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.
8 December 2016: At the December meeting of Chelmsford TUC delegates agreed to support The Living Wage Campaign by working with Citizens UK in order to increase the number of firms in Chelmsford paying the Living Wage. Two speakers from Citizens UK, Jack Swain and Jean Knutsen, outlined the work of their campaigning group and explained why the living wage, as proposed by the Living Wage Foundation, is needed to raise people from poverty levels, and why the government-sponsored living wage is insufficient.