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.
** LESE Sub Groups support WEAR RED DAY (WRD)
Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day!
The 5th annual Wear Red Day will take place in England and Wales on Friday 18 October 2019 and in Scotland on Friday 4 October 2019.
Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses & individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people & adults throughout England, Scotland & Wales. For just £5, SRtRC can educate one child for a whole day.
Every penny raised during WRD enables the campaign to work with more young people and adults across the UK to challenge racism in society.
“Gave the blacklisting scandal a human face” Dave Smith, Blacklist Support Group
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.
Sub-Groups Meeting Calendar
Wednesday 23 October 2019, Public Services Committee
Monday 4 November 2019, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition Network
Tuesday 5 November 2019, Pensioners' Working Party
Monday 11 November 2019, Women’s Rights Committee (re:Sexism and Harassment in the Workplace)
Saturday 23 November 2019, International Affairs Committee support Latin America Conference 2019
Tuesday 3 December 2019, Creative and Leisure Industries Committee
Tuesday 3 December 2019, Pensioners' Network
Tuesday 3 December 2019, Public Services Committee
Wednesday 4 December 2019, Race Relations Committee
Wednesday 4 December 2019, Transport Industries Network
Thursday 5 December 2019, International Affairs Committee
Friday 6 December 2019, Construction Campaigns Task Group
Monday 9 December 2019, LGBT+ Network
Tuesday 10 December 2019, Disabled Members Network
Monday 6 January 2020 AGM, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition 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
Monday 2 March 2020, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition 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
Monday 27 April 2020, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition 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
Monday 15 June 2020, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition Network
Tuesday 16 June 2020, Creative and Leisure Industries Committee AGM
Tuesday 16 June 2020, Pensioners' Network AGM
Monday 7 September 2020, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition Network
Monday 9 November 2020, Environmental Sustainability and Just Transition Network