2020, Women’s Rights Committee AGM (re: Women's Health

June 2020   

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