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.
The TUC has revised this excellent manual for reps to include recent legal changes in employment law and employee rights. It will be of use not only to stewards but also to anyone who represents, advises or supports members, including learning, equality, and health and safety representatives.
Contact the TUC for your copy.
5 January 2017: Delegates to Chelmsford TUC started the year in campaigning mode by distributing thousands of Action for Rail postcards to commuters at Chelmsford railway station. The objective was to draw their MPs attention to the latest massive increase in fares, cancelled and cut services, overcrowded carriages, fewer ticket offices and driver-only operated trains. They were joined by members of the transport union TSSA and Chelmsford Labour Party all of whom were calling for public ownership of the railways. Widespread coverage of the event took place on BBC Essex, Heart Radio and ITV.