Chelmsford TUC

Established 1899

Welcome to the Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council website

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.

 We have a wide range of content on this site, including sections on labour and trade union boycotts, the history of the union and labour movements, working class culture, songs, poetry and literature, and politics, equal opportunities and workplace information, as well as many links to the wider labour movement. In the last 24 hours we have had 222 page views.

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WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

- a regular event on our annual calendar. Here we are in Central Park on 28 April 2017 with guest speaker, Dan McCarthy National Vice-President NASUWT. To read his excellent speech go to our Health & Safety page.

CAREERS DAY AT BRENTWOOD

Chelmsford TUC has a proud record of attending various Careers Day events in local schools. Here we are at Brentwood County High School where we distributed hundreds of leaflets promoting trade unions in October 2017.

MAY RALLY

We had an excellent rally on 3 May in the Asylum, 48-49 Viaduct Road CM1 1TS. Our fantastic guest entertainers were Rick Christian and Robb Johnson. You might like to book them for your own event.

FOR LOCAL EVENTS

This is the page for you January 2, from 07.30, we will be issuing postcards to commuters on behalf of the RMT protesting at the huge hike in rail fares, cuts to services, cuts in the number of booking offices, fewer staff at stations, and calling for our railways to be publicly owned. Do join us.

NEWS FROM OUR MOVEMENT

VALENTINE’S DAY 2017

And here we are promoting trade unionism in Chelmsford High Street.

December General Meeting

7 December 2017: Delegates to Chelmsford TUC held their final meeting of 2017 at the Orange Tree after which they listened to a speech by Andrew Manning, a member of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU). Andrew updated delegates on the recent talks that had taken place with Royal Mail Group Ltd in order to resolve issues about pension, pay, and working conditions. He emphasised that members’ support for the CWU in its dispute is strong and that the ballot for a strike had been very high. It is now hoped that sufficient progress has been made and that industrial action will not be required to reach a settlement.

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