Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Essex County Association of Trades Councils.
Its membership is made up of delegates from mainly locally based trade union branches that are affiliated to the TUC. Its aim is to promote the objectives of the TUC and to defend the interests of trade unionists and their families within Chelmsford.
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Chicago - the great teachers’ strike, was the third performance we have seen in Chelmsford by the excellent Banner Theatre.
- a regular event on our annual calendar.
Chelmsford TUC has a proud record of attending various Careers Day events in local schools. Here we are at Brentwood School where we distributed hundreds of leaflets promoting trade unionism.
And here we are promoting trade unionism in Chelmsford High Street.
2 February 2017: Chelmsford TUC, which was established in 1899, held its 117th AGM at the Unite office, Chelmsford on 1st February. The guest speaker was Hazel Perry, the Eastern Region’s representative on the TUC Joint Consultative Committee. Hazel outlined the work of her national committee and the way in which it worked within the TUC ‘family’. In doing so she emphasised its campaigning work against racism and how best we should promote trade unionism to young people. Hazel said that we needed to dispel the myths regarding strikes and our relationship with the Labour Party. Delegates then raised a number of issues including the benefits of social media and newsletters. After answering the points raised Hazel was thanked for her excellent address.