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TUC LESE International Affairs Committee

The Committee meets quarterly and is open to all London, East & South East (LESE) affiliated unions and guests.

The Committee meets quarterly and is open to all London, East & South East  (LESE) affiliated unions.

The Committee meets to discuss the international work of the Region, the work of the affiliated unions and to hear from speakers on topics of interest.  Previous guest speakers have covered South Africa, Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Palestine, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, USA and more.

Joint events have been held with the LESE Public Services Committee on fighting austerity in Europe and with the LESE Race Relations Committee on fighting the rise of fascism in Greece. The Officers of the Committee, the annual timetable and plan are agreed every year at the June AGM.

Chair: Bob Archer (NEU)     

Vice-Chair: Steve Garelick (GMB) and Georgia-Blue Townshend (NEU)

Secretary: Sam Makinde (NEU)

Minutes Secretary: Bahir Laatoe (NEU)

TUC LESE Meeting Code of Conduct

The TUC is committed to organising activities at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment. The TUC has zero tolerance for any type of harassment, including sexual harassment. Aggressive, offensive, intimidatory, disrespectful or unacceptable behaviour or comments will not be tolerated. This supports the commitment set out in the TUC’s rules to promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination. This policy applies to all aspects of communication at or in connection with an event, including postings on social media.  

If you have any concerns about behaviour that you want to raise then please contact us by email

Meeting Calendar

Thursday 2 December.2021 International Affairs Committee 


020 7467 1218
020 7467 1220

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