TUC Congress

The TUC Congress meets as usual in the second week of September.

This year there is one motion to consider fully and carefully and only one.

This is the motion from the RMT calling for a referendum on European Union membership.

Naturally the motion has been put to the end and attempts will be made to sideline it.

It will cause confusion amongst the left, the right and Labour affiliates.

Yet without it being fully understood and embraced the lofty aspirations of all the other motions are impossible to achieve.

With Britain’s political system and economy in the straitjacket of the EU, which is on an anti-worker anti-union binge throughout the continent, there is no hope for social progress.

The trade unions should restore their role in challenging capitalist power and lead the way in calling for a democratic expression of the popular hostility to the EU that has never been permitted to speak out.

 

 

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/pcs-to-launch-consultative-ballot-for-industrial-action-over-jobcentre-hours-extension

Trade unions provide unity & a collective approach.
West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/bus-maker-alexander-dennis-job-losses-devastating-blow/

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